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!!    One item frequently purchased at this time of year is a calendar or planner for the upcoming year.    Keep reading to learn what my colleagues and friends had to say about the "Great Calendar Debate."  

Planner Or Tickler (1-31) File? - How to Use Both For Optimal.

Stephanie LH Calahan

How to Use Both For Optimal Professional & Personal Productivity (guest post by Meggin McIntosh) A question that often comes up in workshops as well as on my blog is this one: How do you suggest people use their calendar (planner) in conjunction with the tickler (1-31) files? Sometimes I wonder if I am duplicating my efforts by using a calendar and the tickler files. Sometimes I wonder if I am duplicating my efforts by using a calendar and the tickler files.

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Tips for Planning Someone Else’s Travel

Office Dynamics

If they’re going to be checking baggage, make sure you factor that into their travel time and give them plenty of time to check their bags and pick it up at their destination. A popular nationwide car service is LimoLink which allows you to schedule a car to pick up the traveler at specific locations during a specific time. Be sure to import all of their travel plans to their preferred calendar.

Travel 167

Building Traffic With SEO: Five All-Purpose Tips

Andrea Kalli

Ultra-profitable cost-per-action advertisements have been pushed around by advertising networks, often to the point of being banned from display entirely. If you are loading those blogs up with spam-style links to viagra distributors and hacker web presences, do not be surprised when Google’s opinion of your website’s value reflects the fact. Load up on quality outbound links, and use no-follow tags if you really have to link to something that could hurt your rankings.

2010 133

The Three Day Productivity Retreat Everyone Needs

Productivityist

I recently took a three-day productivity retreat—I noticed that I was falling behind on projects, freelance work, and my own writing and that I simply couldn’t catch up. A lot of my writing friends have done this and they have wound up flittering their time away—wasted it on mundane, unimportant tasks. A wall calendar. Snacks (avoid carbs at all cost.). You do this so that you build up this nervous energy to get to work tomorrow.

2017 65

Happy New Year: Why Labour Day Has Become My New Year’s Day

Productivityist

Starting on Labour Day aligns with the school calendar. During the summer I’m home with the kids, so aligning my calendar with the aligning my calendar with the school year just makes sense to me. The way things were set up before I decided to start my year on Labour Day didn’t fit that reasoning at all. The cost of being stubborn and sticking with what had worked until this year (but no longer really did) wasn’t worth the price I was paying.

2015 83

Prepare now for when business picks up again

Loosely Speaking

Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Prepare now for when business picks up again Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 12:54 pm // By: ktcosmos // Category: Business Strategies/Perspectives Here’s a list of things to do now, if you are in a work slowdown, so that when things pick up again you’ll be ready! Do your part to solve an important issue that you CAN do something about You can’t personally fire up this economy.

2009 100

Top 5 Ways of Being More Efficient in Business

The Small Business Blog

Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Planned Maintenance – Upgrade to WinWeb.com The Cost of Borrowing Small Office Tips Finding The Best Employees For Your Small Business Do You Need Encouraging To ‘Go Green’? Use a specific business calendar to keep a reminder of your schedule. E-Mail me or follow me.

2010 100

5 Tips on How to Do Video Marketing for Your Business?

Dumb Little Man

Unbounce discovered that a video on a business’s landing page could boost the conversion rate up to 80% and is 53 times more likely to reach the Google front pages. Certain types of videos cost more, and outsourcing a production company will also cost higher.

2021 151

Guide to Membership Retention and Strategies

Andrea Kalli

Keeping these clients is always more cost effective than obtaining new members. Offering valuable content, creating contests, and giving away unbelievable bonuses is a great strategy to increase profits and keep membership numbers up. Often, business owners find themselves so caught up in their paperwork or their day-to-day operations that they forget about… Continue reading the rest of this article. Thats why I am recommending them to you with a big THUMBS UP!

