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    Beware Admins! Warning Signs of a Toxic Boss

    Beware Admins!  Warning Signs of a Toxic Boss
    We've all heard stories about the nightmare of working for a toxic boss. Some of us have even had the unique displeasure of doing so ourselves. Red flags to such behavior often appear as early as the interview process. We've compiled 10 warning signs of a toxic boss. Watch for them in the interview and you might be able to avoid ...
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    Office Exercises: Stretching

    Office Exercises: Stretching
    About Stretching Exercises Stretching exercises are thought to give you more freedom of movement to do the things you need to do and the things you like to do. Stretching exercises alone will not improve your endurance or strength. How Much, How Often? Stretch after you do your regularly scheduled strength and endurance exercises. If you can't do endurance or strength ...
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    Workplace Friendships: Asset or Liability?

    Workplace Friendships: Asset or Liability?
    Few would dispute the power that a true friendship has to enrich our lives. But what role should friendship play in the workplace? Is it smarter to keep your personal and professional lives separate or to purposely seek out and cultivate friendships on the job? The Pros and Cons Dr. Jan Yager, author of Friendshifts: The Power of Friendship and How ...
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    Keeping Your Email Box Organized & Ready for Business

    Learning how to get the most organization from your email software is very likely the most important skill you can learn to conduct a successful online home business. There are three primary email applications on the market that folks use to manage their incoming POP3 email. Those three are: -Microsoft Outlook Express -Eudora -Netscape Mail In order to get the most ...
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    MS Powerpoint

    MS Powerpoint
    Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 enables users to quickly create high-impact, dynamic presentations, while integrating workflow and ways to easily share information. From the Microsoft Office Fluent user interface to the new graphics and formatting capabilities, Office PowerPoint 2007 puts the control in your hands to create great-looking presentations. Tops Tips & Shortcuts for PowerPoint Presentations The Possibilities of PowerPoint Get the ...
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    Resolve Office Conflicts

    Resolve Office Conflicts
    When the going gets tough, your coworkers can be the first to get on your last nerve. Whether it's due to on-the-job pressures, stress at home, familiarity or just proximity, when you're feeling hot under the collar, it's often your coworkers who wind up feeling the heat - whether they actually deserve it or not. So the next time you're ready ...
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    Microsoft Word Tips

    If you have ever used a computer, chances are you have also used Microsoft Word to create documents for work, school or life. Word makes it easy for anyone to quickly create, edit and share professional looking documents. Here are a few tips to help you get exactly what you need or want using Microsoft Word. Working on Two Separate Document ...
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    Five Time Saving Microsoft Word Tips

    Five Time Saving Microsoft Word Tips
    Most Microsoft Word users spend over an hour a week completing tasks that could be accomplished virtually instantly by applying tools which are built into Word. This is either because they do not know that these tools exist or they have had no training in how to use them. Many of these features are very simple to use, and after some ...
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    5 Deadly Marketing Mistakes

    5 Deadly Marketing Mistakes
    In my book, Kick-ass Copywriting in 10 Easy Steps, I teach small and mid-size business owners who can't afford to hire professional copywriters how to write effective copy that will bring the results from their marketing efforts that they want and need. However, just as there are steps you must take to write great copy, there are also mistakes you can ...
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    Adobe Apps One (Acrobat & Dreamweaver)

    Adobe Apps One (Acrobat & Dreamweaver)
    The Adobe family's line of products includes the Acrobat Reader Line as well as Dreamweaver. Acrobat allows users to combine and share documents, create electronic forms, streamline document reviews, protect sensitive information, convert documents to PDF, edit PDF documents, and save these into Microsoft Word. Quickly and easily design, develop, and maintain websites and web applications — from start to finish ...
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    Trade Show Survival Strategies

    Trade Show Survival Strategies
    Much has been written about preparing for trade shows where you will be an exhibitor, but since most small business owners will be visiting booths at least as often as they’ll be hosting them, here are a few tips to help you make the most of those occasions. Some are more obvious than others, but sometimes the simplest ideas can be ...
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    Going Green in the Office

    Going Green in the Office
    How green is your office? Do you regularly practice the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle? Listed below are ten strategies for reducing your office’s environmental footprint. How many of these do you do on a regular basis? h4. Saving Paper -Use recycled paper products. -Before you click on that Print button, ask yourself if you really need a hard copy. ...
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    February Is “Archive Your Files” Month

    February Is “Archive Your Files” Month
    It seems that you’ve just got used to it being a new year, and here it is February, and time to archive your files! Why archive your files? Quite simply, because if you don’t, your filing cabinet will become overfilled, and you’ll have trouble locating needed documents and finding room for new ones. When your filing system is inconvenient to use, ...
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    Ten Tips for Starting and Staying in Business

    Ten Tips for Starting and Staying in Business
    Copyright © 2004-2008 by Kelly Poelker. All rights reserved. Starting a new business is such an exciting time in life. You’ve got an idea for a product or service that you know will be a success. All you’ve got to do is make it happen. Follow these tips and you’ll be well on your way to entrepreneurship. 1. Find your passion ...
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    ‘Tis the Season: Dos and Don’ts of Holiday Party Etiquette

    ‘Tis the Season: Dos and Don’ts of Holiday Party Etiquette
    Whether it’s a company bash, a family gathering or a personal, after-hours shindig, it’s undeniably holiday party season. You might be gearing up for a whole slew of functions, or perhaps just one, but be sure not to leave without considering what behavior is appropriate for each. How to Dress Hostess Gifts Your Plus-One Food & Drink What to Talk ...
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    Admin/Support Communication Tips

    Admin/Support Communication Tips
    The most successful admins network, speak clearly and write effectively. So now it's time for the master class to attain a higher level of communication expertise. These tips will guide you. h4. *Manage the Message* Regardless of the situation, always communicate with respect, advises Ronnie Moore, author of Why Did I Say That? Communicating to Keep Your Credibility, Your Cool and ...
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    This, Not That: HEALTHY Office Snacks to Order for the Breakroom

    This, Not That: HEALTHY Office Snacks to Order for the Breakroom
    Sometimes, I dream about planting an apple tree in my office lobby, so everyone could grab a nutritious treat without leaving the building. Alas, something about "building code" won’t allow it. More and more doctors and nutritionists hammer into us to eat little to no processed foods and focus on "whole foods." Processed foods have too much salt and killer fats. ...
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    How to Make Your Cubicle Not Feel Like a Chokehold

    How to Make Your Cubicle Not Feel Like a Chokehold
    For many otherwise happy workers, the cubicle is the bane of modern work life. Although cubicles give the illusion of privacy, those little walls are easily penetrated by your cube mates' incessant sounds and conversations. Not only is a lack of cube etiquette a problem, but spending most of your workday sitting can also make you feel like your muscles have ...
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    How I Got a Grip on My Workweek

    How I Got a Grip on My Workweek
    The goal: 10 extra hours in my week. The plan of attack: none. That's pretty much where I was when Marian Bateman, a productivity coach with the David Allen Co., walked into my office. As executive editor at BusinessWeek, I'm responsible for getting the print edition into your hands each week, and I spend a lot of hours doing it. Just ...
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    Book It: The Best Hotels for Business Travel

    Book It: The Best Hotels for Business Travel
    With some budget hotels offering free in-room Wi-Fi, ergonomic work spaces, high-thread-count linens and rewards programs, you might want to consider trading down, at least for short trips. In any price range, Expedia, Travelocity, and Orbitz can be good places to start. Hotels.com finds rates on more than 70,000 properties worldwide; Priceline lets you request particular hotels. The reviews at Trip­Advisor.com ...
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