Posts belonging to Category business start up

Would you buy a car from this man?

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Tweet Here’s an example situation – one which I know has been happening around and about of late: A carpentry business employs tradesmen carpenters. The boss tells his tradesmen that they would be better off as contractors to the business because they can charge a higher hourly rate than he currently pays them, and they […]

Becoming a VA – Beware

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Tweet I get lots and lots and LOTS of enquiries from ladies – and some men – wanting to become a VA and asking for advice on how to get started. I’m happy to help and point them in the direction of where they can get useful start-up information (including my podcast). I know other […]

Quoting – or Working?

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Tweet There’s been some discussion in the Aussie VA industry over the last couple of days about clients approaching them for quotes by getting them to complete pieces of the job, having it returned, then saying “thanks but no thanks” … then not paying for the work just completed. Of course, this is a pretty […]

The Virtual Business Show is Launched!

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Tweet ANNOUNCING AUSTRALIA’S VERY FIRST PODCAST/INTERNET RADIO TALK SHOW: THE VIRTUAL BUSINESS SHOW – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW That’s right! I have now started up our very own internet radio show which will cover topics of interest to VAs, virtual business owners, small businesses, those wanting to become VAs and those who want to […]

Never Stop Marketing!

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Tweet I haven’t really noticed any change to my practice since the beginning of the economic downturn but I have heard a number of small business owners and Virtual Assistants of late saying that work is dropping off and/or they’ve ‘lost’ clients, blaming in part the economic downturn. This is a good reminder for us […]