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The New Paperclip, [link] , (accessed October 8, 2007) Taken from OfficePro Express, IAAP. Tags: Microsoft Office 2007 Office 2007 Here is a site that will help you: The New Paperclip.

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Cubicle Etiquette 101

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Home About Me Advertise Cubicle Etiquette 101 By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, November 01, 2007 Filed Under: Office Gossip , Productivity D o you find that your colleagues are hovering around you when youre on the phone? Posted on 1 November, 2007 12:12 PM Richard Rinyai I agree with portions of this as well, since "some" offices are created so that there is a radio blaring or what have you. Posted on 1 November, 2007 3:37 PM Anonymous I work in a cube farm of engineers.

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Work-Life Balance 2.0 and Small Business | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

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and Small Business by Stefan Töpfer on Oct 02, 2007 In the past twenty years the term “ work-life balance &# has come to symbolize the problem many face with increasing work pressures and the neglect of family, friends and their hobbies. » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007 at 9:09 pm and is filed under Work/Life Balance. Shama Hyder Said on October 3rd, 2007 at 6:02 pm This is absolutely great Stefan.

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Small Business Checklist: Business Process Outsourcing | THE SMALL.

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« Ethics And Small Business Small Business Quotation: Obstacles » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Thursday, October 18th, 2007 at 10:52 am and is filed under Business Checklists , How to. E-Mail me or follow me. What is Small Business Infrastructure? How to be successful by focusing on your core business. How to be successful and eco-friendly. Making your small business carbon neutral.

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Small Business Maxim: Have a Passion. | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

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by Stefan Töpfer on Nov 20, 2007 When you talk about business, small business or even micro business, eventually the talk always turn to making money. » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 20th, 2007 at 6:30 am and is filed under Contractor , Entrepreneur , Freelancer , Generation-Y , Home Business , MumEntrepreneur , Personal Business , SOHO/SMB/SME/Micro , Self-employed , Sole-Trader , Start-Up , be successful , start-up in business.

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Benefits, Not Features is what sells! | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

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by Stefan Töpfer on Nov 20, 2007 Many worries in a small business are centered about sales and the need to earn money in order to pay for over-heads like rent, wages and so on. » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 20th, 2007 at 6:58 am and is filed under Marketing/PR , Sales , be successful , market and sell. Stefan Töpfer Said on November 24th, 2007 at 9:24 am Craig, I do that still wrong and always have to stop myself.

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Q & A: What do you mean by credit control? | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

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by Stefan Töpfer on Oct 14, 2007 I had the above question emailed to me over the week-end. » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Sunday, October 14th, 2007 at 7:43 am and is filed under How to. E-Mail me or follow me. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Outsourcing Options For Small Business Focus on your business, timeshare professionals.

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Small Business Bootstrapping Techniques | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

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Small Business Bootstrapping Techniques by Stefan Töpfer on Oct 01, 2007 I often refer to “ bootstrapping “, when I talk about small business, you may very well be asking “ What the hell is bootstrapping?&# THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG » Blog Archive » Planning Your Small Business Start-up Said on October 2nd, 2007 at 1:09 pm [.] THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG » Blog Archive » Coworking and Small Business Said on October 9th, 2007 at 7:35 pm [.]

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Q & A: What protection does a limited liability company offer to.

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by Stefan Töpfer on Oct 29, 2007 This question was emailed the other day, and I must say, in my mind this is only half the question – but first things first. » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Monday, October 29th, 2007 at 7:16 am and is filed under Failure , How to. usedcarforms.org Said on October 29th, 2007 at 9:48 am [.] E-Mail me or follow me. How to be successful and eco-friendly. Making your small business carbon neutral.

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Q & A: What Is A Sole Trader? | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

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by Stefan Töpfer on Oct 18, 2007 A sole trader is totally responsible for the small business in every aspect. Ethics And Small Business » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Thursday, October 18th, 2007 at 9:26 am and is filed under Accountants/CPAs , Question & Answer , Small Business / SOHO , Sole-Trader , Suppliers , start-up in business. E-Mail me or follow me.

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Q & A: What does “Fixed Costs” mean and why should they be as low.

