The Mistakes People Make When Outsourcing

The Mistakes People Make When Outsourcing

Outsourcing is the best way to ensure that you have a team of experts working on your business, while you focus on what you do best. Depending on the type of task you need assistance with, will determine who you are outsourcing to. It may be a virtual assistant, bookkeeper, graphic designer, social media manager, copywriter or website creator. Regardless of who you are outsourcing to the mistakes to avoid are the same. 

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The Benefits Of A Legal VA To Your Law Practice

The Benefits Of A Legal VA To Your Law Practice

How much time are you spending running your law practice rather than practising law? As a solo practitioner or a partner in a small law firm you will spend hours and hours attending to the business side of your practice. Some of those things will include scheduling and rescheduling apppointments, setting up client files, marketing your practice, social media, handling IT issues, invoicing and whole lot more. There is a cost effective solution that will get you back to practising law - a Legal Virtual Assistant!

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Keys to growing your business!

Keys to growing your business!

Delegating and Outsourcing are key tips to growing your business!

Nobody is superhuman. We have only so many hours in the day, and only so much we can achieve in that time...  learning to delegate and outsource certain parts of your job or business will free up more of your time to do the things that only you can do. With the appropriate help, you’ll achieve more, be recognised for your success, and may well see growth in your business much faster than if you never mastered the art of delegation.

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7 top tips to keep your inbox under control!

7 top tips to keep your inbox under control!

What does your inbox look like? Can you find everything you need easily? Would you like to start your day without feeling swamped by your emails?

Email is an easy way to communicate but can also feel like a burden if not managed well. Below are some tips that I have put together (after years of trying to find the best approach) that help me keep my inbox clear and my emails under control.

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Do you have a back-up plan?

Do you have a back-up plan?

Most businesses consider the ‘what if’ scenario but how many of us really have a back-up plan?...

For some businesses there are scenarios such as what happens if – I can’t find enough clients, the company I use to source my key ingredients goes out of business, my leasing costs increase and I can’t cover those payments, my products aren’t selling, there is a fire in my office, I lose my biggest clients or my computer crashes?

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One mistake every entrepreneur or small business owner makes!

One mistake every entrepreneur or small business owner makes!

When starting out as anentrepreneur or small business owner everyone starts with one big mistake… “I’ll do everything myself and save lots of money.”

While this seems like a sensible choice because cash flow is not really flowing at this stage, it’s probably the biggest mistake you can make! 

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File sharing and the cloud - how hard can it be???

File sharing and the cloud - how hard can it be???

People often ask me how it's possible to share files without having to email the file or place it on a USB because it is too large to email. In this blog I will talk about a couple of ways to share your files using cloud technology to make life easier for you and anyone who needs access to your files.

There are several software programs that can be used to share files - DropboxGoogle Drive
Sky Drive, Share File 
and Files Anywhere... 

There are various tools that can be used when working with a virtual assistant and I really like Michael Hyatt’s article on 10 Software Tools for Collaborating with Virtual Assistants. Some of the tools mentioned in this article are Basecamp, Last Pass, Group Me and Skype. 

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Invoicing - what a pain!

Invoicing - what a pain!

Do you enjoy invoicing? No matter what business or industry you are in, invoicing is one of the tasks that must be done. For most people it's one of those things that needs to be done but isn't much fun. Most people will put off doing their accounts until they can't leave it any longer and then the job has grown and is even more frustrating.

Invoicing can be managed easily and efficiently as long as you have the right processes in place. Here are my top 3 tips to point you in the right direction:

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6 tips to help you organise your desk!

6 tips to help you organise your desk!

Does your desk look overloaded? Can you see your desk? Is it time to sort through all of the paperwork and get organised? It may feel a little daunting but take a deep breath and take the plunge, once you have sorted through everything and organised yourself, you will find you are more productive.

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