Category Virtual Assistants

Virtual Assistants – Get in Touch!

Happy New Year to you all – I hope that 2011 brings you all health and prosperity. My last post of 2010 spoke about the “Trough of Disillusionment” that many Virtual Assistants currently find themselves in. I believe that Virtual Assistants are the best way for businesses to grow, by allowing businesses to outsource the…

Virtual Assistants in Trough of Disillusionment

According to the latest Gartner Report – Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies 2010 – the adoption of virtual assistant services and technology is currently in the “Trough of Disillusionment”. Even worse, according to the report this market is not going to mature for another 5 to 10 years. A reason for this may very well… – Business Blog: Use a virtual assistant for business outsourcing.

So you’ve read all the other guides on what to do to start and run your small business or home office. Are your fingers tapping nervously on the desk while you wonder how you’re going to find enough hours in the day? Like us, you want your business to be a success but you’d also…

WinWeb’s 75 Virtual Assistant Tips For Small Business Owners.

How often are you doing business admin work and you wish you had someone to do it for you? Rings a bell? Well you are not alone, we all have moments like this. Using virtual assistants to outsource many of your business chores is one way of dealing with this dilemma, virtual assistants love the…

OnlineOffice 5 launched.

I can not believe that I have forgotten to tell you that we launched OnlineOffice 5 last week – thank you Ashley for kicking my proverbial bu**! So here goes, we have launched our latest version of OnlineOffice 5 last week with over 100 new features and most importantly over one hundred new business ideas.…

New Small Business Startup Idea: Coworking Space

It may be that you have some spare space in your house, out-building, or you even a whole house, you can't or don't want to sell or rent out, then you could generate income by setting it up as a coworking space, a coworking wiki-site explains it like this:Coworking is cafe-like community/collaboration space for developers, writers and independents.Or, it's like this: start with a shared office and add cafe culture.... Have a look at the website for coworking to get some more ideas.It will be a great place for working, socializing, and getting ideas and help from others.

New Small Business Startup Idea: Virtual Import/Export Assistant

Or you could help the foreign business to import into your country.But remember you are working with small business and start-up business, like SOHO-, SME, SMB-, Micro-, Lifestyle-, Home-, DIY-, Hobby-, Boomer- or Personal business, like professional, contractors, freelancer, self-employed, sole-trader and virtual assistants, you need to keep the price low for them.... If they pay you a small commission on top, you are generating a nice little income for yourself.For this kind of service it would be advisable to get a low cost telecom service for your calls abroad, sometimes you can get fixed monthly subscription pricing for unlimited calls - have a look around.Other than that your setup cost should be low, if you have computer, ADSL, and telephone.

Q & A: Does Small Business Need a Disaster Plan?

To be perfectly blunt about the subject, it is not made easier by confusing technology and more to the point terminology, that even we have difficulty understanding some time.We should not expect business start-ups and small business in general to be accountants, bookkeepers, IT specialist, lawyers, marketing & PR gurus and so on. We should provide small business with an infrastructure in which it can concentrate on core business tasks, while at the same time enabling the business owner to stay informed of all relevant business facts like cash flow, sales, HR issues, tax position and more.... Have a look at virtual assistants in your area.There are other questions you could ask yourself, just take 30 minutes, get a peicJust to mention it, a disaster plan in a burned out house is of no value to anyone, again keep it online.Answer: YES, a small business needs a disaster plan, just like any other business.

Q & A: What is a Virtual Credit Controller?

Needless to say that credit control is one of the most important functions in any small business and start-up business, like SOHO-, SME, SMB-, Micro-, Lifestyle-, Home-, DIY-, Hobby-, Boomer- or Personal business, like professional, contractors, freelancer, self-employed, sole-trader and virtual assistants, it affects your cash-flow and keeps your small business a float.This could be a professional company which specializes in credit control all the way to court action, this service is usually used for bad debt or difficult customers. The service can be quite pricey and you may have problems getting them to deal with only a few invoices per month.Another option is to use a virtual assistant in your area and give him/her the list of open invoices or just copies of them and have the virtual assistant follow up on your clients.

How to start a Virtual Assistant Business?

Characteristics wise, most clients ask for virtual assistants who are sharp, can take initiative, and who will help further the client’s business.... I would add, to use online technology, with all it's benefits for you, it also makes it much easier to become an integral part of the clients team.She also talks about marketing, there are many places you can find contacts and network, like LinkedIn, LiveNet, and others.

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