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by Stefan Töpfer on Oct 25, 2007 I’m answering three questions here, emailed to me during last week, so excuse the long headline. » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Thursday, October 25th, 2007 at 8:11 am and is filed under Employment , Outsourcing , Question & Answer , Web Technology , avoid growing pain , be successful , bootstrap , do cost cutting , grow your business , lower overheads , outsource effectively , plan cash-flow , plan your business.

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Book Review: Duct Tape Marketing by John Jantsch | THE SMALL.

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Book Review: Duct Tape Marketing by John Jantsch by Stefan Töpfer on Nov 02, 2007 You know when you read something and you think “ I knew that! &# or “ Why didn’t I think of that before? &# – but you never consciously thought about it, that is when you know you are reading something relevant and informative, to you and your life, business or otherwise. Said on November 2nd, 2007 at 9:12 am [.] E-Mail me or follow me.

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Q & A: What are successful cost-cutting solutions in small.

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by Stefan Töpfer on Oct 18, 2007 How long is a string? Darling we’re out!&# » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Thursday, October 18th, 2007 at 11:49 am and is filed under Finance , Health Check , Home Business , Outsourcing , Sales , Virtual Assistants , Work/Life Balance , be successful , bootstrap , do a SWOT plan , do a reality check , do bookkeeping. , E-Mail me or follow me. You ask a question, I answer!

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Q & A: What is “Staff Turnover” and how large or small would it be.

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by Stefan Töpfer on Oct 26, 2007 Well, two things come to mind: Often the term “ staff turnover &# is used in connection with fluctuation in staff levels , which means staff leaves the company – for whichever reason. E-Mail me or follow me. You ask a question, I answer! Ask me your small business questions, I will answer them ASAP. Outsourcing Options For Small Business Focus on your business, timeshare professionals. How to be successful and eco-friendly.

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10 minute power meeting technique. | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

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by Stefan Töpfer on Oct 31, 2007 When you have internal meetings try to keep them short. » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 31st, 2007 at 3:09 pm and is filed under Entrepreneur , Freelancer , SOHO/SMB/SME/Micro , Self-employed , Small Business / SOHO , Sole-Trader , manage your time. David Daly Said on November 9th, 2007 at 9:16 am I totally agree with you that meetings are often too long and achieve too little.

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4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues

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Home About Me Advertise 4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, December 04, 2007 Filed Under: Productivity D o you find yourself having to deal with a difficult person in your office? Do you feel that they are overbearing and don’t know when to keep their opinions to themselves? Do they make inappropriate comments in a professional environment?

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New Small Business Startup Idea: Virtual Import/Export Assistant.

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New Small Business Startup Idea: Virtual Import/Export Assistant by Stefan Töpfer on Nov 13, 2007 You may speak more languages and have market segment knowledge about a certain product or service. 11 Comments » | Trackback | Share This 11 Responses to “ New Small Business Startup Idea: Virtual Import/Export Assistant &# Peter Calitz Said on November 25th, 2007 at 5:52 pm Hi My name is Peter Calitz. E-Mail me or follow me. How to be successful and eco-friendly.

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Outsourcing Options For Small Business | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

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Outsourcing Options For Small Business by Stefan Töpfer on Aug 16, 2007 A couple of days ago I mentioned the excellent posting from Kathie &# Virtual Assistant or Virtual Worker &# followed by my own post of yesterday “ Grow your small business – success or failure will follow “ This all leads us to the next question what to do when you decided you are going to get help for your small or start-up business. Said on October 11th, 2007 at 6:30 am [.]

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Teamwork for Small Business Is Way To Success | THE SMALL BUSINESS.

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Teamwork for Small Business Is Way To Success by Stefan Töpfer on Aug 22, 2007 If you have a group of people working with you – in your office or from home, employed or outsourced – does that mean you have a team? E-Mail me or follow me. Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. How to be successful and eco-friendly.

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Managing A Small Business In A Recession | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

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Managing A Small Business In A Recession by Stefan Töpfer on Oct 10, 2007 Here in the UK we had the “ Pre Budget Report &# yesterday. » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 10th, 2007 at 6:01 pm and is filed under Small Business / SOHO , be successful , bootstrap , do a SWOT plan , do a reality check , do bookkeeping. , E-Mail me or follow me. Starting a Small Business?

