Blog Action Day 2008

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Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Blog Action Day 2008 Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at 1:00 am // By: ktcosmos // Category: Blogging As a participant in Blog Action Day 2008, I asked everyone I know for information on programs (actual or planned) which combat poverty.

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On the needles October 2008

Loosely Speaking

Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs On the needles October 2008 Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 10:04 am // By: ktcosmos // Category: Knitting Frenetic. Speaking of this , here are some related posts from the Loosely Speaking archives: Carrying Capacity Carrying Capacity II Comments: 4 4 Comments Christopher Duggan Comment // October 22nd, 2008 // 6:43 am Hi Katie, I saw your posting an Home Office Warrior and came to your blog.

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2008 Organizing Awards: Vote Now!

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The post 2008 Organizing Awards: Vote Now! by John Trosko , president of NAPO in LA, just reminded me that it’s time to vote for your favorite organizing product, helpful organizing technology, best organizing TV show, and more! Voting is open to the public and continues through December 31. You can read more about it and vote here on the NAPO LA website. Help spread the word about whatever it is that helps make your life easier, more productive and better organized!

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Best of … Blog Action Day 2008

Loosely Speaking

Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Best of … Blog Action Day 2008 Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 3:50 pm // By: ktcosmos // Category: Blogging Whether on- or off-topic for your blog, there are times when participation in a group blog project just feels right. Speaking of this, here are some related posts from another time and place in Loosely Speaking: Blog Action Day 2008: What will you do to fight poverty?

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The 2008 Holiday Giveaway Event … Grab your free gifts!

Office Organization Success

Click here to claim your gifts from the 2008 Holiday Giveaway. One of the joys of the holiday season is giving. Sharing with others is one of the true joys of life. So in the spirit of giving, I asked some of my friends and business associates what gifts they had that they could share with others. Well I was pleasantly surprised – with a very nice selection of gifts. Some of these gifts will help you improve your life – others will help you improve your business.

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Workplace Trends for 2008

On The Job

Since I began doing my syndicated workplace column more than 15 years ago, I've often interviewed Gerald Celente, founder of The Trends Research Institute , about workplace trends in the coming year. When I spoke with him recently, he told me that a large newspaper that normally also interviews him wouldn't be doing so this year. The reason: the reporter who usually did the story had taken a buyout package and the newspaper was now too short-staffed to have someone talk with him and do the story.

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Mountains of Snow: Ottawa Snowbanks March 2008

Laughing all the Way to Work

Tags: Ain't no mountain high enough professional assistant weekend Administrative Assistant snow removal ottawa snowfall march 2008

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Best Bets for 2008

On The Job

So, I'm doing a Tidbit Thursday, which doesn't sound as catchy but will nevertheless be just as riveting: * Hand me that wrench: In ranking the best careers for 2008, U.S. I didn't get around to this week's Tidbit Tuesday because (duh) it was Christmas and I was busy spending time with my family and cleaning up dog barf from my Golden Retriever who ate half a bag of Peppermint Patties. And just for the record, I will never eat Peppermint Patties again.)

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Recession Business Start Up: Micro Business Co-op. | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

by Stefan Töpfer on Dec 29, 2008 I’m thinking more and more about opportunities for people to start a small business, home business or a self-employed business during this recession/depression or once they lose their jobs. E-Mail me or follow me. Benefits of Online Software for Small Business. Concentrate on your business, not your office. Starting a Small Business? On-Demand Small Business Infrastructure™ allows you to run your business online. How to be successful and eco-friendly.

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What To Do If You Lose Your Job! | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

by Stefan Töpfer on Dec 29, 2008 These days many ask, what to do if you lose your job? « Small Business Blog Roundup 2008-12-28 Book Review: Spare Room Start Up by Emma Jones » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Monday, December 29th, 2008 at 11:47 am and is filed under Home Business , Self-employed , Small Business / SOHO , Sole-Trader. E-Mail me or follow me. How to be successful and eco-friendly. Making your small business carbon neutral.

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Takeover Disasters | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Takeover Disasters by Stefan Töpfer on Apr 22, 2008 The process of taking over another company can be a very exciting time for you and your business, but it can very quickly turn into an unpleasant experience with serious lasting consequences. bookmarks for April 17th through April 22nd | AccMan Said on April 22nd, 2008 at 7:59 pm [.] E-Mail me or follow me. Starting a Small Business? On-Demand Small Business Infrastructure™ allows you to run your business online.

