Category: virtual assistant

5 Habits Of Effective Companies

5 Habits Of Effective Companies

I ran across an article from Entrepreneur Magazine the other day, and even though it’s a few years old, it had some great points that outlined why some companies just do it better than others. It answered questions like: Why do some companies excel while others plateau or go stagnate? What are the winners doing…

8 Ways To Find Success With A Virtual Assistant

8 Ways To Find Success With A Virtual Assistant

You’ve made the leap and decided to work with a virtual assistant…yeah! You’ve decided to start with a few small projects to get going, but aren’t really sure how to make the most of your VA and how the relationship is going to work. Sound familiar? Below are 8 areas to focus on to make…

How a Flexible Work Model Creates a Competitive Advantage

How a Flexible Work Model Creates a Competitive Advantage

Whether tackling daily operations or planning long-term strategy, small businesses face endless obstacles on their path to success.  So how can you get a competitive advantage?  One word…delegation.  Delegate is defined by the dictionary as, “to entrust (a task or responsibility) to another person, typically one who is less senior than oneself.”  You may not…

Busting the Myth: Delegating Takes Too Long

Busting the Myth: Delegating Takes Too Long

Effectively delegating is a skill. As with any skill, the more you practice the better you become. One of the common frustrations that people have is that “by the time they explain it, they could have just done it themselves.” Depending on the task being delegated, this may be true! According to Lisa Crilley-Mallis, you can…

How To Grow Your Law Practice With A Virtual Assistant

How To Grow Your Law Practice With A Virtual Assistant

There’s a common misconception among most lawyers…especially those just starting out or operating as a solo or small firm: you feel you have to do everything yourself. Getting over that hurdle early on by learning to delegate tasks is your first step to understanding how to grow your law practice with a virtual assistant. Small…

Don’t Let Your Business Slip Into The Lazy Days of Summer

Don’t Let Your Business Slip Into The Lazy Days of Summer

Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes some rest & relaxation. It’s important to take time away from the office and your business so you can recharge, yet nearly 42% of Americans do not take any vacation time, or they work while they’re on vacation. Although it’s proven that taking vacation time…

The Art Of Delegating (Part 4): How Delegating Can Help Scale Your Business

The Art Of Delegating (Part 4): How Delegating Can Help Scale Your Business

This is the final post in our 4-part delegation series where we pull it all together: delegating effectively, creating processes and using project management tools to help build a scalable business. For your business to be truly scalable you need to plan for expansion and growth while keeping increases in operational costs minimal. Creating a…

How To Get Started Outsourcing With A Virtual Assistant

How To Get Started Outsourcing With A Virtual Assistant

You’re buried in work and decide it’s time to hire some extra help. After much consideration you start searching for a Virtual Assistant to work with you. But before you make the call, you need to take some time and have an idea of what you’ll need help with. Taking the time in the beginning…

Tips On Keeping Your Information Secure With a Virtual Assistant

Tips On Keeping Your Information Secure With a Virtual Assistant

How can you trust a Virtual Assistant with your personal information when they’re so far away? It really isn’t any different than trusting an in-house employee with the same information, and there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer. Building trust with your Virtual Assistant seems obvious, but is something that is earned over time, not given up…