2010 118

6 Areas of Your Business Life that You MUST Have Flow to Make More.

Stephanie LH Calahan

Main | Mon Motivation - 16 Failed Predictions - Limiting Your Beliefs Can Limit Your Success » 6 Areas of Your Business Life that You MUST Have Flow to Make More Money (be like Bamboo) How often do you wake up in the morning and say "ug, I don't really want to go in today"?    While it is really from the grass family, bamboo has some amazing strategic growth processes --heck some can even grow up to 100 feet tall! 

2010 186

10 Painless Time-Tracking Apps For Your Creative Projects

Dumb Little Man

Its interface is quite simple and mimics that of a calendar. You can also select from any of these paid plans: Starter plan costs $10 per user. Premium plan costs $20 per user. Enterprise plan costs $59 per user. Second is the cost-effectiveness of using the app.

2020 187

Getting Past Ego to Reach Customers

Make or Break Moments

Just like the One Minute Manager and Who Moved My Cheese , the book is set up in a story format to share the great insights of the author. Then our costs rose and the economy took a turn for the worse. Our service cost us more to provide and soon fewer people could afford it.

2010 109

Planning The New Year: My Tools For Success

Simple Productivity Blog

For a few months, I’ve been feeling a need to change things up. So here are my two tools for success, in action: The NeuYear Calendar, in horizontal mode. The NeuYear Calendar. So I made a calendar, except that the font ended up being so small I couldn’t see it. I was thinking I wanted to get a big, see-the-year-at-once-calendar, and in came the NeuYear Calendar. Next up…reviewing 2012.

2012 155

Four Social Media Strategies Small Businesses Can Use to Beat.

Andrea Kalli

Look at any movie collection and it will no doubt be packed with stories of up and coming people toppling the big and powerful. For a major corporation, the cost of reaching a new customer and doing something special is outweighed by the returns coming in from their already large customer base. Rather than reaching out to potential customers through social media, they favor a mass media approach — banner ads, pop-ups, and email lists.

15 Holiday Marketing Tips for Small and Big Businesses

Dumb Little Man

Another report tells us that 75% of holiday shoppers will be conducting up to 50% of their holiday purchases online. The holiday shopping calendar highlights major holiday shopping events throughout the year. Maybe they’re just window shopping or checking out shipping cost.

2020 201

How To Successfully Pay Back Your Online Installment Loan

Dumb Little Man

To help you get set up for success, we are sharing these effective tips on how to successfully pay back your online installment loan. You want to minimize this, and doubling up on payments can help. Set reminders in your digital calendars. Round Up Your Payments.

2020 213

Signs You Need an Executive Assistant (and NOT a “VA”)

Worxbee

An EA will cost more. A new EA will need some “warm up” time to figure out how things work in your business and what you need, but a key difference is in the level of initiative. Do you end up low on energy, perhaps with a bit of brain fog?

2021 68

Postbox: A Powerful Cross-Platform Email Client [Review]

Productivityist

In the Advanced/General preferences panel, you can set Postbox to use Gmail’s keyboard shortcuts and you can also create events within Google Calendar for detected dates. As for the cost? I originally set it up with this modem and when I got home I tried to change the outgoing server to my usual one and although Postbox seems to accept it as a default it still tries to send my mail through the WIFI modem and it isnt even switched on.

2012 50

The Vanishing Executive Assistant—NOT!

Office Dynamics

They are not paid the big bucks to manage a calendar and book flights. On top of that, these leaders don’t do a very good job of managing their schedules because they don’t have time to look at their calendar from a holistic perspective. She is living it up.

2020 260

Six Ways Brexit Could Affect Global Finances

Dumb Little Man

Today’s supply chains are global, so the cost of raw materials for manufacturing may increase under new trade agreements, as well as being affected by currency exchange rates. One thing’s for sure, whichever way Brexit goes, it’s a monumental event on the world’s economic data calendar , with ramifications for more just one country.

2018 144

Penny Packers: How to Move on a Budget

Dumb Little Man

A significant consideration of moving is cost. A significant consideration of moving is cost. Remember to factor fuel costs into the moving equation since this can also add up. Enlist the help of dependable friends and family in advance of the move so everyone has the date scheduled on their calendars. You don’t want to find yourself stranded on the big day because someone did not show up.

