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The Wisdom of Webinars

March 13, 2009

Giving potential clients something of value is one of the smartest marketing strategies out there. And it’s an honest marketing strategy. You give something of true value and in return you make connections with people who may become or know someone who could become a future client. It’s a win-win situation. But how exactly do…

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3 Reasons for 'Re-potting' your Business

February 24, 2009

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, there are changes going on here at Clerical Advantage. The new website reflects a fresh new look and feel to the business.  In the days ahead I’ll introduce more fresh, new changes to my business.  There is nothing like a few changes to breath new life into a business. So…

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Success in a Recession? Yes!

February 15, 2009

I’ve been reading Denise O’Berry’s  “Just for Small Business” section over at All since the day I started Clerical Advantage. So you can imagine how excited I am about being featured in her latest article there. She’s doing a series on Small Business Success Stories because she, like many of us, knew there had…

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5 Reasons Some Small Businesses are Online Reluctant and Why It May Spell Their Demise.

February 3, 2009

As a virtual assistant I enjoy business relationships with my clients, most of whom are highly Internet savvy. But as I’ve stated here in the past, I have come across many small business owners in my career who show a great deal of reluctance to put any effort at all into building an on-line presence.…

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Slimming Down the Smart Way…Virtually.

January 12, 2009

Welcome to 2009.  Have you noticed how many diet and exercise commercials are on TV and the radio?  It’s a proven fact that the #1 New Year’s Resolution is to slim down.  And in today’s economy, this goes for businesses too. Many businesses are going to look at their expenses and decide to simply cut…

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Freelance Site Red Flags

December 17, 2008
two men with red flag in winter

When I first realized there were freelance sites out there like Guru and Elance it seemed like such a great idea. As a new virtual assistant, I was struggling to build a client base and having a site where I could bid on projects and build my reputation seemed ideal. From the other end of…

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Reasons NOT to Become a Virtual Assistant?

December 10, 2008

Listen to My Podcast of my Latest Post at Home Office Warrior My latest post over at Home Office Warrior gives four reasons people should not become a virtual assistant. I know, I know, I’m the ‘Virtual Assistance is wonderful’ advocate, but before you go into shock, go ahead and check it out. And yes,…

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