College Baseball Season 2009

Loosely Speaking

Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs College Baseball Season 2009 Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 2:00 am // By: ktcosmos // Category: Baseball No, I’m not a sports writer, just a big fan. Division I College baseball starts today, February 19, 2009, which happens to be my birthday.

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International Virtual Assistant Day 2009

Loosely Speaking

Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs International Virtual Assistant Day 2009 Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 11:39 am // By: ktcosmos // Category: Life of the Virtual Assistant While you may already have seen, heard, read or otherwise somehow found out that the Online International Virtual Assistant Convention (OIVAC) scheduled for May 14-16 has been postponed and rescheduled to October 1-3, 2009!

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2009 Reviewed: Our Top 25 Most Popular Articles

Small Business CEO

We’re nearing the end of 2009 and in looking back, we’ve had a wonderful year. To close out the year, I’ve decided to highlight 25 of our most popular articles from 2009. We’ve met some really wonderful people and have had the pleasure of publishing guest articles from some really great authors. Thank you to everyone who has contributed in making this blog great. We’re looking forward to having another great year in 2010!

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British Airways Flight Sale - Until November 19, 2009!

Professional Assistant Blog

Does your manager fly quite a bit? Do you feel that you could get better airfare deals and service than what your current carrier offers? If you travel to Britain, this post is for you. My sister-in-law has been travelling with British Airways quite frequently, as she is studying in Britain and lives here in Canada. She told me that the service is impeccable and the prices are usually quite.

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Consequential Ideas for 2009

BioTeams

I just received a Christmas Card from the Monitor 360 group which identified 14 "Consequential Ideas for 2009". The ability to collaborate effectively in large groups is fundamental to (at least) 3 of them: Resilient Communities, Guerilla Journalism and Crowdsourcing. Monitor 360 define the 3 main "collaboration-centric" consequential ideas as follows: Resilient Communities.

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WinWeb's One-Stop-Shop Business Services For Freelancers, Home.

The Small Business Blog

by Stefan Töpfer on Jun 10, 2009 So far we have provided tools, like our OnlineOffice, to help our clients to solve their small business problems, now we actually solve these problems for our clients in an integrated way, leaving them to explore their entrepreneurial vision and look after their business, not their admin and IT. Hika Said on November 23rd, 2009 at 5:47 am nice article. E-Mail me or follow me. Benefits of Online Software for Small Business.

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5 Ways to Effectively Manage Your Business for Successful Business Growth

Office Organization Success

c) 2009 Tracey Lawton. Let me share a secret with you that many successful online solopreneurs already know – you have to manage your business before you can market your business, and if you’ve been with me for a while you’ve no doubt heard me say this many times! So, if you can answer YES to at least ONE of these questions then you know you are not effectively managing your business: Do you feel overwhelmed at the start of each day – you don’t know what to do first?

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11 Halos - part 4

Loosely Speaking

Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs 11 Halos – part 4 Monday, June 22, 2009 at 8:27 am // By: // Category: Baseball The first wave of the 2009 Angels rookie class flew into Orem on Saturday evening. Comments: 7 7 Comments driftglass Comment // June 22nd, 2009 // 9:35 am I have always liked “Let The Day Begin&# by The Call, but my tastes run to the low and goony [link] Go Dillon! Tara Fort Comment // June 26th, 2009 // 6:54 pm Katie!

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The worst business start-up mistakes | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

The worst business start-up mistakes by Stefan Töpfer on Jan 29, 2009 Although many people decide to try and realise their dream of starting their own business, unfortunately it often turns into a nightmare for them. 3 Comments » | Trackback | Share This 3 Responses to “ The worst business start-up mistakes &# Business Info Said on January 30th, 2009 at 7:51 pm You are right that many businesses fail in the first year. E-Mail me or follow me.

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Professional Development Opportunity for VA Entrepreneurs

Loosely Speaking

Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Professional Development Opportunity for VA Entrepreneurs Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 4:26 pm // By: ktcosmos // Category: Virtual Assistant Resources Here’s a short except from my conversation on web development and SEO with Jeannine Clontz , owner of Accurate Business Services and VABizCoach. We spoke yesterday, March 18, 2009, as a part of her Insider series for Virtual Assistants.

