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    World's 5 Best Business Travel Tips

    World's 5 Best Business Travel Tips
    Whether traveling for business is an everyday occurrence, an occasional hindrance, or a lifelong dream, all business travelers can agree that if your job calls for travel, then being an efficient traveler is a must. We’ve got the five tips that will make your time en-route more productive and less stressful. #1 Know Which Airlines Offer Premium Economy Why? Because if ...
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    Debunking Six Social Media Myths

    Debunking Six Social Media Myths
    For companies, resistance to social media is futile. Millions of people are creating content for the social Web. Your competitors are already there. Your customers have been there for a long time. If your business isn't putting itself out there, it ought to be. But before you take the plunge, bear in mind the many myths that surround social media. 1. ...
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    Fight or Flight? Dealing with a Difficult Colleague!

    Fight or Flight? Dealing with a Difficult Colleague!
    Have you had or are in a situation where your colleague is making your life miserable? I have been in these types of jobs a few times in the past and let me tell you, it’s no laughing matter. A reader recently asked me this question: Saw your web page and felt that I want your take on my situation. First ...
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    PC Stress Busters: Word Shortcuts

    PC Stress Busters: Word Shortcuts
    Take the stress out of formatting and make Word work how you want it to, as well as reducing the risk of losing work if your system crashes due to a power failure. Watermarks. If you want to insert words such as Draft across every page, go to the Format menu| Background, Printed Watermark and complete the dialogue box as appropriate. ...
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    6 Ways to Ask for a Summer Vacation

    6 Ways to Ask for a Summer Vacation
    Feel like the four dreary walls of your cubicle are closing in on you? Time for a summer break! Whether it's a relaxing cruise, an exotic island getaway, or a sandy beach adventure, it's high time you got out of that lifeless cubicle and away from the dreariness of your nine-to-five office life. Worried your workload will keep you from some ...
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    8 Sites to Help Businesses Network

    8 Sites to Help Businesses Network
    Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter are at the top of the list when it comes to business networking, but we've found a few that specifically help out businesses trying to gain a foothold in the online marketing space. Here are 8 of our favorite contenders: 1. AdminSecret's Network: Share ideas, join groups, publish content and promote your business on AdminSecret's own network. ...
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    Website Maintenance Musts

    Website Maintenance Musts
    Recently, I was at the car dealership watching the mechanic work on my car, and suddenly a thought struck me: How many online business owners regularly check under the hood to make sure theirs websites are running smoothly? And even if you do perform frequent check-ups on your website, are you sure you're giving it a really thorough once-over? About once ...
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    Is Chaos The Norm In Your Workplace?

    Is Chaos The Norm In Your Workplace?
    In many ways, it is your job to be the calm in the middle of a storm. While the entire workplace may be in chaos, it’s up to the admin to know who needs to be where and when, locate all the necessary files and direct office communication. Needless to say, managing this chaos can be a challenge. Jennifer at Tips ...
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    Strategies for Booking Hotels on a Budget

    Strategies for Booking Hotels on a Budget
    NEW YORK — When the economy was booming, many hotel companies began building new properties. Some of those are opening now, resulting in a 2.5% increase in hotel room supply this year, just as demand is dropping by around 1% or more, according to Jan Freitag of Smith Travel Research. "We're going to see a substantial decline in occupancy this year," ...
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    Too Many Applications?

    Too Many Applications?
    Do you have too many applications open on your computer? Have you passed by a co-worker's desk and noticed that they have 20 different things running all at once? Believe it or not, this can lower productivity. You actually end up thinking that you are working harder, yet you are reducing your productivity by about 30%. That's quite a bit of ...
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    Is Amtrak a Viable Solution for Business Travelers?

    Is Amtrak a Viable Solution for Business Travelers?
    With rising fuel costs and concerns about my carbon footprint, I decided to take the train on a recent business trip. Although I've often used high speed trains in Europe and Japan, riding the rails in America outside the Northeast corridor promised a new adventure. When visiting the East Coast I often use Amtrak to traverse the Northeast corridor between ...
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    I Cut Office Costs by $500 Per Month

    I Cut Office Costs by $500 Per Month
    Learn how one business saved this amount each month by cutting back on non-essentials. Your business can use these methods to decrease expenses, too. There's no escaping it: The economy is officially dismal. Many companies are being forced to increase sales and/or decrease costs in order to remain competitive or, in some cases, survive. That's why we decided to do ...
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    AdminSecret's Laptop Buying Guide

    AdminSecret's Laptop Buying Guide
    Over the last few years, laptops have become powerful, portable, and inexpensive enough that it's easy to get by without a desktop machine. As laptops have become more of a default than a luxury, the range of features, models, and prices has expanded greatly. Sorting through all those options isn't always easy, but these 10 rules for laptop buying should help ...
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    Airline Cutbacks Ripple Across the U.S.

    Airline Cutbacks Ripple Across the U.S.
    Use the interactive map to locate the changes in your area. Airline cutbacks: About this graphic USA TODAY analyzed domestic airline schedule data from OAG — Official Airline Guide for October 2008. The data reflects what airlines had reported to OAG regarding their October schedules as of June 9. The analysis examined domestic schedules because that's where airlines are making the ...
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    Snacking At Work? Healthy Or Junk?

    Snacking At Work? Healthy Or Junk?
    Do you snack at the office? Do you bring your own food or do you run down to the vending machine/convenience store to get something? Studies have shown that people start to gain weight on a slow, but regular basis because of this alarming trend. You think to yourself, "It's just one bag of chips" or "It's just one chocolate bar" ...
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    All Aboard: Booking Trains for Business Travel

    All Aboard: Booking Trains for Business Travel
    Need to be productive en route? Take the train. On most Amtrak routes, four people can spread out at a table, use their cell phones, and actually do some work. Amtrak All routes have business-class cars and participate in an awards program, and most have cell phone-free cars. The Boston-to-Washington, D.C., Acela Express is geared specifically for the business traveler, with ...
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    Tips to Stop Work From Taking Over Your Life

    Tips to Stop Work From Taking Over Your Life
    Many work/life coaches glibly assert that administrative professionals must be responsible for achieving their own balance in the face of ever-increasing demands -- from 9 to 5 and beyond. But given their spot in the org chart, admins often feel compelled to sacrifice too much for their jobs. “It’s a partnership, but management has the bigger responsibility for admins’ work/life balance, ...
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    Business Gifts That Cost Less but Mean More

    Business Gifts That Cost Less but Mean More
    Don't have the budget to go all out this year? Here a few creative ideas. It's that time of year when the gift baskets and candy boxes begin arriving almost daily. But what if you don't have the funds to send out your normal high-priced holiday gifts to employees and valued customers and staff? Not to worry. These 9 budget-conscious ideas ...
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    How to Throw an Awesome Office Birthday Party

    How to Throw an Awesome Office Birthday Party
    My first glimpse of an office birthday party was via the movie Office Space, when the corporate drones stand awkwardly around the cake and sing “Happy Birthday” to their boss in monotone voices. Flash forward seven years: the first company I worked for as a recent college grad had its monthly birthday celebration, and I had an overwhelming sense of déjà ...
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    Shopping Tips for Holiday Business Gifts

    Shopping Tips for Holiday Business Gifts
    Shop smart for employees and valued customers this holiday season with these guidelines from a gift-giving expert. With the holidays fast approaching - and the number of shopping days quickly disappearing - it's time to start thinking about what you're going to give your staff and customers to show your appreciation for their hard work and continued business. But before you ...
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