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30 things to delegate to a Virtual Assistant - Pretty Geeky

As this week is my 30th birthday I’ve decided to theme this week’s blog as all things 30! So for your reading pleasure here are my top 30 things to …

Partner With a Virtual Assistant to Grow Your Business

I have some honest words for you, based on personal experience: If you are trying to grow your business, and you are doing it alone, eventually you are going to hit a wide, massive plateau. It's going to look like something from a National Geographic magazine -- flatness for miles, especially from …

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The Future Of Customer Experience – 3 Examples Of Virtual Assistants, Biometrics And Siri-Style Services

The future of customer service is less about the people than it is the sound of a person or the virtual image of an individual.<p>Humans are just so inefficient. But they can be improved, too, through interfaces that provide them more automated capabilities.<p>Salefsorce.com is on the edge of this trend. …

Hiring a Virtual Assistant

How to get help when you don't want employees in your home office<p>This story appears in the May 2004 issue of <i>Startups</i>. Subscribe »<p>Q: I started my homebased business six months ago. I don't want an employee in my home, but I already have too much administrative work to handle. How do virtual …

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10 Things to Outsource to a Virtual Assistant

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Using a virtual assistant can shave hours from your workweek, but knowing which tasks to delegate can be tricky, whether you're starting or growing a business. Most virtual assistants are contract or freelance workers who do their jobs …

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You'll Want To Ditch Siri For This Virtual Assistant Powered By Real People, Not Computers

That's the premise of Ooloo — a personal aide app for Android and iOS that provides answers retrieved by a staff of researchers.<p>Similar to Google Now, the free app listens to your request after you tap a microphone symbol and recite your question. Unlike Siri or Google Now, however, the company …

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6 Creative Ways to Use Overseas Virtual Assistants

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Outsourcing work to overseas contractors has a bad reputation. Decades of U.S. businesses trying to find the cheapest possible labor in foreign markets led to a backlash, especially when the home economy was faltering.<p>Everyone seems to …

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How to Hire a Virtual Assistant for Startup Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In recent years, the idea of small business owners using a virtual assistant to outsource daily business tasks has gained popularity. But many people don't know how to hire or benefit from one. As someone who has successfully hired a …

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