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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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Time to listen….

When I initially started my VA business I thought providing a variety of services would be the key to attracting new clients and gaining experience. In the beginning I offered administrative, human resources, legal research and social media maintenance. I noticed that when I mentioned the services I provided social media maintenance most potential clients wanted to know more about that particular service. The more conversations I had about my business and the services I provided the more I noticed the interest in the social media maintenance with legal research as a close second. Then I started thinking…”Maybe I need to rethink my services” It is important to really have honest conversations with your clients to see what works and what may not be best for your business. Next time consider having a conversation with your clients. Consider creating a survey. You may be surprised by the results

 

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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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