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  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 4:32 pm on October 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    A Need For Knowledge Management Can’t Be Denied 

    The specific knowledge of a company should be considered critical and should be reflected in policy, strategy, practices and overall functioning of any organization, profit or non-profit. That’s when you get into the area of knowledge management.

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    Defining knowledge management can be complex. It involves the process of acquiring, storing, distributing, and using information within a company. The information is generally held on a powerful database and distributed via a communications network. It’s also the coordination and exploitation of an organization’s knowledge resources, in order to create benefit and competitive advantage. The goal of knowledge management is sustained individual and business performance through ongoing learning, unlearning, and adaptation.

    There are various types of knowledge management software out there. You just have to decide which is best for your company. It has emerged as a map or guide for all business strategy and it’s considered as a revolution in re-engineering of business processes. It helps in organization learning, competence management, innovation & quality management.

    Knowledge management is imperative for your company. When you seek to justify your investment into knowledge management, ensure that it’s tied directly to your business objectives. It can help to drive achievement of those objectives. It can lead to reduced costs, increased revenue, increased profitability and the achievement of your other business objectives.

    It requires a culture to facilitate it with significant investment to see results.

    • Does your company have a culture of knowledge sharing or knowledge hoarding?
    • How much time is lost within your organization when searching for information that’s in your company’s database but not available to others or when needed?

    Knowledge management seeks to capture what the firm knows and makes that knowledge accessible throughout the organization. The need for managing knowledge cannot be denied, but every organization needs to act upon this need. Once it becomes better understood and more widely used, it’ll become more effective.

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  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 5:21 pm on May 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Now Exactly…Where Are We Going With This? 

    You are on the road to no where & you haven’t got a clue as to what direction to take your project into next? You’ve tried one direction or another. If you

    bigstockphoto_Crossroad_404579want to succeed in your projects or business, you need to come up with some sort of strategic plan. A strategic plan gives you clear direction, focus and keeps you from straying from the path.

    To give direction to your project plans or business, you need to develop a strategic plan. In the developmental & working stages it is very important for you to be realistic.

    It’s important for everyone to work together as a cohesive unit to achieve success. If you are working by yourself, you’ve got to maintain focus, stick to a strategic plan or seek assistance. If you have a team, try to see if you all can come on common ground to work together so that all of you can perform as one.

    It can be hard to take an honest look at how things are going and the ways in which you can improve your project or business outlook. When planning for success your goals should be high, but achievable. With any business or project, you need to a have clear, well defined directions.

    How will you know if you’ve gotten there

    if you don’t know where you’re going?

    Sometimes people do things haphazardly, just hoping that it’ll all work it’s way out. That’s not a good way to do things. Sometimes that can show a lack of preparation, forethought, or not having the ability or skills to accomplish the task at hand. Project management includes developing a strategic project plan that includes:

    • defining and confirming the project goals and objectives
    • identifying tasks and how goals will be achieved
    • quantifying the resources needed
    • determining budgets and timelines for completion

    A big key to project planning & success is IMPLEMENTATION. When you have that follow through with each step and rechecking as you go, you can reach completion and success. It also includes managing the implementation of the project plan, along with operating regular ‘controls’ to ensure that there is accurate and objective information on ‘performance’ relative to the plan, and the mechanisms to implement recovery actions where necessary.

    Everyone should be clear on the roles that they are expected to play. There should be a clearly defined leadership role in managing projects. A leader is responsible for providing leadership, direction, and control for all aspects of the company’s activities in order to ensure effectiveness in organizations and in managing change.

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  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 1:53 pm on April 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply
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    Regain Your Passion For Business 

    Remember the good old days. Yeah, you know the ones, the days when you were first starting out in business and you were feeling great for even starting a business. You had that twinkle in your eye. Yeah, I know that starting out in business can be hectic but thrilling at the same time. As you travel down memory lane, you think of how great business will be once you get everything under control. Just imagine, you’ll have clients here, clients there, clients everywhere and gain business here, business there, business everywhere.

