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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

My top 5 tips for getting your 2017 business started on the right track! Now is the time to take advantage of all the amazing free apps out there. Take one day over the holidays, and get organized and automated! 1. Get a professional email signature! If you have a domain email, it’s time to […]

  Don’t shoot the messenger, but Christmas is only 5 weeks away… For some, this statement brings excitement and anticipation!  For others, namely small business owners, it can bring added stress and frustration as we try to balance our business and our families. Because I am awesome, I have put together a list of services […]

  A very smart person (I can’t remember who exactly, but I know they’re smart), once told me: If you don’t follow up with your leads, someone else will. Boom. You invested a lot of time, money and energy on that last speaking gig, that last vendor event. You smiled until your cheeks hurt, you […]

  I’ve been learning a lot lately about intentions and manifestation.  My friend & colleague Sara Clarke of the Mompreneurs, made me realize that the universe doesn’t differentiate between negative and positive words.  For example, if you say “Gee, I hope it doesn’t rain”, the only word that gets through is the word rain.  Did […]