Sat.Jul 25, 2015 - Fri.Jul 31, 2015

Are You Afraid Of Becoming A Leader? 5 Simple Ways To Overcome Your Fear

Dumb Little Man

Being a leader is definitely not an easy job. But this does not mean that you are allowed to sit back and avoid any kind of responsibilities. On the contrary, it is always good to take initiative and get out of the comfort zone. However, most people have unconscious fears that stop them from taking steps forward. Below, there are some aspects that should be overcome by everyone who wants more out of life; then, you could also read some pieces of advice on how to become bolder.

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Running a More Efficient and Greener Business

Eco-Office Gals

. Running a more efficient and greener business comes with numerous benefits. Being aware of your environmental impact as a business and putting in adequate effort to reduce it can help reduce costs and increase your appeal to a consumer market that is more environmentally arware than ever. Running a greener business today is one way to pull ahead of rivals regardless of sector. Here is a look at some steps you can take to ensure you are running a more efficient and greener business.

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Booking business travel: is there an app for that?

Practically Perfect PA

Booking business travel can be a lengthy process. There is a pressure to get the best deal on better seats and this can become time consuming as you wade through the hundreds of times, airlines and dates. Apps are taking advantage of this user fatigue by aiming to make booking travel a simple and quick process. At the same time, they are able to make the most of the rising number of mobile users. But are apps the way forward in business travel today?

2015 155

The Etsy Economy

Small Business Labs

Craft marketplace Etsy recently released a new report called Building an Etsy Economy: The New Face of Creative Entrepreneurship. The report is based on a survey of 4000 Etsy sellers. The key findings include: The vast majority of Etsy sellers, 86%, are women. This is much higher share of women ownership than either employer businesses (about 33% women owned) or independent workers (about 50% are women). According to the report the sellers also skew young with many below the age of 35.

2015 152

9 Things You Must Stop Doing Now If You Want To Live Free In A World That Can Bind You Up

Dumb Little Man

Most people want to be free to do what they like when they like. Unfortunately, this never becomes a reality for a whole host of reasons that always seem sensible at the time. We live in a world that makes it tough to be free or should I say, that the way we go about living in this abundant world causes us to long for freedom but never truly achieve it. If you are determined to live free then realize it is possible and here are a few ideas to you must stop doing in order to make it a reality.

2015 208

Reach For Consensus Before Walking Away

Virtual Moxie

Jermaine wrote: I've been talking with a client, and am excited that we want to work together. I sent him my client agreement, only to find that when he read it, he didn't want to sign it. Instead, he wanted me to sign his, but they're both very different. I'm at a loss about this, Anastacia. What's the moxie thing to do? I'm guessing it's to put my foot down and tell him that if he wants to use his, I won't work with him? Why would I want to work with a control freak?

2015 146

The Importance Of Handling “Done”

Simple Productivity Blog

So you've done a project, wrapped it all up, delivered it. Now what? In July we are going to look at projects: how to pick what to do, how to get started, how to move forward consistently, how to fix stalled projects, and what to do after you finish a project. Today we look at what you need to do after the project is done and the importance of handling "done". The post The Importance Of Handling “Done” appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog.

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5 steps to regaining confidence

Dumb Little Man

Confidence is part of the human soul that affects us all. There are two primary aspects of life that can affect confidence: Number 1: Our own personal experiences. For example, I can remember my earliest experience of losing confidence when I was aged 10, and I missed a penalty at a soccer match. It left me upset, unable to face people at the game, my team mates and their parents.

Top 5 Tips for Startup Marketing

The Small Business Blog

Attracting customers is one of the top challenges for startup businesses, especially if you do not have any marketing background yourself. However, the principles of marketing are common sense and can get you a long way without excessive expenditure. Know Yourself Time spent on working out what makes your product or service special (its… Read the full article here: Top 5 Tips for Startup Marketing on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Top 5 Tips business startup Marketing/PR Top

2015 172

Declutter the Digital

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2008-01-17 12:27:59. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Rule of thumb: it’s easier to organize things when there are fewer of them. How often do you look through a folder or collection of digital photographs and find only a handful that you want to show to anyone? The rest are too dark, out of focus, more versions of the same thing, make you look fat, or you have no idea why you even took them.

2015 118

Under construction…

Simple Productivity Blog

This site is currently under construction…please check back later, or mosey over to SimpleProductivityBlog.com and watch for announcements. . Image by Per Gosche. Licensed under Creative Commons. No changes made. The post Under construction… appeared first on Whole Life Productivity. Site Information

2015 118

Should You Friend Your Boss On Facebook?

Dumb Little Man

“Do I friend my boss on Facebook or not?” – that is the question that many working people ask themselves today. You may drink coffee together in the mornings, go to lunch, exchange presents on birthday and ask each other for advice, but you still don’t hurry to send a friend request on Facebook. Regardless of how many professional opportunities social networks give us, people still use them mainly for exchanging personal information and keeping in touch with friends and family.

