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1 Overlooked Key to Small Business Success

Is this you?

You dreamed of owning your own business, doing what you love and
enjoying unlimited earning potential. You researched. You
planned. You prepared. Finally, you launched.

Your dream was realized...and then your business started to grow!
Could it get any better? Well, yes, but if you're like many
others, you may have encountered one unexpected challenge along
the way: Are you drowning in the day-to-day administrative tasks
necessary to make your business successful?

Managing emails. Bookkeeping. Writing articles or newsletters.
Processing invoices. Answering phone calls. Scheduling
appointments. Marketing. Customer Service. Travel Planning.
They all take time. Unfortunately, time is in short supply when
business is booming.

The work needs to be done, but you don't want to do it yourself
and you don't want the cost or the hassle of hiring an employee,

So what's the key? A virtual assistant.

Virtual assistants provide a wide range of administrative
services to small businesses and individuals. They are
independent contractors who work from home, use their own
equipment, occupy their own space and pay their own taxes and
benefits. Best of all, they charge you only for time spent on
your particular project(s). They typically have years of
administrative experience under their belt and most are amazingly

As an emerging industry, virtual assistance is quickly becoming a
valuable asset to individual business owners and a must-have in
the small business community at large. Handing off
administrative tasks to someone with the tools and know-how to
complete them quickly and efficiently is saving many businesses
untold amounts of time and money. A virtual assistant is
undoubtedly a worthwhile investment.

BONUS: 4 Tips for Working with a Virtual Assistant:

* Start small. Don't be afraid to "test the waters" by giving
your new virtual assistant a small project without a huge budget.
It may take time to find a virtual assistant with whom you work

* Be specific. Virtual assistants like to know exactly what's
expected of them. Provide as much detail about your project and
your needs as possible.

* Forge a relationship. Establishing a strong, lasting
connection with a virtual assistant will benefit you enormously
in the long run. You will be surprised how much you come to rely
on his/her knowledge and expertise.

* Remember, your virtual assistant is not your employee; they are
small business owners themselves, partnering with you to achieve
success. This is a win-win situation because when you succeed,
they succeed.

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