The Top Ten Signs You Are In (Desperate) Need of a Virtual Assistant

10)   Your customers complain they are never able to get a hold of you. Solution: Great customer service can be the one thing that sets you apart from your competition. Hiring a Virtual Assistant can free up your time to attend to your clients, instead of doing paperwork. 9)   You have a pile of business […]

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7 Fundamental Ethics of Social Media Marketing

When creating content for social media sometimes you can post before you think. In business, you must always think ahead and be ethical in what you post. We found this great article written by Tahir Akbar for Business 2 Community which goes into more details of the how’s and why’s.

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How Small Businesses Can Control Costs in the Early Stages

Article courtesy of Nerd Wallet. Owning a small business is an all-out battle to find the right balance between generating revenue and limiting costs. That’s especially true in a business’s first year, when finding a sustainable customer base requires investment. We asked Rita Cheng, a financial advisor who works with small businesses, about ways entrepreneurs […]

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6 Ways Startups Can Use Reviews to Boost Business

Customer reviews are extremely important for your business and they give your clients a real insight to the way you work, what your values are and if your services will be beneficial to them. Jeremy Gin (CEO of SiteJabber) explains why in his recent article for entrepreneur.com Customer reviews need not be the preserve of established […]

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Backup your computer; Cloud or Externally

Written by Jo Lewis. Many small businesses overlook how important it is to backup your computer, then only start doing so once it’s too late… A spilt coffee cup and it could be game over! We are living in a virtual world and it’s only getting bigger, more and more work is being carried out […]

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11 Helpful Resources for Improving Your Business Skills

Article courtesy of Hubspot. Whether or not business school is worth the investment is a hot topic these days. But regardless of where you stand, you don’t have to go to business school to gain a better understanding of how businesses work. “Business” is quite a versatile topic with many components. There’s a lot that goes into becoming […]

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When Clients Ask for Discounts, Ask Them … Why?

Article courtesy of Entrepreneur. I bought several new vests recently. One was from G-Star, another from Banana Republic. They were not cheap, but not unreasonably expensive, either. I paid the price the shop asked from me. What I did not do was haggle over the price with the vendor. As a professional public speaker, I […]

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Writing for Social Media: How to Make Every Post a Win

When running your own business, you’ll know how important it is to get social media posts right to keep in touch with your audience. Here are some useful tips that provide some great insight in to what currently works to make your posts really work.  If you’re a writer, you know it’s good to be smart […]

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What to Consider When Trying to Market on Social Media

Perhaps your new to social media, or you’ve just realized you need to pay more attention to it to stay ahead or in-line with your competition. Starting from scratch and learning from the bottom can seem overwhelming, so take a look at this article we found which sums up some of the main basics to […]

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5 Hacks for Managing Your Company’s Facebook Page

Facebook is a fantastic social platform for your business, but they do frequently change their platform a lot…often without tell the admins. When we came across this article we had to shared it; it gives you some great tips for managing a Facebook business page.  It’s no secret that Facebook changes its platform regularly. What […]

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