    That’s right you’ll be your own boss and things will be great ! Your business will be booming straight to the top ! You’ll be climbing the ladder of success. As you reminisce & have thoughts of your new business venture, your dreams, hopes & visions become a reality.

    STOP ! Now, Fast Forward To The Present.

    I hate to interrupt your little trip down memory lane but face it you’ve lost it, you know, you lost your passion for business. Where did it go ? It went somewhere between being excited about starting a business & you being stuck dealing with various administrative tasks that have to get done in order to keep your business in business. You are stuck doing things for your business that you hate instead of being out in the business market place, networking and growing your business.

    Don’t just leave your passion at the door bring it in with you. Where did you lose the passion for business, your get up & go ? Maybe just maybe you lost it when you decided that you could handle it all yourself. Instead of getting the help that you oh so desperately need, you try to do it all yourself. You may say I can handle it !                 Oh really, can you ?

    Stop the non-sense & face reality, there are going to be times in business when you’ll need help. That time is now and you know it.  As a business owner or professional don’t be afraid to look for & ask for help. Seek & ye shall find. So when you’re stuck doing the things that you hate, you tend to lose your passion for it all.

    I know that you want to get out and focus on other things that will help your business grow. But you can’t because you are stuck doing various, monotonous administrative tasks & trying to be Mr. or Mrs. “I Can Do It All, Myself”. 

    Change your way of thinking so you can bring back that good old feeling again. Bring back the passion that you once had for business. Find a new outlet for those tedious, monotonous tasks that you hate and relieve some stress. A wise outlet for those dreaded tasks is to outsource.

    Contact ME, so that you & I can help to put some passion back into your business. Outsource those tedious, monotonous tasks today ! Now you can be excited about what you do all over again. 

    Contact ME today and get a 10% discount on services for May & June 

    Renee   e-mail: info@clericalsolutionsinc.net 

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  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 7:53 pm on April 20, 2008 Permalink | Reply
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    Clerical Business Solutions-Virtual Assistant Services 

    If you work in the business world or you’re a business owner, there are times when you need assistance with managing your projects, day-to-day administrative office tasks, various personal or business tasks & help in implementing the steps that you need to stay on top of business. Then you may wonder where will you find the time, resources or help to manage it all.  A flexible, cost-effective, reliable business support provider is

    Clerical Business Solutions-Virtual Assistant Services!

    Many people hesistate to delegate & outsource their administrative office tasks or some business operations because they feel that they can do it cheaper themselves, hire a temp , hire additional employees (which can be very costly). By doing so only leads to more stress, more work, more work hours & not being able to stay on top of things. Also a temp is a transient solution.

    Going virtual for your business support needs is the way to go. It is less costly than hiring additional staff. The benefits are numerous.

    So, ask yourself, Why not put your administrative office tasks, routine or non-productive tasks (which are not your core business focus) into the hands of a professional like Clerical Business Solutions ?

    A Virtual Assistant can help you to reduce lots of business expenses & business tasks which are not your core business focus.

    Your ROI (return on investment) can = 400–500% , even for someone who makes $30,000-$40,000 a year. It’s only possible when you hand over your to-do list to a Virtual Assistant. “Let Me Handle All The Details, So You Don’t Have To !”

    A Virtual Assistant & Business Consultant like Clerical Business Solutions can help you to manage & simplify your business operations better by:

    • helping to take the load off
    • helping to increase your business productivity, increase your efficiency
    • help you to relieve stress & become more organized
    • help you to eliminate the distractions
    • help you to streamline your business & increase your bottomline !

    I provide “Solutions To Simplify Your Life & Business “, in a variety of services to help you manage your personal projects or business projects. A sample of the services available are secretarial services, grant writing, outsourcing/ overflow work, resume/ cv services, personal life management, email management, travel & meeting planning, thesis/dissertation/ manuscript typing, blog management, business start up assistance, article marketing, writing a press release and more.

