The Trusty Oak Blog

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 The eight-hour workday—the old 9-to-5 office shift—is obsolete.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...

4 Budget-Friendly Tasks to Delegate to a Virtual Assistant

 

If you're new to using a virtual assistant, it might be a little confusing at first to think of the things a VA can take over for you. You may even be concerned that delegating doesn't fit your...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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