Home (or Away) for the Holidays

I spend a lot of time talking about working from a home office.  I even co-host a podcast called Biz Buddies for Virtual Professionals that focuses on tips and helps for those who provide virtual services from their home offices.  What I don’t talk about as often is one of the best perks of having … Read more

Are Your Services Worth More than a Pizza?

[Special thanks to The Gritty VA for making me aware of this great video that I think all business owners should watch.] Did you watch the video on the right? If not, this post will make a lot more sense if you do. If you’re like me, after watching, you sat back and thought, “Wow.” … Read more

Is Positive Thinking a Powerful Business Tool?

It’s a known fact that having a positive outlook makes a difference in patients fighting life threatening diseases. Having dealt with cancer within my own family, I distinctly remember the doctor telling us how important it was to think positively and not dwell on the fear. Today as I read about more people being laid … Read more

A Virtual Assistant’s Reflection on 2008

Have you ever noticed that the New Year seems to sneak up on us? I don’t know about you, but I tend to get so caught up in preparing for the holidays and gift giving that December 26th, when all the buzz begins to be about New Year’s, it almost feels like being hit over … Read more

Hold for the Holidays Syndrome

It’s that time of year again. The jack’ o’ lanterns and candy aisles have been replaced by turkey and tree trimmings. But that’s not exactly what I’m talking about. I’m talking about the malady that effects so many businesses at this time of the year. Every traditional office job I’ve ever had was infected by it. … Read more