Archive for Business – SOHO

Feature Your Benefits

Sales Copy –¬†eventually every small business owner must consider what needs to be included in order to produce a successful advertisement or piece of marketing material, including your website. » Read more..

Does Absence Make the Heart Grow Fonder?

In the world of business, absence does not make the heart grow fonder. It can be more like ‘Out of Site, Out of Mind’. » Read more..

Cheaper Isn’t Always Better

Business owners spend a lot of time making decisions. Each decision will have a different outcome for their company.

From ‘which business supply store to shop in’ to ‘how are you going to get all of the office tasks accomplished’, choices are always needed and being made. For each decision there are contributing factors and one of the biggest is how much things cost. This is an important factor, but it shouldn’t be our top priority….quality should! » Read more..

How To Start a Virtual Assistant Business

So, you want to start your own Virtual Assistant business? Where do you begin? What do you need to do to get a word processing business started? Well, I could go on and on! There are so many things that need to be covered to assist you in getting started. So, let’s get to it! » Read more..

New (or not so new) Ideas For The New Year

At the start of every year, most of us make resolutions or have thoughts about making some changes to our lives. From telling ourselves that we need to lose weight or eat healthier, to quitting smoking or any other life-changing task, we all wish we could profess these wishes and then actually stick to them. » Read more..

Coping with Interruptions

This past few weeks has brought into a brighter light one of the obstacles that we, as home business owners, have to endure all the time… unexpected interruptions. Sure, interruptions don’t just happen to home business owners but we seem to have the most unique ones.¬† » Read more..

Communication: The Key to Building Relationships

Communication is the most important contributing factor to the success of any business. We spend our days utilizing various forms of communication in order to build our business relationships. Whether it’s trying to obtain new clients or contacts, or to stay in touch with those we currently value so much, everything we say and do is a reflection of ourselves and our businesses.

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Ontario-based Entrepreneur Receives International Award

Ontario-based entrepreneur, Janice Byer, owner of Docu-Type Administrative & Web Design Services and Equine Web Design, has won the prestigious Thomas Leonard International Virtual Assistant of Distinction award for 2012. The coveted international award was bestowed on Ms. Byer for her extensive contributions to the Virtual Assistant Industry worldwide, her dedication to helping other administrative professionals realize their dream of becoming small business owners, and her passion for helping her clients get the assistance they need to build their own businesses. » Read more..

Image Is Everything

Marketing is an integral part to any business, especially for a Virtual Assistant who has to rely on a professional and creative image. How you get the word out about your VA service can have a tremendous impact on the success of your business. Just throwing together a business card or brochure to hand out, or a quick website is not enough. You need to create a marketing strategy, one that will portray you as capable of creating an image for your clients.¬† » Read more..

How to Build a Successful Virtual Assistant Business

So, how exactly do you start and build a Virtual Assistant practice, let alone expand it to a level where other VAs are working with you? The first thing you need to do is determine if you have those necessary skills. Having a computer does not make you a VA. You really need to have some real-life experience doing the tasks that are generally expected of VAs. If you have a background in the administrative field or a history of providing other VA-related services, you are well on your way to having what it takes to build a successful Virtual Assistant practice. » Read more..