With more than 20 years of experience as an administrative professional, I am a full-service Executive Virtual Assistant business provider based out of the Greater Philadelphia area, and love what I do!
One of my goals is creating a network of people with diverse skills so that I can grow into a position to start sub-contracting work.
The course is given out of Red Deer College, Alberta. It is a vitual class so I have to sit in. The first semester started last September and included the following: Monday-Document Formatting (Word), Tuesdays-Marketing, Wednesdays-How to Start a Successful VA business, Thursdays-Accounting (which was the hardest one for me). I just started second semester last week which includes: Mondays-Desktop Publishing, Tuesdays-Web Design, Wednesdays-Communication, Thursdays-Simply Accounting. The third semester will include the following: Mondays and Wednesdays-Office Management Virtual Business and Tuesdays and Thursdays will be a practicum. All will be finished by June. Then I can open my doors for business although if I could start before that would be great too. I also took a mini course and I have a Virtual Event Specialist Certificate.
Thank you for the post, you're right its been a while and will update my profile. I have a lot of things to add and updates.....first of all I need to update my picture....It hasn't changed much.....but will get that going soon....as Ed Sullivan would say, "There's more to come".
Hi Sue &Joel! Thank you for the outstanding motivational speech. Thank you also for sharing your workbook and making the effort to share your experiences with us. It was truly inspiring! I am looking forward to meeting new friends and learn from their experiences. 'Hope to see you again in our future meet up.
Hi Sue! I have touched base with Heiki before on various committees but don't know her well. Would like to get to know her better! :) I've definately seen you around the traps too! Lovely to touch base with you here.
Thanks Sue! I'm working in an office full-time, and have been looking for ways to work outside that type of 8-5 structure. I'm looking to start out part-time in the virtual world and currently have some transcription work that is on a contract basis.
I'm also well-versed in resumes, re-writing, formatting and such - so that might be a place for me to start. Any resources or advice you have to offer would be welcome as I looking for direction and a "path" to take.
Thanks for the warm welcome!
I am trying to register my business name. I created a business name previously but found out it was already in use with several companies (similar variations). Besides checking with my city do you know where (website, database etc.) I can verify my company name is NOT in use?
I am in the process of building my website. I already secured a domain name and my website will be setup by the end of next week or sooner. I tell everyone I meet my new business venture. I wanted to sign up for constant contact to send emails, newsletters, etc. to potential clients. Have you ever used this resource? If yes, would you recommend it? Pros and cons, if any?
Thanks for the advice!