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

Business, Featured, Remote Work

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


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

Business, Goal Setting, Remote Work

When donors or sponsors give to your cause, they want to know that every dollar is used effectively. At VAUSA we’ve seen firsthand how our assistants further the mission of their nonprofit clients by relieving them of repetitive work, improving internal and external communication, and increasing awareness of the organization’s mission.  Administrative Tasks While necessary, […]

How A Nonprofit Can Benefit from a Virtual Assistant

Business, Remote Work

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

Business, Remote Work

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

Business, Remote Work, VAUSA

“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

Business, Remote Work, VAUSA


During the summer of 2020 Erin had her first baby. Her desire to stay home with Violet and watch her grow grew stronger with each passing day. Erin looked high and low for the perfect “work from home” career.  While scrolling through Facebook one day Erin noticed an ad that her friend had reposted about […]

A Day in the Life of Erin – Virtual Assistant to a Beekeeper

Business, Remote Work, VAUSA

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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

Business, Remote Work, VAUSA


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

Business, Remote Work, VAUSA



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