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8 Common Networking Mistakes

8 Common Networking Mistakes

As a home business owner, you know that you need to network. You know networking will help you get to know people, build relationships, and even build your reputation as an expert if you know what you’re doing. To be successful with networking, avoid these common mistakes.

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Yes – You Can Network Locally

Yes – You Can Network Locally

Even if you have an online business, you don’t need to overlook your local market. Networking locally might even be the very best way to jump-start your business. It doesn’t matter whether you’re selling a product or a service; there are people local to you who need

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What Skills Do I Need to Be an In-Demand Tech/Marketing Virtual Assistant?

What Skills Do I Need to Be an In-Demand Tech/Marketing Virtual Assistant?

There are basic skills that will be more marketable for a tech/marketing virtual assistant than others. The way to figure out what skills you really need is to determine who you want to work with, what problems they need solved, and what that entails. Then learn everything

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What to Do When You Lose a Client

What to Do When You Lose a Client

Nothing can feel worse than losing a client. It feels like a personal attack. It makes you question everything you thought was true about yourself and your business. But, the truth is you can bounce back if you know what to do when you lose a client.

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Social Media Marketing Habits to Ditch in the New Year

Social Media Marketing Habits to Ditch in the New Year

It happens; something that seemed like a good idea to start with has become a very poor idea. Now that the New Year is here, it’s time to toss out bad habits that do nothing to further your marketing message. * Paying for Likes – Hopefully, you

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How to Make Improvements in Client Interactions

How to Make Improvements in Client Interactions

Nothing is more important than ensuring that the communication you have with your clients is productive. There are many ways to communicate with a client. They encompass words and actions. Sometimes the words are spoken and sometimes they are written. But for all communication, your actions speak

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How to Become a Great Virtual Assistant and Close the Deal Even If You’re an Introvert

How to Become a Great Virtual Assistant and Close the Deal Even If You’re an Introvert

First, let me preface this post by saying that being an introvert doesn’t mean I’m shy. It doesn’t mean I don’t like company or talking to people. It just means I prefer to work alone and prefer less-stimulating environments. Which can be why when people hear “go

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How Can I Develop My Virtual Assistant Skills?

How Can I Develop My Virtual Assistant Skills?

To answer this question, the first thing you need to determine is what type of virtual assistant (VA) you want to be. The way to do that is to determine who you want to work with. Who is your ideal client? Then you need to determine what

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Am I Cut Out for a Home-Based Business? 9 Questions to Ask Yourself

Am I Cut Out for a Home-Based Business? 9 Questions to Ask Yourself

Before you embark on starting a home-based business, it’s important to do some self-evaluation to ensure that you’re on the right track for your business idea. Being brutally honest is part of the process of getting started. Answer the following to help you make your decision. Don’t

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Choosing Your Goals for the New Year

Choosing Your Goals for the New Year

Most people make New Year’s resolutions that they promptly drop before the month of January is done. But, if you learn how to choose goals that really have a chance of coming to fruition, and understand that goals need action behind them to be achieved, you’ll make

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