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how to achieve work life balance

How to Achieve Work-Life Balance Without Sacrificing Productivity

Did you know that most American workers don’t take all their vacation days? In a productivity-driven culture, we often forget that we have lives outside of work. Most people fear losing their jobs, but not everyone fears having a lack of work-life balance in their job. This imbalance can have potentially devastating effects. Focusing all…

4 tips for starting on amazon

4 Tips For Starting Out On Amazon

Selling goods online has become a mainstream way to sell your product without maintaining a storefront, or in addition to selling things in person. The Amazon marketplace is an excellent and reliable way to get your products out there, but keep in mind that it’s not easy and you’ll have to dedicate time and effort…

how to expand your small biz internationally

How to Expand Your Small Business Internationally

Every business person has a dream of expanding his or her business to reach more customers from all corners of the world. A businessperson should grab the all the available opportunities in various regions. Today, the internet allows investors to research and look for potential customers across the world on their devices. Nowadays, people are…

4 cost saving tips to starting your biz right

4 Cost Saving Tips For Starting Your Business Off Right

No matter the size of your business, it should make you feel proud. You should never be ashamed of humble beginnings because that’s what will take you to where you want to go. You don’t need to have a lot of money or go into debt to start a business. With a few vital cost-saving…

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VA vs. OBM: 3 Signs You Should Hire Help

As the weather changes and you start getting excited for your spring and/or-summer vacation, the potentially scary question rears it’s head… “Is it time to hire help?” Taking time away from your business can be tough to finagle when it’s just you, even if you have a small team. So here are 3 tell tale…

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How to Get and Keep Clients using Email Automation

It’s a tale as old as time, well as old as email marketing. Everyone used to love to hear that “You Got Mail” recording; so much so, they were giving their email out willy nilly to anyone. But alas, times have changed and now people are guarding their emails like you asked for their social…

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Employee Appreciation: How to Motivate and Retain Team Members

Small business owners know that their livelihood depends on employee productivity, and motivation is a game whose rules are constantly changing. Pay incentives get people in the door, and the threat of being fired will get them to consistently achieve minimum expectations, but you need more out of them than that! If you want people…

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It’s Been 10 Years!

I can’t believe it’s been 10 years! Today marks a decade since I have kept a real live human alive. My son turned 10 years old today. That’s worth celebrating even more so if you know me! Color me shocked when during what should have been a routine prenatal visit I had a conversation that…

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Kick Start Your Virtual Assistant Career

So many people have been asking how they can become a VA. I wanted to share how I got my start and a few basics on how you can too. My days as a VA consist of normal mama chores; waking up the first grader and getting him fed, dressed, and out the door for…

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A Gladiator’s Tale

Here’s the thing, I never, and I mean NEVER even thought I could or would want to be an entrepreneur. Why? Because for what?! So much work…. I just wanted to make a decent living at a “stable job” and be happy coming home to my family. I feel like I used to be Theo…

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I Used to Be Homeless

I don’t usually share stories like this but I thought it was finally time I told my story. I USED TO BE HOMELESS! Wow! I never thought I would write those words. And I most certainly never thought it would be true, or that I would be homeless with a small child, in a new…

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Outsourcing: Things you should be delegating to a Virtual Assistant

I get it you’re busy, I have 2 kids, 2 dogs, a small business and a paper route!  But WHY are you so busy all the time? You started a business to have MORE freedom, I know I did. Everyone has heard that the key to running a business and having that freedom is outsourcing. Don’t know what the…

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