A chance comment from a VA on a forum during the week prompted me to think about the message they were conveying. They gave the impression that they only networked now and then for their business when they ran out of work, but not often otherwise. Before I started my business I had been attending seminars and events for personal and professional development back in the early 1990s and one of the things that was constantly re-iterated, was the need for networking, in order to get ahead. This was … [Read more...]
Bookings for the OIVAC Closing Soon!
The last opportunity to order passes to OIVAC is fast approaching. Ordering closes Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 12 midnight (US). Don't wait until the last minute and miss any of the seminars you really want to attend. To recap: 35+ seminars 5 International Networking Sessions International Virtual Assistants Day Celebration Special Guest Speaker Paddy Spruce Sponsor Presentations Introducing the Virtual Assistants Industry to the Savvy Business Owner VA Industry Workshop Great VA … [Read more...]
Marketing – How Much Do You Spend?
I was at a BNI presentation last week and the guy speaking was a salesman for a window company. He raised the subject of a marketing budget and encouraged us to consider that even our BNI membership fees are part of that budget.This is something I've always felt with respect to VA network memberships too. The networks are active in providing exposure for the industry and are proactive in attracting the attention of clients for their members, amongst other things. And yet so often I see (new) … [Read more...]
Time is running out!
Time is running out! Only one week remains to order passes to the 35+ seminars being conduced during the 3rd annual OIVAC. This year, we've scheduled seminars covering topics everyone is asking questions about and discussing on list servs and forums. Here's an opportunity to "ask the experts" and obtain informative answers from experienced VAs as well as professionals outside the industry that walk the talk every day, and are willing to share their knowledge, experience and skills … [Read more...]