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No Business Plan Needed To Start Small Business! | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

by Stefan Töpfer on Jan 13, 2008 Two professors, Julian Lang and William Bygrave , from Babson College in the US have found that the business performance of businesses started, with or without business plan , was unaffected. » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Sunday, January 13th, 2008 at 1:28 pm and is filed under do a SWOT plan , plan cash-flow , plan your business , start-up in business. E-Mail me or follow me. What is Small Business Infrastructure?

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Small Business Start-Up Idea: Image Consultant | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

Small Business Start-Up Idea: Image Consultant by Stefan Töpfer on Mar 11, 2008 This business is ideal for someone who has worked in the corporate world or the media for a number of years and understands the importance of image within it. » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Tuesday, March 11th, 2008 at 11:58 am and is filed under Business Ideas , Start-Up. E-Mail me or follow me.

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Small Business Startup Checklist – Naming Your Business | THE.

The Small Business Blog

Small Business Startup Checklist – Naming Your Business by Stefan Töpfer on Mar 12, 2008 This is the first of a series of weekly posts focusing on some of the key issues that a small business startup faces. Jen Said on December 12th, 2008 at 3:46 pm I think it’s most important to find a unique name for your business that also will appeal to your audience. E-Mail me or follow me. Small Business Bootstrapping How to start your own small business with no or little money.

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Small Business Start-Up Idea – T-Shirt Design | THE SMALL BUSINESS.

The Small Business Blog

Small Business Start-Up Idea – T-Shirt Design by Stefan Töpfer on Apr 02, 2008 There is always a great demand for custom-made T-shirts, ranging from sports teams in need of new kit to event organisers wanting promotional shirts to give away. » Home Based Business Ideas and Freelance Business Ideas for Startups - Blog for Freelancers and the Self-Employed Said on April 2nd, 2008 at 8:28 pm [.] Working at Home on the Internet Said on April 4th, 2008 at 12:55 pm [.]

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Don't charge by the hour! | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

by Stefan Töpfer on Feb 12, 2008 It always amazes me to see how many businesses still charge by the hour – it is a business killer. » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Tuesday, February 12th, 2008 at 2:32 pm and is filed under Marketing/PR , grow your business , market and sell. Charging For Time is a Bad Idea « Brett’s Blog Said on February 13th, 2008 at 2:27 pm [.] E-Mail me or follow me. What is Small Business Infrastructure?

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Change of Business Ownership | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Change of Business Ownership by Stefan Töpfer on Mar 17, 2008 An important consideration for a small business owner when looking towards the future is the possibility that the ownership of their business may change. 2 Comments » | Trackback | Share This 2 Responses to “ Change of Business Ownership &# Robert Moore Said on March 20th, 2008 at 11:27 am Indeed selling any business needs lots of planning. E-Mail me or follow me.

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Round up #3, Prescott Style

Loosely Speaking

Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Round up #3, Prescott Style Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 7:48 am // By: ktcosmos // Category: Life of the Virtual Assistant Election Day 2008! This one feels like Christmas. I voted early by mail this year. I’ve read the arguments that early voting is a cop out, but let me just say this: Where I vote, here in beautiful Prescott Arizona (yes, you saw my town on T.V.

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Small Business Start-Up Idea – C.V. Writing Service | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

Writing Service by Stefan Töpfer on May 20, 2008 The competitive job market makes it important for applicants to have a résumé that stands out from the pile. Writing Service &# Chris Burgoyne Said on May 20th, 2008 at 5:21 pm I think this is a great idea for a Small Business – and one that could expand well through cheap advertising and word-of-mouth. E-Mail me or follow me. Benefits of Online Software for Small Business. Concentrate on your business, not your office.

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I am such an SOB!

Loosely Speaking

Monday, October 27, 2008 at 9:03 am // By: ktcosmos // Category: Blogging Successful and Outstanding Blogger, that is! Liz Strauss , the original SOB is hosting her blog’s 3rd birthday party tomorrow, October 28, 2008. Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs I am such an SOB! A year ago I joined the SOB ranks when Liz conferred the title on Loosely Speaking, allowing me to proudly display her badge here.

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How much money do you really need to start your micro business.

The Small Business Blog

by Stefan Töpfer on Feb 02, 2008 Starting from home and using bootstrapping techniques will save you money and help your small business to stay afloat. « Book Review: A Bit on the Side by Jasmine Birtles Introducing: The Small Business Bookshop » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Saturday, February 2nd, 2008 at 11:59 am and is filed under Finance , find funding. E-Mail me or follow me. Build your own network!

