The Trusty Oak Blog

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How to Get More Done: Stop Letting These Two Excuses Hold You Back

Why is delegation one of the most challenging skills for leaders to master? There are two critical components of effective delegation: a competent delegatee you trust and a documented process…. Read more »

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How to Use Time-Blocking for Productivity

One of the most common responses I hear when someone looks at my calendar is “whoa.” I get it – my calendar looks a little crazy.  I’ve got more colors… Read more »

Virtual Assistants for Photographers: 5 Tasks to Delegate

Here at Trusty Oak, we have well over a hundred active clients and are equipped to serve in a truly diverse variety of industries, but photographers make up a significant… Read more »

Trusty Oak By the Numbers: Celebrating 6 Years in Business

It’s one thing to simply connect entrepreneurs with freelancers. That’s the basics of what we do here at Trusty Oak, and have been doing now for six years. But our… Read more »

Trusty Oak Named “Freelancer Hiring Platform of the Year” in 2021 RemoteTech Breakthrough Awards Program

Annual Awards Program Recognizes Innovation in the Global Remote Technology Industry. 

Amber Gray

Amber Gray Named Austin Business Woman of the Year

I am absolutely beside myself and happy to share that I was named Austin Business Woman of the Year 2021! I am so grateful to all of you that nominated… Read more »

Amber Gray

How Women-Led, Values-Based Companies are Transforming Remote Work

When I started my virtual assistant business in 2015, the remote-work revolution was in its early stages. I was looking for something more and dreaming of a business supporting ambitious… Read more »

Superpowers

How to Superpower Your Chrome Browser with Extensions

The internet is a wide world full of possibilities. Endless possibilities. So when you start to go down a rabbit hole (like, for example, realizing that there are some wildly… Read more »

Use This Time to Focus on Your Business Growth Instead of Fear

Written by Dan and Amy Mantineo The last few weeks have felt like months, and in times of uncertainty, it’s hard to know how the world is going to change…. Read more »

Books

From the CEO’s Desk: Add These Books to Your 2020 List

I have always been a lover of learning and I regularly welcome the chance to do something I’ve never tried before. However, I have never had a formal education in… Read more »

Online Marketing

How to Develop a Marketing Strategy for Small Business: Part 2

I’ve developed a four-video series available on YouTube covering the basics of small business marketing strategy. This blog covers the highlights, but be sure to watch the videos for even… Read more »

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How to Develop a Marketing Strategy for Small Business: Part 1

Marketing is an ongoing process that requires careful preparation. Any smart marketer has a plan, but is willing to change their methods when necessary. Here’s a basic rundown of how… Read more »