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Help… I Can’t Breathe!

Can you hear me? Are you breathing? I stopped breathing for almost 907,200 minutes. I believe you can be claimed clinically dead after 15 minutes, but the studies I’ve read share different timetables. Brain damage and death can occur as early as 6 minutes without breathing… So, am I a miracle of science? Hardly. In […]

CVAP Celebrates One Year of Service

Collaborative VA Partners is Celebrating Its One Year Anniversary

Collaborative VA Partners is Celebrating Its One Year Anniversary So, why do 8 out of 10 businesses fail in the first year? As my ONE YEAR Anniversary approaches, I’m pondering a question in my head. So, I turn to my friend and trusted business advisor, Google and ask, “How many businesses fail within the first […]

Ideal Client Avatar

3 Steps to Identify Your Ideal Client Avatar

Are you struggling to identify your ideal client and create an avatar for your business? Here is an easy 3 Step Exercise to get you through the challenge quickly. First, let’s clarify… What exactly is a Client Avatar? And WHY do you need one? What is a Client Avatar? A client avatar is simply a […]

Contemplating - Is Failure a Dirty Word?

I Have a Dirty Word to Discuss… Failure

For me, failure is NOT an option! This has been my mantra or objective if you will, for many years now. A most significant belief, goal and expectation I value for myself, and even as I planned the creation of my own company over the past couple years. Officially “launching” my company this year, this […]

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Be the Master of Your Success at the IVAA Online Summit!

Are you thinking about launching a Virtual Assistant business, but aren’t sure where to start? Or, maybe you’ve been a Virtual Assistant for a while, but need a boost to take your business to the next level. Well then, the International Virtual Assistant Association’s (IVAA) Online Summit is just the ticket! With 2 full days […]

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My Virtual Assistant Just Developed My Business Plan – Can They DO That?!

Yes, They CAN! Whether you’re an entrepreneur, small business owner or even a corporate executive, you may be scoffing at this headline. However, have you worked with a Virtual Assistant lately? Don’t let their title fool you. The Virtual Assistant (VA) of today brings a whole new level of expertise to the virtual table. Underestimate […]

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What is a VA or Virtual Assistant?

You may be hearing the term Virtual Assistant or VA more frequently over the past few years. So just what is a Virtual Assistant? Who are these “virtual” workers and what exactly do they do? Wikipedia, our ever popular go-to source for information, has this to say: A virtual assistant (typically abbreviated to VA) is […]