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Why We Love Supporting The Board of Directors

1. We love being the ‘go to’ person…

We are Administrators because we thrive on being the support role. We love nothing more than to take things off your plate and get them done. We want to support you and your group in order to surpass goals and milestones. Of course, who doesn’t love a little […]

Move This To The Top Of Your TO DO List!

Whether you own a business or are an employee of a organization, having processes documented is an absolute must! Administrative professionals often hold the passwords, contact information and knowledge of procedures. These are things you don’t know you need until your Administrator is out sick, injured, etc. Please take this advice and set up your procedures now, before you need them. We understand it can be overwhelming to document every task you are responsible for, here are some tips to get you or your team started!

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If you ask, be prepared to give!

Many of us live in a world of referrals, favors and asks. Asking in the name of your business is often more comfortable because you are (and should be!) confident in what you are providing. On that note, referrals should always, always be given honestly and confidently. Even if you owe someone a favor, or they recommended you, please don’t pass along a faulty referral, yeesh! But what about asking in the name of a personal charity you support? Is it okay to utilize your professional network for such purposes?

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By |June 23rd, 2015|Small Business, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Should You Hire a Virtual Assistant?

Top 10 Things to Outsource to Your Virtual Assistant

What exactly does a Virtual Assistant do? While we find a Virtual Assistant that has the experience and background to fit your needs, below are the top 10 tasks we see most frequently from our clients. Once you start talking about Virtual Assistants, you will be surprised to find out how many people you know that work with one!

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Multi-Tasking, Skill or Crutch?

Should you take “multi-tasking” off your resume?

The entire concept and success of IMPACT virtual services is based around the ability to increase efficiency and productivity, so we can’t help but wonder about the skill so many applicants and professionals describe as, “multi-tasking.” Is this possible? And if so, is it truly the most efficient way to work? Many seem to be torn on whether or not this is a skill or a trait that inhibits productive, quality work.

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Two Thumbs Up

Go online and it won’t take you long before you can read customer or client reviews on everything from a Thai restaurant to a Tax Accountant. It takes an extremely positive experience for someone to take action and write a positive review, but when something negative happens? Many are quick to post a nasty comment written in the heat of the moment. Here are some simple steps to cultivating all the good that exists out there!
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How Will You Get Your Message Across?

Today there seems to be so many phone apps that it’s almost impossible to get them all straight. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, games in general, food networks, music channels, and the list goes on and on. I should also clarify that when I talk about apps here, I am not referencing finger food, but rather downloaded software applications for smart phones!

Specifically, I’d like to focus on a discussion surrounding the messaging applications. What are considered the best and why?

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Fourth Quarter Success

Is it really that time already? The fall colors are coming into full bloom, football fills the television screen every Sunday (preferably Green Bay), evenings are brisk, chili is stewing in the crock pot, and the business year is soon coming to a close. Once Labor Day comes and goes, you know you need to ramp it up and knock your quotas out of the park. Hopefully fourth quarter will be your busiest and most successful one thus far. It doesn’t matter which key area makes your business flourish (new sales, mass production, promotional items, or new product lines); what truly matters is that you are prepared for fourth quarter success.

How can you make this happen? Let me give you a few suggestions.

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I Heard It Through the Grapevine

Recently, I had the pleasure of taking the afternoon off (which I highly recommend), to go visit a couple of small wineries throughout southern Wisconsin.  It was a very pleasant day, spent with a very dear friend.  We were able to take in all of the aromas of fig, cherries, blueberries, oak, and many more of the indulgent ingredients used to make the delicious flavors of reds and whites we had sampled and savored.  In visiting these small wineries, my eyes were opened to just how different similar businesses can operate and present themselves to the public.

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By |June 12th, 2014|Small Business, Uncategorized|0 Comments

As Facebook Constantly Evolves, Are You Keeping Up?

Facebook, how you love to constantly keep me on my toes!  Updates to my cover photo, updated formats to my timeline, how does one ever keep it all straight?  How will this affect my business page?  What’s going to happen to my logo and important company contact information?  If you are anything like me and your head is trying to grasp all of the new implementations from Facebook’s most recent updates released March 10, 2014, then worry no further.  I have done some homework and am pleased to come to the rescue.  Well… something like that!

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