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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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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

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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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In this episode I bring back Mary Elaine and her husband Brett to talk about what it looks like to be a team in marriage, building your marriage tool belt, and so much more. Mary Elaine mentions the app Love Nudge as a tool to help build intimacy – Check it out! Call to Marriage […]

Call to Marriage – Being a Team

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Not everyone is content to live off of service member’s pay alone. Military spouses want to make money and many service members want to make additional income. People want a better quality of life and are willing to do the work to make more money but how do you do it? A growing path to […]

Military Money Show – Making Money as a Virtual Assistant

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My Fourth of July memories are steeped in patriot celebration.  Growing up in Georgia’s Coastal Empire, we lived near several military installations, including Parris Island, the Marine Corps Recruit Depot.  My father, a full-time Georgia Air Guardsman at the time, would join with our mother to pack up us three children in the family vehicle […]

Remember when? My favorite memory…

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Tiffany and Tara recently had the opportunity to speak with the President and Co-founder of VAUSA, Mary Elaine Baker. VAUSA stands for Virtual Assistant United States of America, and is a company you want to know more about! They currently have many telecommute part-time contracting positions available and Mary Elaine breaks it all done with […]

Real Talk with the Ms’s Podcast – Real Talk with VAUSA

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Behind the Service chats with Mary Elaine Baker, president and co-founder of VAUSA, a military spouse and veteran-owned boutique business that provides virtual administrative and marketing solutions for business owners and entrepreneurs who are task saturated. Mary Elaine became a military spouse when she married her husband Brett in 2013. Recognizing the untapped potential of […]

Behind the Service Podcast – with Mary Elaine Baker

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Trying to navigate a career as a military spouse is tough! But having your own thing is possible! In today’s episode, we chat with Mary Elaine Baker, a military spouse veteran who chose to leave her teaching career for a better work-life balance. She became a virtual assistant and eventually created VAUSA, a company that […]

The MilSpouse Mastermind Podcast – How To Find Time Freedom & Flexibility as a Military Spouse