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Are You Using LinkedIn to Your Full Advantage?

Many business professionals use LinkedIn as a way to connect with colleagues and vendors in their industries. However, there are many uses for LinkedIn that can translate into new leads, new customers and ultimately more revenue. With over 200 million members in over 200 countries, Linked In has a wide span of potential that many people are not taking full advantage of. If you have a LinkedIn account yet are not using it to actively grow your business, you may be missing out! Here are five ways to this tool to generate leads and revenue:

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Is Your Website 2013 SEO Compatible?

The world of search engine optimization (SEO) is amazingly complex and constantly changing. What worked just a year ago to draw a website to the top of a search page is now obsolete. Google, the king of search engines, continuously is trying to stay one step ahead of the SEO industry by making it more difficult to fake unique content by spinning old articles or stuffing web pages with keywords. If your website is still using these outdated methods for SEO, your website may not be compatible with the new 2013 SEO trends.

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5 Tips on Communication With Your VA

Communication Styles

When working virtually, communication is key. Without the proper channels and communication techniques, it’s easy to miss deadlines or have tasks slip through the cracks. It’s important to start creating your communications plan early so that everyone on your team works together seamlessly.

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September 18th, 2013 by Client Advocate Team | No Comments »

So You’re Ready to Hire Your First Employee: What You Need to Know

Job interview

You’re a small business Superman, tackling a variety of business tasks in any given day. While you have to wear many hats as a small business owner, eventually you need to hire an employee or two once your income levels are capable of handling it. According to ADP Research Institute, 82,000 jobs were added to the economy in July from small business owners. If you’ve never hired an employee before, particularly in the IT sector, here are a few essential tips to keep it simple instead of stressful.

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How to Build Trust in Your Client Relationships



Building solid, lasting relationships with clients is one of the most important aspects of being a virtual administrative assistant, commonly known as a “VA”.  During my years as a VA, the most important thing I’ve learned is you have to build and maintain trust between youself and the client.

It’s true that if you’re getting paid to do something, you should do it –– and do it well. But it is not always that simple. Suppose you have a vague job description, a large workload, and/or a very busy client? Well, the following tips will help you build a long-lasting relationship that will keep you on track and your client happy.

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September 18th, 2013 by Lillian Koenig, Virtual Assistant | No Comments »

Changes To GMail May Impact Your Business

For those who use GMail, you have probably noticed the new inbox format that was rolled out and may be already having issues with the new system. The new category tab system has caused problems, especially for those who receive and send email newsletters. Content-filled emails are now being labeled as “promotions”, mixing in opt-in emails that you want with other promotional spam emails that you do not. This is not only annoying for you, but could be also affecting the newsletters you send out to your customers as well.

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September 16th, 2013 by Rachel Braam, Office Manager | 1 Comment »
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