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Eight Reasons You Should Hire a Business Coach Right Now

Eight Reasons You Should Hire a Business Coach Right Now

Hiring a business coach is an important next level for most virtual assistants. If you think about it, no successful virtual assistant does everything alone when it comes to running a business. They have assistants, mentors, advisors, and many other people that help keep them focused on

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What to do if the client asks you to do something you don’t know how to do (or don’t want to do)

What to do if the client asks you to do something you don’t know how to do (or don’t want to do)

It’s Lisa Wells from VirtualAssistantTrainer.com and today I’m going to answer one of my reader questions. Carrie asks: I REALLY enjoyed the webinar last week! It really helped to set me on track and get an idea about all the services I can offer. It left me

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Do You Really Need a Marketing Plan? 

Do You Really Need a Marketing Plan? 

It’s tempting to try to run your virtual assistant business without a plan. It may seem like you can just get up each day and do what you want to do and the business will be successful. While that sometimes does happen, it’s not likely. The main

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Do You Need a License to Operate Your Virtual Assistant Business?

Do You Need a License to Operate Your Virtual Assistant Business?

The truth is, pretty much every business – whether it is home based or not – needs some form of business license to be legitimate. In some cases you cannot get a business bank account if you don’t have a license. However, localities have different rules and may

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Is Your Website Design Driving People Away?

Is Your Website Design Driving People Away?

If you want to conduct business on the internet then you will need some sort of presence there. This is a place that people can access to learn about you and what you are offering them. But, there is a right way and a wrong way to

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Tips for Creating and Maintaining a Realistic Work Schedule 

Tips for Creating and Maintaining a Realistic Work Schedule 

One of the hardest parts of being a virtual assistant and performing services for others is creating and maintaining a realistic schedule for work and life. Most people start their business believing they will have at least 40 hours a week available as “billable hours” but soon learn

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Narrow Your Focus to Get More Clients

Narrow Your Focus to Get More Clients

One of the biggest mistakes a virtual assistant can make is to cast too wide a net when it comes to who she will serve and the services she offers. It might seem counter-intuitive to narrow your focus to get more clients, but when you have a virtual

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Can Hiring a Business Coach Really Make a Difference?

Can Hiring a Business Coach Really Make a Difference?

Whether you’re just starting a business or you’re well into your venture, the idea of hiring a business coach may have come to mind. But you may be wondering if a business coach can really make a difference for you. To answer this question, you need to

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How to Write Your Business Vision

How to Write Your Business Vision

Every business needs a vision. A vision is like the big daydream you have in the middle of the afternoon after paying all your bills. It’s about sitting on the balcony of your beachside resort room watching the sunset while working from your laptop. It’s the fanciful but possible potential of your business dreams. It’s not going to happen today, but if you reach for the stars, and work toward it, it could happen.

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What Your Unique Value Proposition (UVP) Really Means to You and Your Clients

What Your Unique Value Proposition (UVP) Really Means to You and Your Clients

Crafting your unique value proposition (UVP) is an important component in running a long-term, successful virtual assistant business. The process of creating and writing down your beliefs, values, and what you bring to the table and aligning them with your goals and strategy, will help you to

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