Friday, November 02, 2007

Managing Your Thriving Business For Success Debuts!

I finished my book! We are officially launching it today!

Thanks to all my virtual friends at VANA and the VA Revolution for your support this last year!

Managing and developing a growth-oriented business is something that all businesses strive for, including Yvonne Weld, owner of Able Virtual Assistant Services, and Sally Kuhlman, owner of Virtual Simplicity. They decided to combine their knowledge and wrote a book, “Managing Your Thriving Business for Success” which gives you the tools to successfully manage your own thriving business. “Although, we have both been very successful at running thriving businesses, we have faced many hurdles and ups and downs on our journey to success”, says Yvonne and Sally.

According to the Small Business Administration, the estimates for businesses with employees indicate there were 649,700 new firms and 564,900 closures in 2006. They also indicate that two-thirds of new employer establishments survive at least two years, and 44 percent survive at least four years, according to a recent study. These results were similar for different industries. Firms that began in the second quarter of 1998 were tracked for the next 16 quarters to determine their survival rate. Despite conventional wisdom that restaurants fail much more frequently than firms in other industries, leisure and hospitality establishments, which include restaurants, survived at rates only slightly below the average. Earlier research has explored the reasons for a new business’s survivability. Major factors in a firm’s remaining open include an ample supply of capital, being large enough to have employees, the owner’s education level, and the owner’s reason for starting the firm in the first place, such as freedom for family life or wanting to be one’s own boss.

They attribute much of their success to various key factors, including good time management and scheduling, setting goals and evaluating them continually, setting boundaries and sticking to them, good business planning, both short term and long term, and much more.

That’s where “Managing Your Thriving Business for Success” comes in. This manual will give you the tools to successfully manage your own thriving business and then you can say that your business is in the SBA’s statistics of being a surviving and thriving business. Don’t you want to be one of those businesses that grow?

About Yvonne Weld
Yvonne Weld is the owner of Canadian-based Able Virtual Assistant Services and author of The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Thriving Business. Yvonne brings knowledge from a number of resources including personal experience (8 years in her previous employment as an Office Manager), education (graduate of several courses at the Small Business Centre, London, Ontario) and her love for information through reading and internet research. To learn more about what Able Virtual Assistant Services can do for you, stop by or email us at

About Sally Kuhlman
Sally Kuhlman, founder of Virtual Simplicity, is an independent professional providing administrative and technical support usually handled by in-house staff. After working in the corporate world she started working virtually as the Director of Operations for a consulting firm that offers evaluation and strategic planning services to non-profits. In addition to working with entrepreneurs, Sally specializes in partnering with non-profits providing administrative, marketing and technical support. To learn more about what Virtual Simplicity can do for you, stop by or email us

About Managing Your Thriving Business for Success
For more information about Managing Your Thriving Business for Success and how you can manage your thriving business, visit the Web site at

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