WordPress CheatSheet

I wish I could take credit for this but the Amazing Andy Wibbels has created a WordPress Cheatsheet.

Andy writes in his blog:

“WordPress gets a bit more bloated with each new release and it can be overwhelming when you’re first diving in. That’s why my previous WordPress cheatsheets have always been classics. I just updated it to the most recent version of WordPress:”



Self Help for Startups

The following article talks about how local entrepreneurs are having after-hours meetings.  This time is used for networking, information sharing and giving their one minute speech.

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10 Ways to Network Properly

Rachel Zupek, CareerBuilder.com writer

“People don’t mind being used,” says Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s TV show, “Hardball with Chris Matthews.” “What they mind is being taken for granted.”
Right on, Mr. Matthews. Every day, people are taken advantage of when their acquaintances need help networking. It’s become such an issue that it might do everyone some good for a little lesson in the networking etiquette department.

“In today’s job market, the old cliché ‘It’s not what you know but who you know’ has become, ‘It’s not what you know but who knows you,'” says Katharine Hansen, author of “A Foot in the Door: Networking Your Way into the Hidden Job Market.” (Ten Speed Press)

Here are 10 important aspects of network etiquette, excerpted from Hansen’s book:

  • Know your purpose for networking. It sounds obvious, but job seekers waste their contacts’ time when they don’t really know what they want to do, where they want to work or how the contact might be helpful to them. Think about what companies you want to target through networking and how you can identify connections that will lead you to those employers.
  • Do your homework. Don’t ask your contacts questions that could easily be answered by doing a little basic research. The more you know about your contacts’ companies and backgrounds, the more impressed they will be.
  • Don’t act desperate. Your contacts will be much more willing to help someone who is confident and capable than someone groveling, whining and desperate. Don’t forget that as high a priority as it is to you, your job search is not so to most of your network.
  • Listen. When someone is kind enough to offer you job advice, listen attentively. Write your contact a thank-you note and include something that tells your contact you listened.
  • Respect your contact’s time. Don’t drop into a contact’s office uninvited and when you call a current or prospective member of your network, always ask if he has time to talk. When the situation allows, bide your time before launching into networking conversation.
  • Ask for help in small doses. Don’t burden your contact with overwhelming requests for help and advice. Ask more questions than favors. You can always ask for more at a later time.
  • Get permission before using a network contact’s name to approach another prospective contact. Similarly, when you’re scouting for new members of your network, tell prospective contacts how you got their names.
  • Be careful with your use of the word networking. Some people have grown weary of being networked. Unless you are attending a function specifically earmarked for networking, it’s best not to advertise the fact that that is what you are doing. Instead, think of yourself as making connections, building relationships and seeking advice.
  • Don’t be pushy and aggressive. Be sensitive to just how much a contact is willing to do for you and don’t push beyond that limit. Be persistent but not annoying.
  • Remember that networking is a two-way street. The idea of reciprocity is perhaps the most important aspect of networking. Offer your help to your contacts and supply needed information whenever possible.
    Rachel Zupek is a writer and blogger for CareerBuilder.com. She researches and writes about job search strategy, career management, hiring trends and workplace issues.

    Reprinted with permission from A Foot in the Door: Networking Your Way into the Hidden Job Market, revised.

    Last Updated: 09/07/2008 – 2:40 PM
  • Top 10 Small Business Websites

    http://www.allbusiness.com Business advice  and 500 forms & business  agreements.   **Your lawyer should go over these forms and tweak them for YOUR Business or Non-Profit.**

    http://www.nolo.com Legal advice and forms written by the experts.  There is a special section on Non-Profits.  **Your lawyer should go over these forms and tweak them for YOUR business or Non-Profit.**

    http://facebook.com Social Networking site.

    http://irs.gov They have a special section for Non-Profits.

    http://www.sba.gov Small Business Association

    http://www.download.com Download software applications that can help your business run smoothly.  * I will add my personal favorites at another time. *

    http://cnet.com Thinking about buying a certain electronic item?  You can find reviews by the Cnet editors on many of them.

    http://daveramsey.com Dave gives great financial advice for small business and personal use.

    http://www.suzeorman.com Suze is my hero, her site offers downloadable Wills, Revocable Trusts, Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care and Financial Power of Attorney.  She also has a special section for empowering Women to plan for their financial future.

    http://danpink.com I read Dan’s first book “Free Agent Nation”  when I was planning my escape from “Corporate Hell”.  His 2nd book ” A Whole New Mind” is now being touted by Oprah Winfrey.   In this book, he details that jobs will be in demand are those that employ empathy and  artistic sensibilites.  WNM has been on the bestseller list of NY Times, Business Week, Wall St. Journal  and Washington Post.

    Read the Publishers Weekly and Booklist Rewiews here


    *** DetailsDiva.com recommends these  sites but holds no personal responsibility for the information held within***

    Let me know of your favorite business websites and how you use it and  I will add it to the bigger list to come.