Archive for Business Planning – Page 2

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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5 Tips to Better Money Management in Your Business

Tax time is a challenging time for a lot of business owners. Many of us make it a lot harder on ourselves by leaving everything until the last minute, when really if we just did a little bit every day or every week, things would be so much easier at year end! Do you track […]

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Can’t Tell a Bad Potential Client from a Great One? Try This

When you are looking for clients, it can be really tempting to say YES to everyone who you speak with. Of course, when we need money, it is easier to say yes. But it’s not always the right thing to do! Like any relationship, there needs to be a good fit for both parties, for […]

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3 Great Reasons Why Social Media Is Right for Your Business

In a land far, far away, the internet was created. Soon after, folks from all over the world decided that they wanted others to know about themselves and what they do, so they created a thing called social media. Once one social media platform found itself to be successful, others followed. Social media’s overall mission: […]

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Do You Need Training as a Virtual Assistant?

When we start our businesses, usually we begin by providing services that we are familiar with, to clients that maybe we already know, or at least know about. For instance, we might have experience with non-profit admin tasks, so that’s what we start out providing and we seek out non-profit clients. But at what point […]

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