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Decline of Small Business Sector in the UK! | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

by Stefan Töpfer on Jan 14, 2008 In a report, due to be published next month, from the European School of Management – ESM , it is reported that there has been a marked decline in small business activity in the the UK under Gordon Brown. Introducing :- The Home Business Archive » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Monday, January 14th, 2008 at 11:29 am and is filed under Red-Tape , Small Business / SOHO. E-Mail me or follow me.

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Power Up Your PowerPoint With Templates!

Professional Assistant Blog

By The Professional Assistant on Friday, October 10, 2008 Filed Under: MS-PowerPoint D o you want to change the way your Microsoft PowerPoint templates look? www.conetrees.com/2008/10/downloads/clean-elegant-presentation-template Posted on 12 October, 2008 1:34 PM The Professional Assistant Hi Feng Liang, Thanks for the comment. Thanks, Richard Posted on 12 October, 2008 3:55 PM Administrative Jobs Hey Richard, Another excellent post.

Need To Create a PDF? Don't Have the Software? Don't Panic!

Professional Assistant Blog

By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Access , MS-Excel , MS-Outlook , MS-PowerPoint , MS-Word , Productivity Y ou receive an e-mail from your manager. Home About Me Advertise Need To Create a PDF? Dont Have the Software? Dont Panic! Your manager asks you to create a report of some sort and wants you to send it to a client, but making sure that they cannot manipulate the information.

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Co-Workers Not Cleaning Up After Themselves?

Professional Assistant Blog

By The Professional Assistant on Monday, February 11, 2008 Filed Under: Organize , Productivity D o you find that staff members leave their garbage around the kitchen area? Home About Me Advertise Co-Workers Not Cleaning Up After Themselves? Do you get annoyed that you are always the one that has to clean up after them? Do you start wondering if they treat their own house the same way? You’re not alone.

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Is Your Boss Not Giving You Enough Work?

Professional Assistant Blog

By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, October 30, 2008 Filed Under: Meetings , Organize , Productivity D o you find yourself being bored out of your mind at times with nothing to do? Posted on 30 October, 2008 9:35 AM The Professional Assistant Hi, Great comment! Home About Me Advertise Is Your Boss Not Giving You Enough Work?

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Ezine vs Blog? Making the Right Choice For Your Solo Service Business

Office Organization Success

c) 2008 Tracey Lawton. I often read debates on forums about whether you should have just a blog or just an ezine, with questions like, “I currently publish an ezine and a blog, but I’m thinking of dropping the ezine and going with just the blog.”. My answer… you need both!

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Entrepreneurship live and kicking! | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

by Stefan Töpfer on Mar 20, 2008 I always enjoy the opportunity to meet entrepreneurs out in the field, during speaking engagements, trade-shows and other events. « Small Business Startup Checklist – Company Structure India Small Business News Round-up – 20/03/2008 » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Thursday, March 20th, 2008 at 9:16 am and is filed under Business Ideas , Start-Up , be successful , start-up in business.

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Write An Effective Out Of Office Assistant Message

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Write An Effective Out Of Office Assistant Message By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 Filed Under: Client Service , MS-Outlook , Organize , Productivity A re you going on vacation? Thanks Mercedes Posted on 22 September, 2008 9:27 PM The Professional Assistant Hi Mercedes, Thanks for the comment. Thanks, Richard Posted on 23 September, 2008 10:40 AM Delilah Thanks for the tip.

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Organize With Social Bookmarking!

Professional Assistant Blog

By The Professional Assistant on Monday, November 03, 2008 Filed Under: Networking , Organize , Productivity D o you find articles on this site intriguing? Home About Me Advertise Organize With Social Bookmarking! Do you wish that you could save them to your Favorites so that you can look at them again and again? Do you wish that you could take your Favorites with you where ever you go, even if you dont own a laptop and have access to a computer with internet access?

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Time Management Strategies for the Holidays … Join Me?

Office Organization Success

Date: Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 11:00 am EST. Led by Tracey Lawton. . Teleclass Topic: Time Management Strategies for the Holidays. On this call I’ll be sharing with you effective and proven time management strategies to get you through this busy holiday season. . . With the information I’ll be sharing with you during this teleclass you can apply it all year round – not just during the holiday season.

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6 Easy Steps to a Better Work-Life Balance

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise 6 Easy Steps to a Better Work-Life Balance By The Professional Assistant on Monday, February 18, 2008 Filed Under: Ergonomics , Organize , Prioritize , Productivity D o you find that you are working way too much ? Do you feel that you want to spend more time with your family, friends or by yourself? Many people are stuck in this situation where they can’t seem to find a good work-life balance.

