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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What 5 SEO Tips Will Boost You in Search + Free Checklist

By Jennie Lyon / August 18, 2020
What 5 SEO Tips Will Boost You in Search and Free Checklist

I don’t know about you, but every week I get “emails” touting a new secret SEO growth tactic or hack that promises to get me on the first page of Google!  It got me thinking about how overwhelming SEO can be to entrepreneurs, because there are so many components to consider.  Keywords, on-page and off-page optimization, link building, oh my! The list goes on and on.  So, let’s start here, how much do you know about SEO? Sorry (not sorry) for the rhyme there, but it’s a question that every small business owner should be asking themselves. Over my many…

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8 Ways to Repurpose One Piece of Content + Free Template

By Jennie Lyon / August 11, 2020
8 Ways to Repurpose One Piece of Content

When it comes to food, my family are big believers in having as little waste as possible. Jayson, my husband LOVES to cook (and I love LETTING him cook). We love to pull inspiration from the Native American idea of using EVERY part of the animal. So, when he is making mashed potatoes, he saves the skin peels to make delicious, crispy potato skin chips in the oven. When we eat chicken, he always saves the bones and tiny bits of meat and boils it down to make a tasty chicken noodle soup. It doesn’t just make economic sense, it’s…

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5 Tips for Building Long-Term Client Relationships

By Jennie Lyon / September 19, 2017
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What would your company be without your clients? One of the keys to a successful small business is to develop long-term client relationships. For a business to become truly successful, you need to build a foundation of repeat customers and clients you can rely on. This can require a tremendous amount of time and effort, just like developing any other lasting relationship in your life. Here are some tips on how you can get started strengthening your client relationships, with the goal of eventually converting them into regular, long-term clients: Communication is the Key All of my long-term client relationships…

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5 Online Tools That Could Double Your Income

By Jennie Lyon / August 29, 2017
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Being a small business owner is a little bit like juggling, you have to keep all of the balls in the air. The trick is when your business grows and you are expected to catch more and more balls until finally… some of them are dropped. There are a ton of online tools out there that can help you better manage your business and relieve some of that stress. By unloading much of your workload, you might even be able to double your income! Here are some incredibly useful online tools that I recommend you check out to help keep…

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Launching a New Product or Program? A Virtual Assistant Can Help!

By Jennie Lyon / August 22, 2017
Launching a new product or program? A Virtual Assistant can help!

One of the most exciting times for a small business is when they launch a new product or program. Small businesses rarely have unlimited capital for product/program development, which makes the success of a launch absolutely imperative. This can make it a very tense and stressful time in the office, as everything involved in the launch needs to be executed flawlessly. If you’re doing everything on your own, it can consume every bit of your bandwidth, pulling your focus from other, still important projects and clients. By partnering with a Virtual Assistant, you can instantly relieve this stress on you…

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4 Tips to Hiring the Right Virtual Assistant For Your Business

By Jennie Lyon / August 15, 2017
4 Tips to Hiring the Right Virtual Assistant For Your Business

Does this situation sound familiar? You’re a small business entrepreneur, doing it all yourself. You have a big project due by the end of the day that only you can work on. Unfortunately, you also have to post your company’s social media, finish up writing a blog post, sort through your emails, and build a sales page. And that isn’t even counting the hundreds of distractions that can occur throughout the average business day. How on earth are you going to get your big project finished with all of those little, non-specialized tasks in your way? The answer is that you…

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How to Choose the Best Virtual Assistant Company for Your Business Needs

By Jennie Lyon / August 1, 2017
How to Choose the Best Virtual Assisant for Your Business Needs

If you do a search online, you will find that there are countless Virtual Assistant companies out there, each with their own specialties and strengths. There are Virtual Assistant firms that cater to huge, multi-national corporations and ones that specialize in specific industries like finance. When you are looking for a Virtual Assistant company as a small business entrepreneur, you need to make sure that you are getting one that can handle all of your business’ needs, has a solid amount of experience, and charges a reasonable price. You also want to make sure that they are flexible enough to…

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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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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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