Author Archives: Michelle Callipari

With over 20 Years' Experience in areas such as law, travel & tourism and real estate I can offer you professional solutions and shave hours from your work week. My goal as a VA is to help you maximize your time and offer remote support on an "as-needed" or "per project" basis. Some of the services I offer are, but not limited to, general administrative duties, transcription, concierge services, marketing materials, newsletters, database management, social tasks, social media for business and much more.

3 years ago today, I received my official business licence to operate as MSC Business Solutions, Virtual Assistant Service.  3 years!! I’m sure you’ve heard people say this before, but starting a business is a crazy journey. A lot of ups and downs. So much to learn.  Some of it was pure luck, not gonna […]

  I am a very lucky lady.  I just returned from a fun-packed 2-day business retreat with my client, the knowledgeable and inspiring Leigh Fowler, at the White Oaks Resort and Spa in Niagara. I was hired by Leigh to act as her event assistant for this retreat and I enjoyed every moment.  As her […]

  If you follow my blogs at all, you know I take issue with email address and business cards, and I’m going at it again. As a Virtual Assistant, one of the services I offer to clients is business card cleanup and database management.  I take that stack business cards and put it into some sort […]

I don’t know about you, but when I’m not working, I use my Samsung smartphone for EVERYTHING. Heck, even when I am working, I grab my phone to do a quick Google search for something (or if I’m honest… to check my Facebook lol).  I also use it to watch tv, do my banking, listen […]

  When I started my business 3 years ago, I honestly had no idea where it would take me. I didn’t know what I didn’t know. I knew I had excellent computer skills, a strong willingness to learn, a pretty freaking awesome personality (if I do say so myself), and a huge desire to have […]

Spring is officially here! I love this time of year!  Do you spring clean your house?  I love clean windows and baseboards, and getting the cupboards cleaned out and organized.  I’m not afraid to admit that I gladly pay someone to help me do this. Remember the #1 rule to outsourcing… stop doing the things […]

  March 8th celebrates International Women’s Day around the world, and this years’ theme is #BeBoldForChange. I want to honour this day, so I’m writing a quick blog to briefly tell you what IWD means to me. I spent this past weekend in Toronto at the National Mompreneurs Conference, celebrating with over 300 women entrepreneurs.  […]

  Last week, I was having a rough day… a rough week… ok a rough month actually, and I wrote a post in my coaching support group and this is what it said… Doors closing… booo.  Doors opening… YAY!  Doors closing… booo.  Doors opening… YAY! There can be times in my business when there are […]

I love finding my clients (and myself) new ways to save time and work more efficiently. May I present to you “Canned Responses”. According to Wikipedia: Canned responses are predetermined responses to common questions. … canned responses to frequently asked questions may be quick and convenient for both the customer and the technical adviser. In […]

This day is actually more difficult than I thought it would be. I’ve been looking forward to this day for weeks, being an advocate for mental health, supporting people with mental illness.  I just didn’t think that reading so many people’s stories would hit me so hard.  I’ve found myself very distracted today.  Staring off […]