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Specialized Virtual Assistants: The Best Move Your Business Can Make

June 11, 2019
specialized virtual assistant

I came across this article on Inc.com that proclaims that hiring a virtual assistant is the best move that entrepreneurs can make.  I’ve actually been arguing that fact for years here.  The above article was written less than a year ago, which makes it apparent that entrepreneurs still aren’t flocking to the idea, even though…

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Do You Provide Virtual Services? It’s Time To Stop Using The Term Virtual Assistant.

February 12, 2019
let go of the term virtual assistant

Back in June of 2010 I penned a blog post asking if virtual service providers needed something more than the name virtual assistant.  9 years later I’m here to say, if you provide virtual services, stop using the term virtual assistant to describe what you do. In my 2010 article, my concerns with the term…

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Virtual Assistant…10 Years Later

January 4, 2017

Although I won’t celebrate my 10th year of being a #girlboss until September of this year, January 2017 does mark an equally important point in my life as a female entrepreneur.  It was 10 years ago, this month that I first stumbled across the term virtual assistant.  At the time, it was a relatively unknown…

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How to Avoid Being Named in a Fancy Hands Type Lawsuit

March 26, 2015

Fancy Hands, the service that assigns virtual assistants to complete tasks at ridiculously low prices is facing a misclassification lawsuit for minimum wage and overtime pay.  It really shouldn’t come as a surprise.  Although many people sought out the services at Fancy Hands, any logical person had to surmise that the virtual assistants doing those…

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Overworked? Tell Your Boss You Need a Virtual Assistant.

July 17, 2014

There’s a lot of stuff written online about small business owners taking advantage of working with a virtual assistant. As of my last check, about 5 minutes ago, there is nothing out there about businesses hiring virtual assistants to give additional support to their employees. I find that strange. Having a virtual assistant is a…

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Have You Declared And Claimed Your Independence?

July 4, 2014
your independence

After sleeping in a bit this morning (8 am instead of 7) I grabbed a cup of coffee and found myself watching a bit of America, The Story of US.  I’ve seen the entire series before, but as I was channel surfing for suitable coffee time watching, the sight of the powdered wigs and Redcoats…

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How to Avoid the Disappearing Virtual Assistant Problem

June 20, 2014

In my last post I shared my shock and a little outrage when I discovered an article written by a virtual assistant who talked about fear,crashing, burning and going AWOL. So how do you as a business owner in need of a virtual assistant avoid one of those disappearing virtual assistants? Stop looking for a…

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