Archive for August, 2012

How to Outsource on a Budget…Really!

Friday, August 24th, 2012

This week Adele talks about outsourcing and as a Virtual Assistant this is a topic close to my heart. There are a lot of my clients who thought they could not afford to hire me and now could not run their business without me!

If there’s been a common theme to my guest posts here, it’s that you need to outsource. Trying to perform each specific task for your business works against your productivity for many reasons. Here are just a few of those reasons: (more…)

Bringing the Laptop on Vacation with You…Without Going Crazy

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

This week Guest Blogger Adele Jackson suggests taking your Laptop on vacation, is she crazy!!!! Well read on to find out:

In an ideal world, we would go on vacation, leave the laptop at home and never give business another thought. Unfortunately, we don’t live in the ideal world. For most business owners, going on vacation means having to tote the laptop, iPad or other digital device. However, just because you bring it, doesn’t mean you have to have it attached to your hip. Here are some tips that might help. (more…)

Summer Marketing Ideas: Holidays and Observances

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

This week Guest Blogger Adele Jackson gives some ideas to create a summer marketing plan using Holidays and observances.

Last time we talked about drumming up some business in summer and I encouraged you to think about what’s on the mind of your customers to create your summer marketing plan. Well, today’s post goes perfectly with that. Holidays and observances are a great way to tap into what’s happening in your customers’ lives. Some holidays are widely celebrated and some observances are a bit quirky and fun. Either way, they can all be great for blog post ideas, creating product promotions and more.

Here is a handy list of holidays and observances in summer. (more…)