    Many businesses, executives, professionals & individuals are partnering with a cost-effective, reliable business resource: THE VIRTUAL ASSISTANT !!

    • Do You Need A Solution To Help Cut Back On Business Expenses ?
    • Do You Need An Assistant, BUT NOT In Your Home Or Office ?
    • Do You Need Extra Time To Focus On Other Aspects Of Life Or Business ?
    • Do You Want To Stay A Solo-Business Owner Or You Can’t Afford To Hire An In-House Assistant ?
    • Are You Stressed Out With Business Or Personal Tasks & Need Immediate Help ?
    • Do You Need Assistance With Your Current Staff In Overflow Work ?
    • Do You Need Assistance In Finding In-House Employees ?
    • Do You Want To Reduce Or Eliminate Employee Related Expenses Or Problems ?

    SAVE TIME & MONEY BY CONTACTING YOUR VIRTUAL ASSISTANT CLERICAL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS TODAY !!

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    Clerical Business Solutions services are available worldwide with no geographical restrictions. The more time that you spend on administrative office tasks the less time that you have to grow your business. “I do all the busy work so you don’t have to !” When you outsource to a Virtual Assistant your 8–16 hour workday can be reduced to 3–5 hours a day. Which will enable you to increase your business productivity, efficiency and your bottomline ! That’s right, Virtual Assistant services can help you to achieve a 4-hour work week.

    You know that you are in need of cost-effective business help but you come up with a hundred reasons not to use a Virtual Assistant. When you work with Clerical Business Solutions:

    • you gain a partner in your business or projects, not an employee
    • you gain professional assistance at the click of the mouse
    • you gain someone who wants you to succeed in your business or projects, which is a great benefit to you

    Now you can reduce all of tha hassles & responsibilities of an in-house employee or temp like:

    • federal, state & local government costs or responsibilites of an employee
    • you can reduce or eliminate someone wasting time on the job
    • you can reduce buying extra office space, equipment or training for an employee
    • reduce high employee turnover, employees being late to work & a host of employee related problems 

    You don’t have to deal with those things when you work with a Virtual Assistant. A Virtual Assistant is 100% focused on your business needs & Virtual Assistant services are tax deductible.

    Do you want to know more about Virtual Assistant services, how they can work for you, how you can save time & money ?

    Then contact your Virtual Assistant Clerical Business Solutions Today !!

    Contact Me Today To Get Your 10% Discount On Services For May & June

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  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 3:24 pm on April 15, 2008 Permalink | Reply
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    Watch Out For IRS Scams 

    There are many identity theft schemes that use the IRS name in order to get your personal information. They come to you through unsolicited phone calls, unsolicited emails from the IRS (Internal Revenue Service).  Be careful because you are not talking to the IRS like you may think that you are.

    There have been over 200 complaints about phishing schemes reported to the Internet Crime Complaint Center since 2006. These phishing schemes falsely use the IRS name as bait. Now the scammers have new tricks up their sleeves. They use personalized email greetings, the promise of tax rebates, sometimes threats to get you to give up your personal information. Don’t fall for these tactics.

    Don’t give out your personal information to anyone that you have not contacted yourself. If they say that they are the IRS then call the IRS for yourself to verify their claims before you give out your information.

    Don’t fall for these IRS scams:

    Scam # 1. Tax Refund Emails

    The scammers will use the IRS name & logo in an email to fool you. Contact the IRS if you receive one of these emails to verify if the IRS really did send you the email. The IRS name & logo may look real but look closely at the footer on the bottom of the email it will have a copyright 2008, IRS U.S.A. That may look real but it usually is copied and pasted onto the email. Most scams come from overseas and have a lot of misspelled words, incorrect grammer etc…

    Also the subject line may have “Notice From the IRS” and have IRS in the domain name. Some emails will have a link in the email for you to click in order to claim your refund. Don’t click this link.  If you do it will take you to a fake IRS claim form for you to fill out with all of your personal information. They want your social security number or the numbers of your family members, credit card numbers, address and/ or your bank account information.

