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  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 3:17 pm on June 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Do You Have A MicroBusiness? 

    Many times a person or entrepreneur has a microbusiness and don’t even know it. A microbusiness is usually defined as a business with a single owner/ operator or by having less than 10 employees or people operating the business. Some government agencies state that a microbusiness has less than 25 employees or people working in the business. A microbusiness and small business are interchangeable terms. They’re sometimes seen as one-in the same.  Microbusinesses are currently the fastest growing segment of the business population. A large population of business growth stems from microbusinesses.

    What many microbusiness owners don’t know or fail to realize is that they too, can reap great benefits from onshore outsourcing. Onshore outsourcing isn’t a bad thing, it’s a great thing. It involves you partnering up, reaching out to others & leveraging the resources of other to help you operate or improve on your business or projects. Which makes for a better business & a great way to operate your business.

    Many times a microbusiness really needs to invest in onshore outsourcing. As a microbusiness you can’t do everything alone. You should outsource & partner up with a business management company and get an online business manager. Many times an online business manager can help your business to prosper and grow by helping you to lighten your load so that you can be more customer-focus, you can get out and network more or do more of other things that you love. All at the same time while keeping your business operations running smoothly.

    An online business manager or business management company can:

    • help you with marketing, daily business operations/ tasks, project management
    • strategic planning (small and micro businesses NEED strategic planning)
    • help you with strategic thinking
    • help you with business planning, business growth strategies

    So basically getting a virtual or online business manager for your business or projects would be a smart business move. Which helps you to release some of the chaos that you have in your business and provide you with greater focus. You really need to focus in business. By choosing onshore outsourcing and better business practices helps you to develop a greener business and improves your business. As a small/ microbusiness entrepreneur you need all of the help that you can get.

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    • Kowaken 5:58 pm on July 21, 2011 Permalink | Reply


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  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 3:04 pm on May 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Outsourcing brings benefits to your small business. If your company is considering outsourcing or you’re already doing this, your business is joining an increasing global trend. There are so many things that are needed in managing and operating a business. Outsourcing can help out a lot with the operation of your business or projects. Many times it is a wise decision to invest in onshore outsourcing. Many small businesses have decided to invest in onshore outsourcing with virtual assistants. Outsourcing helps to improve your efficiency, your productivity and your bottom-line.

    Outsourcing can help you to save money and reduce your over-head cost. It can help to reduce your need to hire additional in-house help. When you make the choice to outsource, you have to learn how to delegate and decide on which functions could be outsourced. Many small businesses have chosen to outsource their administrative office support, marketing, business management, blog posting, social media management, transcription, strategic planning, business planning etc, etc…

    Outsourcing these types of operations and others can help to lighten your load, improve your focus and your business productivity. This helps you to start and finish projects quickly and gives you more time to invest in more business opportunities. Onshore outsourcing can help you to manage and reduce risks. Outsourcing can help your small business look “big” by giving you access and support to the same economies of scale, efficiency, and expertise that large companies enjoy. Get started and outsource today!!!

     
    • JOSIE HICKS 9:51 am on June 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I don’t think I’ve seen this described that way before. You actually have clarified this for me. Thank you!

      • Clerical Business Solutions 11:04 pm on June 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hi, Josie,

        I’m glad that it helped you understand a little more about outsourcing. Outsourcing can help individuals & businesses big & small in so many ways.

    • capcorp 4:29 pm on August 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I couldn’t agree more. As a business coach, this is something I have encouraged my clients to do. That recommendation lead three of my partners to start VirtualEStaff — A US based company located in Wilmington, NC with offshore operations in the Philippines. VirtualEStaff provides virtual assistants / virtual employees @ $5.50/hour.

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  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 1:27 am on May 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Your small business needs a vision with … 

    Your small business needs a vision with strategic plans. Most companies and organizations need a vision and strategic plan, but few have it. Many business owners, ceo or management operate a business or project without any type of written plan. You need to ensure that your business has a written business plan and strategic plan. These two types of plans are completely different.

    Your company / organizational vision provides purpose, strategic direction, motivation, inspiration and alignment. Your vision is a short and inspiring statement of what your company intends to become and what to achieve at some point in the future. As long as your plans have been written, then that gives you a road map to follow and a reference guide to look back on. Following a strategic plan can put you on the road to success.

