Archive for Working with a VA

5 Simple Summer Business Planning Ideas and How a VA Can Support You

If you are located in the Northern Hemisphere, Summer is almost here! It is the time of year many people plan a getaway for some rest and relaxation. Of course, while we work through the current world pandemic, those plans may be on hold for the near-term. However, in a ‘normal year’, you may see […]

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Why Virtual Assistant Pricing Seems 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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Why You Shouldn’t Work with a VA Without a Contract

I was on a discovery call with a potential client recently.  We had a lovely conversation.  She was fun and exciting!  When we got to the nitty-gritty — cost, payments, and contracts – the conversation went south quickly.  She didn’t want a contract because she “didn’t want to be tied down.”  That was a red […]

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How A VA Can Help You Reach Your Business Goals

Do you cringe when someone asks, “What goals have you set for your business?” Setting business goals can be challenging, but is necessary for all successful businesses.  When goals are clearly written and communicated, commitment between your business partners will be in sync and focused, which increases your chances of success. Did you know that […]

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5 Ways a VA Can Help You Fill Up Your Sales Funnel

What small business wouldn’t like to have a full sales funnel? No one, right? Having a full sales funnel not only guarantees you consistent finances, but it also shows the world that your services and/or products are in-demand. Here are 5 ways you can fill up your small business’ sales funnel and how a VA […]

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How Conferences and Courses Can Help You Grow Your Business

When you are working hard to grow your business (and who isn’t interested in doing that), two priorities that can help that growth are taking personal and business development courses, and attending conferences and networking events. Whether you are a small business owner or a virtual assistant, attending conferences, networking, and constantly upping your knowledge […]

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People and Teams – Do You Need to Hire One or More VAs for Your Business?

There are times in a small business owner’s life when they don’t have the time to handle the day-to-day duties that come with running their own business. It is at those times you may need one or more virtual assistants to lend a hand. As your small business grows, you may need to add people […]

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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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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 Networking Strategies a Virtual Assistant Can Help You With

If you are a small business owner you’ve no doubt heard that participating in networking events is key to building your business. And, if you are like most people, the thought of attending a networking event causes your heart to race and your palms to sweat! Here are 5 simple strategies, many of which a […]

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