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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 […]

Beeline for Business…Working Overtime?

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In his Business to Community article, Jacob Shriar asks “Is a 40 Hour Workweek Really Necessary?” As a small business owner, particularly a solopreneur are you working overtime? If you have tried a number of strategies to increase your productivity and are unable to pare down the hours behind your desk, you may find your answer […]

Beeline for Business … Connecting With Your Customers

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Are the answers to your customer’s questions available to them 24/7? Business Owners: Does your web presence give your customers the who, what, why, when, where and how? Would a customer know what products/services you provide, how to reach you or a glimpse of your background or start-up story, what problem you solve? This information […]

Beeline for Business … Are you sitting down?

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Have you seen the statement, “Sitting is the new smoking.” The human body was built to move. This link featuring videos created by the Mayo Clinic demonstrates stretches that can be done at your desk for the neck, forearm, upper body, sitting and standing. Take a periodic fitness break to stretch your muscles, boost your […]