We have a team of experienced assistants who have skills ranging from data-entry and bookkeeping to writing and marketing so we are able to pair up our clients with a perfect assistant for their business.
Trusty Oak has proven time and time again to be a professional, reliable and responsive virtual assistant service for our small business. We desperately needed help with invoicing, translating documents from English to Spanish, scheduling and social media posts but did not want to hire multiple resources to perform those duties. Trusty Oak was the perfect solution to our problem.
Amber is fantastic. Not only does she get the job done every single time, but she proactively goes above and beyond to ensure she saves me as much time as possible. I highly recommend Trusty Oak.
I have worked with Amber on several website projects and her work is top notch. I am amazed by her attention to detail and her ability to drive a schedule. If you want something done well, and fast, Trusty Oak is what you are looking for!
It took a while to open to the idea of a PA – as a new business owner, I thought I could do everything. Well, I was wrong! Letting go of the things I don’t know how to do, or don’t do well at all and handing them to Trusty Oak helped me immensely. They take care of my website and social media and much more, and leave me time as the business owner to do the stuff I’m good at.
Now I know TopMac and Trusty Oak have to go together.
Working with Trusty Oak has been an absolute pleasure. After several failed attempts with other VA firms, I have finally found a responsive, trustworthy, dependable assistant. Elisabeth is resourceful and creative, adding much more value than the bare bones inbox and calendar management I was looking for. If you’re looking for a fractional assistant you can trust from day one, I highly recommend you work with Trusty Oak.
There’s an outdated notion in business that just won’t die.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 long. According to this mindset, a productive person multitasks, moves quickly, and never stops.
The thing is, science and our day-to-day experiences show this is exactly how not to get work done. The multitasking, Bluetooth-wearing, fast-talking businessperson may look and feel wildly efficient, but how much of what they’re doing falls into the category of busywork?
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.
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 more content, and I wanted to be less selfish. One of the changes I wanted to make was to say “I” less. One letter. One thin stick of a word in the ocean of tens of thousands of words. In a sentence, it hardly took up any room; but in my life, it took up a lot of space.