Monday, December 7, 2009

Woke up to 2"(ish) inches o' snow on ground, another 2"(ish) coming today and 10-13" coming TUE/WED. Calgon, take me away ...

Friday, December 4, 2009

Did I mention how much I love Hootsuite?!! LOL
If there's 1 thing I've come 2 appreciate, it's down time. Used 2 worry when biz slowed down. Now I know it's just the calm b4 the storm. =)

Monday, November 16, 2009

"Twitter Definitely Ditching 'Suggested Users List'"
"Sustainable Tips to Save Small Business Owners Money"
"Intuit launches Customer Manager, a CRM tool targeted at small businesses"
"An Entrepreneur's Quick Guide to Closing Online Sales"
"The intricacies of a Facebook fan page"
"Ask an Expert: Focus on Facebook to boost business"

Friday, November 13, 2009

"Twitter Co-Founder Says Company Has More Products In Works"
"How To Increase Your Focus and Target Twitter Followers (Part 2)"
"5 tips for fixing your Facebook page"
"LinkedIn, Twitter alliance comes with pitfalls"
"Entrepreneurial Tightrope: It's time to measure your priorities"
"How to Avoid the ‘Bah Humbug’ Spirit from Consumers this Holiday Season"
"How Twitter is Changing the Face of Media"
"How to make business travel manageable"
"Would Spam Exist if the Internet Wasn’t Free?"
"10 Important Tips for Choosing your Web Hosting Provider"

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

"How Can A Virtual Assistant Help Me With My Bookkeeping Virtually?" (Great article by Linda Siniscal)
"Cybersecurity Awareness Month Part IV"
"10 Things to Do Before Launching Your Blog"
"Skype for Business too risky?"
"How Can I Use A Virtual Assistant To Benefit My Business?"
"How Strong Are Your Business Finances? Can You Pass the 3 to 6 Test?"
"Yahoo To Launch Real Time Search, Too"
"Obama Looks To Expand Small Business Funding"
"Google Launches Social Search"

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

"What to Look for in an Assistant"
"Microsoft to Open Outlook .PST Format"
"Home Based Businesses on the Rise"
"Five Killer Press Release Tips for Small Businesses"
"Facebook's 'share' buttons: Now with numbers"
"Social Media Marketing Basics" (Great article by IVAA VP, Jeannine Clontz)
"Facebook updates home page, irks users (again)"
"It's Official: Google & Twitter Join For Real-Time Search"
"Constant Contact Launches First Event Marketing Tool Designed Specifically for Small Businesses and Organizations"

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

"When to use Twitter instead of e-mail"
"Obama Said to Offer Banks Capital to Lend to Small Businesses"
"Learning To Say No – Confessions Of A Small Business Yes Man"
"A Small Business Guide to Social Media"
"Update: Is Microsoft Poised to Integrate Twitter Into Bing?"
"Avoid Cons and Frauds When Advertising Online"
"How to Market an Offline Event Online"
"10 steps to your own business"
"Time Off: Do Small Business Owners Get Any?"
"Twitter CEO Focused on Improving Product, Not Finding Revenue"

Monday, October 19, 2009

"Web giants Facebook, Amazon, Twitter join support for net neutrality"
"Giving Away Privacy By Sharing Online?"
"8 things to know when swine flu hits the business"
"Dell Launches Windows 7 Migration Services"
"Google Expands 'Gone Google' Campaign"
"Microsoft’s lucky 7? — The business pros and cons of the new Windows"
"Learn how technology, gadgets can help your small business"
"What’s Your Small Business Marketing Hook?"
"Fake security software in millions of computers: Symantec"

Thursday, October 15, 2009

"Facebook applications at risk from attack"
"Taking Control of the Risks"
"10 best WordPress Plugins for ecommerce"
"SBA Launches New Online Training Course: Winning Federal Contracts - A Guide for Women Entrepreneurs"
"Twitter Now Outflanks Facebook In Spam Fight"
"Twitter Growth Slowdown Shows We're Sick Of Shouting"
"Never see a Facebook quiz again"
"5 Tips for Hiring a Social Media Virtual Assistant"
"The Adventures of Vanessa Andruz, Virtual Assistant"
"Skype’s Plan B to Stay in Business: Buy Gizmo5"
"Windows 7 for free"
"Using the Marketing Calculator"

