The Good Girls: Before interview, learn all you can about potential employer

by Leslie Whitaker Friday, March 16, 2007 Appleton Postcrescent.com Dear Good Girls: I’m 64 years old and need to go back to work. I’ve been out of the labor market for 11 years. I would prefer to work at home and have checked out some work-from-home Web sites. I know there are scams out there…

Finding Administrative Help

By Paul and Sarah Edwards. If your one-man show could use a little help, check out these five sources for clerical assistance that won’t break the bank. Sooner or later, most home based businesses grow to the point where their owners need some clerical or administrative help. Fortunately there’s a wealth of opportunities available for…

Entrepreneur’s Startups

By Paul and Sarah Edwards How to get help when you don’t want employees in your home office Q: I started my home based business six months ago. I don’t want an employee in my home, but I already have too much administrative work to handle. How do virtual assistants work? What should I look…

Starting a Virtual Assistant Business

By Carolyn Moncel Interested in starting one of the fastest-growing home based businesses around? These existing business owners’ advice can help you get started. When Wicked Wordcraft president Angela Allen-Parker started her online business in 1999, she admits her parents feared she’d made a horrible mistake. Allen-Parker is a virtual assistant, and her decision to…

Is Starting a Homebased Business For You?

How you can use existing skills to start your own homebased business. By Paul and Sarah Edwards Entrepreneur Magazine – March 2006 Q: I’m an administrative assistant who would like to work out of my home full time for more flexibility and independence. What can I do to start something soon? A: Your path is…

More firms use virtual assistance

By Nick Easen for CNN Monday, December 29, 2003 Posted: 5:29 AM EST (1029 GMT) (CNN) — NN) — The Internet has revolutionized many business sectors and has single-handedily created one — virtual assistance. Over the last decade, thousands have swapped corporate jobs to provide services for new bosses who they may never actually meet….

Virtual Assistants | Importance of Skills Emphasis

by: Rebecca Game During a client interview, it is important to show that client what makes you different from other VA candidates. This is a competitive world and clients now search for the most qualified VA by weighing their skills and determining how the VA will benefit them. Skill emphasis during the interview is a…

Top Tips: How to Get the Most Out of Your Day

By: Clare Evans If you’re the sort of person who plans everything like a military operation you may already be well in control. If you’re not so good at managing your time then here are a few tips to help you improve your planning, get organized and start getting more out of your day. Daily…

10 Steps When You Need Help in Your Business

By: Martin Haworth You start off alone. Be it as a solo business owner or a manager looking after a part of a larger business. It gets busier, you get distracted from what you want to do, because there’s only one of you and you’ve only got one pair of hands. So you need to…

Virtual Assistants look to raise real-world profile

By TYLER CHRISTENSEN of the Missoulian They have their own associations, training organizations, chambers of commerce – even their own international day of recognition. Yet few understand what a virtual assistant is or does. Lorri Morin, for one, is out to change that. Morin is a new virtual assistant in Missoula, and she is among…