Archive | Administrative Professional

Melissa St. Clair Earns Recertification as Certified Virtual Expert®

Melissa St. Clair, owner of Paper Chaser Biz LLC is proud to announce recertification as a Certified Virtual Expert® through Virtual Expert® Training for 2020-2021. A Certified Virtual Expert® is recognized as a leader in the field of support professionals. A Certified Virtual Expert® must complete advanced training and provide third-party proof of ongoing expertise […]

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Online International Virtual Assistants Convention (OIVAC)

Did you know that the Online International Virtual Assistants Convention (OIVAC) launched 13 years ago, in celebration of the International Virtual Assistants Day (IVAD)? It was founded by one of the pillars in the Virtual Assistant industry, Sharon Williams, president of The24HourSecretary, 27 years in the business. Sharon is a very dedicated entrepreneur who had […]

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The Evolution of the Administrative Professional

Administrative Professionals Day® highlights the important role of administrative professionals in all sectors of the modern economy worldwide. The History of Administrative Professionals Day was well, err, originally “Her”story. Administrative jobs of yesteryear were typically held by women. National Professional Secretaries Week and National Secretary’s Day was created  in 1952 through the work of Harry […]

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Beeline for Business…Email Etiquette

Email is the primary means of communication for business and that means it is often the first impression. We all know that the first impression is a lasting impression. As an entrepreneur, I provide virtual administrative services for small business owners and know first-hand a stellar first impression is paramount.  I work behind the scenes […]

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A Portable Career That Works With a Military Lifestyle

Wanting more freedom and flexibility to match my busy lifestyle as a military spouse, I longed for an opportunity to earn a steady income while utilizing my years of executive office experience. Upon learning about the option of a portable career as a Virtual Assistant (VA), I resigned from my day job, donned an entrepreneurial […]

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Paper Chaser Announces Small Business Saturday Activities

Paper Chaser Announces Small Business Saturday Activities New product launch, business spotlight and a free white paper round out Paper Chaser’s Small Business Saturday activities (Beaufort, SC) – Military spouse entrepreneur, Melissa St. Clair, Owner of Paper Chaser has been supporting small business growth for over a decade in her business and is celebrating Small […]

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How is a Virtual Assistant (VA) Like a Life Preserver?

Feel like you’re drowning at your desk? Dive into the parts of your business you LOVE and that make you MONEY! SWIM laps around your competition by delegating administrative tasks. Add a Virtual Assistant to your team to help you make a splash, keep your customer communications and correspondence a-float! Give a VA a task […]

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You deserve a break today – Happy Administrative Professionals Week/Day! April 24-30

Administrative Assistants are the ‘caregivers’ of every business office. Administrative Assistant is a broad job category that designates an individual who provides various kinds of administrative support to people and groups in business enterprises. ( The job title and responsibilities may vary. Wikipedia lists these attributes for an Administrative Assistant: Strong work ethic Productivity Professionalism Problem-solving and critical thinking skills Technical skills […]

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