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Networking Means Talking to Potential Clients – Are You?

Getting Clients Quickly is One of the Biggest Struggles that VAs Face. You spend your time marketing on social media, writing blog posts, and updating your website copy, and you wonder why people don’t call. But the reality is that to get clients, you need to talk to potential clients. Are you doing that? If […]

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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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Strive for Excellence in Your Customer Service as a Virtual Assistant

Have you ever had a great customer experience somewhere? We often remember bad customer service experiences more than the good ones but think about one time you recently were treated well. How did it make you feel? When you have a great experience, you feel appreciated, maybe even special, definitely happy and it makes you […]

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Boost Your Customer Service – By Contracting with a Virtual Assistant

We all want to be the business that gets the 5-star ratings, right? A good way to reach that goal is by boosting your customer service! Great customer service is the backbone of a business. Did you know you can boost your customer service by contracting with a Virtual Assistant? Read on… Not only will […]

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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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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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The fear of making the decision to attend IVAA’s Live Summit?

It is time to make that decision that so many IVAA members and non-members fear. Making the final decision of yes or no about the LIVE Summit, answering  the question: “Will I attend the IVAA Live Summit in San Antonio this May?” If you have not yet decided I wanted to share a story from someone […]

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You CAN transform your VA Business

Okay, so you have seen these articles for a couple weeks and have not decided to register for the Summit yet, we get that. Going to an industry event like this is costly. It means investing in the registration fee, travel, lodging, and then, of course, onsite expenses and time away from the office. When […]

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Are You Ready to Make a BIG CHANGE in Your VA Business this Year?

Well, we have something to help make that happen, but there is a deadline! So pay attention…. At IVAA one of our biggest benefits is the Live Summit we host every two years… a 2 ½ day conference geared for Virtual Assistants. This year we are in San Antonio, Texas from May 8th-10th at the […]

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