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How to Hire the Right Virtual Assistant for Your Business

By Jennie Lyon / May 30, 2014

If you are looking for a virtual assistant to help you manage your business, you need to know how to hire a virtual assistant without wasting a lot of time or energy. You can find virtual assistants on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for starters. Anyone who considers themselves a virtual assistant should have a website so a Google search is another great way to get started. Also, asking other business owners for recommendations can be THE best way to find a great virtual assistant. Once you have compiled your list of virtual assistants to interview, I highly recommend only interviewing…

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7 Tips for a Successful Virtual Assistant Relationship

By Jennie Lyon / May 17, 2014

If you are ready to find more time, be more productive and build a fantastic team that will support you and your business,  hiring a virtual assistant is one of the best investments you can make. You can’t do it all, don’t get stuck in the misconception that to be successful as a business owner you have to do all of the work yourself. Once you join forces with the perfect virtual assistant for your business, it’s important to consider the ways that you and the virtual assistant can make the most out of your relationship to keep everything running…

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4 Ways a Virtual Assistant Can Help You Get More Out of Social Media

By Jennie Lyon / May 10, 2014

As the owner of a virtual assistant firm specializing in social media, implementing a strategy that engages my clients’ community while maximizing exposure is key.  Since social media management is very time consuming, busy business owners can literally spend all day building their communities on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube and their blog! Most business owners don’t have time to stay on top of this vital way to grow their business.  When it comes to maintaining the social face of your business, a virtual assistant can be invaluable: a virtual assistant can handle all your social media marketing including…

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5 Simple Ways for Busy Entrepreneurs to Stay Focused

By Jennie Lyon / May 3, 2014

As a super, busy entrepreneur or small business owner, you know how important your time is. It can be hard to work long hours without getting distracted. This can be especially hard if you wear many hats – not only are you a busy business owner, but you are a spouse and a parent too! As a busy entrepreneur myself and one that works exclusively from home, I can tell you that staying focused is essential for the growth of your business. That can be tricky if you have pets, a home phone that rings and kids running through the…

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What is a Virtual Assistant and Why Do I Need One?

By Jennie Lyon / April 18, 2014

What is a Virtual Assistant? A virtual assistant is an online assistant that works remotely and provides business owners and individuals with an assortment of services to help keep their business running smoothly. You can hire a virtual assistant to work on a specific project or you can partner with a virtual assistant on an ongoing basis. Why Do I Need One? The most important reason for needing a virtual assistant is to ensure that everything on your to-do list is getting done each week. If your business is disorganized, your email inbox is overflowing, your client phone calls are…

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