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Building on your skills

Loosely Speaking

Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Building on your skills Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 8:46 am // By: ktcosmos // Category: Virtual Assistant Resources It’s the time of year when we all do some self assessment and then look ahead to changes we want to make in the coming year.Â

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Ten Small Business Startup Ideas – 2009/09/20 | THE SMALL BUSINESS.

The Small Business Blog

Ten Small Business Startup Ideas – 2009/09/20 by Stefan Töpfer on Sep 20, 2009 If you are sat at home this weekend contemplating starting your own small / micro home business or becoming a self-employed freelancer / sole trader then here are ten quick-fire business ideas to use as a starting point. » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Sunday, September 20th, 2009 at 7:05 am and is filed under Business Ideas. E-Mail me or follow me. Build your own network!

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You can't convince the unready

Virtual Moxie

Main | How to help clients with needs you can’t meet » November 03, 2009 You cant convince the unready My friend, Toni Jo , and I went to an Abraham-Hicks workshop in DC, recently. xoxo AA Posted by: Antonette Artiz | November 03, 2009 at 03:39 PM Stacy, this was my first time visiting your website and I have read the 2 newest posts (including this one) and I have to compliment you on your writing.

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How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 Filed Under: Office Gossip , Productivity D o you find that some of your co-workers can be extremely annoying, rude or just plain inconsiderate? Posted on 19 December, 2009 6:34 PM Jules Cooper Good posts - wearing ear plugs is hilarious!

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Solopreneurs: Are You Losing Potential Clients?

Office Organization Success

If you find yourself missing out on potential clients, contacts falling through the cracks, or not following up in a timely manner then your problem is simply a lack of an efficient contact management system! So let me ask you: 1. Do you have a record of each of your clients/colleagues contact data, i.e. name, address, email, website, phone number etc.? Are you following up efficiently and effectively when a potential client enquires about your services/programs?

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Office Organization: 5 Steps to Setting Up Your Core Systems

Office Organization Success

c) 2009 Tracey Lawton. For many solopreneurs they think that once they’ve set themselves up in business it’s all about marketing, marketing, marketing. But there’s one very important piece of the puzzle you need to have in place before you start your marketing … and that’s your managing.

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31 Days of Wishes

Virtual Moxie

» December 01, 2009 31 Days of Wishes I hesitated to write about this today—concerned, I guess, that it didn’t really fall into the purview of a "usual" VM post. Virtual Moxie - The Cure For The Common Virtual Assistance Practice I Want Moxie! And you can also join in the conversation about Moxie posts happening over on my Facebook page Recent Comments Stephanie on Speed is the enemy of many good things. Anastacia on Speed is the enemy of many good things.

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Are you open? To what?

Virtual Moxie

Categories 30-Day Projects Business Communication Expectations Fees Legalese Moxie Relationships Self-Care Standards Web/Tech Moxie Archives Feb, 05 to Today Search Translate Moxie Also Mine « 31 Days of Wishes | Main | Inner work for the outter planner » December 08, 2009 Are you open? Marianne Posted by: Marianne Semenoff | December 10, 2009 at 01:18 PM This is a wonderful post and very inspiring.

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Time Management Success – Implementation

Office Organization Success

Once you’ve set some basic systems in place such as deciding on HOW you want your work week to look, created a project planner, and/or created a timeline, the second key is implementation. Transfer you new work week schedule to your diary or online planner i.e. block out the times. Tell your clients and colleagues that you are only available on particular days of the week/times for certain types of appointments.

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Help get hugs and money delivered around the world

Virtual Moxie

Main | SOBCon--lessons I learned » May 12, 2009 Help get hugs and money delivered around the world I’m interrupting our regularly scheduled Bit O’Moxie to share an event I’m super passionate about. >, Rach Posted by: Rachael | May 12, 2009 at 02:23 PM Stacy, Thank you! Virtual Moxie - The Cure For The Common Virtual Assistance Practice I Want Moxie!

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Article Marketing: Repurpose Your ONE Article in 3 Easy Steps!

Office Organization Success

c) 2009 Tracey Lawton. So, you’ve written your ezine article and published it in your ezine – now what? Do you just let it sit there, never to see the light of day again, or do you repurpose it and let it really work for you to grow your list? I say the latter – repurpose your article and let it build your list!

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Love those whoop-dee-doos!

