What can assistants expect in 2013

Practically Perfect PA

Well 2012 is over and done with and we are now already two days into 2013. In honour of it now being 2013 I´ve got 13 things I think we can expect to see in the year ahead. With the assistant role now encompassing so many varied tasks we should expect to see a rise in training for assistants in 2013. If in 2012 you did not attend any events or training sessions then you should speak to your manager or HR immediately to get something booked for 2013.

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Happy Earth Day 2013

Eco-Office Gals

Learn more about Earth Day 2013 – The Face Of Climate Change. Take advantage of going a little greener for FREE with this list of 2013 Earth Day Freebies. Post from: Eco-Office Gals Happy Earth Day 2013. Today we give homage to our Mother Earth – Though I like to think we should try everyday, one day just doesn’t cut it.

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Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2013

Small Business Labs

Our overall economic outlook for 2013 is for continued moderate growth with U.S. 2013 will see rapid increases in the number of small businesses using powerful yet inexpensive cloud-based data and analytical tools.    In 2013 small businesses will need to do more than just make their websites mobile device friendly (few currently do), they will need to re-think how they operate and serve customers in a world dominated by mobile and cloud computing. 

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The 2013 CRM Market Leaders

Small Business Labs

CRM Magazine released their annual list of market leaders in the customer relationship management (CRM) space.  They have three award categories based on the firm size of CRM system users - large enterprises, mid-market firms and small businesses.   Salesforce.com was this year's winner in the small business space, beating out last year's winner Zoho. Salesforce won the strength of their product direction and reputation for customer satisfaction.

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Welcome 2013!

Eco-Office Gals

Do you have goals set for 2013? If one of your goal is to keep your WordPress site cleaned up & secure – don’t forget this great WordPress Maintenance Sale ending Jan 2, 2013. Post from: Eco-Office Gals Welcome 2013! Related posts: Keep WordPress Secure in 2013 – SALE! Eco-Friendly Ways to Build Your Brand in 2013. Eco-Friendly Business Promotion Techniques for 2013.

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CFO's Top Corporate Finance Trends for 2013

Small Business Labs

Interesting 2013 trends list from CFO Magazine. CFO thinks 2013 might be the year corporations increase hiring. The gist of this trend is 2013 is the year to plan for Obama Care.  Their six trends are: 1.    The pressure on CFOs to unlock corporate cash hordes will grow. Billions and billions are sitting corporate balance sheets basically earning bupkis due to low interest rates. CFO expects stock buybacks and increased dividends.    2. 

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Join Me for #HandmadeChat June 6, 2013

Eco-Office Gals

Post from: Eco-Office Gals Join Me for #HandmadeChat June 6, 2013. The post Join Me for #HandmadeChat June 6, 2013 appeared first on Eco-Office Gals. Eco-Office Gals (that would be me) has been invited to be part of the Indie Business Network #HandmadeChat. HandmadeChat is a Twitter talk show to educate, train and inspire creative and artisan entrepreneurs to become profitable business owners.

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How Your Office Can Go Green in 2013

Eco-Office Gals

Post from: Eco-Office Gals How Your Office Can Go Green in 2013. The post How Your Office Can Go Green in 2013 appeared first on Eco-Office Gals. We’re all in it Together! ??Owing Owing to increased global warming and rapidly depleting non-renewable resources, we have all started to look into ways in which they can save the environment and the Earth.

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Leap to Success in 2013 with Donna

Step It Up VA Coaching

Questions continue to come in about my 6-Month Lead, Leverage & Leap Private and Group Programs. I created a video, below, to answer the latest questions. But be sure to also read the Q&A post here which answers some others: [link]. And, as always, reach out to me directly if I haven’t answered YOUR question. For more information and to download your application, go to [link]. P.S. My son was thrilled his 5th grade clay house artwork made it into the video!

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5 Ways Your Company Can Get Even Greener in 2013

Eco-Office Gals

Are you looking for some relatively quick and easy ways to make your company “all the more green” in 2013? It can save you money and your employees will be more than happy to have the time at home; a surefire way to make you an employee favorite in 2013! Post from: Eco-Office Gals 5 Ways Your Company Can Get Even Greener in 2013. Eco-Friendly Ways to Build Your Brand in 2013. A new year is here.

