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Business Writing 101

Memorandums, proposal, reports. These are some of the types of documents that you may have to draft for your business. they way you may write to a friend or family member of course is not the way you would write on behalf of your business. Forbes.com provided some tips on how best to deal with business writing

 

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First step…Hire a virtual assistant

I recently tailored my market to focus primarily on those in fashion and entertainment. I can say that really determining a solid niche has allowed for my business to gain more recognition.

Google has a service where alerts can be sent to your email tailored to specific topics. Currently I have an alert set up to send me new articles that discuss anything to do with “virtual assistant”. I recently came across an article focusing on Jellaine Ross, designer of Cherry Blossom, a fashion and beauty brand based in Australia. Her business has gained a lot of attention. Her products have been featured in the Oscars and Golden Globe swag bags as well as sold online. Jellaine’s business is currently making upwards of $3 million a year! One of her first business tips to reach this level of success is HIRE A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT!!!! to read more of her tips click here

 

 


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With any business it is important to network. The network almost goes hand in hand with business. Since starting my Virtual Assistant business on the side I have tried to find ways outside of the customary options to networking. Social media has been a go to option as well as posing daily thoughts and questions on my various pages.

In the next few weeks I will be gearing up for the Minority Business Expo. I look forward to getting the opportunity to have some one on one conversations with various business owners (and distribute my new business cards of course!). These last few months have been about educating those who I come in contact with about the use of a virtual assistant as well as the actually role of this position and the overall industry. I have received nothing but positive responses.

Now it is time to get the marketing materials in order……

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I have found my niche

For anyone starting a Virtual Assistant business one of the more common questions is to discover your niche. Who will you market your  services to? Initially my focus was to market my services to small businesses and entrepreneurs. The interest has been steady. My main task has been to educate those interested on the role of a VA and what exactly can a virtual assistant do?

Several of the networking events and conversations I participated in consisted of those in the fashion industry as well as the entertainment industry. Then it happened…I found my niche! CMC Virtual Assistance will now cater it’s services to those in the fashion and entertainment industries. I have noticed an upcoming increase of online designers, stylist,etc who could greatly benefit from the use of a virtual assistant. I immediately became excited. I instantly went into a re-branding mode. New website layout, business cards, networking approach, new direction!

It’s true that you learn a lot along the way when starting business. The good, the bad, and the unsure.

Let the journey begin…again

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A small change goes a long way

Tonight I decided to check-in with my website. As we all know this is a world attached to social media and the online community. As any business owner knows it is important to have a user friendly site where one can maneuver through your site without major complications.

My focus was not so much emphasizing on the user content as it was the actually “look”. A small change to the font choice turned my overall presence into a site that now appears to be more professional and less child like. We all want to be taken seriously.

How often do you check in with your site?

Below is the before and after in the font change to my own site (CMC Virtual Assistance) Take note of the first impression you have once you see each font choice. Thoughts?

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The year that was

I am sure you have already seen many of post, Facebook pages, tweets, Instagram pictures on those who have reflected on the year of 2013 and what they will be looking forward to, changing or just trying to do in 2014. Now, let us apply that same mantra and focus to your own business. How will you change your business to prosper and grow for the new year. What bad habits will you work to leave behind? what techniques did you recently learn that has produced an impact for you and your business? I wish all of you a prosperous and blessed new year!!

 

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