The Trusty Oak Post

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 artificial intelligence!) who can help you with your business needs and works remotely, but is only an e-mail or phone call away. There are many ways to utilize a VA (virtual assistant), but here are three main ways to consider how a VA can help you with your business.

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 The eight-hour workday—the old 9-to-5 office shift—is obsolete.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 work-from-home perks, there are still plenty of businesses stubbornly clinging to the traditional 40-hour workweek.

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.

Set Fire to Your Instagram Engagement

It's 2018 - visuals and videos are the hottest trends for connecting with your customers. Naturally, then, Instagram is playing a more prominent role in daily business life than ever before. So if your target audience is on Instagram, how are you reaching them?

3 Questions to Ignite Business Growth

As we head swiftly into Q4 and our third year of business at Trusty Oak, I’m feeling a strong urgency to take pause and evaluate some of our successes and failures so we can keep the positive momentum swinging as we enter 2018. We’re identifying the strategies that are working, moving some backburner projects to the front, and dropping some systems that haven’t served us well or that we’ve outgrown.

Top 3 iPhone Apps to Keep Your Day Productive

Technology is such a huge part of our lives. When we are not on our phone, we are on the computer and even have smartwatches! My iWatch is one of the best things I ever purchased. But I am always on the lookout for a new app. Simplicity and ease of use is, of course, what everyone looks for in an app, but I also want an app to be designed well and have minimal crashes. Here are my top three favorite apps that I use for productivity every single day.

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