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Spring Means New Beginnings – Is It Time To Outsource?

Yussss! Can you feel the spring weather in the air? Things are getting warmer, buds are forming and bringing life back to blackened trees, bulbs are blooming, and there are gorgeous little lambs and trails of ducklings all over the place. Meanwhile, for the rest of the human race in the southern hemisphere, we are

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How To Make Your Professional Documents Look Great

When we say documents, we mean the physical and digital documents you use to communicate with your clients. Whether you are sending out formal letters or reports, something more casual like a brochure or a handout, or digital communications like newsletters or an email promotion, your documents should be visually appealing, on-brand, and designed with

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Virtual Assistant FAQ’s

You have all the questions, and we have all the answers, so let’s launch straight into it! The following queries (or variations of) are ones that we get frequently, so we have compiled a list of our FAQ’s, and we’re here to set the record straight! WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF USING A VA? In a

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3 Things That Make Virtual Assistants Different From Other VA Services

All businesses should know their points of difference; what sets them apart from their competitors in the market. Big companies call these points of difference/unique selling propositions (USP’s), where they often appear as company tag lines, such as M&M’s wildly successful one-liner: “Melts in your mouth, not in your hand”. If you are a small

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VA, EA, PA – What is the difference?

Wow. That title sounds like the beginning of a bad joke or a riddle, doesn’t it? We promise there is no punch line here; just a comprehensive breakdown of the core functions and subsequent differences between a Virtual Assistant, a Personal Assistant, and an Executive Assistant. Besides the fact that we are all assistants supporting

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If you only ever outsource one task, let it be this…

Attention small business owners! Yes, outsourcing is the name of our game, but we understand if you feel like you have things under control; that you don’t need to pay someone else to do it for you. While we don’t doubt that you do indeed have things running like clockwork, we would politely like to

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How Virtual Assistants Inspire Freedom to Work While Travelling

The benefits of virtual assistants have allowed many business owners and entrepreneurs to further their business while travelling. Whether you are employing a virtual assistant or are seeking a career as one, the joy, adventure and opportunities abound when working from the road. Aside from the remote-friendly aspects of working as a virtual assistant, or

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VA vs. Perm Staff Member

Years before I started managing Virtual Assistant companies, I remember thinking that outsourcing work was something only wealthy business people could afford to do. The usual route of advertising a job and hiring staff seemed ‘normal’ to me, which inadvertently left me thinking that anything else was a bit, well, ‘out there’ to be frank!

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5 VA Pet Peeves To Avoid!

Honestly, working as a Virtual Assistant is one of the coolest jobs in the world (if I do say so myself!) but, of course, there are downsides to everything, and we are not immune to that fact. Aside from people looking surprised when they find out that being a ‘VA’ has nothing to do with

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2 Apps That Will Change The Way You Do Business

  Keeping regular, accurate financial records is one of the most time-consuming aspects of running a business. Of course, it is also imperative to get this financial management right, or you will find yourself in a number of stressful situations. In this digital age, it is easy to forget that it really wasn’t that long

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