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UK/Ireland small Business News Round-up – 11/04/2008 | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

FPB warns that removing ‘green’ fuel tax incentive will further alienate small firms : The FPB is questioning the Government’s commitment to helping small firms switch to environmentally friendly fuels, following an announcement in the 2008 Budget that it is to remove a tax incentive for investing in ‘green’ biofuels. E-Mail me or follow me. How to be successful and eco-friendly. Making your small business carbon neutral. Starting a Small Business?

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How to fix/remove 'Winweb Security' Virus/Malware. | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

by Stefan Töpfer on Nov 23, 2008 We had the misfortune that there seems to be a computer virus/malware program affecting many Microsoft Windows operating systems, called winweb.exe. « UK/Ireland Small Business News Round-up – 21/11/2008 US Small Business News Round-up – 24/11/2008 » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Sunday, November 23rd, 2008 at 12:43 pm and is filed under Announcements , WinWeb. Said on November 26th, 2008 at 11:13 am [.]

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Virtual Book Tour: Becoming An Online Business Manager

Office Organization Success

Earlier in the summer Tina Forsyth interviewed me for her upcoming book, Becoming an Online Business Manager , Playing A Bigger Game With Your Clients (And Yourself). It was a great interview and I enjoyed talking with Tina about the role of the Online Business Manager.

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Winweb Security – winwebsecurity.com – more facts. | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

by Stefan Töpfer on Nov 26, 2008 As I mentioned in an earlier post about WinWeb and winweb security, we have been contacted by hundreds if not thousands of people with problems relating a service that calls itself ‘Winweb Security’ We have been trying to help people, even so they are not customers of ours, to rid themselves of this menace. Laura Hagmann Said on November 29th, 2008 at 11:19 pm What do people think of maybe trademarking the name of your small business?

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Kallout To Research Information

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Kallout To Research Information By The Professional Assistant on Monday, October 20, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Word , Productivity , Research Y ou’re reading an article for some research that you are doing for our boss. Matt Lorenzen VP of Product, KallOut Posted on 21 October, 2008 2:40 AM The Professional Assistant Hi Matt, Thanks for the comment.

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Macros: Shortcuts To Productivity With Microsoft Word

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Macros: Shortcuts To Productivity With Microsoft Word By The Professional Assistant on Monday, October 13, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Word , Productivity D o you know what a macro is? Posted on 16 October, 2008 3:50 PM The Professional Assistant Hi, Thanks for the comment.

Contest: Best Stress Tips - Win $1500

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Contest: Best Stress Tips - Win $1500 By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, October 02, 2008 Filed Under: Productivity D o you feel stressed at work? Posted on 2 October, 2008 8:09 PM The Professional Assistant Hi Elizabeth, Exactly! Do you feel that you need to relieve yourself of daily stressors whenever you have the time (which Im sure isnt too often)? People get stressed all of the time. I do too, so dont feel that you are alone.

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Tips for Office Costumes at Halloween

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Tips for Office Costumes at Halloween By The Professional Assistant on Friday, October 31, 2008 Filed Under: Productivity H appy Halloween everyone! You walk into the office and notice all of the Halloween decorations. A spider here, a goblin there. Then a bunch of co-workers show up in costumes. What a sight! Do you like to dress up in fancy or scary costumes for this occasion? Do you want to dress up at the office, but not sure what to wear or if you even can?

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Free ACT! (CRM) Video Tutorials

Professional Assistant Blog

CRM) Video Tutorials By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Filed Under: Productivity A re you using ACT! Home About Me Advertise Free ACT! as your client relationship manager (CRM)? Did your boss just decide to install it on his/her system and yours then told you, "Read the manual, were going to be using this from now on"? If you’re looking to purchase ACT! for your company, click here. This same thing happened to me as well as one of my readers.

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Do You Have A Question For Me?

Professional Assistant Blog

By The Professional Assistant on Monday, October 27, 2008 Filed Under: D o you have a question? Home About Me Advertise Do You Have A Question For Me? Do you feel that you need help one something related to your career ? Do you want to ask something, but feel shy to do so? I have been running this blog for just over a year now and it has grown quite a bit, as you can tell. People have been asking me questions from time to time and I try to respond as quickly as I can to all of them.

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Productivity Boost: Do It Before Lunch!

Professional Assistant Blog

By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, October 23, 2008 Filed Under: Productivity D o you find that you feel tired at the end of the day? Home About Me Advertise Productivity Boost: Do It Before Lunch! Do you wish that you could be more productive and solve your problems through out the day? This happens to all of us, quite a bit of time throughout each and every day.

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