The Trusty Oak Blog

News: Trusty Oak Celebrates 3 Years in Business!

Another year has passed for Trusty Oak, and we are amazed at the growth we have seen and the fun we’ve had.

Another Happy Marketing Client: Bake Austin Case Study

Pascal Simon is the owner and founder of Bake Austin, a successful baking school and bakery, famous for its Swedish princess cakes and German cookies. Pascal teaches classes to children… Read more »

Ebooks Don’t Have to Be Scary: A Primer

Maybe you’ve heard before that you should be creating content offers to generate more leads for your business. According to Pew Research Institute, 26% of Americans read an ebook in… Read more »

3 Growth-Driving Virtual Assistant Services for Financial Firms

As the entrepreneur at the head of a financial services firm, you’re used to wearing many hats. On any given day, you may serve as a customer service representative, a… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

4 Keys to Captivating a Social Media Audience

Anybody who hasn’t been living under a rock since the 1990s knows social media marketing is a must for businesses today. Social media marketing is essential for successfully reaching potential… Read more »