Are There Parts of Your Business That Are Falling Through the Cracks?
As a busy business owner, you know deep down inside that you can’t do it all. If you don’t have a team in place to support you and your business, there are areas of your business that are falling through the cracks. Ask yourself: Are your emails and voice-mails being answered in a timely, professional manner? Are your blog posts and articles being submitted to the appropriate sites and social media platforms? Are you missing appointments, double booking yourself, or having a hard time with scheduling, period? Are updates being made to your website quickly, and are you staying connected with your online…Read More
Does Your Business Have a Procedure Manual in Place?
When I start working with a client, one of the first questions I ask is whether they have a procedure manual in place for their business. Nine out of ten times, the answer is either 1. No, or 2. What is a procedure manual? A procedure manual is one of the most important documents to have in place for the people who support your business. It allows your virtual assistant, in-house assistant, web designer or technical support team to quickly access whatever information they need to support your business from your procedure manual and get the work done instead of calling or…Read More
How to Hire the Right Virtual Assistant for Your Business
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…Read More
7 Tips for a Successful Virtual Assistant Relationship
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…Read More
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…Read More
5 Simple Ways for Busy Entrepreneurs to Stay Focused
As super, busy entrepreneurs you know how important your time is. Working long hours can be hard without getting distracted. This can be especially hard if you wear many hats. Not only are you a busy entrepreneur, but you are a spouse and a parent too! As a busy entrepreneur myself, 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 house. Start with these 5 simple ways to bring some peace to your workday for busy…Read More
What is a Virtual Assistant and Why Do I Need One?
What is a Virtual Assistant? A VA is an online assistant that works remotely. A VA provides business owners with an assortment of services to help keep their business running smoothly. You can hire a VA to work on a specific project or you can partner on an ongoing basis. Why Do I Need One? The most important reason for needing a VA is to ensure that everything on your to-do list is getting done each week. If your business is disorganized, and your to-do list just grows each day – it’s time to get a team in place to…Read More
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