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Spring has sprung! While spring cleaning is a tradition usually meant for the home, we recommend you expand the tradition to include your workspace, too. Here are four work-related areas that could use some sprucing up at least once a year, and what better time to start than now? 1. Organize Your Emails – Yes, […]

4 Work-Related Areas to Include in Your Spring Cleaning

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With St. Patrick’s Day approaching entrepreneurs might be tempted to wish for the luck of the Irish to help build their business. The reality is that success is far more likely when preparation meets opportunity – an insightful definition of luck attributed to the philosopher Seneca.  Preparation takes many forms, but in our experience working […]

3 Focus Areas for Building a Strong Business – And None of Them Involve Luck

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Determined to make the most of 2022? VAUSA® recommends to our clients and assistants three common-sense strategies for accomplishing goals in the new year—or whenever you choose to create them. Let’s go! 1. Plan With Intention. The old adage “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail” remains a useful guide. Experts suggest writing […]

3 Key Strategies To Accomplish Goals In 2022

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The 21st century has really become the age of social media. Along with that comes social media marketing; from building your network, growing your client base, and advertising or selling a product – there are many considerations to fine-tuning the practice.  Keep reading for 3 tips for making your social media marketing efforts the most […]

3 Tips for Social Media Marketing

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Email is both an essential business tool and a burden if not actively managed. Left unattended, inboxes have a way of filling up with both important messages and spam. Oftentimes when clients come to us, they’ve completely given up on managing their email because it has gotten so full and disorganized that they don’t know […]

How to Manage Your Email Effectively


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“There’s just not enough time in the day” is a common phrase heard in many households, especially this past year. Thanks to stay-at-home orders, schools teaching virtually, and businesses relying on remote workers, only so many tasks can fit into each day. While the extra time with our families has been a (mostly) welcome side […]

Delegation: Five Tasks You Can Hand Off To Your Virtual Assistant Today


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Showing members of your team that you appreciate their contributions is smart business, and it doesn’t have to be limited to big events and achievements. Studies show that recognition helps keep retention rates low, while keeping enthusiasm and energy on the job high.  Having trouble coming up with ways to show appreciation? We’re happy to […]

Building a Healthy Organizational Culture by Showing Appreciation


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Most of us are on our computers daily, especially if you are working from home. Whether you are writing, editing photos, creating presentations, or simply shopping online it’s bound to happen. Your desktop may look like your toddler got a hold of your mouse when you weren’t looking and decided to drag every file out […]

How to Declutter Your Computer and Keep It That Way

Productivity Tools

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As a virtual staffing company that helps businesses and non-profits streamline their processes and improve efficiency, we’ve had the opportunity to try out many different office productivity tools for ourselves and our clients. What follows are some of our favorites. Check them out and let us know if you have any others you think we […]

Our Favorite Office Productivity Tools for 2021

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The year 2020, a year now infamous for riots, a global pandemic, numerous natural disasters, and lots of quarantine DIY projects, has mercifully come to an end. However you managed to weather this most challenging of years, it’s time to look forward and plan for our next revolution around the sun.  January 9th, 2021 is […]

How to Create a Vision Board for 2021