Archive for Business Planning

5 Mistakes VAs Make When Adding Subcontractors to Their Business

As your VA business starts to grow, things get busy. It can be tempting to add team members to your business in an effort to grow faster or to manage your growth rate. But there is a right time and place, and a right way to add subcontractors to your business. Many Virtual Assistants don’t […]

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7 Technology Tips to Help Your VA Business Run More Smoothly

When we enter the Virtual Assistant online world from a corporate job, the scariest thing can sometimes be the technology we need to use to work with our clients. There are a lot of options, but it is important to find something that works for you. You can get into a lot of moving parts […]

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Technology You Need to Run Your Business… and How a VA Can Help

For the past decade or so, the IOT (internet of things) has seen emerging technology that not only makes your life easier, but can also help take your small business to the next level. Savvy small-business owners should always keep an eye on the future, which means you should be thinking about what technology you […]

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5 Myths About Business Planning

I’ve been in business for ten years and I honestly admit that my journey to success has not been without struggles. It did not come without hard work, perseverance, courage, focus, strong support, and lots of passion. Whew! That passion has led me through tunnels, over mountains, into valleys, and taken me over many a bumpy […]

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What’s Billable Time In Your VA Business and What Isn’t?

There’s a question that comes up often when Virtual Assistants are talking to each other. What is billable time to your clients and what isn’t? And the answers will often surprise you. They surprise me! The short answer is that anything you are doing for a client should be billed to them. Here’s a quick […]

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Save Your Business Money with a Virtual Assistant Team

Congratulations! You are a business owner! You’ve survived the planning and start-up phases and the initial pains of growing your business. You are now rolling along, actually making money from the business you have always envisioned, but now you realize that administrative “to-dos” are filling up your day. You no longer have the ‘luxury’ of […]

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IVAA Live Summit Announcement from the Board of Directors

In February the IVAA Board made the sad decision that the Live Summit in San Antonio May 8-10, 2019, will be the last Live Summit we host. The Board made the decision based on lower and lower attendance each year which has also come with losses on the conference. The Summit has never been a […]

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3 Crucial Things to Consider When Setting Your Virtual Assistant Rates

Do you flounder when talking to clients about your rates? Or are you still struggling every month to pay yourself or your expenses? If you do, you might want to reconsider how you have structured your pricing. The rates you set in your VA business are extremely important. Revenue is the thing that keeps you […]

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Stop Being a Task-Taker: 3 Smart Ways to Specialize Your VA Services

When you are deciding which services you can offer clients, how do you navigate through that thinking process? Often, we think about the things we know how to do based on our last job, or services we are currently offering clients. We come up with a list of services that we can confidently provide, and […]

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5 Tips to Prepare Your Business for Summer

Is your business ready for the summer? It finally seems like the warm weather has appeared for most of us who have been waiting on summer. Many of the kids are off school for the summer. Maybe you are getting ready to go on vacation or head to the cottage on the weekends. How does […]

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