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Free Coaching Call: October 2013

Eat Your Career

The post Free Coaching Call: October 2013 appeared first on Eat Your Career. In case you missed it, I held my “quarterly” free coaching call earlier today. You can listen to recording using the audio player below or download the MP3 if you’d like. We had well over 100 questions submitted and, while I would have LOVED to answer every single one of them, that would have taken all day. We did manage to get to quite a few though!

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Free Coaching Call: May 2013

Eat Your Career

The post Free Coaching Call: May 2013 appeared first on Eat Your Career. In case you missed it, I held my “quarterly” free coaching call earlier this week. You can listen to recording using the audio player below or download the MP3 if you’d like. We actually had over 100 questions submitted this time!! TOTALLY CRAZY! Unfortunately, we only managed to get to a fraction of those. But don’t worry; there’s another call coming up in the near future.

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Banking for Small Businesses in 2013

The Small Business Blog

Taking care of the bottom line and getting your banking right is a top priority, but with so many demands on your time, the last thing you want to do is spend hours in your… Read the full article here: Banking for Small Businesses in 2013 on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. If you’re like most small business owners, on any given day you have to-do list as long as your arm.

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Free Coaching Call: August 2013

Eat Your Career

The post Free Coaching Call: August 2013 appeared first on Eat Your Career. In case you missed it, I hosted my quarterly free coaching call earlier today. You can listen to the recording using the audio player below or download the MP3 if you’d like. During this session we covered so much, including (but not limited to): How to determine whether to quit your job or stick it out. How important is mental engagement in professional satisfaction.

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Eco-Friendly Ways to Build Your Brand in 2013

Eco-Office Gals

Post from: Eco-Office Gals Eco-Friendly Ways to Build Your Brand in 2013. Eco-Office Gals 2013 branding strategy building a brand consumers eco-friendly public imageBuilding a brand is more of an art than a science, in many ways. While some people think that branding is virtually synonymous with marketing, the truth is that marketing is just one part of a multi-faceted strategy for creating a public image and influencing the way consumers perceive your company.

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Ford's 2013 Consumer Trends Forecast

Small Business Labs

 It's called Looking Further with Ford; 13 Trends for 2013. According to their press release , it reveals "predictions about consumer habits and behaviors expected to shape 2013 and beyond." Ford (yes, that Ford) released their first ever trends report. " The report is very glossy and nicely written. The 13 trends are solid if not surprising.

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Top 5 Tips for Small Business Success in 2013

The Small Business Blog

Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. Start this new year with a post-mortem of all the things you did right (or wrong) in 2012. It is important for you to understand exactly why your actions succeeded or failed…

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3 Simple Steps to Get Your Business on Track in 2013

Office Organization Success

Today, I’m going to share with you my top three simple steps so you can get your business on track in 2013: 1. And if you’d like me to help you pull your 2013 strategic business plan together, do join me next Wednesday. As we sit here at the start of a New Year, many of you may be wondering what the heck you’re going to do this year in your business.

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The 2013 Productivityist Holiday Gift Guide

Productivityist

The Productivityist Holiday Gift Guide for 2013 may be a long read, but it may just spark some gift ideas you hadn''t considered. This is another gift idea that makes a return appearance in 2013, but this year there''s a new model being offered. I have saved a ton of time (and money) through the use of Dollar Shave Club since I joined, and that;s the main reason it''s returning to the gift guide in 2013.

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Keep WordPress Secure in 2013 – SALE!

Eco-Office Gals

The button will remain active through January 2, 2013 to start off the new year right! Post from: Eco-Office Gals Keep WordPress Secure in 2013 – SALE! All of our wordpress sites are under constant attack from hackers looking for loopholes into our websites. Hackerbots don’t care about traffic or ranking, they are programed for one thing only – to find weak spots in our platforms.

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The Apps and Services I Need to Use More in 2013

Productivityist

Productivityist.com by Mike Vardy Start Here Archives Store Contact The Apps and Services I Need to Use More in 2013 Posted on 01/02/2013 // 2 Comments I’ve tested a lot of apps and services over the past few years, and there are some that I’ve given more attention to than others. I’ll be giving this app far more attention in 2013. Quotebook: I will be using this app a lot more in 2013.

