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Your Mindset is Everything – Finding Business Success Through Getting Your Head Straight

It’s never easy starting anything. A new job, relocating, or even getting married, can all be mind-boggling and nerve-wracking. Then there’s starting a new business. Just thinking about it can… Read more »

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Cracking the Code: How to Choose the Right Virtual Assistant Agency

We get it: you’re stressed beyond belief, drowning in an inbox with 3,000 emails, double-booking yourself left and right. Welcome to the life of a small business owner, yeah? Then… Read more »

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Quiet Quitting: A Problem or a Reminder?

If you get on any sort of Social Media site or watch or listen to news regularly, you’ve likely heard or seen the term “Quiet Quitting” being thrown around frequently…. Read more »

Roadblocks That Keep Us From Achieving Our Goals

Kristin Burke’s mission is to help others maximize their potential and achieve their definitions of success. As a goal achievement coach, Kristin collaborates with women, entrepreneurs and leaders to accomplish breakout… Read more »

What It’s Like to Recruit Virtual Assistants During the Great Resignation

What’s it like to recruit for flexible, remote jobs during the great resignation? Busy. Busy as in we’ve added extra steps to our hiring process to weed out applicants early… Read more »

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How Smart Leaders Onboard (and Retain) Virtual Assistants

If you’re looking to onboard with a new virtual assistant, you’re likely also looking for ways to make sure you do it right the first time. Maybe you’ve already done… 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 »

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Introverts: 4 Healthy Habits to Cultivate Your Work-From-Home Skills

As we near the end of 2020 during COVID-19, some companies have moved all of their positions to remote, whether permanently, temporarily, or until further notice. We are all reacting… Read more »

5 Tips for Building Your Author Brand

There’s just something about earning the title of “author” that is extraordinarily satisfying. Writing a book is undoubtedly a huge accomplishment that takes a great amount of time and dedication,… Read more »

Personality Tests: Are They Really Useful?

There are many different personality tests out there and you may have even taken some but…how useful are they really?  

Recommended Reading List for Leaders and Entrepreneurs

Leadership development should be a continuous, ongoing process. As a leader, it is important to understand that you will always need to work on improving your skills.  In this post,… Read more »

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Guest Author Dr. Lynn Chang: Do What You Love, Now is the Perfect Time!

As entrepreneurs, we’re facing unprecedented uncertainty and challenges. The good news? We don’t have to go it alone. Now more than ever, togetherness and collaboration are essential. Amber Gray, Founder,… Read more »