Why You Should Look For Certain Characteristics In A VA, In Addition To The Necessary Skills

There’s no getting away from the fact that in business price is often the deciding factor. Events of the past half decade have certainly underscored this as we have seen so many organisations forced to downsize due to the fact they cannot make budgets add up. Yet when you simply focus on cost you can be looking through a pair of very myopic spectacles. This is certainly the case when it...
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Set Yourself Free!

Have you ever calculated what an hour of time is worth to you? As a small business owner can you put a value on every task that you perform on any given day? It’s surprising to learn that many entrepreneurs and successful business people still do not really understand what their time is worth. In business, time is probably the most valuable asset of all. It is fleeting, comes in an instant and...
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InSourcers And The 4 Types Of Virtual Assistants Explained

Companies and individuals who need extra help with creative, technical and/or administrative tasks may hire one or more virtual assistants to assist with it all. The options run the gamut from highly specialised experts who focus on one aspect of the job to “InSourcers or 1nSourcers” who tend to adopt a comprehensive approach to helping a business grow and operate from all corners,...
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Who’s Got Your Back?

No man or woman is an island. Hell even Robinson Crusoe had Man Friday! When we work in business we all need a support network but not just any support. We should search out people who share our work ethic, our vision and who believe in what we do, as much as we do. To be surrounded by like minded people with the passion and drive to help us achieve our goals and aspirations is beyond powerful...
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Exploring Your Digital Options As A Nomad

For anyone who is considering a location independent lifestyle – a way of running the business without being tied down to one particular place, there are a lot of choices. We may be quite used to the structured way of establishing a home office and might well be able to set one up quite intuitively, however when it comes to a digitally nomadic style of doing business, where do you start? The...
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Hiring A Virtual Assistant – Why What You Don’t Know Can Harm You

  Far too often a small business owner believes that they simply cannot be replicated. They may not outwardly state this as a policy, but inwardly they may feel as if they have to “have their fingers in” every element of the business. It can be difficult to outsource, especially some of the tasks that may traditionally in the past have been seen as the domain of the business...
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