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Beeline for Business…Economic Influence for Women

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Celebrating Labor Day this past weekend caused me to take pause and think about the impact of women-owned businesses on today’s economy. The Small Business Administration has dedicated resources to help women entrepreneurs. What can you do today to advance economic influence for women? 1. Buy from women-owned businesses. 2. Buy from women-friendly businesses in […]

Beeline for Business… Lighthouse News

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Lighthouse News is a monthly newsletter produced by the Jacksonville-Onslow-Lejeune (JOL) Chapter of the  International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). As we recently celebrated our Nation’s declaration of independence, I am honored to have a feature article (p.4), “Becoming A Virtual Assistant (VA)” in the July 2014 issue. The article’s focus is planning for your […]

Beeline for Business … Are you an effective communicator?

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“Communication–the human connection–is the key to personal and career success.” –Paul J. Meyer Today’s small business owner has numerous options to communicate with customers, colleagues and prospects. Social media platforms abound and there are an abundance of in person networking opportunities each day. The question is – are you able to communicate your business’s message […]

Beeline for Business … Thanking Loyal Customers

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Received a letter of congratulations and thanks this week from our financial institution for reaching a membership milestone. Wow, someone was really keeping track of our long-standing patronage! The impact of receiving the letter prompted this blog entry. A recent survey of small business owners published in USA Today showed getting repeat customers as the #1 […]

Beeline for Business…National Small Business Week, May 12-16

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“Failing to plan, is planning to fail.” – Alan Lakein In conjunction with National Small Business Week (May 12-16, 2014), Paper Chaser has launched a Business Plan template designed exclusively for Virtual Assistants. The template which includes Pricing Structure and Competitive Analysis as well as instructions, pre-filled sections and annotations is available on the Paper […]