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How to Become a Virtual Assistant Using the Skills You Already Have

Use the skills you already have to become a virtual assistant

If you are considering starting a Virtual Assistant (VA) business, you may be wondering what type of service you could offer clients. Would there be a market for those services? How do I find clients? Where will you learn what you need to know to open and run your business? Starting any business is a big step, and you definitely start with more questions than answers. The good news is that there are valuable resources to help you along the way.

How to Identify Your Marketable Skills

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How to Use Niches and Skills to Grow Your Virtual Assistant Business

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One way to become self-employed and take control of your future is to open a Virtual Assistant Business. It is a relatively low-cost/low-risk way to create a career path where you make the decisions. If you are considering becoming a VA, then it’s time to talk about niches and skills. Evaluating your skillset and picking what types of businesses you would like to help, gives you an idea of what services to offer. This will become the foundation on which you build your company, so these are impor…

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Is Now a Great Time to Start Your Virtual Assistant Business?

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Have you ever considered starting your own small business? If so, you know the thoughts surrounding a new business venture can be really overwhelming. 

What kind of business do I start? 

Is now the right time to begin? 

Can I really do it?

I had those same exact questions. As my business grew, I began working with virtual assistants (VAs) to support me in a variety of ways. And you may have many skills that could lead to a successful VA biz. But is now the right time? Do small business owner…

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Tips For Attracting Today’s Top Candidates

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The job seeker of 2021 has changed. How do you, as an employer, appeal to the millennials and new workers of today? You have to realize what appeals to them. To find ways to make their jobs more meaningful, make a great impression from your first encounter, and show ways to advance and grow within your company.

Attract Top Applicants with the Company’s “Why”

It really does take more than just a paycheck to impress candidates of today. They want to know that what they do matters, that there is …

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How Providing Mentoring Programs Will Help to Retain Employees

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It is not enough to simply find and hire great employees in today’s business environment. Let’s face it though, that is not an easy task to begin with. So, once you find qualified individuals, you want to keep them. To do so, you need to provide a working environment where your team feels valued and satisfied with their job. One way to do this is through a mentorship program. Today we are going to look at why and how these mentorships can benefit your company’s employee retention.

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Cross-boarding: Why It Matters in Your Small Business

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After having read thousands of job descriptions in my recruiting career, I must say I always enjoy seeing that bullet point, “Other duties as assigned,” at the end. Does that statement exist as a way of the HR Manager or Hiring Manager covering their you-know-what? Yes, it is. That simple statement makes it acceptable to ask existing employees to do additional work that was not discussed in the interview process. It gives the manager something to point to when they request someone to add more du…

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Onboarding: An Employer’s Chance to Make a Great First Impression

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You’ve heard the expression, “You only get one chance to make a first impression.” Well, onboarding is your company’s chance with a new employee. Onboarding sets your new hire up for success and creates an overall experience (i.e. impression) that can lead to a happy and dedicated employee for years to come. Let’s face it, when you’ve invested time and resources in the hiring process, you want to keep them around. By establishing a thorough onboarding process, you will be well on your way to dev…

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Mission, Vision, and Purpose Statements - What They Are and Why You Need One?

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Mission, Vision, and Purpose Statements - What They Are and Why You Need One?

Why do people want to work for your company? You may think that is a silly question, as most people need to work to earn an income. While that is true, the employees of today are looking for more than just a salary and benefits; they want a “why.” Why was your company formed? Who do they serve? What would their impact be if they worked for you? To stand out to potential candidates with the talent pool shrinking, make …

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Virtual Assistants Offer Cost-Effective Solutions to Small Business Owners

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As we continue to look at non-traditional sources as part of your talent strategy, today our focus is on Virtual Assistants (VAs). While this is a thriving industry, some business owners are still unfamiliar with how a virtual assistant can benefit a business. Skilled, well trained virtual assistants can provide specialized services, increase your efficiency, and reduce your costs.

Virtual Assistants Offer More Than Clerical Skills

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Expanding Your Talent Pool with Internships and Apprenticeships

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As we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, let's focus on how two non-traditional staffing options - internships and apprenticeships – may benefit your business. By investing your time and resources in these in these programs as part of your talent strategy, you are expanding your talent pool and solve your staffing needs. Let’s look at these opportunities.

Internships Are More Than Just Summer Jobs

Internships allow you to get to know a potential candidate and how they wo…

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