2017 152

The 5 Commandments for Saving Time and Reducing Stress

Dumb Little Man

The answer lies in the 5 Commandments of Time Management: Commandment #1: Organize your time This first rule of thumb will make a dramatic difference in your effectiveness: keep one calendar and devote yourself to keeping it current. Stop spreading yourself thin between calendars on Outlook, on your smartphone, in your planner, and even on your kitchen refrigerator. Yes, there will be other calendars you''re issued at work, school or home, but those should be considered secondary.

2014 219

12 Clever Ways You Can Earn Money From Your Computer Today

Dumb Little Man

You can work part or full time dreaming up the perfect flight plans, itineraries, and activities for your clients who want to travel. You set up and manage your profile online to offer short-term rental of your home.

2020 234

7 Myths About Productivity: Do You Know These Deceptive Time Wasters?

Worxbee

So a better approach is to match the task to the time on the calendar when you know you’ll have the right kind of energy for it. Besides that, what would your day look like if a series of two-minute tasks came up while you were trying to work on a big project?

2021 52

Apple – a customer support nightmare! | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Planned Maintenance – Upgrade to WinWeb.com The Cost of Borrowing Small Office Tips Finding The Best Employees For Your Small Business Do You Need Encouraging To ‘Go Green’? I asked if there was a way to speed up my new order, they will try – code for no. Keep it up.

2007 100

Your business travel tips

Practically Perfect PA

I knew you had some great tricks up your sleeves! Sign yourself and your boss up for “Tripit Pro” travel App. I can’t recommend it enough and have encouraged my friends and husband to sign up too. Outlook Calendar . Enter all travel details at appropriate times in his/her Outlook calendar, if used. Check vaccinations are up to date; pills and potions are taken with you.

Travel 157

Top 20 Benefits Of Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

Recruit CRM

Since the job of a recruitment agency is two folds, to speed up the whole process of finding and hiring the right talent and to make sure the hired candidate and selected company makes the best fit. Improved Cost Per Hire. Minimum Cost of Recruiter per month $2000- $3000.

2020 97

5 Must-Have Skills for Progressive Assistants From Joan’s book, Who Took My Pen… Again?

Office Dynamics

Your executives need to know that even though things shift, change, plummet, switch up or fall apart, you are the glue that will hold it together. Reduce costs. Think of the future in terms of: new projects outcomes goals your executive’s calendar important upcoming event potential business Consider trends and changes in technology. You are a top-performing, high-achieving administrative assistant who has accomplished much.

2019 175

The 5 Commandments for Saving Time and Reducing Stress

Dumb Little Man

Commandment #1: Organize your time This first rule of thumb will make a dramatic difference in your effectiveness: keep one calendar and devote yourself to keeping it current. Stop spreading yourself thin between calendars on Outlook, on your smartphone, in your planner, and even on your kitchen refrigerator. Yes, there will be other calendars you're issued at work, school or home, but those should be considered secondary.

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SME / SMB Have Become Obsolete Acronyms | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Planned Maintenance – Upgrade to WinWeb.com The Cost of Borrowing Small Office Tips Finding The Best Employees For Your Small Business Do You Need Encouraging To ‘Go Green’? E-Mail me or follow me. Small Business Bootstrapping How to start your own small business with no or little money.

2006 100

How Employing Web to Print Software Solutions Can Help You

Dumb Little Man

They are efficient, easy to use, and curb the production costs. Using a web-to-print ERP, you can set up an entire web-to-print program that can take care of your print production cycle. All you need to do is select some options from the menu and decide the flow of printing products, cards, calendars, brochures, and more. Also, the expenses incurred in setting up an online store are comparatively less than you would have to if you had a commercial brick and mortar store.

2018 146

Using Machine Learning and AI for Productivity In The Workplace

Dumb Little Man

However, in the last few years, it’s ended up being much more accessible to us, specifically in business. For the majority of us, AI is something only seen in sci-fi films.

