The Trusty Oak Post

A Day in the Life of a Virtual Assistant

When you think of a virtual assistant, what do you imagine? There are plenty of myths out there about VAs, so you wouldn't be alone if you had a few misconceptions about a typical day in the life of a remote information worker. 

How to Look Like a Fortune 500 Company Before You’re Fortune 500

Once, I had a client that apparently couldn’t find my business’s website. She told me, “I tried to look for your website, but I couldn’t find it on Google. I could only find some big corporation with a similar name.”

That “big corporation” was my company of two, thirdbreath.

How to Choose a Name for Your Startup (And How Trusty Oak Got Its Name)

One of the first things we do when we decide to start a new business is name the baby. Not only is it a big decision, it's typically a permanent one so you want to feel great about the name you land on. Naming your startup can be challenging, so we're sharing the story of how Trusty Oak got its name and providing you with some guidelines to ensure you choose a business name that serves you well for years to come.

Writing: When You're Just Not That Into It

One of the earliest examples of content marketing was Benjamin Franklin’s “Poor Richard’s Almanack.” It was a yearly publication Franklin used to promote his printing business and printed more than 10,000 copies a year (a pretty significant feat considering this was colonial America).

FREE Marketing Strategy Giveaway: Winner Announcement

I want to thank all of the participants in our recent non-profit marketing strategy giveaway – we had a lot of fun with this contest and appreciate those that nominated and voted for community non-profits across the country. A special 'thank you' is due to Sonya Macatee, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas volunteer and scholarship donor who nominated BGC. Thank you, Sonya, for giving us the opportunity to support such a wonderful organization.

See the official final vote counts here.

Trusty Oak Adds Another Branch: Transcription Services!

Trusty Oak is continuously thinking about ways that we can help our clients streamline their business and add value to the services we offer to them. We're proud to announce the latest branch to grow on our tree: Trusty Oak Transcription Services!

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