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Top 5 Ways to Know You Need The Help of a VA

Many small business owners, and entrepreneurs are so used to doing EVERYTHING themselves, that once their business gets REALLY rolling they get caught up in this crazy roller coaster ride. From feeling stressed as soon as you wake up – you dream about all the tasks you need to do the next day, you work late nights and yet there are STILL projects that are hiding out on the back burner. Realizing that you don’t have to DO IT ALL alone is huge! Here are some hard questions to ask yourself to know that you are ready to have a
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Categories: Blog and Tips For Running A Business.

What is a VA anyway?

So many entrepreneurs are using online assistants or a virtual office assistant. What are they? A VA (for short) is generally self-employed and provides professional administrative, technical, or creative (social) assistance to clients remotely from a home office. Do you often wonder WHY someone hires a VA, what the benefits are, and if it’s right for you? Then read away….  Some of the benefits of hiring a VA (vs having staff in your office) for various tasks are (which is not all inclusive). Easy payroll! VA’s are contracted so you don’t need to pay out employee benefits, have them on
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Categories: Tips For Running A Business.

Podcast Interview on Safeguarding Your Business

On episode 10 of Safeguarding Your Business, we talked about how some business owners try to do everything in their business themselves which can be counter-productive!  To grow your business, you need to take a step back and see the big picture – and seek to work more ON your business not IN your business. Host Ernie Bryan interviews Smooth Sailing Online Support owner Lyndsay Phillips. Things Learned In This Interview: 1. What is a Virtual Assistant (VA) brief explanation of the whole Virtual Assistant (VA) phenomenon. 2. Some examples of work that business owners should consider outsourcing to a VA
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