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Top 50 Integrated / Fragmented Cloud Software Apps for Your Business in 2013

The Small Business Blog

We’ve compiled a list of some of the top apps for your business and sorted them into… Read the full article here: Top 50 Integrated / Fragmented Cloud Software Apps for Your Business in 2013 on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. If your business is looking for a cloud solution for their business software, it is important to understand whether you require something that is truly integrated or fragmented (only connected via API or not integrated at all) instead.

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Administrative Professionals Day Gift List for 2013

Office Dynamics

Are you still looking and need help finding a training option that will best suit your assistants learning objectives for 2013? Do you need ideas for Administrative Professionals Day? It''s April. You''ve likely landed here because you just realized that Administrative Professionals Day is around the corner and you need a gift. You might just be curious what kind of gifts would be appropriate for an assistant.

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2013: My Year in Preview

Productivityist

Productivityist.com by Mike Vardy Start Here Archives Store Contact 2013: My Year in Preview Posted on 12/31/2012 // Leave a Comment As this piece goes live, some of you around the world will have already finished ringing in the new year while others will be still waiting for it to arrive. Regardless, I wish each and every one of you a happy and prosperous 2013. Nonetheless, here’s my 2013 year in preview… I will write another book. May 2013 be a banner year for you as well.

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Food and Beverage Trends for 2013

Small Business Labs

 As with past years, we'll be covering the 2013 forecasts and predictions that we find interesting and relevant. The restaurant consultants Baum + Whiteman released The 17 Hottest Food and Dining Trends for 2013.  The report also comes with a list of 15 key food related buzzwords for 2013. Yes, it's that time of year again - prediction season.

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Have You Created Your 2013 P.R.O.F.I.T. Plan?

Office Organization Success

So, instead of going through 2013 the same way you went through 2012 (without the puzzle picture in front of you), why not let me help you create that picture so you can breeze through 2013 knowing how all the pieces fit together? Introducing the… Business Success Strategies 1-Day LIVE Virtual Workshop: Create Your 2013 P.R.O.F.I.T. During this 1-day, LIVE, virtual intensive workshop we will work together to create your 2013 P.R.O.F.I.T.

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A Quick Solopreneur Survey: How Is 2013 Going For You?

The Solopreneur Life

It will give me an up-to-the-minute snapshot at how solos are doing in 2013, and it will help to make The Solopreneur Emergency Turnaround Program the best that it can be. T he Solopreneur Life has been doing a LOT of consulting lately for solo businesses that need to make things happen in a big-time hurry. In response to this need, and recognizing that many solos can’t afford coaching or consulting at this time, I’m working on my first new product in 2 years.

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Profiles of the Dream Team - The Giver

ProAssisting Blog

I came across an article in a series of articles that talk about “The Dream Team” from a professional perspective and the one that caught my eye -and might be of interest to you- is the one titled “The Giver”. You can find the article HERE. You can also sign up to be alerted when more are posted. I like this article for a number of reasons but most importantly, it really gets to the heart of what it means to a top-level Executive Assistant.

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Life List updated for 2013 :-)

Denise Aday

Life List updated for 2013 :-). life list personal

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The Books I've Been Reading - August 2013

Productivityist

I pledged to read more in 2013 and I''m on track to match 2012 right now. Even though I''ve been keeping myself busy with work, that doesn''t mean I haven''t had time to read. Here are some of the books that caught my attenttion over the last month as I read them. The Suitcase Entrepreneur. I''ve had the opportunity to chat with Natalie online before and was really looking forward to receiving this book in its "author''s cut" format.

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Eco-Friendly Business Promotion Techniques for 2013

Eco-Office Gals

So if you’re looking for a few good ways to greenify when it comes to touting your business and your brand, here are some strategies that are sure to deliver in 2013. Post from: Eco-Office Gals Eco-Friendly Business Promotion Techniques for 2013. Eco-Friendly Ways to Build Your Brand in 2013.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013 – Joan Burge Event of Distinction

Office Dynamics

Day 1 dawned with a blazing sun and bright early heat. We had a full day’s agenda ahead of us! The administrative field has changed dramatically over the past decades. We pursue excellence through diligence, training, development and by seeking out high-quality learning. What a way to GROW! This is no junket tour; we were downstairs networking by 7:45 am in Red Rock’s Pavilion Ballroom at a wellness breakfast and relationship building segment.

