Brand News

I came across this article on branding this morning and found it very informative.  It got me thinking about branding and how it’s crucial to any business.  If you want to get noticed, or remembered, you MUST have a brand.  I really think the majority of consumers relate to “visual” brands.  And, as the article goes on to state, color recognition is equally as impressionable as the actual brand itself!   Branding…. it’s a MUST if you want to stand apart from the competition, have that competitive “edge” or just want to be the one who comes to mind first when the conversation centers around your particular product or service.  Branding is a very powerful way to market your business!

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Using Social Media to Market your Business

More great ways in which the use of all these great “social media” tools can help keep you connected and in touch with potential clients and business people.

***4 Positive Results for Using SEO in Social Media.

Your Morning Coffee just got “Smart”!

I came across this article this morning and just had to share!!  Ahhhh, don’t you just LOVE it!  Whatever did we do BEFORE smartphones!?!?!?!   Just another reason to enjoy coffee!!!

Starbucks Gives Mobile Payments Industry a Jolt – Website Magazine – Website Magazine.

Networking

I came across this great article.  After reading it I realized that I have trouble sometimes being the “social butterfly” that I think I need to be in order to be successful.  This seems to be a stumbling block for me. I do have trouble in social “networking” situations. I like to think of myself as being an outgoing person, however, in business networking situations, I do tend to be a bit uncomfortable and backward. I never thought of myself as having trouble making “small talk” but I do appear to have that fear at times.   I know that this is an area that requires a bit more aggressiveness on my part.   I know that I need to step out of my comfort zone. A BIG part of having your own business is being able to “sell yourself” and promote one’s services and products.  I am sure that as I pick up a few more clients, and get a few more testimonials, I will learn to be more positive and be able to proudly market my skills and services.!

Virtual Assistant Hub

I found a great VA resource tonight that has tons of great info. With this industry being relatively new to the area where I live, I can benefit from any and all resources that I can put my hands on!!!  I’ve just discovered this great site, and hope to gather some great information that I can use and share with my clients.

Thanks!!

 

Multi-Tasking is a Plus!

I have been working today on a couple of projects and as I contacted one of my client’s this evening to share with them a draft of their finished product, my client apologized for taking up too much of my time, being that it was evening.  I explained to them that one of the other benefits of being a “Virtual” office is that I can take my “office” literally anywhere!  I can be creative and do research right from my laptop while watching television and not taking time away from family.  This would not be possible in a traditional office.  The flexibility and ability to “multi-task” is one of the more appealing aspects of this business!  Just another reason a virtual office assistant might be a wise choice!

 

Web Sites Make Outsourcing of Virtual Errands Possible – Science News | Science & Technology | Technology News – FOXNews.com

Web Sites Make Outsourcing of Virtual Errands Possible – Science News | Science & Technology | Technology News – FOXNews.com.

Found this online this evening while searching for more info on how Virtual Assistants can make your life easier!!!

If you are unsure whether you could benefit from the services of a Virtual Assistant, please contact me.  I’d be more than happy to sit down with you, evaluate your needs, and let you know whether my services would be cost effective, although I’m confident I can show you how I can save you money based on what your office needs might be.