10 Qualities a Virtual Assistant Should Develop

Being a Virtual Assistant can be liberating. You’re free from the 9-to-5 office routine, your hours are usually more flexible and you can even work while travelling. Still, the life…

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Why the Jack Ma Approach Is Not Best For Business

Recently, the billionaire founder of Alibaba, Jack Ma, argued for a “996” system. This entails workdays spanning from 9am to 9pm – that’s 12 full hours – and a work week that’s six days long. Woah… that’s a lot to take in. He says that it is best for business, particularly in maintaining China’s economic inertia. But we beg to disagree with Jack Ma and this notion productivity that prioritizes profits ahead of the workers’ wellness and their work-life balance.

This is not what’s best for business and runs counter to what entrepreneurs should seek and what they should ask of their employees. After all, don’t startup owners hire Virtual Assistants precisely so they can have more time off? And aren’t people working as VAs to have more flexibility and control over their hours? (more…)

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Making Work Meaningful

At the end of the day, after all the grind and hustle, do you ever ask yourself: “what is all this for?” It can be easy to lose perspective and…

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Client Testimonial: Janel Gion Creative Services

Here's another client testimonial praising our hardworking, creative Virtual Assistants.Being a multi-talented entrepreneur is no mean feat. Janel Gion, founder, CEO and director of  her eponymous Creative Services, is a…

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