Archive for Business Planning

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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5 Easy Summer Planning Ideas for Your Business

If you are located in the Northern Hemisphere, Summer is finally here! It is the time of year many people plan a getaway for some rest and relaxation. As a small business owner, you may see a downturn in client activities at this time of year. This is normal, especially with your client’s planned vacations, […]

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5 Steps To Setting Business Goals

Do you cringe when someone asks, “What goals have you set for your business?” HOLDUP!   Are you looking for the article on the 5 Easy Summer Planning Ideas for your Business? If so click here. (We had a little link issue in our IVAACast newsletter) Setting goals can be challenging, but they are a necessary […]

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How to Set Effective Goals in Your Virtual Assistant Business

Do you set goals for your Virtual Assistant business? It’s not a silly question – most of the time, the response given by VAs is actually no! As support professionals, we weren’t necessarily taught business skills like goal setting. But it’s very important to your success, to set goals for yourself so that your business […]

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You Teach People How to Treat You

Sometimes we take it for granted that everyone knows how to work with a Virtual Assistant. I know I have! Whether you have been in business a long time, or are just getting started, when you start working with any new client, that relationship is brand new. We see in the forums so many posts […]

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