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A Look Back at VoxPopCon 2013

Productivityist

Anthony Marco has quite the event on his hands.should he continue to foster it going forward. Last month I returned to where I grew up -- Hamilton, Ontario -- to be part of VoxPopCon , an event that could be best described as a storytelling conference. Sure, there were elements of technology and new media thrown into the mix, but at its core every talk was more about the story behind all of that other stuff.

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Gartner's Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2013

Small Business Labs

Hard to believe, but the 2013 prediction season has started. Gartner released their Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2013 last week.   As I mentioned, several of the trends related to mobile and I really like this quote: "Gartner predicts that by 2013 mobile phones will overtake PCs as the most common Web access device worldwide and that by 2015 over 80 percent of the handsets sold in mature markets will be smartphones."

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The Number of Nonemployer Businesses Grew to 23 Million in 2013

Small Business Labs

Census released the 2013 nonemployer business data. In 2013 there were 23.0   Over the decade from 2003 to 2013 the number of nonemployer businesses increased by 4.4 trillion in revenue in 2013, with the average nonemployer pulling in about $48,000. The U.S. million businesses without paid employees in the U.S. This  This is an increase of 270,000, or 1.2% over 2012.

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A Look Back at The 2013 World Domination Summit

Productivityist

Three weeks later, I''m ready to share my 2013 World Domination Summit experience. To be clear, I can''t possibly share that much of it -- this is an event that everyone needs to experience to fully appreciate it. But I''ll do my best, as I''ve done for the past two years before this one. I''ve attended every single WDS to date, and each can be described as truly amazing.but in very different ways. In 2011 , I didn''t know what to expect, which made it all the more special.

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The 2013 State of Independence Report Released

Small Business Labs

The 2013 MBO Partners State of Independence Report was released today.  This is the 3rd year we've worked with MBO Partners on this study and it's the most in-depth analysis of the independent workforce (freelancers, the self-employed, etc.) we're aware of. This year we expanded the research, conducting two surveys with over 2000 respondents each. We also conducted dozens of interviews and held multiple focus groups and workshops on independent work.

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A Look Back at VoxPopCon 2013

Productivityist

The post A Look Back at VoxPopCon 2013 appeared first on Productivityist. Anthony Marco has quite the event on his hands…should he continue to foster it going forward. Last month I returned to where I grew up — Hamilton, Ontario — to be part of VoxPopCon , an event that could be best described as a storytelling conference.

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Announcement – Make 2013 the best year yet

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

Welcome to 2013 everyone! That’s why today, I’m not going to post a 2013 guide. You’ll walk away with a complete plan and the rock solid certainty you need to make huge things happen in 2013. 2013, for me, is about taking Commit Action to the next level. I believe that a Commit Action membership is hands down the best way to make your 2013 twice as successful as 2012.

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2013 Course Dates & Curriculum Announced

Office Dynamics

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Make Your 2013 Small Business Book Award Nominations Now

Small Business CEO

Nominations are currently being taken until March 3, 2013 with voting starting shortly after that. We’re pleased to announce that the annual Small Business Book Awards have begun. Each year our sister site, Small Business Trends, sets out to recognize and honor the best business books and their authors. If you know any great business books that were published in 2012, nominate them now ! Entrepreneurs awards business books

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10 Hopeful Things That Happened in 2013 to Get You Inspired for What’s to Come

Denise Aday

10 Hopeful Things That Happened in 2013 to Get You Inspired for What’s to Come : Beyond the headlines of conflict and catastrophe, this year’s top stories offered us some powerful proof that the world can still change—for the better. Good and important news to share. The common denominator? PEOPLE. The People linking minds, hearts and hands. inspiration people power environment climate economic justice

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The Incredible Shrinking PC Market

Small Business Labs

Citibank recently put out their 2013 forecast for the PC and tablet markets. The most interesting thing about their forecast is Citi is cutting their 2013 PC year-to-year growth to negative 10 percent from their negative 4 percent growth forecast from just a few months ago. Citi's projected global unit sales numbers are: Tablets: 237 million units in 2013 vs. 144 million in 2012.    Desktops: 137 million units in 2013 vs. 148 million in 2012. 

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