Before You Hire a Virtual Assistant

Before You Hire a Virtual Assistant

When you hire a virtual assistant, one thing to take into consideration is how you’ll actually use that assistant and what you’ll delegate. Most small business owners are overloaded and really busy. They’re unable to sustain a 24/7 pace. They know they...
Business New Year

Business New Year

I talked to a mom the other day who was really excited about the kiddos going back to school. She said the start of a new school year for a parent is a lot like the start of a new calendar year for the rest of the world. By the time the kids finally go back to school,...
Misconceptions

Misconceptions

Let’s go over the list of most common misconceptions, shall we? I can’t afford a virtual assistant. Here’s the thing. Figure the cost of overhead – space for the employee to work, a desk, PC and phone, office supplies, etc – then add in vacation and sick...
Ten Minute Training

Ten Minute Training

I love everything about summer.  It’s my favorite season and sadly it’s winding down fast.  The days are cooler, the leaves are beginning to turn.  Yikes. Mid-August is always a tough time of year for me.  As I type this, I look out the window and see a...
Interruptions

Interruptions

Want to hear a scary fact? It takes approximately 23 minutes and 15 seconds to get back on task if you’re distracted at work. Source. I’m not just talking about your noisy office mate – in many cases, you distract yourself.  Yep, the biggest offender when it comes to...
Business Buddy

Business Buddy

Do you have a business buddy? Someone that celebrates your successes and encourages you to get back up when you fall? Being an entrepreneur can get really lonely. And while family and friends are well-meaning, they just don’t “get it.”  It’s not their fault. You...
Butt Talking

Butt Talking

Let’s talk about your butt. Or rather how much talking your butt does. Wait…wha…??? The familiar phrase “talking out of your $%#” is relevant in the business world, because entrepreneurs do a LOT of it.  I’m not talking about being shady, however, there is a certain...