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About a decade or so ago, outsourcing or contracting work to a virtual team was causing an uproar among businesses. Some were completely on board, but many were very skeptical. There were so many people worried about losing control, having confidential information compromised, not getting their money’s worth and so on. But today it seems to be more of a common practice.
One of the most used terms in the sales and marketing world over the last 7 years has been Inbound Marketing. More companies have been putting less emphasis on traditional marketing and sales strategies like print, email marketing and cold calling to focus on things like social media and blogging.
Working with a Virtual Assistant is a great way to reduce the number of hours you spend working in your business during the week. Why work in your business when you can be working on your business creating new products/services, revamping client processes, etc. As a business owner, you have to put your focus on components that only you can handle and learn how to delegate the rest.
A Customer Relationship Management System or CRM is the backbone of a successful business. CRMs are used to help keep companies organized. It makes it easy for you track prospects and stay on top of what’s going on with your current customers which ultimately improves efficiency and increases revenue.
The Virtual Assistant industry has grown drastically over the years. Entrepreneurs have small business owners are really seeing the value in outsourcing labor intensive or tedious tasks that keep them away from growing their business. In the presentation be ...
The weather is getting nice and all you can think about is getting away from work. As you start making vacation plans and pondering over how much fun you’re going to have, you immediately snap back to reality and realize that your business can’t survive if you take a two week hiatus. This is a common occurrence amongst small business owners and especially solopreneurs.
I can’t believe my son is finishing up his freshman year in college. As he matures, he’s beginning to remind me of myself when I was his age. His drive and determination to be successful not only makes me proud but it motivates me to push for greater heights. The other day, he wanted to go to the book store and I decided to tag along.
The first of the year is when everyone is super motivated. You have it all planned out how you’re going to network more, produce more content, start cooking more and go to the gym five days a week. This all sounds great during the first few weeks of the year but sooner or later life starts getting in the way.
Virtual assistants provide professional services for a number of industries but one group they work particularly well with is tax professionals. Here are 7 ways tax professionals can use virtual assistants 1. Marketing Campaigns Virtual assistants come from many different backgrounds. Some of them have very extensive marketing credentials and can be extremely helpful when it ...
Business owners are always trying to figure out the most effective ways to manage their teams. Coming up with the perfect system can be challenging because people change and the way business is conducted changes as well. The world is constantly evolving and we have to learn how to adapt. Now that so many people are working remotely, business owners are faced with new challenges.
Where has 2016 gone? Thanksgiving is in our rear view mirrors and Christmas is right around the corner. For some people this means slowing down on work and getting ready to enjoy the holidays and entertaining family. For business owner, it means that and so much more. Some entrepreneurs find themselves burned out and exhausted by the time the New Year comes around; news flas ...
The holidays are a wonderful time of the year. There’s great food, cool decorations, Charlie Brown specials and vacation. Everything sounds great unless you’re a small business owner and your business isn’t ready for you to step away for any period of time. If you’re a small business owner and you’re worried about going on vacation this holiday season, I’m going to give you ...
My social media feeds have been rolling non-stop with everyone talking about “Instagram Stories”. What does this mean? How does it affect Snapchat? Does it affect Snapchat? Is this going to hurt or help marketers and businesses? There are so many questions and I’ll do my best to give you answers that will help you better understand what’s going on and how this will affect your business.
At this point in the game we’re all familiar with the top social media platforms out there. The big dogs have all been able to sustain their place at the top of the social media totem pole for quite some time now, but the one that has been consistent but sometimes gets overlooked is Pinterest. Pinterest burst onto the scene publicly in 2012 and quickly became the go-to platf ...
Let me start by saying that I think Hubspot is an awesome company and I think that their blog is the go to source for all things inbound marketing. It’s easy to lose track of time soaking up all the wonderful content they provide on a daily basis. After reading some of their blogs and surfing through the rest of their site, it’s easy to see why so many business owners are gr ...
There are many reasons why people start their own business but at the top of most people’s list are to be independent and become their own boss. After years of being told what to do by people that may not know as much as you can be pretty draining. So the only way to regain your sanity is to venture out and start doing your own thing.
Inbound Marketing for service based companies. Apex Virtual Solutions is an Atlanta based company that provides website design, marketing and virtual assistant services.