    Most companies and organizations need a vision and strategic plan, but few have one. If you don’t have one get started today!

     
    • business management consultants 4:30 am on May 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

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  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 12:21 pm on April 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Many laid-off workers have considered go… 

    Many laid-off workers have considered going into business for themselves. Many of them have already started. Since the job market is tight competitive and crowded, self- employment seems like the next best thing. Since you’ve been laid off into a recession, in the worst job market, you may be thinking self-employment seems like a good way out of unemployment. If you are headed in this direction, a good way to start is by becoming a freelancer or consultant in your field of work. Many self employed entrepreneurs started out this way & have been successful, then many haven’t.

    Before just diving right off into the self-employment circle:

    1. Put Some Fore Thought Into Starting & maintaining a business or just being a freelancer.
    2. Decide what your goals are, what your strategy is & how freelancing or owning a business will help you achieve them.
    3. Thinking about long-term & short-term goals from the start will keep you grounded and help you to determine how to move forward.
    4. When you have a clear understanding of your goals, ask yourself: “What are the specific skills, knowledge, money, resources, information, contacts & support that I need to make it happen?”

    There’s more to business than just putting a sign up and saying: “Hey world, look I’m in business!” There’s a lot that you need to look at and consider. Do not be discouraged, you can start a business or be a freelancer and be successful. It all depends on what you’re trying to do and what you’re great at doing.

    Sometimes starting a business is the best option for many laid-off workers and many of them should’ve started a long time ago. You have to stop and think about a lot of things when starting a business. You really need to take a good look at yourself, your life, do a self-assessment test to see if you have that entrepreneurial gene, entrepreneurial skills. Then if you do, think about how you’re going to get started and where will you get support from.

    You can always seek out consulting advice and for your business, outsource your office management support to help you get started. That could help you in starting a business become a lot easier. Well now….what’s next?

     
  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 5:52 pm on April 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Just Delegate & Outsource To Your Virtual Business Assistant 

    Sometimes throughout the life of your business or projects you need extra helping hands. That’s when you have to learn how to delegate & outsource by utilizing the resources of others to benefit your business or projects. Remove non-critical work from your to-do-list & delegate it to an outside business resource like a Virtual Business Assistant. Many times delegating & outsourcing to a Virtual Business Assistant can benefit your business in many ways & become your resource in your time of need.

    When you delegate & outsource you are handing off  tasks or operations to someone else & entrusting them with different tasks, operations or powers to help you get the job done right. That’s where a virtual business assistant comes in handy; by becoming a trusted & reliable resource that you can delegate to.

    Make a list of your non-core business functions or tasks that need attention but could be better outsourced & handled by someone else. You can utilize outsourcing to help reduce your workload or offload your overflow work. If you don’t have time to do them, some things are a distraction, you need some things handled quickly or you need continuous business assistance then just delegate & outsource to your Virtual business assistant!

    A virtual business assistant can handle a variety of things for you or your team. But it all depends on your needs & the type of virtual assistant that you choose to partner with. Virtual Assistants work in many different industries & for different types of people. A virtual assistant can help you with office management, project management, document creation, marketing, strategy, articles, strategic planning, thesis, dissertations, websites, blogs, transcription, public relations, coaching, consulting etc, etc…

    Many have found that delegating & outsourcing to a virtual business assistant has become the solution for their business needs. Now go ahead, just delegate & outsource to your Virtual Business Assistant today!

     
    • Debt Relief 6:37 am on April 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

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    • Mark 6:35 pm on April 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’d like to offer some advice: when recruiting a virtual assistant, specify that they will need to know your native language as they will be making phone calls for you. This will ensure you are connected with a virtual assistant who has a superior understanding of your native language.

      • Clerical Business Solutions 12:59 am on May 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Mark,

        I agree completely, because communication IS ALWAYS KEY! Being able to communicate with your clients/ customers or on their behalf is very important & communication has a lot to do with language.~Clerical Business Solutions

  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 2:19 pm on April 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Who’s gonna get the credit?..In dealing with teams, it may seem like one person or a select few are always getting the credit for many or several projects. Managers should investigate who’s really responsible and establish cultural norms around taking & giving credit in the workplace. Setting a precedent can prevent tough situations, as your team members understand what’s expected of them.

