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Niche Your Virtual Assistant Business

Jo Hausman | Posted 12.28.2016 | Business
Jo Hausman

You have started your virtual assistant business and now are searching for clients. Where do you begin? When you are preparing for what type of clie...

How to Start a Virtual Assistant Business

Jo Hausman | Posted 12.19.2016 | Business
Jo Hausman

You know you want to work from home but not sure what it is you want to do? Start analyzing and writing down what you are good at on the computer. Do...

Hire a Virtual Assistant

Jo Hausman | Posted 11.25.2016 | Business
Jo Hausman

Could you work with someone you never met? Many entrepreneurs now do - they're called virtual assistants. Business owners don't always have the time...

5 Types Of Freelancers Who Will Boost Your Business

Margarita Hakobyan | Posted 09.01.2016 | Business
Margarita Hakobyan

When you are just starting out as an entrepreneur, it's tempting to do everything yourself. Depending on your business model and how you get started, ...

Behind Every Successful Entrepreneur, There is a Rockstar VA

Stephan Spencer | Posted 07.29.2016 | Business
Stephan Spencer

Virtual Assistants, or VAs, are hardly discussed in the Digital Marketing industry, but they are every entrepreneur's secret weapon. We avoid bragging...

Should You Hire A Virtual Assistant?

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 06.16.2016 | Business
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

There comes a time in every successful startup company where you have to outsource work. As a business owner, you know that your time is valuable, and it should be spent doing the important things you excel at.

The Secret to Finding a Great VA

Karen Trepte | Posted 04.21.2016 | Business
Karen Trepte

Your business is growing, which is what you've been working so hard on yet it's hard to be able to really enjoy it because you are now busier than ever. If you are sitting at your computer doing busy work that leaves you uninspired it may be a sign that your business is ready for a VA.

Freelancers: You're Worth More Than $20 An Hour

Williesha Morris | Posted 03.02.2017 | Business
Williesha Morris

I wondered if this lady just realized how ridiculous she sounded. In one breath, she told me she charges thousands of dollars for her business consult...

How to Engage Your Next Remote Support Resource

Emily Morgan | Posted 10.13.2016 | Business
Emily Morgan

Making the commitment to engage support is the first step towards the continued growth of your company. Now that you've made that choice, the next step is to identify the best support resource for your specific needs.

Facebook Is Testing Its Own Siri-Like Feature

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.27.2015 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -- Facebook Inc is testing a personal digital assistant called "M" within its Messenger service that can answer questions with...

Avoid Solopreneur Burnout: 3 Tips to Keep You Sane and Satisfied

Erin Hook Kelly | Posted 08.05.2016 | Business
Erin Hook Kelly

Starting to feel jaded? Frustrated? Beyond exhausted? If you're at the point where your to do list is more of a novel than an achievable list, and you aren't sure HOW you can get it all done, you're at risk of business burnout.

8 Soft Skills That Make for a Great Assistant

Sharon Tsao | Posted 01.25.2015 | Business
Sharon Tsao

Not everyone can be an administrative assistant. It takes a very specific set of skills to assist an executive or manager. The following soft skills make for a great assistant: time management, project management, strong communication, and active listening skills, as well as common sense.

Breaking Up With Siri Who Was Supposed to Be My Best Friend

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 08.24.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

Imagine giving commands to a virtual assistant and having an even smarter smart phone working for me! Even at my age, I am embracing new technology if it makes my life easier. Everyone needs a virtual assistant, right?

Exactly How to Get Started Using a Virtual Assistant

Kelley Sanabria | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
Kelley Sanabria

Do you have tasks in your business that you don't necessarily need to be the one to do? As a mom who raises her kids during the day and works on her business during naps and after bedtime, my time is precious to me.

In Business You Must Delegate to Succeed

Honoree Corder | Posted 07.29.2014 | Small Business
Honoree Corder

Most small business owners and service professionals are doing way too many things that they could, and should, be delegating to someone else. Are you in this category?

Partner With a Virtual Assistant to Grow Your Business

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 02.13.2014 | Small Business
M. Shannon Hernandez

I knew that in order to grow my business, the way I envisioned from the very beginning, I needed a support team from the get go.

Inject a Dose of Tech Into Your Career

Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti | Posted 10.22.2013 | Business
Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti

Are you a recent grad having trouble finding a job in your area of study? Or perhaps you're mid-career and feeling trapped, unable to move up the ladder.

Will Mobile 'Virtual Assistants' Propel the Future of Medicine?

Jonathon Dreyer | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathon Dreyer

The future of a quality, efficient health care system rests in our ability to press industry players to embrace collaboration and push for the creation of a connected ecosystem where, from patient to payer, mHealth technology acts as the ember to spark ongoing innovation.

Bianca Bosker

SIRI RISING: The Inside Story Of Siri's Origins -- And Why She Could Overshadow The iPhone | Bianca Bosker | Posted 01.24.2013 | Technology

The world got its first inkling of the quick wit that would make Apple’s Siri an icon during a packed press conference held before an auditorium of ...

Wanted: Someone To Make Siri Sassier

Bianca Bosker | Posted 03.19.2013 | Technology
Bianca Bosker

Multinational corporation with $470 billion market-cap ISO witty, creative writer/editor to help virtual assistant charm humans with witty repartee. ...

LOOK: Dulles Airport Deploys Paige The Hologram At Customs

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 06.01.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Dulles International Airport, following the lead of London, Frankfurt and other airports, has added a virtual assistant greeting interna...

Small Business Essentials

Nelson Davis | Posted 12.21.2011 | Small Business
Nelson Davis

If you are only focused on what business is trendy today and how much money you can make quickly, the end is already in sight for your enterprise.

Does Your Small Business Need a Virtual Assistant?

Karen Leland | Posted 10.12.2011 | Small Business
Karen Leland

Here are just a few signs that a virtual assistant might be a productivity enhancer for your small business.

Rod Kurtz

Ask Rod, Episode 2: How Do I Find a Good Assistant? | Rod Kurtz | Posted 11.29.2011 | Small Business

Executive Editor Rod Kurtz explains how to find a good assistant, what it takes to maintain a healthy relationship with your board of directors, and m...