Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Lots of people put things on hold during the holiday season.  Diets go by the wayside. Budgets are forgotten.  And businesses generally put any changes off until the New Year.  As a home office professional, if you’re doing the same thing you are missing out on giving yourself what could possibly be the best Christmas present ever.  What present might that be?  How about the gift of time or less stress?  You’ve been reading about virtual assistants, perhaps you found a few things on the Top 100 list that you could use some help with. But you’re waiting until the New Year to look into it further.

Why wait? 

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Battle the High Price at the Pump with a Home Office

With the rising price of gas, even the most steadfast ‘brick and mortar’ business junkies are exploring the home office alternative. For those of us who consider the Internet one of our favorite ‘hang-outs’ the idea of working remotely doesn’t cause us to bat an eye.  But for those business people who still are struggling with acceptance of e-mail as a viable form of communication it can seem downright ludicrous. For example, how in the world can a business not have an office complete with receptionist and employees without seeming unprofessional?

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Word of Mouth

Old school businesspeople swear by word of mouth as the best way of marketing a business. While I believe this is still true, word of mouth no longer is restricted to one person telling another about their personal experiences with a given company or business.  It used to be that if you had a good experience you’d probably mention it to friends, family and acquaintances the next time the opportunity arose.  And although it certainly generated business, in today’s technological world it gets bigger and better.  Are you asking how yet?

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You Get What You Pay For

It’s the difference between the Palmer Holiday Chocolate Christmas Bells and the Dove Chocolate Christmas Bells. Both of them are chocolate. Both of them have that holiday bell shape. But bite into them both and you’ll find that the Palmer variety isn’t exactly premium chocolate.  The Dove on the other hand is soft, silky and decadently chocolate. Sure, the Dove version costs more, I can get an entire bag of Palmer chocolate bells for 99 cents. Dove will set me back closer to $3. But for me, that $2.01 difference is worth every penny. If I’m going to indulge in those extra chocolate calories I want the good stuff. What does this have to do with business and the virtual assistant industry? 

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