    That gives a wealth of information to criminals. The scammers will use it for identiy theft or sell it on the black market. Don’t get so curious to click the link in these emails because you just may download malware onto your computer which will hunt for your personal information. “Curiousoty killed the cat”

    The IRS will not use emails to tell you about your refunds or rebates. If you are expecting a refund or rebate check out the IRS, Where’s My Refund Tool to locate your refund.  Report fake emails & phishing scams to phishing@irs.gov .

    • IRS Tax Forms 1-800-892-3676
    • IRS 24Hour/ 7 days Tax Info, Refund Status 1-800-829-4477
    • IRS Tax Help Line (Individuals)1-800-829-1040,(Business)1-800-829-4933
    • IRS Refund Hotline 1-800-829-1954
    • IRS Tax Fraud Violations 1-800-829-0433
    • National Taypayer Advocate 1-877-777-4778
    • Tax Exempt Government Entities 1-877-829-5500 

    Scam # 2. Rebate Phone Calls

    For many years there have been fake phone callers who impersonate IRS employees. They tell you that you can get your rebate early for filing your taxes early. The scammers will ask for your bank account information and if you refuse then they will deny your refund. That’s a lie so don’t fall for it.  The scammers will use current events in American Government to fool you. They are using the recently passed rebate legislation by Congress as a con.

    If you get one of these phone calls just hang up the phone and call the IRS for yourself to check it out.  Your real notification of a rebate will come in a letter from the IRS not an email.  Checks will start coming out in May.  If you want your money direct deposited you must include it in your tax return.

    Scam # 3. Check Verification Phone Calls

    A fake IRS employee calls consumers telling them that the IRS mailed them a check that you haven’t cashed and ask for your bank account information. The IRS will never call you about not cashing a check. The IRS doesn’t mind if you don’t cash it right away. To see what’s happening to your rebate check out the IRS, Where’s My Refund Tool.

    Lesson To Learn :

    The IRS communicates with taxpayers through the U.S. Postal mail. To report fake scams, fake phone calls and emails to phishing@IRS.gov .

    Scam # 4. Audit Emails

    Audit emails is a new scam which will threaten you or scare you into giving up your personal information. They tell you that your refund will not be granted to you because your tax refund is being audited. It also includes a link to a fake form for you to fill out.

    These emails will greet you by your name. They get this information from social networking sites and hacked computers to target their emails.

    The IRS does not send out unsolicited emails or phone calls.

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    • 9/11 7:02 am on July 27, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.SirWinstonChurchillSir Winston Churchill, 1874-1965

    • 9/11 Truth 6:16 pm on July 27, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.TheodoreRooseveltTheodore Roosevelt

  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 4:11 pm on April 7, 2008 Permalink | Reply
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    Get A Wiki For Your Business Or Personal Needs 

    Professionals & businesses are using wikis in their everyday work. Who can use a Wiki ? Teachers, Educators, Entrepreneurs, Doctors, Journalists, Individuals, Photographers, Chef, Scientists, Computer Experts, CEO, Organizations, all kinds of professionals & businesses. The list goes on & on.

    What is a Wiki ? Wiki (wik’e): It’s a collaborative website workspace that one person or multiple people can edit together, share files, documents and collaborate.

    Here’s a sampling of some of the wiki resources and ideas,so you can start using a wiki for your business or personal needs.

