Take stock of your talents

What talents do you have that are not necessarily related to business administration or virtual assistance, but could be used to set yourself apart from other VA’s? For example, perhaps you have a love of photography which could provide an opportunity to take pictures or select photos for a client’s website or promotional materials, or…

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Take stock of your skills

Your skills inventory may be the biggest asset you bring to your business. These factor greatly in to identifying what services you would feel comfortable offering your clients right away, and what services you may want to offer in the future. Consider the skills and knowledge you already have (what you know fairly well and…

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Creating the Foundation for your Business

It is important to create a good foundation for your business by writing a business plan, even if you are the only one who ever reads it. It will help to establish key areas of your business, set goals, and track your progress. Consider your business plan as a roadmap, a tool that will help…

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Naming your Business

What you name your business deserves some very careful thought and consideration since it is not only a reflection of your company, but of you as an individual as well. It should let people know a little something about you and your business even before they visit your website, read about your services, or have…

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Virtual Assistant Defined

A virtual assistant (VA) is a highly skilled and experienced freelance professional providing administrative support, as well as other specialized services, to businesses, entrepreneurs, executives, sales professionals, and others. VA’s are entrepreneurs and business owners in their own right, and work as independent contractors from their homes or personal offices. They possess an understanding of…

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Your Website – Choosing a Host

Remember this from the first post in this series…”section or’ home’ set aside somewhere (website host) for you to store all your website files.” The website host is that section or home where all your website files are kept so they can be visible to the outside world.  It is also where you upload applications…

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The changing face of business

The face of business is rapidly changing and is no longer confined to walls and geographical borders. As a result, companies are requiring more flexibility in their administrative staff to keep up with the global marketplace and its various time zones. Many business owners are opting out of the traditional brick and mortar existence but…

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