2020 238

Recruiters Must Look Out For These 8 Features In An Applicant Tracking System

Recruit CRM

For instance, how to set up the careers page, how to use the resume parser, various integrations and so on. A good ATS will integrate candidate interviews seamlessly with everyone's calendar. But at what cost? Set yourself up for a FREE TRIAL here and the best part?

2020 60

Gen Z doesn’t know a world without fast fashion

Vox Open Sourced

According to Pew Research, members of this demographic were born between the years 1997 and 2010, and grew up under the looming threat of climate change. Young people are conditioned to accept low prices as the norm; some even rely on these depressed costs to access trendy clothes.

2021 94

Getting ready for the New Year

Office Organization Success

Mark your calendars… For next Wednesday at 2pm Eastern. This is the second of the no-cost training I promised you. This is actually where a lot of business owners struggle — they’re not sure what their free taste should consist of, or even how to set it all up. So in today’s article, I want to share with you the steps you need to take to create and set up your free taste so that you can build your database of potential clients and customers.

2011 118

5 Tips for Solopreneurs for Successful Project Management

The Solopreneur Life

Structure often varies depending on the business — is it time, effort, cost, or quality that dictates the timeline for completion? Use a Calendar. Using Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar, or iCal is one of the best things you can do to manage projects. If you’re using a smartphone, make sure your calendars sync wirelessly so whether you’re on the phone or on a desktop, your calendar is current. Keep Budgets Up-to-Date.

Four Steps to Change Your Life – With Books

Dumb Little Man

A book may only cost you $20.00, but the cost of your time to read it may be significantly higher. Put the Book Away – Then Review Once you’ve finished reading, put the book away for at least a week and then go back over the items which you’ve underlined and place an asterisk (*) or other symbol next to the top ideas for future follow up. Once a week has passed, review all the * items and then create a list of follow up actions you will take to execute on these ideas.

2011 219

55 Bulletproof Productivity Hacks – Do You Know Them All?

Dumb Little Man

Visualize what you want to achieve before you sleep and as soon as you wake up. Print and pin up or use as wallpaper on your desktop or mobile. Pin up a printed sheet on your workstation, your bathroom mirror, and refrigerator door. Identify and line-up your most brain-intensive tasks for optimal productivity. When you wake up in the morning, don’t fall into the trap of snoozing your alarm repeatedly. Distractions cost you more lost time than you think.

2017 184

7 Killer Tips For Planning A Las Vegas Wedding

Dumb Little Man

Thereby, to check a convention calendar beforehand is never superfluous. Besides, you can speed up the process by filling out a marriage application form online. It will cost you about $60. However, if you are planning a unique Las Vegas wedding, keep in mind that most popular and unusual venues and vendors get booked up early, so it is better to do everything in advance.

2017 192

Outsourcing Services to Virtual Staff: Is It Worth It?

Productivityist

Outsourcing was designed primarily as a cost management strategy. Companies that outsource average 40% reduction in the cost of operations which translate to higher savings or increased investments in core functions. Outsourcing works by capitalizing on comparative cost advantages and economies of scale that are available in the region. As a small business owner, you have to manage your costs in order to keep operations funded. Lower your costs.

2015 79

EA BreakThrough Story #1: from Admin Assistant to 6-Figure Work/Life Balance

Executive Assistant Breakthrough

This wasn’t adding up to a great quality of life. Given her reputation, her colleagues were eager to take her up on her offers! But the extra work hours would come at the cost of time for her volunteer work and her writing.

2019 52

Repair or Replace Phone? Here’s Why You Need to Fix That Broken Phone

Dumb Little Man

Complicated psychology coupled with our daily needs plays a part in this costly cycle. We like to think of them as luxuries, particularly when involving substantially costly ones. Our calendars keep us on the right track and our social media apps help us keep up with family and friends as lives get busier and busier. An entire generation is growing up wanting to be YouTubers instead of rock stars. What happens when you drop your cell phone and the screen cracks?

2019 171