    LEARN BY DOING:
    Sites that offer easy-to-use and (in some cases) free wiki tools
    PB Wiki http://www.pbwiki.com
    WetPaint http://www.wetpaint.com
    BackPack http://www.backpackit.com
    Wiki.com http://www.wiki.com

    Wiki “communities”:
    The folks behind Wikipedia are offering a new service to those who want to create a wiki-style resource on any topic
    Wikia http://www.wikia.com

    Wikis FOR THE “Enterprise”:
    These companies offer wiki-software solutions used in corporate environments for functions such as customer support or knowledge management systems
    Atlassian http://www.atlassian.com
    Customer Vision http://www.customervision.com
    iUpload http://www.iupload.com
    Social Text http://www.socialtext.com

     
  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 5:07 pm on October 9, 2007 Permalink | Reply
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    A Strategic Solution for Business: Outsourcing 

    The current economy is forcing businesses to cut costs and to stay competitive. That can be a great burden and pain for business, having to focus on staying in business or ahead of the competition then you have to stay worried about and tackle your day-to-day business operations & tasks.

    You may be looking for a way to cut costs and run your business more efficiently.  You or your team members may feel that you will never catch up on the things that you have to do because there is so much on your plate already.

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    For many entrepreneurs, who may be independent or have team members, they don’t want to wrestle with their day-to-day business operations and administrative tasks. Sometimes they just simply need a helping hand, like an extension to their business or projects.

    Outsourcing certain business operations makes good business sense. You don’t outsource everything, just your non-core functions. You don’t need to have employees or a large company to outsource some of your business tasks. By outsourcing some of your day-to-day tasks can free your mind and help you to focus more on other ideas to generate money. Competition can make doing business an ongoing battle & you really need support by your side so you can tackle your competition.

    As a business owner or professional, you don’t need distractions. A challenge that some companies face is finding the right resources/ support that fit their needs. That’s when you and/ or your team need to figure out what you really need assistance with. Find out what can help to reduce or ease your workload. Decide on the things that need to be done but don’t require too much of your attention, the things that you can let someone else do so you can move on to another project or take a much needed vacation. Once you know that, then delegate & outsource.

    You should pay attention to what you do as a business and how you can do it better, if you had extra support that you could outsource to. Sometimes in business you may feel that you can do it all, then there are times when you need outside help.

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    When your team members or employees spend time on things that don’t directly add value to your customers solutions, you can save a lot on business costs by outsourcing. A beneficial resource to outsource to is a Virtual Assistant and seek advice from a project/ strategy consultant. A Virtual Assistant and/ or business strategy consultant can provide the help that you are searching for. You don’t have to have employees or a large company to obtain the services of a Virtual Assistant or for most business strategy/ project consultants.

    Virtual Assistants are business owners who have experience in all types of business support and management services. By outsourcing to a Virtual Assistant you don’t gain an employee, you gain a partner in business who wants to alleviate some of your burden and help you to succeed in business.

    A Virtual Assistant can help you in many ways: working with your vendors, typing, grant writing, making your phone calls, administrative tasks, setting appointments for you, handling your emails, database management, client management, routine paperwork, assisting you with project management, bookeeping etc… The ways that a Virtual Assistant can help you are endless.

    A Business Strategy Consultant can assist you by helping your organization improve their performance,strategy/ decision-making, business management, M.O.S.T/ S.W.O.T analysis, strategic planning, business planning etc…. primarily through strategy development & implementation through the analysis of existing business problems and development of plans for improvement & maintenance.

    Outsourcing has proven to reduce capital costs, increase efficiency, speed up time-to-market, reduce labor costs and enable core business focus. Outsourcing has helped companies find newer and better ways to do things and add value to their products or services. Once you have worked with a Virtual Assistant and/ or a Business Strategy Consultant, you will see the added value to your business or projects and the great benefits.

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    • outsourceit2philippines.com 12:38 am on October 10, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      well if you are planning to have a virtual assistant instead to have the employees you must think also of what will be the outcome of the result and the effects by not having an employee..

      • Clerical Business Solutions 5:35 pm on October 11, 2007 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Outsourceit,

        You can have outsourcing in addition to your employees. You must always think of the end result when doing any type of business transaction. Some independent/ solo-professionals work well on their own if they choose to outsource and not have employees. It all depends on what’s best for each individual or business.