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

"Social Business and Customer Relationship Management"
"18 Ways to Create a Relaxing Home Office Experience"
"The Single Biggest Mistake Small Business Owners Will Make This Year"
"To Fight Online Scammers, Bing Shows Warning Ads"
"Search Engine Optimization - Get An Edge Over Your Competitors!"
"How Strong is Your Business? Can You Pass the 3 to 6 Test?"
"The easy way to write articles"
"I still remember the day I discovered the job classification of Virtual Assistant. ..."
"IVAA Online Summit - 24 sessions, 1 day $60 - ends Sept. 30 - great speakers - a bargain and time saver!"
"How to Promote a New Home Business Blog"
"50 Ways to Save Money in Your Business"
"Providing Businesses With the Support They Need — Virtually" (Interview with IVAA VP, Jeannine Clontz)
"BizBa6 Launches Coaching Program and New Book for Virtual Assistants"

Saturday, September 19, 2009

"Keep your guard up when using Twitter and Facebook"
"Working with Virtual Assistant Companies: Making Relationship Work"
"Facebook to Let Users Log In With Vanity URLs"
"Effective PR for a Small Business on a Budget: Get Online and Get Local!"
"How to Find a Virtual Assistant"
"Things to Consider When Hiring a Virtual Assistant"
"Top 5 Business Blogging Mistakes and How to Avoid Them"
"Google Chrome 3.0 Still Isn't Ready for Business"
"Google Ad Exchange: Open For Business"
"How to Deal with Client Dissatisfaction"

Sunday, September 13, 2009

"Small Business and Morale Problems"
"'Virtual Assistants' in Higher Demand"
"Web Sites Make Outsourcing of Virtual Errands Possible"
"Home Based Businesses Face Hibernation without Business Insurance"
"Web Design – The Click Phenomenon"

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

"New Free Tool to Clean Conficker Once and For All"
"Dell Drives IT Efficiency for Medium and Small Businesses with New Solutions"
"Faster Wireless Standard Making Mark in Home Networking, Says In-Stat"
"14 Freelance design mistakes you might be guilty of"
"Facebook quizzes leak user info"
"Twitter to Generate Revenue as Site Grows Like ‘Gangbusters’"

Thursday, September 3, 2009

"Getting noticed as a freelance journalist (Part One)"
"Companies doing more to cut energy use in office"
"Intellectual Property and Online Strategy"
"10 free tools to help you create online presentations"
"10 Cold Calling Tips"

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

"IBM patents TV remote that updates Twitter, Facebook"
"Google Chrome OS to Feature Single Sign-On for Chrome Browser"
"New Salesforce Contact Manager Edition Makes it Affordable for SMBs to Get In the Cloud"
"Alyssa Gregory and the Virtual Assistant Hub Launch a Virtual Assistant Training, Coaching and Mentoring Club"
"Gmail users suffer through outage"
"Small Business Trademark Issues – The Ultimate Small Business Startup Guide Part 2"
"An Independent Skype Gets Renewed Support, Faces Challenges"
"Useful Resources For Solo Startups"

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

"The Building Blocks of Social Media for Business"

Monday, August 31, 2009

"Multitasking is a Myth"
"New Office 2010 build leaks"
"Small business losing billions in federal work"
"Do You Have A Business Card?"
"10 Awesome Online Tools Your Small Business Should Be Using"

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

"Facebook Tweaks Design, Drops Rounded Corners"
"SBA turns to YouTube"
"VeriSign Launches New Online Resource to Help Companies Transition From Small Business to Big Sales"
"Why Adults Have Fueled Twitter’s Growth" (Very interesting!)
"60 Tips for Getting Started in Your Freelance Writing Career"
"Women in Small Business Exude Optimism"
"Will Twitter-to-Facebook Publishing Make You Tweet Less?"
"Cybercrooks increasingly target small business accounts"
"Top 10 Ways To Increasing Productivity & Better Time Management"
"The anti-Twitter: Woofer requires 1,400-character minimum"
"Top 5 stay-at-home businesses" (includes virtual assistance)
"20 Crucial Tools for Working On-the-Go"
"Twitter Wants To Track Your Clicks"

Monday, August 24, 2009

"Twitter 101: Be Kind to Your Followers"
"10 Ways Offices Can Save on UPS and FedEx Costs"

Sunday, August 23, 2009

"Social networking helps some businesses gain customers"

Saturday, August 22, 2009

"Keep on tweeting in the free world; Twitter denied trademark"
"Will Microsoft stop selling Office over Word woes?"
"How to Go Beyond Your Small Business Blog and Create a Social Media Footprint"

Thursday, August 20, 2009

"A Lawsuit Tries to Get at Hackers Through the Banks They Attack"
"Momprenuers: Working for Mom Instead of the Man"
"Comments Made Anonymously Online Don't Have to Stay that Way"
"9 Tips for Working With a Virtual Assistant"
"How a VA (Virtual Assistant) Can Help Your Business"

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Good news for those with elderly parents & grandparents! "Wisconsin's SeniorCare drug program extended through 2012"
"Yahoo Needs To Fix Yahoo Mail Immediately"
"More Wisconsin Farmers Getting On-line"
"Hackers harness Twitter to do their dirty work" (Something to be aware of, folks!)
"Creating a Brand That is Uniquely YOU!"

