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What is a Virtual Assistant and How Can They Help Me with My Small Business?

There comes a point for nearly every successful small business owner when business is thriving—and then the work becomes too much for them to keep up with. When business is really booming, it can be an exciting time in your life, but it can also be overwhelming: Mountains of unanswered emails, back to back appointments with prospective clients, and a half-completed website that keeps lingering in the back of your mind.

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The Top 3 Marketing Mistakes

You may be the best in the business in whatever field you’re in, but if you don’t know how to market yourself properly no one is ever going to know. Marketing is a huge part of your business and if you don’t know how to do this effectively, you’re going to lose out on a lot of clients and a lot of money.

Whether you’re new in town or if you’re not seeing the numbers like you used to, it may be time to re-evaluate your marketing strategy and see if there’s anything you can do differently to turn things around.

Here are the top three marketing mistakes—and how to avoid making them.

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The 3 Best Things About Owning Your Own Business

There’s no question about it: Owning your own business has some serious perks. Not only are you contributing to your local and state economy, but you’re also likely the envy of those around you who are still trying to climb the corporate ladder in their careers.

Even though owning your own business can be challenging and a big undertaking, we still say that the pros outweigh any cons.

In celebration of all those brave business owners out there (and to encourage those who are thinking about taking the plunge), here are the three best things about owning your own business.

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Stressed at Work: How Stress Can Affect Your Health

You may think that stress only affects your mood or maybe your mental health, but stress has a way of manifesting itself in physical symptoms on your body as well. The worst part is that you may not even realize that stress is affecting your body so much–and you may falsely blame it on an illness or a condition.

While some go through bouts of stress periodically, others are chronically stressed because of their jobs, their family situation, or because they’re simply a bit more wired to have anxiety.

If you are dealing with frequent or chronic stress, here are a few ways it can affect your health—and a few suggestions on how to deal with it effectively.

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“I’m Too Busy”: How to Know When It’s Time to Hire an Assistant

Everyone has busy seasons at work, but occasionally you hit a patch where it just seems like you can never catch up no matter how hard you work or how many hours you put in. This can be especially frustrating when you find yourself putting in too many hours on tedious tasks that don’t contribute to the overall growth of your business. It might be time to hire an assistant!

When you’re up to your eyeballs in work and you need someone to throw you a lifeline, an assistant might be a good option to grow your team, divvy up some tasks, and have a trusted confidant who can be by your side.

Here are a few signs that you might be ready to hire an assistant for your business.

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