College Baseball Season 2009

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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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Effectively Utilize Outlook to Increase Productivity and Save Time with These 5 Simple Tips

Office Organization Success

c) 2009 Tracey Lawton. Members of my Easy Office Organization program and my private clients know that I’m a die-hard Outlook fan. I’ve tried many email and contact management systems over the years, but keep coming back to this one tool. Because it does everything that I could possibly need in order to effectively run my business. It’s my: Email manager. Contact manager. Calendar planner. Task scheduler. Notes space. In short, it’s my command central for running my business.

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As Sage Goes Down Others Need A Reality Check. | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

by Stefan Töpfer on Feb 02, 2009 Much has been made in the last few days about the problems surrounding Sage Live , the online accounting software service for small business from Sage Group PLC (LSE:SGE). » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Monday, February 2nd, 2009 at 7:08 pm and is filed under Comments. Still, it’s nice to know you read my blog : ) Stefan Töpfer Said on February 3rd, 2009 at 1:16 am Duane, Thank you for you comment.

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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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WinWeb Launches WinWeb TV – Free Small & Home Business Videos

The Small Business Blog

WinWeb Launches WinWeb TV – Free Small & Home Business Videos by Stefan Töpfer on Nov 20, 2009 WinWeb has today launched WinWeb TV, a online video website dedicated to providing videos for small and home business owners or budding entrepreneurs to find videos about: Business Ideas Business Planning Business Start-Up Business How To… and more sections to be added in the future. E-Mail me or follow me. How to be successful and eco-friendly.

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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

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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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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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How To Make This Recession Work For Your Small Home Business.

The Small Business Blog

by Stefan Töpfer on Nov 17, 2009 On my blog I often talk about not spending money, bootstrapping and cash-flow planning. « Small Business World News Round-up – 2009/11/17 WinWeb Launches WinWeb TV – Free Small & Home Business Videos » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 at 6:08 pm and is filed under plan cash-flow. Joshua Black Said on November 23rd, 2009 at 8:04 pm Good basic info for beginners.

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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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Small Business world News Round-up - 2009/10/27

The Small Business Blog

Small Business world News Round-up – 2009/10/27 by Stefan Töpfer on Oct 27, 2009 Here is this week’s news round-up for home business, micro business, sole-traders, freelancers, self-employed and any one who is interested in small business news from around the world. E-Mail me or follow me. You ask a question, I answer! Ask me your small business questions, I will answer them ASAP. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control.

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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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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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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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Worsening Access To Finance For UK Small Business

The Small Business Blog

Worsening Access To Finance For UK Small Business by Stefan Töpfer on Nov 16, 2009 Following on from my interview on CNBC, I came under fire with some criticism for suggesting the banks and the government is failing small business with access to affordable finance. « Top 5 Website Design Tips Small Business World News Round-up – 2009/11/17 » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Monday, November 16th, 2009 at 2:51 pm and is filed under Finance.

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I am so excited and I just had to tell you about it!

Stephanie LH Calahan

Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O! Archive Network with Steph Is This You? Work With Stephanie « Want a Paper Planner for 2010? Check out these Great Reviews by @JanetBarclay | Main | With a Little Help From My Friends » I am so excited and I just had to tell you about it! January is Get Organized Month and I decided to celebrate it big this year!    As you know, I have some fabulous colleagues in the productivity and organizing industry. 

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Small Business World News Round-up – 2009/12/01

The Small Business Blog

Small Business World News Round-up – 2009/12/01 by Stefan Töpfer on Dec 01, 2009 Here is this week’s news round-up for home business, micro business, sole-traders, freelancers, self-employed and any one who is interested in small business news from around the world. E-Mail me or follow me. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control.

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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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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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Top 5 Website Design Tips

The Small Business Blog

Top 5 Website Design Tips by Stefan Töpfer on Nov 16, 2009 The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. « Ideas – Small Business Quote of the Week Worsening Access To Finance For UK Small Business » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Monday, November 16th, 2009 at 7:27 am and is filed under Business Checklists. E-Mail me or follow me. How to be successful and eco-friendly.

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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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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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