Monday, August 17, 2009

"How to Use a Virtual Assistant in Your Business"
"Back to an Office After Working from Home"
"English Wikipedia Reaches 3 Million Articles"
"Quantifying the Economic Impact of the Internet" (Faculty research from Harvard Business School)
"10 valuable Twitter utilities for business users"
"Growing Pains – The Steps and Stages Small Businesses Need to Go Through"
"3 Ways to Boost Your Small Business"
"Simplify Facebook And Twitter With The ABC’s Of Social Media"
"IBM Plans Cloud Service to Take on Microsoft, Google & Salesforce"
"Report says Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle will not run for third term"

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Saturday, August 15, 2009

"Got a Business Lawyer?"
"3 components to run a successful small business"
"Five Ways to Get Paid by Small Business Customers"
"Facebook to face off with new Web rivals"
"Would you hire a Virtual Office Assistant?" (interesting blog post)
"How Twitter plans to get paid" (Virtual Assistants, this is a story to watch!)

Friday, August 14, 2009

"IVAACast - The official online magazine of the International Virtual Assistants Association"
"Can Microsoft Keep Its Word?"
(Patent lawsuit details)
"Microsoft To Continue IE6 Support Until 2014"
"Strategies: Entrepreneurs, don't go it alone ... especially now"
"The International Virtual Assistants Association (IVAA) Announces its 4th Annual Online Summit 'Your Link to Success'"
"The Small Business Web is Now Online and Connected"
"Twitter Is Revamping Retweets, Launches A Retweet API"

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

"Facebook Tests 'Lite' Version of Service"
"Facebook tweaks its terms to address ads, privacy"

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

"What Will Health Care Reform Cost You?"
"SBA names new Midwest administrator"
"Cyber attacks continue at Twitter, Facebook, LiveJournal"
"Facebook Buys FriendFeed: What Does It Mean?"

Monday, August 10, 2009

"Small business: 5 common cost-cutting mistakes"
" Bites The Dust, Blames Twitter"
"Business Support Services Are Here to Aid the Entrepreneur"
"Operating a home-based business means making some adjustments"
"Virtual Assistants and Small Businesses See More Profits With a Virtual Terminal" (Great article by Diana Ennen)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

"REPORT: iTunes 9 to Support Twitter, Facebook, and"
"7 No Cost Tips to Market Your Business"
"Your Customers Are Your Best Marketing Tool"
"Freelance executives catching on"
"Career Outlook For Virtual Assistants."
"The New 4 Letter Word…"
"Why Join [International Virtual Assistants Association] IVAA? Presentation"

Saturday, August 8, 2009

"Virtual Assistant Kathie Thomas used social media tools to birth Australian VA Industry"
"Open Source: Dead and Gone? Nah. Experiencing A Quiet Revolution."
"27 Work-from-Home Advantages and Why I’ll Never Go Back"
"IVAA and Their Real Estate VA's Spread the Word About REALTOR Virtual Convention"
"Is Microsoft Office For Mac Just Around The Corner?"

Friday, August 7, 2009

"62 Ways to Use Twitter for Business"
"Blackberry Twitter Rage: Third-Party App Still Suffering From Attack"
"Digital Certificates - Don't Do Business Online Without Them"
"Smartsheet: Online Spreadsheets for Project Collaboration"
"Hackers attack Twitter, Facebook also slows down" (An explanation of yesterday's snafu)
"What are some of the most common mistakes made with a home-based business?"

