Plan Your Winter Vacation Now by Partnering with a Virtual Assistant

By Jennie Lyon / November 4, 2017
Plan Your Winter Vacation Now by Partnering with a Virtual Assistant

Time flies. To me, it feels like the year just got started, but now we are rapidly approaching the end of it. With Thanksgiving in just a few weeks, you can soon expect to see holiday decorations everywhere, with “Jingle Bell Rock” playing every time you walk into a mall. Between the chaos of the holidays and the end of year work crunch, you might be worried that you won’t be able to find the time to spend with your family and friends, let alone make time for a winter vacation. The last thing you want to do is get…

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Taking a Vacation? Get Your Virtual Team in Place First + Free Pre-Vacation Checklist!

By Jennie / June 27, 2017
Taking a Vacation? Get Your Virtual Team in Place First + Free Checklist

Everyone loves a summer vacation, but taking one can seem impossible for busy entrepreneurs! When you run your own small business, it can consume all of your time and energy if you aren’t careful, and letting go can be difficult. Trust me when I say that I understand! However, even passionate entrepreneurs need time to relax, and that means finding a team who can keep your business running smoothly in your absence. When you have a virtual team that you trust, it makes taking time off much less stressful. The trick to developing that trust is getting used to working…

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Are you Staying in Front of Your Clients during Vacation Season?

By Jennie Lyon / June 20, 2017

For a small business owner, taking a vacation often depends on staying ahead of clients’ needs. You can’t afford to let things slip or have radio silence reign in your absence. I’ve always found that clients appreciate an entrepreneur who makes every effort to maintain continuous service no matter what time of year it is. However, that doesn’t have to mean skipping your vacation(s)! Some clients are wonderful, and understand that everyone needs a break now and then. Others may have (unrealistically) high expectations and not want to see any break in the service they receive from your business. You…

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How to Kick an Entrepreneurial Slump

By Jennie Lyon / July 31, 2015

Whether it’s because of a tedious project, long hours, burnout, or boredom, slumps happen. We’ve all been there; we’ve all grown tired of our work at times and lost our passion and motivation. Whatever the reason, if you’re in an entrepreneurial slump right now there are a few techniques that might kick it right to the curb. Reassure Yourself: This is NormalBeing in a slump is not synonymous with failing as an entrepreneur. A slump is a temporary setback where your drive, motivation, and/or resources are lacking. Everyone experiences a slump at some point, whether in business, their tennis game,…

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5 Healthy Habits for Women Who Own a Small Business

By Jennie Lyon / April 3, 2015

Like most women, you have probably heard that you can’t do it all—and you probably try to anyway. It is easy to run yourself ragged trying to juggle your business, social life, family, and household. Remember, though, that you are your company’s most valuable asset! Successfully managing all aspects of your life requires balance and prioritizing self-care. Healthy habits help us to be more effective in both business and life. When we are healthy and balanced, we can “do more”—and in less time (which is always the goal). Here are 5 healthy habits for women in business. 1. Healthy Diet…

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3 Ways for Busy Entrepreneurs to Build Relaxation into Their Work

By Jennie Lyon / November 20, 2014

Anyone who is dedicated to their job, especially an entrepreneur, tends to throw everything they’ve got into their work, sometimes logging 60+ hours per week and giving 110% of themselves. While this kind of dedication can result in a handsomely rewarding career, it can also throw off work/life balance and cause burnout. I know what you’re saying—“But, the work’s got to be done!”—and you’re right, it does. While this is true, we can accomplish a lot more when we’re rested, calm, and focused than we can when we are frazzled and constantly burning the candle at both ends. Fortunately, there…

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