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Getting Started: How a Virtual Assistant can Boost your Business

By Jennie Lyon / June 12, 2018

Some of my favorite people in the world are small business owners. There is something I just love about an entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to succeed. I admire them for starting out with nothing but a dream, building that dream into a plan, and that plan into a successful business. The big question that I’m asked the most by new small business owners is, “How do I get started?” Well, I can help with that! Hiring a virtual assistant in the early days of your new small business can give you a huge advantage, getting things started in the…

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The Anatomy of a Successful Launch

By Jennie Lyon / May 22, 2018

You’re launching a new product! Now what? Small businesses need to walk on the edge of innovation to keep up in the market nowadays. You can’t just sit back on your laurels, you need to keep providing your customers with new and updated products and services. You need to keep things fresh! When you are about to launch a new product, it’s a time of celebration. It’s exciting! But it can also be a tremendous amount of work. Designing and creating a new product already takes a massive time commitment, marketing it and getting the word out to your customers…

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Small Business, Big Team: How a Virtual Assistant Can Double Your Income

By Jennie / May 15, 2018

One of the biggest challenges that small businesses can run into is a lack of funds to hire new employees. If your business is rapidly expanding and you need an extra hand, hiring someone to help out might be unavoidable. Unfortunately, you have to pay for their training, their sick days, holidays, etc. With a Virtual Assistant, you can get the same, if not an even better result for much less overhead. AdministrationIf you are in the business of providing services to customers, then client care probably takes up a great deal of your time, especially if you have few…

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Try, Try Again: Why You Should Give Digital Advertising a Second Chance

By Jennie Lyon / March 27, 2018
Why You Should Give Digital Advertising a Second Chance

Digital advertising is easy. Effective digital advertising, that’s hard. One of the most common things I hear from many of my new clients is that they have always gotten poor results from their digital marketing efforts. It just “doesn’t work” for them, so they tend to fall back on more traditional advertising methods. But here is the problem: digital marketing IS the standard form of advertising these days. Nowhere else can offer you the same ROI for your advertising dollars. It’s completely understandable why so many companies get less than their desired ROI their first time designing an online marketing…

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The Differences Between a Professional and a DIY Website

By Jennie Lyon / March 13, 2018
Differences between a professional and a DIY website

In recent years, a new industry has popped up that promises you can save big money by designing your own website using their services. They provide you with the templates and the tools to build the site and you do all the work. They’re marketed as being super user-friendly, allowing you to knock out a “great” website in an afternoon. But the reality is that web users are savvier than ever and can spot an amateur website a mile away, even one built off a professional website template. If you think you can save a few dollars by using a…

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Give Your Content Marketing a Boost with Professional Copywriting

By Jennie Lyon / March 6, 2018
Give your content marketing a boost with professional copywriting

Content marketing is the name of the game when it comes to promoting engagement with your posts and ezines. By hiring a great virtual assistant who does copywriting, you can develop an entire editorial calendar of blogs that you can pull out at a moment’s notice whenever you need to provide your customers with quality and worthwhile content. Why Hire Someone Else to Write My Copy? Simple. Because you are too busy. Copywriting is simply a necessary component of a modern digital marketing plan. You need to be able to provide your customers with valuable, well-written content, especially if you…

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How to Be Productive When You Just Don’t “Feel” Like It

By Jennie Lyon / January 30, 2018
How to Be Productive When You Just Don't "Feel" Like It

Have you ever been sitting at your desk, staring at your computer screen, and think, “I… just don’t feel like working right now.” Isn’t it the worst? Here is the thing, we all feel like that sometimes. Maybe you didn’t get enough sleep the previous night, or maybe you are in the middle of some kind of emotional turmoil. Maybe you worked too hard the previous day and are burnt out. Whatever your reason, there is no point in beating yourself up. That just makes the problem worse! Instead, try some of these tips I use to kickstart my day…

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How a Virtual Assistant Can Help Kick Your Business into High Gear this Winter!

By Jennie Lyon / January 23, 2018
How a virtual assistant can help kick your business into high gear this winter!

Has this winter given you the blues? It’s around this time of year when the winter weather can really start to wear you down. With stunningly cold temperatures all across the country, even in the states that are warmer during the winter, folks are really starting to miss the sunny days of the summer. Feelings of “hibernation” and depression are normal around the end of January/beginning of February. It’s called Seasonal Affective Disorder, and it can take a huge toll on your productivity and your business. As an entrepreneur and small business owner, you need to be able to give…

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Why You Need a Virtual Assistant in the New Year… And I’m Not Talking about Alexa or Siri!

By Jennie Lyon / January 9, 2018
Why You Need a Virtual Assistant in the New Year

You know, the only bad part about taking a vacation during the holidays is when you return to work in January. You sit down at your desk and just feel… stressed. You might feel overwhelmed at the amount of work that has piled up while you were taking a well-deserved festive rest with family and friends. There are clients to take care of, blog posts and social media that need to be written, a ton of email marketing to send out… Happy New Year! Thankfully, you don’t have to do it all alone. If you had a virtual assistant working…

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Winter is the Time to Plant the “Seeds” of Success for Growing Your Business

By Jennie Lyon / January 2, 2018
Winter is the time to plant the seeds of success for growing your business

Who in their right mind would plant seeds in the dead of winter? Smart small business owners, that’s who! The biggest hope for a new year is growth. That’s what most New Year’s Resolutions are about, people want to grow. Grow their business, grow their income, personal growth. Growth doesn’t happen by accident though, you need to plant seeds. For an entrepreneur, the seeds of growth are plans for the future, and January is the perfect time to make them. Seed #1: Make a New Year Business PlanDo you have a business plan, written down and in your desk drawer?…

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