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

"100 Online Tools for Non-Profits" (or anyone, really)
"To-Do Lists: 12 Online Tools for Organizing Your Tasks"
"Starting a business in a recession"
"INQ Mobile Announces Twitter Phones"
"The Best Cities For Working Mothers"
"What's on the Pentagon's mind? Facebook"
"Marketing Tip: Small Business Owners Systems to Keep in Touch In Order To Build Referrals"
"Virtual Assistant Jobs are Not Easy Money"
"Businesses turn to Facebook for word-of-mouth advertising"
"Stop keeping up & start getting ahead: How 2 use social media 2 support your personal & business goals & relationships"
"How To Set Up A Google Store In Minutes" (Wow - Google seems to be on fire right now!)
"Business : The Do's and Don'ts of Blogging"

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

"Google Expands Business E-Mail Support With Sender Customization"
"How Bing and Twitter Can Save Journalism"
"Where to Find Free WiFi HotSpots Around the World"
"YouTube 101 for Small Businesses"
"Yahoo piggybacks on Twitter for updated Delicious"
"Managed Service Providers Demand Firefox Support"
"Survey Finds Twitter Top Among 'Fortune 100' Companies"
"Facts for Families: What every parent needs to know about Facebook"
"Vistaprint Rolls Out Sword Ciboodle for Enhanced Customer Support"
"Twitter Rules for Now, But What's Next?"
"Airlines offer cheap Twitter fares -- $9 to Vegas, anyone?"
"Facebook the leader in social networking survey" (As big as the world's 5th most populous country!)
"New Firefox patches authentication security holes"
"Marines Ban Twitter, MySpace, Facebook"
"IVAACast: The official online magazine of the International Virtual Assistants Association"
"PayPal Users Hit by Global Service Outage"
"For the Self-Employed, It's an Endless Workweek"
"Customer Service & Customer Engagement – Your Competitive Edge"
"Twitter Tips: How To Search Twitter Smarter"

Monday, August 3, 2009

"A real demand for virtual assistants" (Mentions IVAA's President, Cindy Opong)
"Seven Reasons Why We Need Net Neutrality Now"
"IVAACast: The Official Online Magazine of the International Virtual Assistants Association"
"Small business: 6 ways to avoid costly hiring errors" [Use a virtual assistant! ;)]
"Poll: Adults prefer face time to Facebook"
"Report: 560,000 fewer online job ads posted"
"Social Climbers: Facebook Grows Up"
"Beating Your Achilles Heal - 7 Strategies For Running Your Business When You’re Leg’s in Plaster!"
"How to Set Your Virtual Assistant Professional Rates"
"Global CIO: Why CIOs Need The Transformative Power Of Twitter"
"Patrick Schwerdtfeger releases new book - Webify Your Business"
"Google Voice pulled from iPhone causes neutrality questioning"
"Outsourcing Benefits U.S. Workers, Too"
"Examples of Niche Marketing Online ... "
"Twitter: More Secure Than You Think"
"Procrastination Can Destroy Your Small Biz"
"Boss Nation: ... According to the Census, more than 10 million Americans are self-employed"
"Ask an Expert: Want to call it quits? Read this first"
"Google Launches A Major Offensive Against Microsoft With 'Going Google'"
"For Companies, a Tweet in Time Can Avert PR Mess"
"Many adults say they're not sold on social networks"
"The Drawbacks of Doing Business With Family"

Sunday, August 2, 2009

"Tips On Hiring a Great Virtual Assistant"
"How to Recover From Work at Home Burnout"
"Why The FCC Wants To Smash Open The iPhone"

Saturday, August 1, 2009

"No Favre, no drama, no Twitter in Packers camp"
"Wisconsin Supreme Court adopts new standard for non-compete clauses"
"Companies in new age of networking"
"Business Dress: How to Stay Cool & Professional in The Heat"
"Judge Orders Facebook to Release Source Code"
"Sued for a tweet: How not to deal with complaints on Twitter"
"Choosing the right work at home job"

Friday, July 31, 2009

"Do You Still Think Twitter Is Stupid?"

Thursday, July 30, 2009

"7 New Rules for Small-Business Growth"
"How virtual lawyers are weathering the recession" (Interesting ...)
"With Yahoo search gone, content becomes king"
"Writing for Radio: Three Ways to Freelance for Radio"
"Will 'Thin Clients' Replace Office PCs?"
"Facebook erroneously sucking in Twitter updates"
"Wisconsin bans California loan modification firm"
"Business stakes space on new concept"
"Benefits of Virtual Assistants (VA)"
"Report: Spam and malware at all-time highs"
"Keeping Your Photo Out of Facebook Ads"
"Microsoft going after Google's home turf"

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

"Madison the eighth-best start-up city"
"Promote Your Business With Online Video"
"Cyber Criminals 'Launching Twitter Attacks'"
"Pigs Fly As Facebook And Google Work Together On An Android App"
"Ways to brand your company"
"Twitter's sleek new homepage puts a focus on search"
"Media Guru Peter Shankman’s Work-From-Home Tips"
"Get a Small Business Makeover"
"Update Your Facebook Status Via SMS"
"New Enterprise Teaches Home Based Business Success"
"Killing Email: How and Why I Ditched My Inbox"
"Twitter warns TwitViewer users of security risk"

