The Trusty Oak Blog

Trello 101 for Attorneys: The Free Tool You May Be Missing

Anyone who has ever worked in a law office knows how crazy it can get with court dates, discovery deadlines and the like. It’s a challenge to know exactly how… Read more »

Entrepreneurs, Self Care, & Burnout

Working for yourself as a business owner, contractor, or freelancer means you set the rules; it’s one of the many perks that draws ambitious people to this lifestyle. But it… Read more »

8 Ways to Use Virtual Assistants for Authors and Speakers

Here at Trusty Oak, we have a special place in our hearts for authors (who are often also speakers) because we love learning and we believe reading is a critical… Read more »

4 Important Ways Effective Leaders Communicate

To be a leader is a wonderful privilege, but it also comes with much responsibility, both to yourself and to your team. Learning how to communicate effectively is something we… Read more »

A Day in the Life of a Virtual Assistant

When you think of a virtual assistant, what do you imagine? There are plenty of myths out there about VAs, so you wouldn’t be alone if you had a few… Read more »

Fortune 500

How to Look Like a Fortune 500 Company Before You’re Fortune 500

Once, I had a client that apparently couldn’t find my business’s website. She told me, “I tried to look for your website, but I couldn’t find it on Google. I… Read more »

Hello Sign

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, but it’s also typically… Read more »

Writing: When You’re Just Not That Into It

One of the earliest examples of content marketing was Benjamin Franklin’s “Poor Richard’s Almanack.” It was a yearly publication Franklin used to promote his printing business and printed more than… Read more »

Want to Grow Your Business? You Should Read More

Quick, what do Bill Gates, Arianna Huffington, and Mark Zuckerberg all have in common? Obviously, they’re all highly powerful CEOs of multi-billion dollar companies—but they share another important trait. They’re… Read more »

Will You Marry (My Brand)?

When I bought my first adult car, I immediately removed the dealership license plate frame and decal from the tinted rear window. I thought they were tacky and I didn’t… Read more »

Momentum Dash

Get Stuff Done With Momentum Dash

Nerd alert: this post is loaded with geeky excitement over the “coolness” of my favorite productivity tool. If that’s the kind of “cool” you’re into, read on.

Austin Kids Can! Founder, Donna Raskin: Trusty Oak Client Case Study

Donna Raskin is the founder of Austin Kids Can!, a non-profit who’s mission is to close the achievement gap for economically disadvantaged children in Austin, Texas. Two years ago, Austin… Read more »

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