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Gearing Up for Small Business Saturday!

Are you ready? Thanksgiving is now a little over a week away and many national retailers are promoting their best Black Friday deals. You, as a small business owner, should also be gearing up for one of the biggest holiday events for small, local businesses – Small Business Saturday. In 2010, American Express created the holiday. Over the 6 years since, trends have been changing and many consumers are now supporting their local businesses on Saturday versus trekking out at 5:00 am on ... Read more

Proper Partying: Helpful Halloween Office Party Tips

Proper Partying: Helpful Halloween Office Party Tips Fall is officially here and many, like me, are planning our Halloween celebrations for the next few weeks. That's why today, I thought that we’d talk about helpful Halloween office party tips. With a few weeks left before Halloween, these tips below will give you plenty of time to be prepared. Mind the Dress Code Whether your workplace is kid-friendly or primarily adults, it's good to keep in mind that appropriate attire is still a must when dressing ... Read more

10 Motivational Quotes to Beat the Monday Blues

I sit here on Sunday afternoon LOVING everything about it. There's football on the television, the September weather is gorgeous and my pumpkin spice EVERYTHING is in full effect in our household. But, despite the glory that is my Sunday afternoon, I feel this uneasiness creeping into my Sunday Funday; its the looming and dreaded Monday. It's unavoidable, it will be here before I know it. I know that I will need some motivation come tomorrow morning. That's why I decided ... Read more

7 Common Tasks to Outsource to a Virtual Assistant

7 Common Tasks to Outsource to a Virtual Assistant Delegation is such a powerful tool that many people have a hard time utilizing. For various reasons, many neglect this simple approach to work out of fear, training, control or resources. If you find yourself in one of these categories; struggling to meet deadlines, keeping long hours or feeling overwhelmed at the end of the day; choosing to outsource to a virtual assistant will drastically improve both your time and work quality. We've put ... Read more

Small Business Spotlight – Northwest Foto

Small Business Spotlight - Northwest Foto As small business specializing in small business support, Virtual Office Admins is always looking to share and learn more from other small businesses. We know our story, but what about your other favorite main street business? What is their story? To learn more about small businesses and their owner, we will bring you a small business spotlight here and there. Today, we focus our first small business spotlight on Portland, Oregon photographer, Greg Wytcherley. Greg, a native ... Read more

Summer Blogging Ideas

Summer Blogging Ideas As I sat down to write this week's blog, I sat here scratching my head trying to figure out what to write about. We're approaching the middle of August and my thoughts were clearly not on business, but on the heat and sunshine. I started to think of all of the many things about summer that we enjoy and thought to write about each of them. I figured, instead of stashing them up to use next summer, why not ... Read more

Busting Common Virtual Assistant Myths

Busting Common Virtual Assistant Myths Few will disagree that in today’s modern world, despite technology designed to increase our productivity and time management, our workloads seem to be increasing instead. As a result, many projects and tasks are put on the back burner, rushed through or worse yet, overlooked. To help, many companies are hiring a Virtual Assistant (VA) to complete and/or manage such projects and tasks. Yet, some are hesitant to forge a relationship with a remote consultant based on some ... Read more

Quick Tips for your Company Newsletter

Quick Tips for your Company Newsletter Looking for some ideas that will get your newsletter read? Look no further.  Sometimes companies have great newsletters and fun things that they provide in their newsletters but then others just don’t get read or worse, even opened. We put together quick tips for your company newsletter to boost your Open and Click-Through rates and get you ready to provide attention-grabbing content to your customers. Write a unique and catchy subject line for every email Don’t use the ... Read more

Mac Facts: Cool Features You Should Know

Mac Facts:  Cool Features You Should Know Remember those Mac commercials from a few years ago? You know, the one with those two guys. One, a tragically un-hip PC guy just trying to fit in and the other, an “I did it before it was cool” hipster Mac guy. Those commercials were an obvious sales pitch to get the consumer to switch from a PC to a Mac with facts about all of the cool things that the Mac guy could do ... Read more

Maximize your Marketing for the 4th of July

Maximize your Marketing for the 4th of July Creative Ideas to Help your Small Business Thrive on Independence Day Our love for our country is never more evident on the 4th of July. With patriotic flag flying everywhere, fireworks and warm summer weather, people are celebrating their American pride the most this time of year. And, as with any holiday, the public is looking for a good deal. But, how will your business maximize your marketing for the 4th of July? We are ... Read more
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