Tag Archives: virtual assistant

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 […]

  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 […]

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 […]

  Entrepreneur’s, how I love thee… but PLEASE stop trying to do it all yourself. I’m not saying this because I am a Virtual Assistant, but because we all have our strengths and we all have those things that we aren’t meant to be doing.  We only have 24 hours in a day. And let’s […]