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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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How to Form an Alliance and Find Success

When you own your business, you do everything. When you’re just starting out you often market your own business, do the bookkeeping, and in a lot of cases create the product that you’re selling. As your business grows, you might find that you need help. You may decide to hire a consultant like a Virtual […]

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Are People Talking About You? That’s A Good Thing!

You have probably heard the saying, “It’s who you know” In business. And it’s usually true. That doesn’t mean that your skills and experience don’t have any merit – actually nothing could be farther from the truth. But to get clients who you know also plays into things – sometimes in a very large way. […]

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Working Together with Your VA – Three Ways to Make the Most of Your Time

Time is money, right? Right! You’re a business owner and your time is valuable. Every day you work hard to make money and grow your business. But it seems like there’s never enough time in the course of the day to get it all done. All this work and worry is what keeps you up […]

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How Are You Managing?

Time management – do you really know what that term means? “The ability to use one’s time effectively or productively, especially at work.” The idea of time management is an often-discussed topic among VAs. There always seems like there is so much to do and not enough time to do it. But there is always enough […]

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Working with a Virtual Assistant – How to Help Your VA and Your Business Thrive

The great writer Edith Wharton once said, “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” As a business owner, you have that choice to be the candle or the mirror when it comes to working with others. You can be the candle and hire a Virtual […]

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Business in the New Year – How Your Virtual Assistant Can Help you Plan and Strategize.

Welcome to the New Year! What a great time to plan for the future of your business, and make things even better than they were the year before. Think of this time of year like a blank piece of paper. You get to start from scratch or revise and improve upon what you’ve already done. […]

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Are You the Go-To Expert Your Clients are Looking For?

The other day I was surfing the ‘net. Cruising through my social media networks. No, I wasn’t looking at the latest funny baby videos (though I came across a few good ones!), I was doing research for my clients – not in a billable, time-tracking way – but I was noticing things in my Internet […]

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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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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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