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Small Business Failure – Reason: Funding | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

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Small Business Failure – Reason: Funding by Stefan Töpfer on Aug 30, 2007 Funding issues are really only a problem if you do not use “ bootstrapping techniques &# – so I’m not that comfortable talking about this issue, since I believe everyone should start their small business and start-up business, like SOHO-, SME, SMB-, Micro-, Lifestyle-, Home-, DIY-, Hobby-, Boomer-, Professional-, Personal business on a shoestring. E-Mail me or follow me.

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Small Business Failure – Reason: Management Control | THE SMALL.

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Small Business Failure – Reason: Management Control by Stefan Töpfer on Aug 28, 2007 The typical scenario is you work hard all week , have no live and at the end of it all little money to show for it. 9 Comments » | Trackback | Share This 9 Responses to “ Small Business Failure – Reason: Management Control &# IanH Said on August 28th, 2007 at 11:51 am Hello Stefan. E-Mail me or follow me.

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Q & A: What questions should I ask my accountant before I start my.

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by Stefan Töpfer on Nov 01, 2007 Choosing an accountant/CPA is probably one of the most important decisions to get right, because you are unlikely to have an accountant’s grasp of taxation company law dealing with the tax authorities wide range of knowledge about small business. Stefan Töpfer Said on November 1st, 2007 at 6:49 pm Jason, they can only have an educated guess – the questions I posted will give them an idea how flexible and passionate you are about small business.

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Small Business Failure – Reason: Fixed Cost | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

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Small Business Failure – Reason: Fixed Cost by Stefan Töpfer on Aug 23, 2007 I have decided to write a little mini series on why small business and personal businesses, like contractors, freelancer, self-employed, sole-trader and virtual assistants , fail and how to find out if your small business is in danger, too. E-Mail me or follow me. How to be successful and eco-friendly. Making your small business carbon neutral.

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Cost Cutting for Small Business – Payment Terms | THE SMALL.

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Cost Cutting for Small Business – Payment Terms by Stefan Töpfer on Aug 24, 2007 There are two ways to get better payment terms from your suppliers – make sure you know what the pricing is and negotiate the payment terms last, without warning. E-Mail me or follow me. Small Business Bootstrapping How to start your own small business with no or little money. How to be successful and eco-friendly. Making your small business carbon neutral. What is Small Business Infrastructure?

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Co-Workers Annoying You?

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By The Professional Assistant on Monday, December 31, 2007 Filed Under: Meetings , Office Gossip , Productivity A re your co-workers annoying you at work by talking to loudly? Home About Me Advertise Co-Workers Annoying You? Do you wish you could take a fog horn and toot it around, just so that they would quiet down? I also work in an environment where it gets a little too loud at times. Its an open-concept office and at times, I would like my colleagues to simmer down a bit.

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Cost Cutting for Small Business – Payment Terms | THE SMALL.

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Cost Cutting for Small Business – Payment Terms by Stefan Töpfer on Aug 24, 2007 There are two ways to get better payment terms from your suppliers – make sure you know what the pricing is and negotiate the payment terms last, without warning. E-Mail me or follow me. Benefits of Online Software for Small Business. Concentrate on your business, not your office. Outsourcing Options For Small Business Focus on your business, timeshare professionals. Starting a Small Business?

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How to Copy Tables from Word to Powerpoint

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Home About Me Advertise How to Copy Tables from Word to Powerpoint By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, August 30, 2007 Filed Under: MS-Excel , MS-PowerPoint , MS-Word P eople often ask me, "How do you copy a table from Word into Powerpoint?"

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Office Fridge Etiquette

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Home About Me Advertise Office Fridge Etiquette By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, November 28, 2007 Filed Under: D o you bring your food to work? Do you keep it in the office fridge? Are you in a constant battle to get your food into a pint-sized fridge because others leave their food there for days on end? Heres an article I recently found on office fridge etiquette. Heres an excerpt on the article: Do not eat or drink foods that do not belong to you.

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7 Steps to Improve Your Filing System

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Home About Me Advertise 7 Steps to Improve Your Filing System By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, September 27, 2007 Filed Under: Organize , Productivity A re you having trouble with your filing system? Posted on 28 September, 2007 7:52 AM Richard Rinyai Hi Linda, Thats a good idea as well. Thanks, Richard Posted on 28 September, 2007 10:07 AM Patricia Robb Further to Lindas comment.

