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January 2018

Our Phones Are Making Us Old

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Did you know that the digital equipment we use can be harmful? We have our faces buried in our screens every day in order to check social media, manage our personal schedules, and for correspondence management, just to name a few. I know what you’re thinking: “Oh, sure, here we go again. More scary statistics on how everything in the world is killing us.” But hear me out, and take some time to think about the information contained here as you start your work week. Our smart phones and computer screens emit a light. Because we sit in front of…

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Personal Assistant vs. Virtual Assistant: What’s the Difference?

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We are asked this question a lot: what is the difference between a personal assistant and a virtual assistant? The question and confusion comes not only from potential clients who are inquiring about our services, but also from potential employees. When our company first launched, we didn’t have a virtual option. The reason: our focus is on forming long-term, dedicated, strategic partnerships between our assistants and our clients. Our vision was to match business people in our community with in-person or in-office assistance and provide hands-on help. However, “VA” or “Virtual Assistant” has become a buzz word that professionals seem…

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Staffing Agency Alternative: Better Options Are out There

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If you have worked with a staffing agency in the past and are frustrated with the quality of personal assistant or executive assistant that you have been provided, you are not alone. Staffing agencies have a reputation of throwing people into roles without much screening or care. These agencies are better suited for staffing factories or plants, not for busy business people who need to find a well-spoken, professional candidate. Business professionals often feel that they have no other alternative; they have to roll the dice and take their chances with an agency – because they need and assistant, but…

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