Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Holidays from the Virtual Assistants!

In case you are wondering Virtual Assistant's are NOT the timid or shy type.

I love my VA buddies from! Thanks for putting a smile on my face today! You guys rock! (even if you can't carry a tune...)

Happy Holidays!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

The Money Is Still Here

I know we are in a recession, I know lots of people have lost jobs and many others are worried about losing their jobs. When I watch the nightly news I almost start to panic myself but I don't. The money is still out there in the world somewhere... we just have to find it. Finding it might mean shifting gears and shifting our attitude.

I don't know how many times this week I have heard clients and potential clients and others say things like I just want to survive this year, I just want to get through, I don't have to make a profit I just need to make enough to get by. I always stop them and say you can can make a profit. It is okay to be prosperous.

While watching the news tonight and hearing all the doom and gloom again a thought popped in to my head, "the money is still out there it's just a matter of getting it circulating again". And that thought reminded me of the book I read years ago called Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson.

I highly recommend reading the book.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Cool Client Profile & Cool Contest

I am grateful for all of my clients! In an effort to let them know how grateful I am... I am going to start doing an occasional feature on each client.

This month's feature is on Toni Tierney. Toni is a fashion designer for children's clothing. I decided to pick Toni this month because of her mission and how it relates to the current state of affairs with the American economy.

"A passion of Toni’s is to help mothers be at home with their families. She feels strongly about this and as much as possible, hires mothers who can work from their homes to be with their children while making the pieces of clothing she designs. Her mission is to help parents be at home creating so a new generation of children can see their moms (and dads) working with their hands. Her ultimate goal is to help spread this philosophy across the country so people all over the United States can get back to their roots, slow down and bring back those traditional ways of earning a living." -

In addition to fashion design, Toni has also just released a new line of art work for children's room.

In the spirit of giving I am hosting my first official blog contest. I am going to give away one adorable brand new outfit created by Toni Tierney. The winner can choose between an infant size 6 boy outfit or an infant size 12 girl dress (see pictures below).

To enter the contest you must be a US or Canadian resident (because of shipping costs) and all you need to do is comment on my blog and let me know which outfit you want to win.

Also, it'd be much appreciated if you tell others about this contest by blogging about it but blogging about this contest is not a requirement to win.

On December 10th, 2008 I will have my daughter (who never reads my blog) pick a number and whoever has the comment that matches that number will be the winner. (For example... she picks number 7 and you are the 7th poster then you are the winner kind of thing.) I will then post the winning number and ask you to contact me to let me know which outfit you want and to get your mailing address. Winner must respond by December 12th, 2008 or we will pick a new number. The package will arrive before Christmas if you want to use it as a gift.

Toni Tierney's adorable clothing is sold in baby boutiques all over the country.

Happy Holidays!!!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

The Best Virtual Fax Service

As many of you may know, I have had some issues with various virtual fax services. It is important to my business that I have a very reliable virtual fax service as I receive hundreds of faxes each month. It is also important that it is a virtual fax service so I don't waste paper.

I have been using Trust Fax for about eight months now and wanted to let you know that I've had no problems with it. It's been great! I can receive faxes from all different fax machines. The faxes arrive in my email in box as pdf attachments.

If you are looking for a virtual fax service you can trust. I highly recommend Trust Fax.

Just in case you are wondering... I am not getting paid for this recommendation. The Trust Fax people do not even know I've written this review. I think it is important to share when I find a good product/service because having reliable tools is very important to running a thriving virtual business.