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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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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 Have Some Fun at the Virtual Assistant Summit?

One of the best parts of attending a Live Summit is engaging with fellow VAs face-to-face … whether reuniting with friends you’ve met online or at past Summits, or meeting new VAs, these in-person connections are invaluable to you and your business. We have worked with a Certified Professional Tour Guide in San Antonio to […]

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Are You Acting Like a Business Owner?

Are you running your VA business as a business? Most of us would answer ‘yes’ to this question right away. After all, we get up every morning and we do our client work. We bill our clients once a month. But that’s not the whole scope of actually running a business. It’s a big part […]

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Is it Worthwhile to Attend a Conference like the IVAA Live Summit?

Recently on an IVAA Peer Discussion Group call, this question came up from a new Virtual Assistant. We’ve all been there in our business and money is tight at the beginning so it can be hard to justify spending up to $1500 to go to a conference. When you total up registration, travel / airfare […]

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Your Reputation Depends on This

What does integrity mean to you? You’ve heard the word in the business world. Integrity is many things – and it can be different for everyone depending on which side of the business relationship you are on. Do you work in integrity? If you aren’t sure, maybe it’s time for a check-in. Ask yourself a […]

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How Many People Are You Helping?

I was at a networking event last night and I spoke with a fellow who is in MLM. He was a nice enough guy. I don’t buy any MLM stuff at this point in my life so I wasn’t quite sure what we could possibly have to talk about, but he engaged me at my […]

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7 Steps to A Solid Business Foundation

To run a successful business, you need to have a solid foundation in place. Many VAs I know start their business with a client or two but don’t really have any business model, plan or strategy in place to help them build a long-term, successful and sustainable business. There are many areas you can focus […]

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Summertime Slump? Not Here!

Ahhh … summer. A time to relax and sit by the pool, head to the cottage … right? But what about your business? What about making money? How do you manage extended holiday time in your business? Do your clients slow down (or stop completely?) Do you take time off? What changes about your regular […]

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