The Trusty Oak Blog

Visiting Boise: Leadership Lessons From the Field

Last week, I had the opportunity to visit our five virtual assistants in Boise, Idaho and not only did I come home with a heart so full, I also took… Read more »

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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 »

A Gift Guide for the Entrepreneur in Your Life

Do you have a hard-working entrepreneur or business owner on your holiday gift list this year? What can you get for the guy or gal who really needs a vacation… Read more »

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Our 5 Favorite Productivity Apps for Business

Productivity isn’t doing more; it’s doing more of the right thing.

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5 Habits of Highly Productive People

There’s an outdated notion in business that just won’t die.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… Read more »

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How to be a More Effective Leader by Removing Yourself

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…. Read more »

2 Key Tips to Improve Your Communication

In January I shared with you “Three Ways to Build Rapport in Business Relationships.”  You’re thinking, “Okay. Now, how do I actually figure out what’s most important to me?”  Or, “I’m… Read more »

Three Ways to Build Rapport in Business Relationships

As virtual assistants we know that building trusting relationships with clients is key to ensuring everyone’s success. We strive to build trust through competence in our professional work and through… Read more »

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How & Why Entrepreneurs Should Take Vacations

Several months ago, I was invited to attend a friend’s wedding in St. Lucia. I hesitated to book the trip because I already had another trip planned to NYC just one… Read more »