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Category Archives: Blog

10 Online Careers You Can Start With Basically No Money

With so many new options in today’s working environment, more and more entrepreneurs are evolving and working as independent business owners offering a variety of services and products.  As a business owner for over 14 years, I can attest that, although my ‘calling’ was originally forced due to loss of work at the time, I […]

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Welcome Back!

It’s great to see you visiting us again. About 5 years ago my husband and I embarked on a very special and unique personal voyage to Puerto Rico to care for my parents with cancer at the time. Thanks to my virtual capacity to move anywhere we were able to keep some of my clients […]

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Some reasons to hire a Virtual Assistant

Excellent article to read… outlining some of the best reasons to consider hiring a Virtual Professional to help you with your business. “Hire a VA so you can generate more income”. You can read it following this link: http://www.clientattraction.com/2012/05/hire-a-va-so-you-can-generate-more-income.php  

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50 Lessons I wish I had learned earlier

I look back on my life and think about things I wish I knew earlier. It would have made my life so much easier if I knew then what I know now. Here’s my list of things I wish I could turn back the hands of time to tell my younger self. Maybe it’s not […]

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Why So Many People Resist Networking and Miss Out

When I saw this article it really called my attention because lately I’ve been hearing a lot about networking groups. As a Virtual Assistant working from my home office it is very difficult to connect on a daily basis in ‘real life’ with other professionals. Weeks go by and it seems that I life in […]

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10 Questions to Ask Before Quitting Your Job to Start a Business

During times of stress, frustration and the need for change the first thing that everyone thinks about is I NEED TO QUIT AND WORK FOR MYSELF! Well, it’s not that simple and glamorous as you may think.  You never really work for yourself, as you have customers, vendors, and many other key individuals that make […]

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How to choose the best Legal Structure for your startup

One thing most of us, small business owners – entrepreneurs, ask ourselves is, should I incorporate, do an LLC, what is the difference?…questions that sometimes are difficult to get answers for.  I recently stumbled upon this article which I feel gives us a bit of information in a very simple and clear way, at least […]

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How to get your Loved Ones to Love your Business…

Hi there.  It is funny that I stumbled on this article for the issue of family involvement, understanding, acceptance, and support of our business choices is paramount to our success and stress levels. As a VA (Virtual Assistant) for over 12 years now working from my own home office and sometimes on the go during […]

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4 Ways to Discover Your Strengths…

When we sit down to think about what would be a good thing for us to do, as a business, as a service, just think of what you do best. What are you good at? What comes naturally? It is already a part of who you are and all you have to do is really […]

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Must-Have Attributes of Social Media Managers

Marketing your product or brand on social media is one of the more pervasive ways people will learn about your business. You don’t want to leave that responsibility in the hands of an amateur — even one that might be conversant in Facebook and Twitter. Social Media Marketing requires a lot of work, a certain […]

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7 Things That Kill Your Productivity

When we work from our home office, or independently as a solopreneur, it’s very difficult to concentrate and strive on the productive side of business or work. Here is an article published on “WorkShifting” that addresses these issues highlighting important things that may affect our concentration and creates distraction, and some interesting tips to follow […]

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Love is in the air… Really?

As the New Year moves on forward, we now await for the LOVE date – Valentines.  So we freely speak about love and go on the frenzy to find the perfect, special, gift to give our loved ones during this time of the year. I, on the other hand, believe love is an everyday affair […]

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Don’t Fall to the Consumer Revolution, Lead it!

Sharing an excellent post I just read on WorkShifting (from Brian Solis. Brian is a principal at Altimeter Group), which clearly represents our sentiments in today’s business environment. A new vision into how we will do business in the future is a must in order to succeed, retain customers, employees, and collaborators. Enjoy it! Read […]

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What’s New for 2012!

With the new year already in progress, many colleagues and clients are going crazy developing new ideas, services, branding and rebranding, as they say, “THE WORKS’!   In my case, before going crazy moving forward, I’ve really done a bit of research to make sure that anything new I do (which I’ve already started with my WordPress site) […]

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Success!!!

A new year has started and we’ve all had our new or revised list of goals for this coming year, but, maybe as the weeks go by it will be put inside a drawer and totally forgotten, like many times before.  Oftentimes we set ourselves for  a challenging, out of the box, goal that we don’t […]

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Wishing All a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

Throughout this almost finished 2011, I want to thank all of you who, one way or another, have made it a spectacular and wonderful lived year.  It is important to consider that whether you work for yourself or you are employed by someone, your accomplishments as an individual belong to you, because you gave the energy, […]

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Cuando Deseamos Convertirnos en Empresarias Sabias

Recientemente participé en una charla de una de mis mentoras, a quien considero una gran amiga, la Dra. Carmen Delia Ortiz, de Sabia Partners (http://empresariasabia.ning.com) y en la discusión se mencionaron algunos puntos bien importantes, que ya hace muchos años había aprendido, para ayudarnos a  alcanzar nuestras metas y convertirnos en empresarias independientes, exitosas y […]

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Who must handle your accounting?

Sometimes our business grows ‘out of our hands’ and managing everything ourselves is counterproductive, just consider these conditions… When to Hire a Bookkeeper or Accountant When QuickBooks takes you only so far, it’s time to bring in a financial pro. Eileen P. Gunn | June 29, 2011 URL: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219917 Entrepreneurs thrive on a DIY mentality: […]

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Changes on your small business are necessary?

Through the years, as a small business owner in a very demanded, growing and trendy field, Virtual Assistance, I find myself in need of ‘re-inventing’ myself, learning new and more advance skills, technology, trends.  All this creates an awarenes of what our potential clients are looking for an assistant, whether is virtual or at their onsite offices. As Virtual […]

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