Virtual Moxie

Categories 30-Day Projects Business Communication Expectations Fees Legalese Moxie Relationships Self-Care Standards Web/Tech Moxie Archives Feb, 05 to Today Search Translate Moxie Also Mine « Be the expert your clients expect | Main | When you dont know, dont pretend » September 15, 2009 Love those whoop-dee-doos! Posted by: LauraJo Richins | September 15, 2009 at 01:28 PM That is THE PERFECT email for my day today.

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Build Your Relationship With Your Subscribers With These 7 Simple Ways

Office Organization Success

c) 2009 Tracey Lawton. As an online business owner you know how important it is to build your list in order to have a ready pool of clients, potential clients, and customers who are interested in your business and your services/programs. But as a list owner you also have a responsibility to those people on your list to treat them well and build a relationship with them – it’s known as creating the like, know, and trust factor – and is crucial for sustaining a long-term business. .

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7 Simple Steps to Organizing & Hosting a Successful Teleclass

Office Organization Success

c) 2009 Tracey Lawton. One of the best ways you can grow your list practically overnight and interact with your audience is to host your own Teleclass. After all they are a low-cost, yet simple, marketing strategy that you can implement on a regular basis to reach your target market, and they have the advantage of you being able to interact with your audience – they’ll be able to hear your voice and you will become more ‘personable’ to them.

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Get Organized to Get Clients

Office Organization Success

2009 has been my best year ever! c) 2009 Tracey Lawton. This article has been inspired by one of the respondents to my recent survey who commented “I need clients not organization”.

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Having Your Systems in Place – What it Means for YOUR Business

Office Organization Success

What does it mean for your business when you have your core systems in place? Let’s just take a quick look at some of the benefits to your business growth when you have systems in place: You become consistent. Having your systems and processes documented and in place allows you to become more streamlined and automated, which means that you’re taking a consistent approach in all areas of your business. This allow for more efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity.

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Be Smart About Using the Telephone

Stephanie LH Calahan

Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O! Archive Network with Steph Is This You? Work With Stephanie « The Great Calendar Debate - Paper or Electronic - 21 Experts Weigh In | Main | Want a Paper Planner for 2010? Check out these Great Reviews by @JanetBarclay » Be Smart About Using the Telephone How much time do you lose playing "phone tag?"  I "  I can't stand that game! 

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Inner work for the outter planner

Virtual Moxie

Main | What I learned from a talented professional organizer » December 15, 2009 Inner work for the outter planner I’ve been planning a bit for the new year. Virtual Moxie - The Cure For The Common Virtual Assistance Practice I Want Moxie! And you can also join in the conversation about Moxie posts happening over on my Facebook page Recent Comments Stephanie on Speed is the enemy of many good things. Anastacia on Speed is the enemy of many good things.

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Podcast Creation in 3 Easy Steps

Office Organization Success

c) 2009 Tracey Lawton. For a long time I was reluctant to add podcasting to my list building arsenal thinking it was simply another task on my already long To Do list and, to be honest, it sounded tedious … manually submitting my podcast episodes to the various podcast directories so that people knew they were there; I didn’t have time for that! Little did I realize how easy it was to implement this strategy, and reach a whole other audience too – those who prefer to learn by listening!

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Publish a Successful Ezine with these Top 10 Tips

Office Organization Success

c) 2009 Tracey Lawton. One of the systems I help my clients to implement is a schedule for getting on track with their ezine (electronic newsletter) as it’s so important that you have a systematic stay-in-touch strategy in place and a regular ezine is the perfect medium for achieving this! However, the downside, and where so many solopreneurs fail, is that they don’t get into a regular publishing schedule and they start to lose their connection with their subscribers. .

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The Holy Shit Factor

Virtual Moxie

Categories 30-Day Projects Business Communication Expectations Fees Legalese Moxie Relationships Self-Care Standards Web/Tech Moxie Archives Feb, 05 to Today Search Translate Moxie Also Mine « Them that cant, teach | Main | How I got control of my Inbox (finally) » August 18, 2009 The Holy Shit Factor I’ve been thinking about what I wrote last week. Posted by: Sandra Trca-Black | August 18, 2009 at 12:55 PM Thanks for this great post, Stacy!