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What It's Like to be a Male Admin

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Home About Me Advertise What Its Like to be a Male Admin By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, September 13, 2007 Filed Under: H ere is a little blurb about myself in an article that I wrote recently: Being a male administrative assistant in a predominantly female profession is something everyone asks me about. Take care, Patricia Posted on 13 September, 2007 8:01 PM Richard Rinyai Hi Patricia, I agree!

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Q & A: I'm a Sole-Trader, how can I do my Accounts DIY ( Do-It.

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by Stefan Töpfer on Oct 17, 2007 This is easily answered, you have to answer one question: Do I know how to do bookkeeping, Yes or NO? » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 17th, 2007 at 3:30 pm and is filed under Accounting , DIY Business , Question & Answer , Small Business / SOHO , Sole-Trader. E-Mail me or follow me. Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes.

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Social Impact of Working From Home | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

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Social Impact of Working From Home by Stefan Töpfer on Sep 22, 2007 A few days ago I was once again reminded by Joshua Levy and his piece “ One Blogger Asks: Is the Grass Really Greener on the Web Worker’s Lawn? &# on his blog Web Worker Daily that I wanted to write a piece about what I believe to be the social impact of home working. Pauline’s job keeps her incredibly busy, so being SylviaVictor Said on September 24th, 2007 at 1:23 pm Your posting is really great.

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Would You Relocate to Avoid Traffic Jams?

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By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, December 06, 2007 Filed Under: Job Seeking , Productivity , Travel D o you find yourself getting stuck in traffic each morning and afternoon? Home About Me Advertise Would You Relocate to Avoid Traffic Jams? Do you feel that people should relocate to a closer home or find a new job? Heres an interesting article I found about how most employees would rather get stuck in traffic jams rather than relocate to a new home or job.

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Want Confidential Documents to Stay Confidential?

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By The Professional Assistant on Friday, November 30, 2007 Filed Under: A re you looking for a way to make sure that others don’t open your letters or packages? Home About Me Advertise Want Confidential Documents to Stay Confidential? Do you have confidential information that you need to send to someone, but want to make sure that it gets treated like registered mail? Then Redi-Tag Security Seals and Tape is the product for you.

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Q&A: What are some social and economic issues small business face.

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by Stefan Töpfer on Nov 16, 2007 Just got this question, I know there are others questions I have not yet answered, and I have already written my “ The Week Ender &# post for the week, what the hell, but I’m in the mood to have a go at “The System&# again. 5 Comments » | Trackback | Share This 5 Responses to “ Q&A: What are some social and economic issues small business face? &# Kent Said on November 19th, 2007 at 3:33 am Was nice reading this post.

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Worried About Your Online Resume?

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By The Professional Assistant on Monday, November 26, 2007 Filed Under: Job Seeking A re you worried about online identity theft online? Home About Me Advertise Worried About Your Online Resume? Do you worry about your current employer finding out that you are looking for a new job? Resume Rabbit will make all of this disappear. You can post up to 80 different job sites, such as Workopolis , Monster , CareerBuilder and many more, just with one submission.

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Blogging Tips for Company Blogs

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Home About Me Advertise Blogging Tips for Company Blogs By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 Filed Under: Client Service , Productivity D o you blog for your company? Posted on 26 December, 2007 8:20 PM Richard Rinyai Hi Chris, Thanks for the comment. Thanks, Richard Posted on 27 December, 2007 10:55 AM Salman HI I AM MOHD SALMAN BAIG, OWNER OF www.tips4blogging.co.cc

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Most Irritating Habits of Co-Workers

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Home About Me Advertise Most Irritating Habits of Co-Workers By The Professional Assistant on Monday, November 19, 2007 Filed Under: Productivity D o you find yourself among co-workers that are not respectful of your privacy? Do they end up talking loud on the phone while you are trying to do some work? Are you being bombarded with people walking up to your cubicle and dont have the decency to see that you are busy?

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Sync Your Hand Held Device

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Home About Me Advertise Sync Your Hand Held Device By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, November 15, 2007 Filed Under: Networking , Organize , Productivity , Travel A re you looking for software that can synchronize most of your hand held devices?

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