Ten Tips for Stress-Free Business Travel

If you’re planning to go out of town for one of the many conferences taking place this fall, this would be a great time to go back and read Sue West’s tips for making the transition back to your regular routine when you return home. To make the most of your trip, you’ll also want to read these business travel tips from Diana Gomez.

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Professional development opportunities for Fall 2014

No matter what your level of training and experience, continuing education is vital to your professional and personal growth. Whether it’s because “back to school” is in the air or we’re just ready to buckle down after a relaxed summer schedule, fall is the ideal time for many of us to focus on professional development. Fortunately, there are plenty of learning opportunities for you to consider.

Professional development Fall 2014

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Organizing for College Students – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

The days of summer are hurrying by, bringing us closer to the start of classes for students of all ages. This month’s Carnival is dedicated to everyone who will be sending their kids off to college or university this fall, as well as the students themselves, whether it will be their first semester or their last.

Organizing for College Students – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

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Product Review: Ampad Shot Note

One of the things I liked most about the NAPO 2014 Annual Conference and Organizing Expo was the opportunity to learn about the latest technologies. I loved seeing the latest Brother P-touch label makers and the many scanning systems now available from The Neat Company, but the only product I got to bring home and try was the Ampad Shot Note.

Ampad Shot Note Pad

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Increase your influence with scannable web copy

During my blogging session at NAPO 2014, someone asked about the ideal length of a blog post. Audience member Karen Brighton of Simplifyze, being an experienced editor, was kind enough to supplement my answer with a few tips of her own, and I was thrilled when she agreed to cover the topic in even greater detail here on Your Organizing Business.

Increase your influence with scannable web copy

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Book Review: “All In” by Arlene Dickinson

I love to watch Dragons’ Den, where entrepreneurs pitch their business or product ideas to potential investors. One of the “dragons” I admire is Arlene Dickinson, so when I learned she’d written a book about the unique lifestyle challenges faced by entrepreneurs, I bought a copy for my e-reader.

All In by Arlene Dickinson

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Best practices for effective CRM

One of Jodi Granok’s recommendations in I am a Professional Organizer – Now What? is the implementation of a customer relationship management system, or CRM. A CRM can be a very powerful tool, but like any marketing tool, you can’t just start using it; you need a strategy. These guidelines from digital marketing expert, Christian Abbas, will help you make the most of your CRM system.

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Secrets to converting prospects to clients

If I was to ask you why you market your business, you’d probably say it’s to get more clients, right? Well, according to Michael Charest’s “Master the Sales Process” presentation at the 2014 NAPO Conference, you would be wrong!

Secrets to Sales Success

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