A Little Bit, Every Day, Yields Big Results

In business, there is probably no better advice than to do everything consistently. We have so many things to manage – client work, administration, business building, and more – sometimes it’s hard to figure out what to do when. But if you don’t keep up with any of them on a regular basis, then that […]

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7 Steps to A Solid Business Foundation

To run a successful business, you need to have a solid foundation in place. Many VAs I know start their business with a client or two but don’t really have any business model, plan or strategy in place to help them build a long-term, successful and sustainable business. There are many areas you can focus […]

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The 4 Critical Factors to Discuss in a Successful Production Call

For those of us who began our careers in a corporate setting, many will recall having team meetings. The really successful companies were those that figured out how to do these meetings effectively enough, that it would encourage the team to improve the business and ultimately the bottom line. One of the biggest factors I found […]

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Choosing Your Legal Form of Business

All the authoritative sources that I turned to in learning about the legal set-up of a business have one common message and that is to select the best legal structure for your business after consulting an attorney and accountant. You are invited to listen to my presentation on the topic of Choosing Your Legal Form […]

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Saying Thanks to Your Virtual Assistant is an Important Part of Building a Great Connection

The following article was originally published on my blog at yvonneweld.com, but because the message is so important I would like to share it with you, the readers of IVAA. Your Virtual Assistant is an integral part of your business and if you are like me you couldn’t imagine your business without them. Many will […]

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5 Tips to Build Long-Term Relationships with Clients

One of the most challenging parts of running a business is the networking piece. If you aren’t doing it right, it could be taking a lot more time than you think it should. And you might not even get results from it. But it is a key part of your business building, because people need […]

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Summertime Slump? Not Here!

Ahhh … summer. A time to relax and sit by the pool, head to the cottage … right? But what about your business? What about making money? How do you manage extended holiday time in your business? Do your clients slow down (or stop completely?) Do you take time off? What changes about your regular […]

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No One Does Business in the Summer … Not True!

People often make the mistake of thinking summer is a bad time to do business and grow your business, but I believe this statement is completely false. See while everyone else is taking a break this is a great time to be the “only one” out there getting that business. Let’s think about this. If […]

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My IVAA Story: How Taking a Risk and Giving Back Gave Back to Me

I was encouraged to write about how I came to know my IVAA family by several of my VA peers for a while now. I started writing this last year after being awarded IVAA Member of the Year for 2015 but I didn’t submit it. I recently came back from another successful Summit and it […]

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Finding a Virtual Assistant is not an Exercise in Speed Networking!

Many entrepreneurs treat finding a Virtual Assistant like an exercise in speed networking. They take very little time before making a decision that can mean the difference between success and failure in the growth of their business. Hire Slow, Fire Fast The best practice in building a team for your business is to follow the […]

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