What’s a Virtual Assistant?

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Tweet And the discussion continues…. regular readers of the blog will recall my What’s in a Name and Confusion Continues posts. Recently the Sunday Life’s Sarah Wilson blogged about hiring ‘a virtual assistant in India’.  *sigh* Yet again an Australian reporter encourages Australian business to head offshore for their ‘virtual assistant’ needs. Again, a professional […]

Outsourcing Takes Interesting Turn

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Tweet Regular readers will recall my post on outsourcing services to cheap labour countries like India and the Philippines and my follow up article. Here’s an interesting (and humorous) look at other services that may soon be available in these countries! © Lyn Prowse-Bishop, http://www.execstress.com/

What’s in a name?

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Tweet There has been lots of discussion of late on various Virtual Assistant (VA) lists around the world about what VAs should be calling themselves. Basically, the problem appears to be that after the term ‘virtual assistant’ was hijacked by outsourcing companies from cheap labour countries like China and India after the publication of Tim […]

Can Your Business Survive a Recession?

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Tweet Rising fuel costs. Interest rates going up and down. Banks not lending. Returns on investments going down. Dire warnings about the economy sliding into recession. In the current economic climate many business owners begin to worry how they’re going to survive what’s being touted as the next global recession. Generally there are two options: […]

What’s a VA? Let’s get it right!

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Tweet On 10 November 2007 the Spectrum section of the Sydney Morning Herald re-ran an article by UK-based Sandy Mitchell (which also ran in the London Telegraph) titled “With a Virtual Assistant You Can Outsource Your Life“.This misrepresentation of virtual assistants prompted a letter from me to the Editor of the SMH which has not […]