2009

Twelve Surprising Uses for Vicks VapoRub - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2009 220

5 Ways to Effectively Manage Your Business for Successful Business Growth

Office Organization Success

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?

2009 201
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You can't convince the unready

Virtual Moxie

My friend, Toni Jo, and I went to an Abraham-Hicks workshop in DC, recently. And while there, I was reminded about something really important—something I've taught in one form or another for the past 12+ years about Attraction

2009 165

Building on your skills

Loosely Speaking

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. Personally, it may be your work out routine that needs some recommitment. Professionally, it's time to review

2009 162

Christine Arylo on self love, success and clutter

Clutter Coach

2009 153

How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers

Professional Assistant Blog

Do you find that some of your co-workers can be extremely annoying, rude or just plain inconsiderate? Do you want to walk over to their cubicle while their talking loudly on the phone and give them a piece of your mind

2009 152

Be Smart About Using the Telephone

Stephanie LH Calahan

16486377 How much time do you lose playing "phone tag?" I can't stand that game! There are things you can do to eliminate that time waster, however. Start Today! It is very rare anymore to actually talk to the person you want to reach

2009 212

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WinWeb Launches WinWeb TV – Free Small & Home Business Videos

The Small Business Blog

winweb-2009-11-19_22-52-11.jpg. 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

2009 160

Five Ways to Handle Being Personally Attacked at Work

On The Job

"Excuse me, Brianna, but I was reviewing this report and it looks like there's an error in the numbers. I need you to look them over and see what you can find so I can go ahead and submit this to the client today." "Gee, Gee, Jennifer, I doubt there are errors, but I'll look it over. I know that you can't add more than two numbers together unless you've got a calculator nearby." Uh.whatever. Just let me know what you find, because the boss wants an update." "Oh, Oh, I'm sure he does.

2009 159

On the job tips for new Admins.

Laughing all the Way to Work

I started this blog to share the knowledge I had picked up over the years either from other administrative assistants, my bosses or from trial and error. Here are my top six things I would recommend you do well: Write it down

2009 132

39 Ways to Live, and Not Merely Exist - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2009 220

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

Office Organization Success

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.

2009 192

31 Days of Wishes

Virtual Moxie

I hesitated to write about this today—concerned, I guess, that it didn't really fall into the purview of a "usual" VM post. And then I thought about it, and got over myself. Sometimes you have to give yourself a swift kick in the pants

2009 160

Arizona Virtual Assistants Retreat

Loosely Speaking

The first ever VA retreat here in Arizona is set for Friday August 28 – Sunday August 30 in Phoenix. If you're a VA in the area interested in participating, drop me a line at ktcosmos at looseends dot net and I'll send you the

2009 122

Tricks to Motivate You

Clutter Coach

2009 100

Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One?

Professional Assistant Blog

Does your department have an administrative procedures manual? Do you find that your staff are not being consistent with their memos, e-mails, the way they answer the phone, etc.? I worked in quite a few firms, small and large

2009 125

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

Stephanie LH Calahan

"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!" Dawn was exasperated and frustrated. To do lists are great, but only if they work

2009 203

Frustrated by a micromanager? Use this proven advice

Office Dynamics

Today's blog entry is from my Monday Motivator™ that was sent to over 5,000 readers this morning. I felt it was important to also share this information here for my blog readers. Some time ago, one of our readers asked my advice on how I would handle a micromanager – which, as we all know, can be a supervisor or a colleague you’re working with on a project. Micromanagers have their good and not-so-good points.

2009 165

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

The Small Business Blog

WinWeb's One-Stop-Shop Business Services For Freelancers, Home Business & Small Office. by Stefan Töpfer on Jun 10, 2009. WinWeb_Home_Small_Business_Virtual_Assistant_Outsourcing_Services_VA.jpg. So far we have provided tools

2009 158

Secrets Revealed: What They're Really Looking at When You're a New Employee

On The Job

It's your first day at a new job. Everything seems to be going well, but then. ominous music).then then you eat a doughnut at your desk. You can feel the change in the atmosphere. People try to hide their shocked expressions, but you see them anyway. A few pitying looks are cast into your cubicle, even a few smirks. Suddenly, your Dunkin' Donuts chocolate cake doughnut tastes like sawdust in your mouth.

2009 143

Do you like what you do?

Laughing all the Way to Work

CONFUSCIUS SAID, “Love what you do and you will never work a day in your life.” How true that is! Here are some ways I have found to enjoy what I do: 1. INTERVIEW WELL Make it a conversation. You are interviewing them too so ask

2009 132

47 Ways to Fine Tune Your Brain - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2009 219

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?

2009 184

Help get hugs and money delivered around the world

Virtual Moxie

I'm interrupting our regularly scheduled Bit O'Moxie to share an event I'm super passionate about. It's a shameless plug, really…because I'm hoping that in introducing you to it, you'll become passionate about it, too, and will join me

2009 159

Managing the growth of your VA practice

Loosely Speaking

Virtual Assistants in practice for a number of years usually reach a crossroads when their client load begins to challenge their energy and time limits. In talking with veterans in the industry, most eventually remodel their business

2009 100

Top Ten Reasons that Getting Organized Brings Happiness

Clutter Coach

2009 100

Make No Mistakes With Meeting Request Attachments in Outlook 2007

Professional Assistant Blog

You sent a meeting request to a bunch of people. Your boss calls you up and tells you that you need to add an agenda to this meeting, but you don't want everyone to get the meeting request again and have to accept/decline it

2007 122

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

Stephanie LH Calahan

One item frequently purchased at this time of year is a calendar or planner for the upcoming year. But, what is the right kind of planner to use? Some say the traditional paper planner is the best, while others swear by their

Supporting Multiple Managers

Office Dynamics

While administrative professionals typically support between four and six people, some assistants manage up to 35 people in a department. They support these individuals with everything from computer work to assistance on major projects. This trend is likely to continue. As overwhelming as this might seem, today’s office professional can direct the flow of work and gain a sense of control by using creative methods. Except for time-critical projects, do the senior manager’s work first.

2009 165

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

The Small Business Blog

On my blog I often talk about not spending money, bootstrapping and cash-flow planning. However a recession can be a excellent time to spend money too, providing you have the cash to spend - here are some tips on how to spend & save at

2009 148

Is Your Career in Jeopardy Because of Your Weight?

On The Job

As Congress debates health care reform, it's worth noting that employers are already taking steps to bring down their health care costs, whether it's setting up wellness programs for workers -- or requiring employees who have certain

2009 135

Does Your Website Content Build Relationships?

Make or Break Moments

One of the primary services of my company AllWrite Ink is providing content for websites that connects with the reader. I always find it interesting that most website content focuses on the company; their history, their products and

2009 127

12 Tricks Your Brain is Playing on You - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2009 219

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.

2009 180

Are you open? To what?

Virtual Moxie

I've started working at least one day a week outside my usual work environment. I find that when I'm elsewhere, where the phone doesn't interrupt me, and the cats don't want to be cuddled, I can be exceedingly productive

2009 153

Please Mind Your Manners

Loosely Speaking

Please bear with this veteran VA while she spouts off on some assaults on common courtesy she's noted of late. Lots of us who work in home offices find we have far fewer opportunities to attend meetings in public places these days

2009 100

Containment

Clutter Coach

2009 100