What is Business Process Automation?

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If you have difficulty managing your paperwork or gathering information to stay updated, it could be because you’re still dependent on manual operations. This may cause you to miss out on opportunities. Worse, it can make you lag behind your competitors. If this is the case, then it’s high time to take a hard look…

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11 Questions to Ask When Clients Won’t Let Go of Anything

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When you met with your client for the needs assessment, she seemed very eager to let go of her clutter and get organized once and for all. Now you are ankle-deep in her clutter working with her at your first decluttering session, and every time you ask her, “keep, donate, trash?” She replies, “keep!” You’re…

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3 Key Questions to Ask Before Considering a Client’s Project

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The first three questions to ask before considering a client’s project. 1. What is their location? Asking for their address may seem like a fundamental question, but when you ask this question is key.  Have you ever talked with a potential client at length, then they are ready to book an appointment, but when you ask,…

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4 Practical Tips for Keeping Your Business’ Data Secure

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In the information age, securing your data and assets in the digital space has become just as important as protecting your physical assets on the premises.  Cybersecurity has become an integral part of most business operations, and as such, various strategies and approaches have emerged. Suppose you’re a business owner who recently shifted to cyberspace…

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6 Must-Have Apps That Have Streamlined My Business Practices

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Having an arsenal of powerful apps will feel like you have a free personal assistant.  Here are my six must-have apps that have streamlined my business practices freeing my brain to focus on what’s important rather than what’s urgent. Acuity Scheduling If you’ve ever struggled to settle on a meeting time or accidentally double-booked yourself,…

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8 Strategies on Managing a Professional Organizing Business

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It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you’re managing a small business, especially when you are starting out.  Here are 8 strategies to simplify and make small business management easier. Strategy #1 – Have a Mentor or a Business Coach There is no reason why you should have to figure out everything by yourself.  There are…

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Tools to Help Bloggers Write Consistently and Well

photo Do I Need A Blog and How Often Do I Need To Post: Tools to Help Bloggers Write Consistently and Well

With over 4.5 billion active internet users worldwide, there’s never been a better time for you to incorporate blogging into your marketing strategy. Blogging not only helps you drive traffic to your website, but also lets you promote your products and services, build trust with your audience, and keep your customers engaged. Typically, the more…

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How Virtual Organizing is Different from On-site Organizing

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Virtual organizing is a process for getting organized through the use of technology. The primary difference between on-site and virtual organizing is the client doesn’t have the organizer’s hands to help move and sort items. During virtual organizing sessions the professional organizer (organizer) is often mostly body doubling. Meaning a body double is not an…

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All The Ways a Virtual Assistant Can Help a Solopreneur

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Being a solopreneur is not easy work as you handle your business alone, from its primary operations to management. Your business is probably thriving today, and customers or clients are making their way to you. However, doing other tasks that may seem to be menial can definitely create a significant but negative impact on your…

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