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Virtual Assistant (VA) Business Plan Template & Workbook

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When I started my Virtual Assistant (VA) business in 2006 the industry was so new there were no training programs. I utilized business startup resources available to me: Coastal Carolina Community College Small Business Center Jacksonvillle*Onslow Chamber of Commerce My professional network In order to help others during the startup phase, I created two (2) […]

Facebook Live: B2B Topics and Tips!

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Join Certified Virtual Expert®, Melissa St. Clair, owner of Paper Chaser Biz LLC for a new weekly Facebook Live: B2B Topics & Tips!  New year, new venture. Launching Wednesday, 12 January 2022, 3pm Eastern.* Bringing the latest buzz on small business topics, tips and expert interviews. Kicking off by celebrating Get Organized month by sharing […]

5 Best Yoga Poses for Virtual Assistants

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Yoga 411 Yoga combines breathing exercises, meditation, and poses proven to benefit mental and physical health. [healthline.com] The list of the benefits of yoga is long. Yoga can strengthen your muscles and improve flexibility. You can begin a yoga practice anytime and poses (asanas) can be scaled for any skill level. Self-care as a business strategy. In 2020, I incorporated […]

Be Kind Whenever Possible…

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Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. -Dalai Lama COMMUNICATION I read a communication over the weekend which included the words, “I won’t do graphics/images. You’re on your own for that one.” Ouch. With raised eyebrows, the military spouse I am responded internally, “Okayyy, I hear that Lima Charlie.” [Military speak for Loud and […]

How Much Is Not Having A VA Costing You?

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I know this sounds like I am going to talk about money and cost from a monetary perspective – and I will – but I want to emphasize that while your bottom line is negatively impacted by not having a VA – so is your state of mind – and that cost is immeasurable. Peace […]

Self-Publishing Through Sheer Self-Determination

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This is my story of self-publishing but I did not achieve the result, an official publication, without the help of many individuals. I am forever grateful to those whom I reached out to for guidance in generously sharing their experiences. Do something. After receiving encouragement to “do something” with a collection of poetry I had […]