How to Show Your Clients Some Love this Holiday Season

By Jennie Lyon / December 3, 2017
How to show your clients some love this holiday season

There is nothing like shopping for gifts to make the holiday stresses pile up! Even though Black Friday is behind us, the malls are still packed to the brim with folks trying to find the exact right gifts for their family and friends. You’re probably one of them (if you can find the time…). Gifts are more than just objects, they are a way of showing someone how much we care about them. And who does a small business care about more than their clients? Small client holiday gifts or gestures can be a great way to reinforce current client…

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How to Reduce Your Stress Level at Work before The Holiday Rush

By Jennie Lyon / November 27, 2017
How to Reduce your Stress Level at Work before the Holiday Rush

Tis the season… to be ridiculously stressed out! The holidays can come at you fast, sometimes too fast for you to get everything done in time. Your usual workload is often augmented by extra holiday-related tasks, and not just at your small business. There is decorating, cooking, gift shopping… That kind of stress can build up! If you have limited staff at work, or if it is just you, getting a little extra holiday help can be useful. But it can cost too much to hire and train new employees just for the holiday season. Enter an experienced virtual assistant!…

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How to Grow Your Business and Sell Your Products with Facebook Ads

By Jennie Lyon / October 17, 2017
How to Grow your Business and Sell your Products with Facebook Ads

With the advent of social media, the world of advertising has been blown wide open. It used to be that small businesses would have to pay through the nose to get print ads in major publications. I mean, how else could they get the attention of new customers? But social media and the internet changed all that. Now, small businesses can run specifically targeted ads on social media platforms, and best of all, they can do it at a price point that is WAY cheaper than it used to be. One of the best advertising platforms today is an app…

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5 Marketing Mistakes That Keep You From Having High Paying Clients All Year

By Jennie Lyon / September 12, 2017
5 Marketing Mistakes that keep you from having high paying clients all year

As a self-employed entrepreneur, you know that the overall goal is to reach that sweet spot of a steady flow of business with a solid clientele you love. To accomplish this, it’s worth reconsidering the methods you use to market your services effectively and stand out as a pro in your field. Even if you are hugely talented, you probably won’t be able to draw in clients if you don’t use effective  marketing techniques. There are quite a few marketing mistakes that many small business owners and entrepreneurs make, even if they are in-the-know. Sometimes it’s because they’ve never had…

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Feeling Overwhelmed? 5 Ways a Virtual Assistant Can Automate Your Systems!

By Jennie Lyon / September 5, 2017
5 ways a Virtual Assistant can automate your systems

Automation is the way of the future. Large businesses and corporations around the world have been taking advantage of automation for decades now, saving themselves huge amounts of time and money. With the advent of many affordable online automation services, and the skills and abilities of Virtual Assistants, automation is now in the hands of small business owners and entrepreneurs. By effectively utilizing a Virtual Assistant experienced in setting up and managing these automated systems, you can also save yourself a great deal of time and energy that you can then reinvest back into your business. #1: Social MediaSocial media…

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6 Steps to Designing a Successful Email Marketing Campaign

By Jennie Lyon / July 5, 2017

If you’ve been building a successful email list for your business, you’re probably wondering what is the best way to use it. If you have all of these people who want to hear about your business or product, how do you capitalize on it? Simple! You do it with a high-performing email campaign! A well-designed email campaign can be one of the most effective marketing tools in your arsenal, allowing you to reach your entire email list with a targeted message, informing your customers about a great sale or new product you’re offering. The trick is to get the email…

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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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Beat Writer’s Block with a Copywriting Virtual Assistant

By Jennie Lyon / May 30, 2017

Writing can be daunting for many small business owners; you’re an expert in your field, but that doesn’t mean you’re also an incredible wordsmith! Even savvy entrepreneurs don’t always stop to consider just how much writing work is involved in running their own business. Aside from emails (and any other documents you send to clients), you also have to worry about website copy, advertisements, and branding collateral like brochures. That doesn’t even begin to cover all the regular blogging and social media posts a small business needs to appear active in this digital age! The quality of your copy demonstrates…

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6 Steps to Creating a Media Kit that Will Impress Your Potential Clients!

By Jennie Lyon / May 16, 2017
6 Steps to Creating a Media Kit that Will Impress Your Potential Clients

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” Boy, how about that old cliché, huh? It’s just one of those phrases that gets thrown around, without any real through as to what it means. Well, I am going to reclaim that phrase because it is a truly fantastic piece of advice for small business owners. When you are talking with a client, even if you are engaging, interesting, and are offering them something really special, there is a chance that they might not be fully listening. That’s the problem with words, it can be easy to get lost in them. If…

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10 Ways to Avoid Social Media Burnout + Free Social Media Graphics

By Jennie Lyon / May 10, 2017
10 Ways to Avoid Social Media Burnout + Free Social Media Graphics

Social media is an essential component of marketing for small businesses, but it can also put a huge strain on busy entrepreneurs. The “always on” nature of our modern, interconnected world may mean your clients expect to be able to reach you via any communication channel at any time. This is a recipe for overworking yourself and living under constant stress. As entrepreneurs, we need to be especially careful to take care of ourselves. Small business owners are more likely to try and do it all when it comes to running our companies! The current expectation to maintain active social…

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