2015 185

Top 5 Tips for Startup Marketing

The Small Business Blog

Attracting customers is one of the top challenges for startup businesses, especially if you do not have any marketing background yourself. However, the principles of marketing are common sense and can get you a long way without excessive expenditure. Know Yourself Time spent on working out what makes your product or service special (its… Read the full article here: Top 5 Tips for Startup Marketing on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Top 5 Tips business startup Marketing/PR

2015 171

Is it Time for a Coach?

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. We all arrive at a business crossroads at some point. We need to choose a direction in which to proceed, but right now, we feel stuck somewhere in the middle. Perhaps it’s time to seek outside support to help move you ahead. If any of the following statements sound like you, it is time to hire a coach. I’m stuck. My business has been moving along for the past few years, but I feel like I’m in a rut, doing the same old things the same old way.

2015 109

Analysis: Honesty Can Backfire in a Performance Review

On The Job

When can telling the truth be counter-productive? During a performance evaluation. In a recent analysis by Ivan Marinovic of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, it was found that honest appraisals actually boost costs and cut profits because they increase the chances of erratic efforts that people put into their jobs. Marinovic came to this conclusion after building a model that treats a job as a sort of game tournament, using employee competitiveness to drive results.

2015 154

Benefits of Having God

Dumb Little Man

How it pays to have faith in God, religion or the associated paraphernalia (let me call it ‘it’ for the remaining part)? • ‘It’ frees up time, energy and motivation since you’ve offloaded a part of your mental baggage to a third party vendor. This saved time can be reinvested in something productive or interesting. • ‘It’ helps you to uphold your self-confidence that you’ll be protected, no matter what comes in your way. • ‘It’ helps coping up with critical life and death situations.

2015 178

Steady Growth for British Online Retail

The Small Business Blog

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics last week show that British online sales increased by 11.4 % in June 2015, compared to the same time last year. The value of sales made online in June 2015 increased by 1.4 % compared with May 2015 and accounted for 12.4 % of all retail sales.… … Read the full article here: Steady Growth for British Online Retail on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Business News news Office for National Statistics retail

2015 156

Is Ask a Noun?

Daily Writing Tips

A reader questions the use of ask as a noun: “The ask was unreasonable.”. “I I realize it’s a big ask, but I’m hoping you can do it.”. In these examples, “ask” seems to be a synonym for “request.” Merriam-Webster says “ask” is a verb, but increasingly I hear it used as a noun. Is this use of “ask” increasingly prominent? Is it appropriate?

2015 86

5 Signs Employees are Thinking About Leaving -- and What to Do About It

On The Job

Managers know that disengaged workers are a problem, but they may not realize the truly big impact such workers have on the bottom line — and how much better engaged workers perform. For example, disengaged workers cost their organizations an average of $3,400 every year for every $10,000 in annual salary, according to statistics from McLean & Co.

2015 139

7 Rituals to Help You Move Heaven and Earth

Dumb Little Man

The things that we do to help ourselves only have ongoing positive effects if we make them into habits. Positive change is even more profound and more permanent when those habits become rituals. What is the difference between a habit and a ritual? A habit is simply something that you do on a regular basis without the need to force yourself to do so.

2015 172

Deadline For Shell LiveWire Award Coming Up

The Small Business Blog

Tomorrow, Friday 31 July 2015 is the closing date for the Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Programme Award. By 2050, our planet could be home to more than 9 billion people with 75% living in cities. Ensuring sufficient supply of resources will pose considerable challenges and at the same time present opportunities for the next generation… Read the full article here: Deadline For Shell LiveWire Award Coming Up on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Business News LiveWIRE Award Shell

2015 144

10 Misspelled Words That Get Me Down

Daily Writing Tips

NOTE: Any spell-check program ought to catch most of these for you. However, the wisest course is to master them yourself. For fun, I did a search for the incorrect version of nine of the ten. I didn’t bother with Number 7 because both its and it’s are valid spellings. The number of hits for the misspellings is shown in parentheses. Some refer to intentional misspellings on English sites like this one, but not all. argument. (“arguement” 730,000).

2015 86

How Potential Leaders Get Overlooked -- and What to Do About It

On The Job

In the workplace, it’s those who are outgoing, ambitious, dependable and intelligent who rise through the ranks and assume leadership positions. But are we missing something? Could it be that organizations are overlooking the truly exceptional leadership talent in their ranks that are critical to scaling a business ? Scott Edinger thinks so.

2015 133

Ancient Productivity Advice That Is Relevant Today (Part I)

Productivityist

“It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it.” – Seneca. It’s easy to think that productivity advice is a new concept, but it’s not. Seneca, a Roman author and philosopher wrote advice to his peers 2,000 years ago. His suggestions are still valuable today. They work because they are time tested nuggets of wisdom anyone can apply. Here are four lessons from Seneca that you can use right now: 1. Guard your time.

