VA’s as Business Owners and Six Characteristics that Define Them

If you work with a great Virtual Assistant (or VA), then you know how hard they work for you. You know how professional, detail-oriented, and reliable they are. They take what they do seriously and they want to do a good job for you. Taking care of clients is not only their job, it’s their […]

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Are You Acting Like a Business Owner?

Are you running your VA business as a business? Most of us would answer ‘yes’ to this question right away. After all, we get up every morning and we do our client work. We bill our clients once a month. But that’s not the whole scope of actually running a business. It’s a big part […]

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Using Asana for Your Online Business

I want to talk to you today about tools that run your online business. It can get really overwhelming because there is a constant stream of new tools and software we can use. I have to admit, at times I’ve been tempted to try new tools that may just work better than the last in […]

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In The News – Diana Ennen

Congratulations to veteran IVAA member Diana Ennen for her article “PR and Marketing Tips- Becoming and Staying the Expert” which was recently published in The Franchise Handbook. Way to go, Diana!

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Is it Worthwhile to Attend a Conference like the IVAA Live Summit?

Recently on an IVAA Peer Discussion Group call, this question came up from a new Virtual Assistant. We’ve all been there in our business and money is tight at the beginning so it can be hard to justify spending up to $1500 to go to a conference. When you total up registration, travel / airfare […]

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Your Reputation Depends on This

What does integrity mean to you? You’ve heard the word in the business world. Integrity is many things – and it can be different for everyone depending on which side of the business relationship you are on. Do you work in integrity? If you aren’t sure, maybe it’s time for a check-in. Ask yourself a […]

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3 Tips on How to Build Trust and Work Well Together

“The greatest asset, even in this country, is not oil and gas. It’s integrity. Everyone is searching for it, asking, ‘Who can I do business with that I can trust?’” George Foreman As a business owner, you know how important it is to build a good reputation. Following through on your commitments to your clients […]

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5 Crucial Steps to Managing Successful Projects

Have you ever tried to go on vacation without putting any effort towards planning? How about just showing up at the airport asking for a flight out in the next 30 minutes to a beautiful all-inclusive resort on an island in the middle of nowhere? I wish it were that easy. With the proper planning […]

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How Many People Are You Helping?

I was at a networking event last night and I spoke with a fellow who is in MLM. He was a nice enough guy. I don’t buy any MLM stuff at this point in my life so I wasn’t quite sure what we could possibly have to talk about, but he engaged me at my […]

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How Working with a Virtual Assistant Can Improve your Bottom Line

Do you work with a Virtual Assistant (VA)? Are you thinking about working with a VA, but aren’t quite sure how it would benefit you and your business? Well, here’s an important benefit: Did you know that working with a VA can actually improve your bottom line and help you and your business make more […]

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