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Why Small Businesses in Particular Benefit from Virtual Assistants

If you’re a small business owner, you know a thing or two about being busy. Whether it’s trying to market yourself to get more clients, looking over the books late at night to make sure you’re on track for the year, or shopping for office supplies during what is supposed to be your lunch break, there is never a dull moment when you own your own small business. Being busy is great because it means that you have enough work to do and business is good. It can also mean you are stretched so thin that keeping up with the everyday tasks—or the tasks that will help your business grow even further—gets pushed aside until later. This isn’t doing you or your business any favors. Hiring a virtual assistant to take on tasks like social media, running webinars or copy editing an e-book can take your business to the next level and give you some free time to relax and spend time with your friends and family.

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Tips for Writing a Company Newsletter

Whether you are sending a company newsletter out internally or you’re e-mailing it out to a list of customers and clients, you want to make sure that it looks professional and is informative. When a newsletter is part of your monthly, quarterly, or yearly responsibilities, you want to ensure that you’re delivering a quality product each time (and that it doesn’t just get thrown into the electronic trash can immediately). Here are some tips on how to write a great company newsletter.

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How Freelancers Can Use a Virtual Assistant

Freelancers certainly don’t follow a strict 9–5 work day. In all actuality, it’s more like 7–10, 12–5, and a lot of evening and weekend work sessions to catch up on projects. Though having a flexible freelance schedule is great for picking up the kids after school and attending that early morning yoga session (or, let’s be honest—just enjoying that second cup of coffee in your pajamas), it often doesn’t leave room for keeping up with the day-to-day tasks of running a business when you’re slammed with projects.

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How Often Do You Need to Update Your Website?

Let’s face it: we live in a digital age. Before you buy or even think about buying anything, you go online first to research it. As a business owner it’s absolutely crucial to make sure that you have a working, reliable website that your customers and clients can go to for good information about you do and how much it will cost. But how often should you update your website?

We all know that life and business can get hectic, and in the midst of filling orders or making sure that your clients have everything they need, your website may get left in the dust on your to-do list. Here’s when to know that it might be time for a bit of sprucing up your website.

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How to Get Your Calendar Organized During the Summer

Summertime means that school’s out for the kiddos and that many of us are starting to get geared up for our yearly vacations. Summer also typically means that there’s a little bit of a slowdown in business. It’s a great time for catching up, planning out the rest of the year, and getting things organized for the months and maybe even years to come. Here’s how to take advantage of this planning period and how to get your calendar organized.

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How to Stay on Task While Attending a Conference

Everyone loves a good conference—it’s a chance to learn new things about the field that you love, meet new connection at fun cocktail parties and seminars, and quite honestly it’s a great excuse to get out of your regular routine and shake things up a bit. But while you’re enjoying (and learning at least a little bit), your work is still waiting for you in the office when you get back. Even though you’re on a trip for the purposes of work, how do you make sure that you don’t fall too far behind when you’re at a conference?

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