How to Successfully Delegate Your To-Do List + Free Download

By Jennie Lyon / October 12, 2021
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You’re busy. I get it.  As a busy entrepreneur, you know that delegating tasks is the best way to grow your business. But then come the daunting questions: How do I find someone reliable?  What if they don’t have the skills or experience to get the job done right? Where in the world do I even start to hand things over?  I get these questions from entrepreneurs all the time. Like you, I used to wonder how my daily tasks would ever get done in a business of mine – but then one day it hit me: Project management, a…

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8 Easy Ways to Create Passive Income Alongside Your Business!

By Jennie Lyon / August 24, 2021
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As a business owner, you know you gotta’ hustle to keep it all going. There’s so much on your plate, from marketing to hiring staff to planning and refining your strategy! Figuring out the work/life balance can be a struggle when you feel stressed about making ends meet. So, what if you looked into other revenue streams? Like, one’s that you don’t have to work at consistently? I’m talking passive income for your business. These are the side-hustles that earn you money with less work than your steady 9-5. They still require work, but most of that is done upfront…

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6 Best Ways to Find the Right Balance Between Your Business and Life

By Jennie Lyon / July 19, 2021
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Over the last year and a half, many people have been shocked that working from home does not always lead to a healthier business-life balance. In fact, working from home can often make things much, much trickier!  Of course, that isn’t a big surprise to most small business owners out there. Those of us who have experienced working from home know how easy it can be to drive ourselves to the bone, burning the candle at both ends, sometimes for years at a stretch. Your body and mind need time to recover from a hard day’s work. Usually, that’s done…

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How to Try Our Virtual Team on a Trial Basis

By Jennie Lyon / July 13, 2021
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As a small business owner, I really dislike being locked into a contract. I’ve heard horror stories from my clients who got locked into long-term contracts with a firm that didn’t deliver what they promised! Now, I’m not bad-mouthing my competitors here! The aim of countless virtual assistant firms out there is to help your business succeed. When you’re running a small business, you need to have flexibility, especially when you’re first starting out. Your income might not be predictable and having a big fixed cost can become a nightmare for your budget. With many reputable virtual assistant firms, you don’t…

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How to Use Our Virtual Assistant Team for 2 Hours a Week to Grow Your Business

By Jennie Lyon / May 11, 2021
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What would you do if you had two extra hours every week? As a small business owner, chances are that you’re constantly under incredible time constraints. Your to-do list is continually growing, and it seems like you’re the only one who can get things done.  I remember back when I first started this business, and it was crazy. I was working insane hours to get my business off the ground, but eventually, I had to admit to myself that I was ONE person trying to do the work of an entire team. And yeah, that’s doable over a short period,…

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4 Ways To Grow Your Brand in the New Year for Business Success

By Jennie Lyon / December 22, 2020
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Do you have big business plans for the new year? With the previous year in the rearview mirror, I’ve been putting a ton of thought into revamping my business plan. I’m a firm believer in coming up with a new business plan every January (And then of course, I revisit it quarterly to see if I need to tweak it). In this year’s plan, I’ve been specifically focusing on ways I can grow my brand through digital marketing.  Branding encompasses everything in a business, including your personality. Your personality, goals, business sense, beliefs, everything goes directly into your brand. And…

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Ignite Your Business with My SEO Tips!

By Jennie Lyon / August 20, 2019

I’m sure that you’ve visited websites that read… a little bit oddly. They keep mentioning the same word or phrase over and over again. “If you’re looking for the best car repair in West Palm Beach, Florida, then you will want to visit our West Palm Beach car repair shop. We offer the best car repair service in West Palm Beach, Florida. WEST PALM BEACH!!!”  This kind of search engine optimization is a holdover from the early days of search engines. Back then, they could be fooled into thinking that your site was a leading one simply by stuffing it…

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Are You Connecting with Your Audience via Video?

By Jennie Lyon / June 4, 2019

Remember the old adage for those with gigantic cable packages? “300 channels and nothing’s on?” That certainly isn’t a problem anymore. Ignoring the phenomenon of cord cutting (I mean, how many people really want to pay for cable today?), you can find just about all of the entertainment that you want from Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, YouTube and other video services. Streaming video has mostly replaced traditional cable, offering people the ability to watch whatever they want, whenever they want. You no longer have to scroll through guides to see what’s on. Instead, you just type (or speak!) what you…

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Using Pinterest to Grow Your Small Business’ Email List

By Jennie Lyon / November 12, 2018

We spend so much time talking about the marketing potential of Facebook and Instagram that we sometimes forget about a very popular social media service: Pinterest!Although Pinterest doesn’t necessarily have the same reach as Facebook (although that might change in the future), it does have over 200 million dedicated users who do one billion searches on it each month. That’s an incredible amount of activity and engagement. The big difference between Facebook and Pinterest is in their purpose. While Facebook is designed to bring people together, making is a fantastic way to connect with clients and customers, Pinterest is a…

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Second Career: How a Virtual Assistant Can Help You Restart and Build a New Business!

By Jennie Lyon / November 5, 2018

One of the most terrifying and exciting things in life is having to start again.Let’s face it – we are all getting older! Maybe your children have finally left home for university, (Eben, my son, started college early and skipped his senior year!) or perhaps you’re thinking of retiring from your long-time job and want to try something new this time around! Maybe you have recently been let go at work, or simply grew bored and finally want to do what you have always wanted with your life. No matter which the situation, it’s still terrifying and thrilling. For example,…

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