        Clerical Business Solutions
        Business Strategy Consulting & Virtual Assistant
        Renee~business consultant & Virtual Assistant
        http://WWW.CLERICALSOLUTIONSINC.NET

    • employee leasing 1:14 am on February 27, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Outsourcing has been a major element to success for various companies overseas. It is a justifiable fact that internationally established business institutions markets employee leasing to various parts of the world.

      • Clerical Business Solutions 5:43 pm on February 28, 2008 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Employee,

        Outsourcing has been a great benefit to many companies over the years. But onshore outsourcing can benefit a business even more. But it seems as though you may be refering to staffing agencies. With staffing agencies the situation is very different than working with a Virtual Assistant firm by way of onshore outsourcing.

        Many Virtual Assistants also work with clients all over the world. Working with a VA~Virtual Assistant, the boundaries are limitless.

        Clerical Business Solutions
        Business Strategy Consulting & Virtual Assistance
        Renee~business consultant & virtual assistant
        http://WWW.CLERICALSOLUTIONSINC.NET

    • Reyna Flor 8:49 pm on April 18, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      These are additional reasons why Outsourcing is good for your business/organization:

      1. Achieve more with less. Everyone in business is under constant pressure to produce ever-increasing volumes of work to generate more revenue using existing staff. With outsourcing, you can utilize your existing staff to manage outsourced projects. Your staff manages the outsourced team, thus improving the output of each staff member.

      2. Real-time access to skilled people. Business is not a steady, constant stream. You can never fully predict what situation the next day, week or month will force upon you. Outsourcing provides a certain level of scalability to help solve the enviable situation of significant growth.

      3. Focus on your core competencies. When your business grows, it does so because you successfully deliver a product the market demands.

      4. Flexibility when negotiating contracts. Pricing flexibility allows you to be much more creative in managing your budget when you can’t afford higher-priced staff. In addition to each staff member’s salary, there is the cost of taxes, health insurance, liability insurance, computers, cubicles and much more, depending on the perks you offer.

      5. Higher value per person. Maintaining the proper staff levels to meet the needs of your business is a difficult art to master. Outsourcing gives you flexibility when determining appropriate staff levels. You can hire a core team capable of meeting the demands of your business 80 percent of the time.

      6. Educated people with deep skill sets. Clearly language and cultural barriers exist. Just resist the urge to speak with increasing volume, and relax.

      7. Getting started is easy. If outsourcing sounds even remotely interesting to you, I suggest you take appropriate action. Notice I didn’t simply say “take action.” Getting started with outsourcing is as easy as finding a vendor and signing a contract.

      • Clerical Business Solutions 5:55 pm on April 20, 2008 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Reyna,

        You have made some great and valid points about outsourcing. Many people are not quite sure about taking on such an investment, such as venturing into outsourcing. In addition to your points they can see that. The ROI in onshore outsourcing is very good.

        Depending on a persons needs, outsourcing can be a great benefit to their business or projects. Outsourcing & business consulting is a key business strategy, a winning combination which helps to strengthen an organization.

        With outsourcing a business or professional doesn’t lose control, they gain better control of their business or projects.

        Clerical Business Solutions
        Business Strategy Consulting & Virtual Assistance
        Renee~Business Strategist & Virtual Assistant
        http://WWW.CLERICALSOLUTIONSINC.NET

    • Yuan Yudistira 7:16 pm on May 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I have been researching about IT Staff Outsourcing business model. Can anyone suggest me the future of IT Staff outsourcing business model?

  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 3:08 pm on September 13, 2007 Permalink | Reply
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    Virtual Assistants vs. Virtual Staffing Companies 

    Do Virtual Assistant Staffing Agencies help or hurt the Virtual Assistant Industry?  Well… yes and no. There are some good and bad Virtual Assistant Staffing Agencies that aren’t a good look for the Virtual Assistant Industry. Because of a few bad companies some clients get burned by them and may form a bad opinion about the entire Virtual Assistant Industry. When that happens some good and potiential clients may not give a second thought to trying a professional independent Virtual Assistant company.