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

"Home-based business means making some adjustments"
"Interview With Work at Home Expert – Kelly McCausey" (She loves her virtual assistant!)
"34 Ways to Use YouTube for Business"
"5 Easy Social Media Wins for Your Small Business"
"When it comes to finding freelance work, practice makes perfect"
"Are You Committing These 4 Common Site Errors?"
"Twitter Gets Serious About Helping Businesses Understand."
"Niche social sites seek growth under Facebook's shadow"
"Social-media skills become crucial for job hunters"
"New Facebook Fans or Old Facebook Friends"
"Are you financially able to be a WAHM [Work at Home Mom]?"
"Barack Obama's tweet suggests Twittering your Congress member on healthcare reform"
"The Google-Microsoft battle is changing the software model — and the way people work — very quickly."
"10 Ways A Virtual Assistant Can Revolutionize Your Business"
"Communicating With Your Virtual Assistant: New technologies make it easier than ever"
"Tips for More Efficient Collaboration"
"Smart SEO And Your Virtual Assistant"
"White House Blocks Twitter, and With Good Reason" (You decide ...)
"IVAA Selects AssistU As Preferred Educational Partner; Suggests Professional Education is Key to Success ..."

Saturday, July 25, 2009

"Happiness Happens When You Do What You Love Best" (Great little article by Debbie Lynn Butler)
"Benefits of Outsourcing to a Social Media Virtual Assistant"
"5 Wonderful Coffee Shops in Madison, Wisconsin"
"Why Hiring a Virtual Assistant Makes Good Business" [Great article, Taryn!]
"Choosing a Business Credit Card"
"Increased minimum fine debated in Wisconsin 'No Call' legislation"
"Twitter to revamp home page for the masses"
"Twitter launches business guide, search widget"
"Google Voice Now Available to Non-Grand Central Users" [Great post, Pam!]
"CNBC's Top States For Business 2009—And The Winner Is ..."
"Reduce Your Carbon Footprint Easily"
"Virtual Assistants Are Changing The Workplace"
"Special Report 4 Elevating Marketing and Media Success Offered For Home Based Business and Work At Home Professionals"

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

"RingCentral Office Revolutionizes the Business Phone System ..."
"Small business owners advised to check on tax deductions, insurance"

Monday, July 20, 2009

"Spain's Talgo Gets High Speed Train Order From Wisconsin"
[Great Britain] "Unique Stories Of Small Business Success"
"Online Home Business: 6 Common Web Site Traffic Generation Strategies"
"7 Essential Tips to keep your Online Business booming" (Article about using a virtual assistant.)
"Vietnam Veterans Day to be established in Wisconsin"
"Oscar Mayer Wienermobile crashes into a house in Wisconsin"
"Productivity Habits"
"7 Most Popular Twitter Search Apps"
[Madison, Wisconsin] "Organization formed to combat global warming"

Thursday, July 16, 2009

"Home-based businesses can have pitfalls"
IVAA's 4th Annual Online Summit - 6 November 2009 - REGISTER TODAY!
"Business groups band together on reform"

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

"5 social media tips for small business"

Thursday, July 9, 2009

[WI] "New business council identifies its focus"
"UW-Madison expands agreement with Google"
"Congress Passes Bill Enhancing Small Business Innovation and Research"
"How To Save Thousands Of Dollars On PR And Marketing By Using Social Media"
"Growing our economy through small businesses"

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

""LIVE! with Regis and Kelly" Inspires 12,000 Virtual Assistants to Don High Heels for March of Dimes"
"Get The Most Out Of Your Ezine"
Don't cut corners; shave time with a virtual assistant. We are real people who are really here to assist you. Contact me 4 details!
"U.S. Chamber Shows True Colors in Opposing Small Business Bill, According to the American Small Business League"
"'Virtual Assistants' in Higher Demand" [Mentions the IVAA]
"Important professionals for your small business"
"How to Successfully Market Your Website and Attract Hot Prospects"
"AT&T to provide GPS location app for small business"
"NetQuote Offers More Help for Small Business Owners"

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

NEWS FLASH: Fellow virtual assistants, Carla & Caroline, R walking 190 miles across England 2 raise $ 4 cancer research
2 virtual assistants walk 190 miles across England 2 raise $$ 4 cancer research.
The Virtual Assistant - Coach Connection