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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5 Easy Ways to Market Your Small Business with Facebook

By Jennie Lyon / September 21, 2021
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I’ve talked a lot about using Facebook to advertise your business! However, it’s been a while since I followed up. The global pandemic has reshaped the business world, and we were all forced to adapt or flounder. Despite the effect COVID-19 had on the worldwide economy, it’s not shocking to learn that Facebook use has continued to grow since 2019. Its user base has grown more than 12% to over 2.8 billion users monthly in the past two years! That’s roughly 59% of the world’s social media users. Over half on one site. That’s insane! And do you know what…

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The Simple Digital Marketing Strategy Pillars for Business Growth

By Jennie Lyon / September 9, 2021
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The marketing game has come a long way since its humble beginnings. Did you know that researchers and historians have found evidence of people using sales branding back in ancient Rome? I mean, it was joked about in Disney’s Hercules, the idea of using the titular hero to market products, but to know it was actually already in practice is neat if a bit crazy to think about! At any rate, commercial marketing as we know it came about later in the 19th century, evolving to what it is today – an inescapable part of growing your business. Now, knowing…

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5 Easy Ways to Use Video Content to Get Eyes on Your Business!

By Jennie Lyon / August 31, 2021
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Everywhere you look on the internet, you find information flung at you from every direction and medium. We are awash in stimuli for most of our day on our mobile devices, laptops, and computer monitors. When you consider marketing your business amidst this deluge of content, it can seem pretty overwhelming! Thankfully, you can use a digital marketing tool that provides some evergreen content options and is super easy to digest: video! While you can certainly invest your money into a commercial that streams on YouTube or TV, that isn’t always possible for a small business owner. In the beginning…

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5 Facebook Ad Strategies to Grow Your Business + Free Template

By Jennie Lyon / August 17, 2021
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Gosh. Sometimes it’s baffling to think that Facebook was ever a social networking site for Harvard students when you look at the beast it has become now. As of 2021, it boasts 2.85 billion monthly users. 2.85 billion is a staggering number of people when you stop to think about it. And as a small business, it’s hard not to get excited by the prospect of all those people seeing your advertisement on the world’s most popular social networking platform. If I could sell 1 item for $1 to all of them, that’s $2.85 billion at month’s end; I’d be…

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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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5 Ways to Protect Your Business During the Coronavirus

By Jennie Lyon / March 24, 2020
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Are you currently worried about your small business’ future? The coronavirus outbreak has turned the entire world upside down. There are times when it feels almost like a movie; it’s surreal. Many Americans are locked down in their homes, watching the news, wondering what’s next. But small business owners have even more worries. With social distancing becoming the norm and mandatory closure of non-essential businesses, entrepreneurs are trying to figure out how they can protect their businesses until we get to the other side of the crisis. The government is even providing help to small businesses with funding, grands, and…

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Do you Have an Entrepreneur Emergency Survival Kit?

By Jennie / December 3, 2019

Want to know the worst feeling in the world when you’re a small business owner creating a sense of emergency? It’s when you feel the first inklings that you’re getting sick. You know the signs. Sleep the night before may not happen. Your energy is running dry, or you get a tickle in the back of your throat. You think, “I’m getting sick. I can’t afford to get sick! I have too much to do this week!!!” As a small business owner, it’s not unusual that everything is on your shoulders. Your customer service, marketing, daily tasks, sales, EVERYTHING goes…

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The Netflix Effect: Why Do We Love to Binge Content?

By Jennie Lyon / June 18, 2019

Ok, I’m going to admit it. I… occasionally… binge watch Netflix. I know, I know, I’ve heard all the arguments against it. It ruins the show, it’s a waste of time, etc. But the fact is that it’s fun to binge watch a show with your loved ones (or by yourself with a giant bowl of popcorn). Binge watching has gone from something that only those who buy DVD box sets do to something that just about everyone does. You pick a show on Netflix, sit down on the couch, and enjoy the ride. But Netflix is only one option…

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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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