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How to Create the “VIP Experience” for Your Clients with a Welcome Packet

Office Organization Success

c) 2009 Tracey Lawton. When you start working with a new one-on-one or high-end client you want to set the scene for your relationship together and make them feel that they really have made the right choice in deciding to work with you – even though YOU know that they have!

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4 Social Networking Pitfalls … And How To Avoid Them

Office Organization Success

c) 2009 Tracey Lawton. Social networking sites originally became popular as a way for friends to stay in touch with one another and to keep up-to-date with what was happening in their lives, but they quickly became a place for business owners to grow their networks too. These days you can use these sites as a business building tool, but, more importantly, you can get to know your prospects, clients, and colleagues in a more relaxed and friendly environment.

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5 Tips for Finding a Great Virtual Assistant

Office Organization Success

c) 2009 Tracey Lawton. I’ve been hearing too many stories of late from fellow business owners, clients, and colleagues who have had bad experiences when partnering with a virtual assistant. So in this article I thought I would shake things up a bit and share with you my five tips for finding a GREAT virtual assistant for your business… and believe me, there ARE many great VAs out there; you just need to know what you want before you go looking! Decide what your requirements are.

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Do You Hate Your To-Do List? Try This Instead - Productive & Organized

Stephanie LH Calahan

Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O! Archive Network with Steph Is This You? Work With Stephanie « Do You Have a Yeah/Yuckie List? Maybe You Should | Main | The Great Calendar Debate - Paper or Electronic - 21 Experts Weigh In » Do You Hate Your To-Do List? Try This Instead "Stephanie, I make list after list after list, but never get anything done.    Half of the piles on my desk are lists that I've made at different points!" 

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Christine Arylo on self love, success and clutter

Clutter Coach

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3 Simple Sign-up Strategies Revealed to Grow Your Email List!

Office Organization Success

c) 2009 Tracey Lawton. Driving traffic to your website is only one side of the coin; once you’ve got visitors there you then need to get them onto your list! Having a sign-up box on your website detailing your ‘free taste’ in exchange for their name/email address is one way that you can do this, but deciding WHERE to place your all-important sign-up box for maximum impact is also just as important.

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Top 5 Automation Tools for Your Online Solo Service Business

Office Organization Success

c) 2009 Tracey Lawton. Part of running an efficient and organized business is making full use of the technology and resources available to you. It’s great to set up systems and processes and have them work for you, but in order to fully automate your business you also need to know which technologies are going to work best to support you in that.

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Repurpose Your Articles: Post To Your Blog

Office Organization Success

Once you’ve written your article and published it in your ezine, don’t let your article just sit there – let it generate even more traffic and new subscribers to your list by repurposing. There are many ways to repurpose your existing content, and today I’m going to share with you just one of them – posting your articles to your blog.

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The Great Calendar Debate - Paper or Electronic - 21 Experts Weigh.

Stephanie LH Calahan

Try This Instead | Main | Be Smart About Using the Telephone » The Great Calendar Debate - Paper or Electronic - 21 Experts Weigh In We are in the home stretch of 2009 -- bring on 2010!!  Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O! Archive Network with Steph Is This You? Work With Stephanie « Do You Hate Your To-Do List?

Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One?

Professional Assistant Blog

By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, November 19, 2009 Filed Under: Client Service , MS-Access , MS-Excel , MS-Outlook , MS-PowerPoint , MS-Word , Organize , Productivity D oes your department have an administrative procedures manual? Home About Me Advertise Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One?

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Make No Mistakes With Meeting Request Attachments in Outlook 2007

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Make No Mistakes With Meeting Request Attachments in Outlook 2007 By The Professional Assistant on Friday, November 20, 2009 Filed Under: Meetings , MS-Outlook Y ou sent a meeting request to a bunch of people. Posted on 21 November, 2009 10:51 PM Anonymous If you send an iCalendar as a follow up to a meeting request, do you have the option of updating your calendar or is it just for passing on updated information (or as you suggested possibly adding an agenda)?

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Want instant access to a one-stop online business management resource directory?

Office Organization Success

The Office Organization Success Cafe is just what you need! It’s the ultimate online resource for creating a more streamlined, automated, and systemized online solo service business. Once you become a member you’ll be able to: Have immediate access to an online library of content-rich articles focused on running an online solo service business. Network with colleagues with similar interests. Find new clients. Get advice or brainstorm a problem. Be social and make new connections.

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