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    Some staffing companies promote their workers as being able to do everything in the world. In reality no one person or company can do everything in the world, providing every service. Thats like an accountant trying to be a nurse, doctor, and run a business. When they promote their VA’s as being able to accomplish every tasks then you have to wonder, how true is this. The employees of some of these staffing agencies have been known to not do the work, produce substandard work or half way complete assignments.

    Through a staffing company, the clients are handed to the employee. Some staffing companies promote how cheap their services are, which are from $8 -$15 an hour some are as low as $ 5.00 an hour. Cheap doesn’t always mean a bargain. But with a professional independent Virtual Assistant many of them work hard for their clients. They have invested time and energy in their clients business or projects. The success of a clients business is their success. When their clients succeed they succeed.

    Like I stated in my other post ” On The Rise To The Top & Counting!” the Vitual Assistant industry is growing by leaps & bounds and people are learning about it everyday. Once you learn about a professional Virtual Assistant then you learn the value of contracting and doing business with one. The good name of professional Virtual Assistants is being damaged by some of the bad virtual staffing agencies. Some of them have inexperienced workers sometimes inexperience can lead to substandard work.

    In the end you get what you pay for. Some of these staffing agencies have cheap prices that they try to pass off as a bargain. Their cheap prices are appealing & tempting to prospective clients. As you can see there is a big difference between professional Virtual Assistants and virtual staffing companies.

    When you learn about a professional Virtual Assistant then you learn what they are, their value & benefit to your company or projects, what should you should & shouldn’t expect from them.

    Professional Virtual Assistants don’t promote themselves as being able to do everything in the world. If you find one that does then that may be misleading or it could be true. You can decide what’s best for you.

    That’s why there are so many Virtual Assistants because alot of them have a niche, specific services and/or similar services. No one person or company can be all things to all people. Professional Virtual Assistants have a variety of skills and services.

    Dirt cheap assistance ends up costing the customer more in the long run. Some staffing companies try to get the clients to spend more money. But with a professional Virtual Assistant they don’t coax you into spending more money. You decide what services to purchase, how often and when.

    Virtual Assistants are independent business owners or a Multi-VA practice that provide administrative assistance and other business services to business owners, individuals and professionals.  Workers at virtual staffing agencies are remote workers, freelancers & employees, there’s a big difference. A note to Virtual Assistants: make sure that you know your skills and know them well when you promote your business.

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    • Darrell Williams - Right-Hand-Man Virtual Assistant Services 2:34 pm on September 17, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      I just wanted to make a distinction between Multi-VA practices and virtual staffing agencies. A Multi-VA practice is a team of virtual assistants. They either work together on projects or the team member that has the most experience and skills in the area of the project completes the project.

      Usually the rates are the same as other VAs. Utilizing a Multi-VA team means that there is always an expert available to you for whatever tasks you need completed.

      • Clerical Business Solutions 3:13 pm on September 17, 2007 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Darrell,

        That’s good that you point that out because many business owners or professionals need to know that when deciding on which method to use such as a multi-va practice or a freelance agency.

        Clerical Business Solutions
        Business Strategy Consulting & Virtual Assistant
        Renee~Business Consultant & Virtual Assistant
        http://www.clericalsolutionsinc.net

    • Richard 9:31 am on October 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Hi, Today I visit Your site. It’s content are very informative and good.

