The Trusty Oak Post

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...

A Gift Guide for the Entrepreneur in Your Life

Do you have a hard-working entrepreneur or business owner on your holiday gift list this year? What can you get for the guy or gal who really needs a vacation and a tax break? We've got you...

Our 5 Favorite Productivity Apps for Business

Productivity isn’t doing more; it’s doing more of the right thing.

5 Habits of Highly Productive People

There’s an outdated notion in business that just won’t die. It’s the idea that productivity means doing more things faster, marking off mile-long to-do lists and plowing through tasks all day...

How to be a More Effective Leader by Removing Yourself

The summer before I turned 30 was full of self-reflection. I was looking back on my 20s and noticing all the things I wanted to do differently in my 30s. I wanted to be healthier, happier, and...

This Leadership Skill Can Predict Success

Entrepreneurs and business owners are driven people who aren't scared to work hard, burn the midnight oil, and sacrifice to make their dreams a reality. They're skilled and ambitious, and frankly,...

2 Key Tips to Improve Your Communication

In January I shared with you “Three Ways to Build Rapport in Business Relationships.”  You’re thinking, “Okay. Now, how do I actually figure out what’s most important to me?”  Or, “I’m not very...

Three Ways to Build Rapport in Business Relationships

As virtual assistants we know that building trusting relationships with clients is key to ensuring everyone's success. We strive to build trust through competence in our professional work and...

How & Why Entrepreneurs Should Take Vacations

Several months ago, I was invited to attend a friend's wedding in St. Lucia. I hesitated to book the trip because I already had another trip planned to NYC just one month before the Caribbean...

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