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Three Documents You Need When Working with a VA

A few years ago, I witnessed a near-disaster that could have been prevented with just a little bit of organization and a plain 3-ring binder. The controller at one of my client’s companies passed away suddenly.  No one could find the passwords for QuickBooks and other apps she used.  There were regular reports she produced […]

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Factors That Make VA Pricing Seem Higher Than an On-Site Administrative Assistant

Are you a small business owner that has researched the possibility of hiring a Virtual Assistant to handle tasks that you can’t seem to get off your to-do list? Do you wonder why VA pricing seems higher than an on-site, in-house administrative assistant? The following article will explain not only the difference in pricing between […]

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Are your clients stressed and overwhelmed? What signs should you be watching for to help get your client back on track – FAST!

We’ve all been there. You start with a new client; the first few conversations are energizing, you feel a synergy and KNOW that you can make a difference. You start making plans – product launches, email sequences, better productivity, and business growth. This client is the reason you do what you do. And then a […]

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Having a Difficult Conversation

Have you ever had to tell someone that they need to shower more, find somewhere else to live or they’re too loud at work? Those kinds of conversations can be incredibly uncomfortable. According to a recent study, the average employee spends 2.8 hours a week dealing with conflict, including uncomfortable discussions. I’m guessing that if […]

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Growing Your VA Biz With Subcontracting

You likely enjoy your work very much. You’ve had success in certain areas, but you want to grow more. And even though you know you’re providing for your clients, if something happened to you, they’d be hung out to dry. So, is it worth subcontracting? You need to examine your own skills, time, and resources […]

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3 Reasons Virtual Assistants Need Stellar Public Speaking Skills

Of the many reasons for learning to be a great public speaker, here are three that will encourage Virtual Assistants to improve or add to their skill set. Digital Magnetism (Attracting the right people) In the digital world, we must work harder to stand out in a crowd… a big, huge, global crowd! Like magnets, […]

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How to find Time and Balance with a Time Audit

The biggest struggle we all face is a lack of time. We know what it is we want to be doing; maybe we wish for time to exercise or time to read. We may crave more time with loved ones or the time to really focus on a new project. What we don’t know is […]

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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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Why Your Marketing Isn’t Working

We are always looking for a better, faster, more efficient way to do marketing and generate sales. The pressure seems to be never ending. And with every new marketing idea comes additional tactical work to complete. For small businesses this becomes so overwhelming. I watch them flounder and stress out over it all. Limited resources, […]

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New Virtual Assistants (and Seasoned VA’s, too) – Don’t Sell Yourself Short!

A couple of weeks ago a headline in a Google Alert caught my attention. It was from a major American corporation touting the advantages of using Virtual Assistants. I got very excited as I began to read the article which assured its readers that money and time could be saved by using a VA. But, […]

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