      • Clerical Business Solutions 10:20 am on October 12, 2008 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Richard,

        Thanks for visiting, glad that you found it informative

        Clerical Business Solutions
        Business Strategy Consulting & Virtual Assistance
        Renee~Business Strategist & VA
        http://www.clericalsolutionsinc.net

    • Joyce 7:48 pm on January 16, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks

  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 10:58 pm on August 17, 2007 Permalink | Reply
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    10 Reasons To Hire A Virtual Assistant 

    There are many reasons to hire a Virtual Assistant and many of them do a great job for your business or projects. But here are just a few/ a top-ten list of the many reasons to work with a Virtual Assistant. Once you begin to work with a Virtual Assistant (VA) you will find many MORE REASONS to continue working with a Virtual Assistant:

    TOP10LIST

    1. Flexible Virtual Assistant Services – Virtual Assistants are tax deductible. Most are available after normal working hours or when you need them.

    2. Virtual Assistants are committed to the services that they provide and they are a cost effective solution for everyone.

    3. Virtual Assistants work from their own offices, not in your home or office taking up space.

    4. You only pay for the hours that they work or the service that they provide.

    5. Your success is their success and they are a 100 % invested in your business or projects.

    6. Most Virtual Assistants can offer services on a short term, long term, temporary or emergency basis.

    7. A Virtual Assistant is not your employee, they are Administrative Professionals & Independent Business Owners who are very experienced in many areas of business.

    8. They pay for their own taxes, supplies, insurance and office space.

    9. You can delegate your office tasks to a V A to get you some free time.

    10. You have to pay expenses in hiring and training an employee or temp.

     
    • suntoni 12:25 am on October 14, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Is a Virtual Assistant certified inanything, ifso, what?

      • Clerical Business Solutions 3:56 am on October 14, 2007 Permalink | Reply

        Suntoni,

        Virtual Assistants are ceritfied in many areas like bookeeping, business management, business consulting, accounting, web design, computers, computer applications, office management and more. The backgrounds of Virtual Assistants vary from one to another. Virtual Assistants are very diverse.

        Clerical Business Solutions
        Business Strategy Consulting & Virtual Assistant Service
        “Solutions Start Here!”
        Renee~Business Consultant & Virtual Assistant
        http://www.clericalsolutionsinc.net

    • altheatan 8:14 am on November 29, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Hiring a virtual assistant is less expensive than hiring an employee. Moreover, there is also less hassle in dealing with a virtual assistant than an employee. They are less likely to complain with the salary, benefits and everything.

      • Clerical Business Solutions 8:33 am on November 29, 2007 Permalink | Reply

        Altheatan,

        That’s true, that Virtual Assistant services can be very inexpensive. Many solo-professionals have choosen to just to work with a professional Virtual Assistant than hiring an in-house assistant.

        I have a client of mine who did that very thing, opted to only work with a Virtual Assistant company. He chose to work with me to help keep his costs low and maintain his projects.

        Clerical Business Solutions
        Business Strategy Consulting & Virtual Assistant
        “Solutions Start Here!”
        Renee~Business Consultant & Virtual Assistant (VA)
        http://www.clericalsolutionsinc.net

    • ellathinks 9:14 am on October 2, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Definitely! as a virtual assistant, everything you need, want, and asked for will be feed to you. whatever it is, a VA is what you’re looking for.

      • Clerical Business Solutions 8:00 am on October 3, 2008 Permalink | Reply

        Ellathinks,

        Many people have found that out just by working with a Virtual Assistant. A Virtual Assistant will be there for you when you need them unlike most employees.

        Clerical Business Solutions
        Business Management Co. & Virtual Assistant Services
        “Solutions Start Here!”
        Renee~Business Consultant & VA
        http://www.clericalsolutionsinc.net

    • virtual assistants 7:31 am on August 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Great post.
      I agree with you.
      Really virtual assistants are inexpensive and are very useful to make money for any company. Most of virtual assistants provides service from home.
      Thanks for sharing…

      Regards,
      Virtual Assistants

    • Racho Alberto Jr L. 6:55 am on March 9, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Virtual assistant is a big help of any business, I am working as Virtual assistant, we provide all the needs of our clients, we help them to expand there business with minimal cost.

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