     
  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 5:02 pm on March 31, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Organizations prosper by achieving strat… 

    Organizations prosper by achieving strategy that is implemented as a result of continuous decision-making at all levels of the business. An organization could implement a balancing strategy through four areas:

    • Financial perspective
    • Customer perspective
    • Internal business process perspective
    • Learning, innovation, and growth perspective
    These areas could allow a balance between short-term and long-term objectives, outcomes desired, performance drivers of those outcomes, between hard & soft subjective measures.

     
  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 7:43 pm on January 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Invest In Onshore Outsourcing For Your Business Or Projects 

    Many professionals, entrepreneurs and business owners have yet to realize or reap the benefits of onshore outsourcing. Onshore outsourcing can be accomplished in a cost-effective manner and is a worthwhile investment. Sometimes the term “outsourcing” can evoke negative connotations. But it’s not a negative, it’s a positive. Especially when it’s onshore outsourcing & more localized.

    There are many companies & professionals who reap the benefits of onshore outsourcing everyday with great success by putting it to work for them. They do this by utilizing a Virtual Business Assistant or Virtual Business Manager.

    Onshore outsourcing helps to reduce or eliminate the breakdown in communication as opposed to offshore outsourcing, which is better for business. By utilizing onshore outsourcing through a Virtual Business Assistant, people have found that outsourcing their administrative office support is helping their business or projects a lot. With the great leaps, bounds and improvements in today’s technology & the internet world, so many things can be accomplished virtually than ever before.

    Utilizing a Virtual Business Assistant has helped many businesses address many employee staffing dilemmas. Which means that you work with a Virtual Business Assistant as a partner not an employee. You can utilize this assistance with or without employees or on an as need basis. With a Virtual  Business  Assistant, you have an outlet to offload, outsource & get your business or projects moving in the right direction. This way, you can relax and release the stresses of your daily business management, you can become more organized, get work completed in a more timely manner or obtain benefical consulting advice.

    There are many things that a Virtual Business Assistant can do for you:

    • administrative office support/ business management
    • word processing/ typing: letters, documents, e-books/ books, thesis, dissertation, manuals transcription, minutes, memos, manuals etc….
    • company liaison
    • strategic planning assistant
    • blog posting, article writing
    • business plans
    • social network site maintenance/ setup
    • create systems of organization
    • Data entry/ management
    • client contact
    • desktop publishing
    • keeping your itinerary/ calendar management
    • event planning/ conformations
    • creation of surveys, spreadsheets  AND MUCH MORE!!

    Just imagine… All elements of your project under control. Organized. Signed off and moving forward with a Virtual Business Assistant. Starting now and the years to come, utilizing a Virtual Business Assistant is becoming the way to operate a business in a more efficient manner and a key business strategy. This business strategy helps you to get ahead of your competition, a way for you to stay more effctive in your industry and a great way for you to branch out without you having to incur additional in-house business expenses.

    As business owners or professionals, we all want to do more with less, stay more productive and keep our business in business. So onshore outsourcing is the way to go.

    Many project personnel, professionals and business owners will get more work done, improve on their business or projects by building virtual business partnerships with a Virtual Business Assistant. Developing partherships or alliences with the resources of other businesses is a wise business strategy and will have your competition wondering how in the world you’re able to just do it all with little to no effort. In this approach, a lead organization creates alliances externally, with other groups or companies that possess the best in class competencies to deliver services or to build specific products in the best time frame time possible.

    Remember that  onshore outsourcing to a Virtual Business Assistant is a wise business move and a great business investment.

     
    • Len Foster 10:41 am on February 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Really love this post and I could not agree more with the points it makes. Too many people try to do everything for them selves to ‘save money’ when it would be far more cost effective to outsource it I advocate this on my site http://www.easyoutsourcingforprofits.com

  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 6:57 pm on January 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Your Business Needs A Financial Budget Plan 

    Some small business people just run their business & may not see a need for a budget, as if everything will just fall into place. For many people, the word “budget” has a negative connotation. The future of your business needs a financial plan & strategy. If you haven’t started one already, the time is now. You should develop a budget & stick to it. Yes, budgets may need to be adjusted as time goes along but it’s a good idea to start out with one & set goals.

