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3 Growth-Driving Virtual Assistant Services for Financial Firms

As the entrepreneur at the head of a financial services firm, you're used to wearing many hats. On any given day, you may serve as a customer service representative, a tax expert, an office...

Why Hire a Virtual Assistant?

Besides the plethora of tools that technology provides, it also allows for the opportunity to work with a virtual assistant. A virtual assistant is a professional (yes, we're real live people, not...

Visiting Boise: Leadership Lessons From the Field

Last week, I had the opportunity to visit our five virtual assistants in Boise, Idaho and not only did I come home with a heart so full, I also took back with me some valuable leadership lessons...

The Extinction of the 9-to-5: Why Filling Seats Doesn't Equal Productivity

It's all over the internet, so it must be true. The eight-hour workday—the old 9-to-5 office shift—is obsolete. And while more companies than ever are offering flexible office hours and more...

Trello 101 for Attorneys: The Free Tool You May Be Missing

Anyone who has ever worked in a law office knows how crazy it can get with court dates, discovery deadlines and the like. It’s a challenge to know exactly how to manage it all. I worked in one law...

Entrepreneurs, Self Care, & Burnout

Working for yourself as a business owner, contractor, or freelancer means you set the rules; it's one of the many perks that draws ambitious people to this lifestyle. But it also means you're the one...

8 Ways to Use Virtual Assistants for Authors and Speakers

Here at Trusty Oak, we have a special place in our hearts for authors (who are often also speakers) because we love learning and we believe reading is a critical element to an entrepreneur's ...

4 Important Ways Effective Leaders Communicate

To be a leader is a wonderful privilege, but it also comes with much responsibility, both to yourself and to your team. Learning how to communicate effectively is something we can all use, and those...

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...

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