How To Set Targets And Goals

At the start of a new year, many people focus on achieving New Year’s resolutions.  The excitement picks up as soon as the clock strikes 12!  Unfortunately, a lot of resolutions end up falling by the wayside two weeks into the new year. The reason this happens so often lies in the fact that most people don’t really understand how to set targets and goals for the year ahead. Sure,...
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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 A Virtual Assistant – Why Business Owners Are Living Life According To Somebody Else’s Agenda

Somebody once said that an email inbox is a tool for other people to impose their agendas upon you, as the business owner. If you sit down and think about it, this assertion has more than just a ring of truth to it. In fact, a typical day can easily become derailed for the small business owner if they aren’t very efficient at managing their communications. For some reason, an incoming email...
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How You Can Work All The Hours Under The Sun, And Still Go Backwards

In broader marketing terms, if you’re not actively engaged in promotional activities and if you do not regularly sit down and calculate exactly where you are, you are effectively “going backwards.” Any business that accepts its status quo and adjudges itself to be successful, merely because it has a regular stream of work coming in, is not taking into consideration Murphy’s Law....
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How Poor Communication Can Expand To All Areas Of Your Life

In business terms there’s nothing worse than a failure to communicate. Whenever you set up a business you had better make sure that your communication is professional and first-class. Often, this may be the first and last impression that a would be client gets of your organisation, if they send an e-mail or make a call and are less than happy with the response. In many cases they will simply...
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Tips For Organising A Home Office

Working at home as a virtual assistant, freelancer or online service provider offers a great deal of ease and flexibility with scheduling. While sitting on the couch in pyjamas to work might be tempting, a home office provides the structure and quiet that a person needs to complete important tasks. A Separate Space Setting aside a spot in the home for the office is necessary. Individuals who have...
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