2015 85

Steady Growth for British Online Retail

The Small Business Blog

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics last week show that British online sales increased by 11.4 % in June 2015, compared to the same time last year. The value of sales made online in June 2015 increased by 1.4 % compared with May 2015 and accounted for 12.4 % of all retail sales.… … Read the full article here: Steady Growth for British Online Retail on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Business News news Office for National Statistics retail

2015 128

Comment, Suggestion, and Feedback

Daily Writing Tips

A reader asks about these three words: I was wondering about the differences between comment , suggestion , and feedback. They often seem to be used interchangeably. I would like to know how to use each word appropriately in different contexts. . Here are the relevant definitions of these words in the context of social media: comment noun : a remark or criticism on or upon anything. suggestion noun : an idea or thought suggested, a proposal.

2015 75

Make This Week Your Best Week Ever!

Office Dynamics

Hello Monday Motivators! I was very fortunate to host a webinar earlier this month with the amazing Adam Timm. Adam was a 9-1-1 dispatcher for the Los Angeles Police Department. He suffered for years with chronic tension headaches, ulcers and a bad attitude. He finally found a way out of his madness into a purposeful life. Adam provided several useful tips for our webinar audience and I’d like to share some of them with you. These are tips and advice that really stood out for me.

2015 108

Before and After – Or How To Lose Weight by Running

Brilliantly Better

During the last 4 years I lost 18 kilos and I went from not being able to run more than 300 meters to running (and … The post Before and After – Or How To Lose Weight by Running appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

2015 74

Deadline For Shell LiveWire Award Coming Up

The Small Business Blog

Tomorrow, Friday 31 July 2015 is the closing date for the Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Programme Award. By 2050, our planet could be home to more than 9 billion people with 75% living in cities. Ensuring sufficient supply of resources will pose considerable challenges and at the same time present opportunities for the next generation… Read the full article here: Deadline For Shell LiveWire Award Coming Up on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Business News LiveWIRE Award Shell

2015 103

Chalk It Up

Daily Writing Tips

Having read the post about the expression chock-full , a reader asks, Could you also clarify and explain the origins of “chalk it up.” I’ve also seen “chock it up” which I assume is an error. I’ve also heard “chop it up” in the same context. The expression “chalk it up” is one of several English idioms that contain the word chalk. The noun chalk , denoting “an opaque white soft earthy limestone,” has been in the language since the 10th century.

2015 75

Are you writing the wrong words?

Men With Pens

Click here to read the full article →Another rocking post from Men With Pens! Are you writing the wrong words? first appeared on Men With Pens Copyright 2006 — 2015, All Rights. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Better Writing

2015 68

Knowing your Rights as a Contract Worker

Small Business CEO

Although the law is fairly clear on the standards that employees should expect in the workplace, the situation for contract workers can be a lot more confusing, with some assuming that they have no rights at all. In fact, there are a number of laws in place aimed at providing you with safe working conditions, and if something goes wrong because one of them is breached, you could well be entitled to take action.

2015 84

Raining Death and Destruction

Daily Writing Tips

This week I received an email that contained the phrase “reigning death and destruction on innocent people.” Naturally, I was moved to do a web search to see if other writers were misspelling the phrase “raining death and destruction.”. Here is some evidence that some are: INCORRECT: Civil liberties are suppressed for our own good, and patriotism means going along with lawless governments, reigning death and destruction on defenseless nations for imperial, not noble, reasons.—Political

2015 72

Prop, Props, and Props To

Daily Writing Tips

Facebook postings often educate me in current usage. A recent discovery comes from this comment about a television show called Shark Tank : Georges’ caring nature steals the show and the hearts of the judges. It goes to show that character can never be undervalued or underestimated…Props to Paul Mitchell cofounder John Paul DeJoria for recognizing that. I was familiar with props as a shortening of several different English words, but this usage left me bewildered.

2015 72

Anyone and Everyone Are Welcome

Daily Writing Tips

A reader asks for clarification regarding the use of the phrase “anyone and everyone” in such sentences as these: Everyone knows they love to talk on the phone to anyone and everyone. Anyone and everyone is [sic] to speak to you on the phone. You will speak to anyone and everyone who might listen. Anyone means “an individual person”: “I will give a free book to anyone in the audience who can solve this problem.”

2015 71

Things you Need When you Start your First Business

Small Business CEO

Starting your first business is an exciting time. Being your own boss, taking crucial decisions, and creating a vision for your new venture is something you will learn to truly appreciate as your business grows. However, breaking out with a new business is certainly not easy, so here are some tips to guide you on your first business journey. Do you have a plan? You may have a brilliant business idea, but do you have plan ? You need to know how you are going to achieve your idea.

2015 82

These are The Reasons Small Businesses Should Consider IT Consultation

Small Business CEO

You may think that IT support is something that only big businesses need. They are the ones with all of the big computer systems and they are more likely to be the ones to have problems since they have so many different people working in one place. However, if that is your personal train of thought then you are on the wrong track. Unless you know all that there is to possibly know about information technology and can fix problems without calling a tech, then you too may need an IT Consultant.

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