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Starting a Business? A Virtual Assistant Can Help!

By Jennie Lyon / August 21, 2018

I honestly think that one of the bravest things a person can do is start a small business. They have to overcome so many obstacles, even before they take their first official steps. They have to deal with family and friends doubting them. They have to worry about the potential loss of income from their current job. They have to consider the current economic climate and judge if it’s a good time to open a small business. That’s an awful lot to have on your mind! As someone who has gone through it all, trust me, I know how much…

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How Efficient Organization is the Key to Small Business Growth

By Jennie Lyon / April 24, 2018

Who doesn’t love spring cleaning? It’s a chance to get rid of all the clutter, and the same could be said for your business. For a small business, organization is key. There are a ton of little tasks that can take up way too much of your time, quickly filling up your schedule and pulling you away from the work that only you can do. Well, it’s spring cleaning time, so hire a virtual assistant to help create systems that will set your business up for success! Administration & Client ManagementOne place where you can find a lot of unnecessary…

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My Top 5 Favorite Productivity Podcasts

By Jennie Lyon / February 13, 2018
My top 5 favorite productivity podcasts

What are your favorite podcasts? I adore podcasts. They are the perfect way to distract yourself while doing chores around the house, going for a run, doing some yoga, or basically anything else where you can put on a pair of headphones. In my line of work, productivity is king, which means that I listen to a good number of productivity podcasts. Here are my criteria for a good productivity podcast: First, it needs to be entertaining. If the podcast is boring, it doesn’t matter how good the productivity tips are, I’m not going to waste my time listening to…

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How to Be Productive When You Just Don’t “Feel” Like It

By Jennie Lyon / January 30, 2018
How to Be Productive When You Just Don't "Feel" Like It

Have you ever been sitting at your desk, staring at your computer screen, and think, “I… just don’t feel like working right now.” Isn’t it the worst? Here is the thing, we all feel like that sometimes. Maybe you didn’t get enough sleep the previous night, or maybe you are in the middle of some kind of emotional turmoil. Maybe you worked too hard the previous day and are burnt out. Whatever your reason, there is no point in beating yourself up. That just makes the problem worse! Instead, try some of these tips I use to kickstart my day…

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Why You Need a Virtual Assistant in the New Year… And I’m Not Talking about Alexa or Siri!

By Jennie Lyon / January 9, 2018
Why You Need a Virtual Assistant in the New Year

You know, the only bad part about taking a vacation during the holidays is when you return to work in January. You sit down at your desk and just feel… stressed. You might feel overwhelmed at the amount of work that has piled up while you were taking a well-deserved festive rest with family and friends. There are clients to take care of, blog posts and social media that need to be written, a ton of email marketing to send out… Happy New Year! Thankfully, you don’t have to do it all alone. If you had a virtual assistant working…

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Upgrade Your To-Do List & Your Business with a Project Management System

By Jennie Lyon / October 28, 2017
Upgrade your to do list and business with a project management system

How long is your to-do list? To-do lists are awesome things. Just trying to get through the day-to-day work at your business can be stressful. When you need to tackle a huge project, the work can sometimes seem overwhelming. By using a great to-do list, you can mitigate that stress by seeing all of the tasks of the day, week, or month laid out in front of you. The trick is that, when you are running a small business, your regular to-do list might be a bit too limited to get the job done. This is one of the reasons…

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Scheduling for Your Health Equals More Wealth in Your Business

By Jennie Lyon / October 3, 2017
Scheduling for your health means more wealth in your business - Jennie Lyon Virtual Assistant Services

Having to work when you are suffering through an illness is a nightmare. Every step, every thought, every burst of energy requires so much effort that it can feel like you are trying to run through a swimming pool. Everyone has had to do it at one point or another, no one enjoys it. But when you don’t have a cold, flu, or easily identifiable illness, we don’t really think about the our health or the energy we expend. We simply go about our day, exerting the necessary energy to complete tasks. As small business owners, we often put our…

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4 Tips to Hiring the Right Virtual Assistant For Your Business

By Jennie Lyon / August 15, 2017
4 tips to hiring the right virtual assistant for your business

Does this situation sound familiar? You’re a small business entrepreneur, doing it all yourself. You have a big project due by the end of the day that only you can work on. Unfortunately, you also have to post your company’s social media, finish up writing a blog post, sort through your emails, and build a sales page. And that isn’t even counting the hundreds of distractions that can occur throughout the average business day. How on earth are you going to get your big project finished with all of those little, non-specialized tasks in your way? The answer is that you…

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How to Choose the Best Virtual Assistant Company for Your Business Needs

By Jennie Lyon / August 1, 2017
How to Choose the Best Virtual Assistant Company for your Business Needs

If you do a search online, you will find that there are countless Virtual Assistant companies out there, each with their own specialties and strengths. There are Virtual Assistant firms that cater to huge, multi-national corporations and ones that specialize in specific industries like finance. When you are looking for a Virtual Assistant company as a small business entrepreneur, you need to make sure that you are getting one that can handle all of your business’ needs, has a solid amount of experience, and charges a reasonable price. You also want to make sure that they are flexible enough to…

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6 Steps to Designing a Successful Email Marketing Campaign

By Jennie Lyon / July 5, 2017

If you’ve been building a successful email list for your business, you’re probably wondering what is the best way to use it. If you have all of these people who want to hear about your business or product, how do you capitalize on it? Simple! You do it with a high-performing email campaign! A well-designed email campaign can be one of the most effective marketing tools in your arsenal, allowing you to reach your entire email list with a targeted message, informing your customers about a great sale or new product you’re offering. The trick is to get the email…

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