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    A financial plan & budget helps you to gage your business and tell the performance of your business at the end of a fiscal year. This helps to tell how well your business has done over the year. If your financial budget is looking bad or starts to look bad, it could be a sign of poor planning and lack of a budget.

    There is a lot to think about when creating a budget and maintaining one. It will most definitely benefit you in the end. You need money to help run your business and you need ample amounts of it. Having a budget and monitoring it on a regular basis can help to keep you from running short. Your finances are a big part of your business and should be taken seriously,  not haphazardly.

    If you are always in the mindset of “i’ll get to it later”, then your already headed for disaster. Just simply having a financial budget isn’t a guarantee of success. You have to follow through with it. Start working on a budget at least one to two months before the arrival of the next fiscal year.

    Having a budget helps to put your money to work for you instead of you being controlled by it or not succeeding in your financial goals. If you need assistance in this area you can invest in financial/ money management software, accountant, bookkeeper, CFO, financial expert etc…. You can also come up with your own strategy for money management.

    You have to set financial goals. Make a list of what you want to achieve with your money & how it’ll benefit your company. You can break them down into short term goals such as, what to accomplish in 3-6 months or less than a year.

    What goals to accomplish in medium-term (1 to 3 years) and long-term (5 years or more). As for personal & business, many experts are now saying that you should have at least 9-12 months worth of money saved. They used to say 3-6 months but when you look at the state of the current economy that has changed.

    Most importantly, I can never say it enough, but educate yourself on all aspects of money management, budgeting for yourself & your business. Always have a plan in place. Read money magazines, articles, talk to financial experts, read about investing etc… Evaluate & review your progress monthly, quarterly, or whenever you choose.

    Try it at least semi-annually, to determine if your strategy is working. If you don’t see any success or satisfactory progress then again, take time out to review your strategy. Make changes where needed or get help from a financial expert, accountant, bookkeeper etc…. You have to get it in gear if you want your business to have longevity.~Clerical Business Solutions

     
  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 8:28 pm on December 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    There Is A Strategy To Email Management 

    There are strategies to many things that you do in a business and email management should have a strategy also. Sometimes email can be a monster to manage. Many people spend the majority of their day sifting through this madness. Email management is a big part of business communication & customer service, which continues to grow.

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    For most companies there is a steady growth of inbound emails and they have to figure out cost-effective measures to help manage it all.

    It is the first line of communication for some companies. Many times this way of communication is how many companies resolve customer issues. With email, it can be a challenge responding to customer inquiries in a timely manner. Your company has to find a way to utilize this medium to improve customer expectation, external perception & internal communication. It doesn’t have to be as bad as it seems with a little organization and security implementation.

    Email management can be as smooth as pie and it should be taken into consideration with any other type of records management system. It should be addressed similar to the organizational standards of addressing other information and records management.

    A company works with four major types of records which are:

    • Vital
    • Important
    • Useful
    • Nonessential

    Your company needs policies and tools for managing emails, such as:

    • Classification
    • Storage
    • Preservation
    • Management
    • Destruction

    Once you have the proper tools in place, retrieving needed information can be easy and help to keep incoming information on track. Very few companies have implemented solid e-mail management strategies. Having email management and security is very important for all businesses big and small.

    Failure to implement e-mail management strategies of organization, security and dissemination of information can pose some risks to your organization. Some companies haven’t defined e-mail management, and they’ve left it to individuals to delete, manage, classify and save e-mail on their desktop computers. That could be an unorganized way to manage email. Depending on the types of information that you receive and the email address that’s used, there should be someone (or a group) specific to handle them.

    It can pose a big risk if you don’t know who’s doing what and how it’s being done. But when it comes to deciding how long to retain e-mails, how to determine which messages to keep or delete and whether to use encryption, many organizations don’t have a clue.

    Depending on how your company is structured, you can implement different types of email management software or security protection to help.You can also checkout some email organization tips  here.

    It’s a mistake to set policies that address e-mail usage but disregard e-mail content.  Information should be managed according to its value to the organization and according to any regulatory requirements that are in place.

     
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