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Attention Digital Nomads: Tips for Traveling and Working Successfully

I’ve always loved to explore. From jumping in my car after work and go-go-going to hopping a plane at 5pm on Fridays to get away for the weekend, travel has been an important part of my life for a...

How to Delegate an Inbox with Gmail

Once you get to a certain place in a managerial role, your email inbox can become unbearably full. It’s hard to handle all of your daily tasks as it is, and in positions of leadership, you can...

How a Virtual Assistant Can Help Executive Coaches: Werq Case Study

Werq is an executive and team performance coaching firm headquartered in Austin, TX. Werq partners with founders, CEOs, and executive leaders to optimize their influence and results through...

From the CEO’s Desk: Add These Books to Your 2020 List

I have always been a lover of learning and I regularly welcome the chance to do something I’ve never tried before. However, I have never had a formal education in business. In fact, I have never...

How to Show Holiday Appreciation—Remotely

Remote employment is convenient, easy, and freeing. But as the Trusty Oak family have written about many times, it’s easy for remote employees to feel like an island. Not to sound like anyone’s...

How to Develop a Marketing Strategy for Small Business: Part 2

I’ve developed a four-video series available on YouTube covering the basics of small business marketing strategy. This blog covers the highlights, but be sure to watch the videos for even more...

How to Develop a Marketing Strategy for Small Business: Part 1

Marketing is an ongoing process that requires careful preparation. Any smart marketer has a plan, but is willing to change their methods when necessary. Here’s a basic rundown of how you can...

Digital Security: You're Doing it Wrong

As a busy professional, you rely on your ability to be both mobile and connected, often working remotely—from home, a coffee shop, a library, or shared community workspace. You go about your day...

Stop Trying to Be More Productive: 2 Ways to Optimize Your Business for Organizational Efficiency

I love getting things done and checking off lists, and I love helping other people do the same. (How unlikely would it be if I started a virtual assistant company without this in my DNA?) However,...

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