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July 2017

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Investing: Personal Assistant Services and Beyond

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Hiring staff is an investment, in that you are investing your time and money into another person, such as personal assistant services. Investing your money in other ways is just as important. Mutual funds, stocks & bonds, and personal investment opportunities are all great ways to see your money grow. When is the right time, and what kind of investment is right for you? Some investors fall into a few common traps. The common traps are: not being aggressive enough with their investments, not asking enough questions of their advisor, and second-guessing themselves too much. It is OK to be…

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Are You a Personal Concierge? Take Care of Your Feet!

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Are you running around on our feet all day every day? As a personal concierge in the city, you no doubt start off your day  walking from your front door to the bus stop, from the bus stop to your client’s home, then running errands and shopping all day. Then you get home and then have to stand for a few more hours making dinner for your family. Do you go to bed with aching feet every night? Feet that literally ache so bad that it’s hard to fall asleep? First, take a moment to thank your feet and ankles…

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Your Business, Your Rules: Hire a Virtual Assistant?

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We make many choices on a daily basis about our business. Our choices and the questions we ask ourselves will change over the course of time, and many of the questions will be repeated. Do you want to hire a virtual assistant? Should you work with the difficult client because he can afford your services? Should I lease office space? Is it time to purchase a warehouse? Here’s a story from when I was starting out. I remember very early on that a gentleman contacted me wanting to meet with me and perhaps set up our services on a part-time…

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Client Personality: Personal Assistant Job Factors

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Our blog post last time talked briefly about different personalities. Our personalities govern the way in which we think and analyze information and influence how we process data and make decisions. Clients delegate personal assistant job tasks in different ways, based on personality. You have to be working with someone who is compatible with you. There are many different ways to categorize personality types or traits. There is the Type A versus Type B categories. Those that are Type A are labeled ambitious, extrovert, organized, and even uptight and workaholic. Type B personalities are laid-back, introverted, easy-going, and relaxed. Can both…

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