How To Successfully Overcome Overwhelm

It feels like the days are going by faster, and the months are getting shorter. Yesterday seems like the first day of the year, yet the year is rapidly moving on. With time feeling like it’s going at such a fast pace, organisations can easily drift astray and make mistakes for fear of missing deadlines and falling behind their competition. Seeing other people achieve their goals can be a...
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Hiring A Virtual Assistant – Why Times Have Changed

The business environment has changed a great deal in the last decade. We’ve seen amazing progress in the world of technology and communication. We’ve also seen the consequences of poor economic management and a lasting recession. These factors combined have led to a sea of change in the way that business owners run their operations and plan for future growth. Today, it’s no...
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Can You Really Make More Money By Hiring A VA?

  When building a successful business, it’s important to remember that you can’t do it alone. Put simply, hiring an experienced virtual assistant to manage your online advertising allows you to work on other aspects of your business, that only you can do. This experienced VA will be able to create online ads for social media sites including Facebook, create content for your...
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Lights, Camera, Action – Hiring A Virtual Assistant As An Event Planner

It is sometimes amazing what we all take on in our daily lives. We have a busy enough schedule as it is when it comes to work commitments and looking after the family, so why is it that we frequently consider ourselves to be a jack of all trades, loading our daily schedules with all kinds of difficult and onerous tasks? A case in point may be an upcoming reunion of some kind. Perhaps it is time...
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Four Reasons Why You Might Not Be Happy In Business

How do you actually measure happiness in life? Is it based on material possessions – hopefully not – or is it based on a combination of stability, the spiritual and relationships? We work for a reason, even though it seems to occupy the lion’s share of our life. We are working to provide resources to enable us to enjoy life. This enjoyment may well include helping others, charitable...
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You Don’t Win Just for Showing Up.

This is an article I created back when I started Coffee Not Included back  in 2011 … I still feel it is very relevant today and wanted to share it again.  More  poignant as we approach a New Year?  Let me know what you think? ~ Success is a Journey – not a Destination – Arthur Robert Ashe Jr ~ When you made that decision to start your own business and took those very first steps...
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Just A Few More Things Your VA Can Do For You

In addition to providing customer support, making travel arrangements, sending out client correspondence and addressing business documents as well as accounts, your virtual assistant can also handle many small daily business tasks as well. So you have to ask yourself, are you spending too much time on administrative tasks such as updating your calendar, contacts list, and replying to repetitive...
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How To Successfully Overcome Overwhelm

It feels like the days are going by faster, and the months are getting shorter. Yesterday seems like the first day of the year, yet the year is rapidly coming to a close. With time feeling like it’s going at such a fast pace, organisations can easily drift astray and make mistakes for fear of missing deadlines and falling behind their competition. Seeing other people achieve their goals can...
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3 Important Points to Consider Before Hiring A VA

Hiring a virtual assistant can be one of the most valuable investments you make into your growing business. To make this investment as meaningful as possible, consider these important points when hiring a VA to manage day-to-day tasks and ongoing projects like social media marketing, customer service or client relations. A great working relationship between you and your VA is often far more than...
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Do You Live For Work? – Why It’s Not Sustainable

  What time did your alarm clock go off this morning? Do you even like getting up well before dawn? The chances are if you’re an entrepreneur or in charge of a small business of some kind you have an alarm clock that’s set for 5 AM. It seems that you only had a few hours of much needed rest before that darn clock is rudely awakening you from your slumber, once again. This is a picture...
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Why There Is No Need To Be A Micromanager Anymore

Some small-business owners seem to be wary about hiring virtual assistants of any kind as they feel as if they’re not in control. They do not know what the virtual assistant is doing as they cannot see them and they are simply not sure if they are working to their best ability, or not. This is undoubtedly something to do with the business systems of old. After all, not too long ago it was...
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Hiring Exceptional Virtual Assistants To Streamline Your Business

Do you need more time during the day to meet with clients, develop products or give your attention to future planning for your business? Do you feel that you spend too much time filling out paperwork, updating your contacts list and settling business accounts? Rather than trying to squeeze more time out of each day, why not hire a virtual assistant to get some of these less important (but still...
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