6 Ways A Transcription Service Can Save You Time

6 Ways A Transcription Service Can Save You Time

Is a transcription service something you can benefit from in your business? Businesses underestimate the value that a transcription service can provide. If you spend time typing with 2 fingers then it's time to consider a transcription service. Here are 6 simple ways that this type of service can work for you, saving you time and making your business more productive.

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Top 5 Solid Tips To Boost Your Productivity Completely

Top 5 Solid Tips To Boost Your Productivity Completely

How do we boost our productivity and go to bed with the satisfaction of knowing we've made the best, most efficient use of our time? Most people talk about being productive but struggle with putting it into practice. 

Here are 5 tips that have worked for me; tips that have helped boost my daily productivity by miles and that I'm sure are going to do wonders for you too. 

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Achieving The Paperless Office, All Thanks To Technology

Achieving The Paperless Office, All Thanks To Technology

The paperless office is a concept that has captured the imagination of many professionals whose desks are covered in clutter. The frustration of a cluttered desk can distract you and leave you feeling flat. Some years ago the idea of the paperless office was looked upon as a solution to a cluttered office. The concept of a paperless or digital office is one of the newer, less understood methods of drastically increasing organisation, office efficiency and reducing costs. 

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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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Turn Chaos Into Order - Do You Have A Plan?

Turn Chaos Into Order - Do You Have A Plan?

Is planning and scheduling your time worthwhile? Most definitely, without a plan you probably won't achieve what you want to and you will spend too much time trying to work out what needs to be done instead of getting it done.

A Plan Can Be As Simple Or As Complex As You Want It To Be

The 1st step is to think about what you want to achieve. Think about what you need to do and what your timeframe is. Once you have this basic information you can start to formulate a plan. 

Here are a couple of tips to help you turn chaos into order!

 

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Appointment Scheduling Software - Do I Need It?

Appointment Scheduling Software - Do I Need It?

Whether your business is physiotherapy, hairdressing, personal training, dentist, chiropractor, doctor, counsellor, financial services, beautician or a legal firm you will have clients that need to schedule an appointment.  This can be time consuming and often takes you away from the client you are with when the call comes through. So why not automate that process and give your clients the option of picking a time that suits them?

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How do you choose a CRM?

How do you choose a CRM?

There are a lot of Client Relationship Management (CRM) tools on the market and it can be hard to work out what the best solution is for you. There are a lot of things that you need to consider when deciding on a CRM. You will consider the industry and type of business you run, the functions you need, the cost involved and many other things. So how where do we start?

Firstly, look at what you need your CRM to do. You may just want a simple list of clients and contact details and an Excel spreadsheet will do the trick but most people will find the functions of a CRM invaluable for tracking their customers, sales and marketing.

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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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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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