How to Have Boundaries with Your Clients: Communication Boundaries 101

For business owners, setting limits with clients is a difficult process. On the one hand, you want to recruit customers and keep them satisfied. Clients, on the other hand, will be valuable only if they respect your boundaries. Consider this: what good is a client who does not pay on time? Is one client truly...

SEO- Why It’s Important for Website & Branding

Do you know about SEO, which stands for Search Engine Optimization? Have you ever considered how it relates to your business? How does SEO work?  In search engine optimization, organic search results are ranked high and website traffic is obtained. In order to generate web traffic organically, click-through ads are not considered. Although a few...

8 Ways to Set & Maintain Healthy Work Boundaries

Establishing boundaries early on will help you navigate your workplace, avoid toxic environments, and create a clear path that will enable you to achieve your best work without being exploited or burned out.   Does your work email get checked outside of working hours, for example? If a problem arises, are you available on Slack 24/7?...

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There are many contributing factors that can drive an employee to resign from his/her position. Employees who find themselves constantly buried in their workloads and without the proper support from their peers and management will suffer the “need to get out” mentality.  In a recent survey nearly 600 individuals said they left their job without...

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Clearly, there is a lot of attention on the growing gig economy as workers continue to create their ideal arrangements and businesses benefit by embracing the future of work.  While we have explored and outlined the direct benefits to hiring a virtual assistant, the whole process of finding the right one for you can be...

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It has become increasingly common for companies to hire contingent workers to fill staffing needs and help with short-term or high-skill projects. But what exactly are contingent workers, and how can employers navigate the sometimes-confusing rules and regulations associated with them? Our team explains everything you need to know about contingent workers below. What is a...

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After 11 consecutive months of hard work and perseverance to get his business up and running, the owner finally reached his breaking point.  If you’ve experienced this yourself, you can probably remember the same feeling. At some point along their entrepreneurial journey, every founder will eventually reach this crucial moment in their life, one where...

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Do you think that having a virtual assistant is a sort of luxury that only the big companies can afford? Not exactly. In fact, hiring a physical assistant not only soaks up more of your time and energy, but it also costs much more than hiring a virtual one. With the recent rise and development...

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A specific memory that still holds strong in our minds has to do with a company our team has previously worked with. After spending a few years trying to get off the ground, this company began to see significant growth, however, their seemingly uniform culture also came under fire.  In their attempts to combat this...

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Do you want larger profit margins in your business?  Recent studies have shown that companies with diverse executive teams actually have larger profit margins than companies with relatively little diversity in their upper positions. If you’re sitting there raising your eyebrow and tilting your head, we encourage you to keep reading for some proof: Companies...

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47.8 million U.S. workers – that’s how many voluntarily quit their jobs in 2021.  The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted our lives in many different ways, but most notably gave way to what we now know as the Great Resignation. The nation’s “quit rate” reached a 20-year high in November 2021.  While we were all made fully...

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With so much recent attention directed towards keeping your company safe in the digital world, remember that the security of your business also occurs offline.  As companies continue to return to the office or implement hybrid working models, our world – post Covid-19 – should prompt you to update your security policies and procedures against...

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Remember how we said that effective cybersecurity measures are imperative to the long-term survival of your business? Yes, we meant it. Yesterday, we talked about the increasing business concerns surrounding cybersecurity due to the ongoing events in Russia and Ukraine as well the overall importance of cybersecurity. (If you haven’t seen it, check it out...

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A horror-stricken world continues to watch closely. Since Russia invaded Ukraine, more than 1 million refugees have fled the country, the State Department reissued advisory urging Americans to leave Russia “immediately” and the price of oil surged.  Simultaneously, there has been an alarming rise of concern amid business cybersecurity. So much so that in fact,...

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#BreaktheBias. The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day (IWS), March 8, universally encourages everyone to help call out gender bias, discrimination and harmful stereotyping in the ongoing mission and battle for women’s equality.  Keep reading to see how different companies are doing their part in fighting for change… Shattering Gender Stereotypes The Fawcett Society...

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There is a lot of bad financial information out there- to put it lightly. What’s even worse is that while this information comes from a variety of sources, your broke cousin for one – it also comes from people who claim to be “professionals” in the “financial field”.  Trusting your financial operations to someone that...

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Because paying taxes is an important responsibility for any business, it’s critical that you understand when your taxes are due.  Yesterday, we took a look at the important tax/ payroll deadlines in March, and if you haven’t checked it out, we highly suggest you do so here: Important Tax Deadlines for Business Owners March 2022. ...