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Revolutionary Industry is Changing the Small Business World

Revolutionary Industry is Changing the Small Business World

We’ve all been there at some point, that pivotal point in our lives when we have to determine our next step. Whether it is in your career or your personal life, it’s a big decision. For me, Amanda Lawson, that decision came pretty easy! In 2009, I took my desire to keep challenging myself, combined [...]

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When an Entrepreneur Who Supplies Virtual Assistants Decides to Hire His Own – Joshua Last, GlobeTask

Outsourcing is a relatively new concept that has added another dimension to a multi-faceted workplace, a revolutionary solution that can take your business past the tipping point. People invest so much time, effort and money into growing their businesses. However, they must also consider how that time, effort and money can be most wisely spent. [...]

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Promotions: Marketing and Sales 8.6. Search Advertising/Paid Placement

Promotions: Marketing and Sales 8.6. Search Advertising/Paid Placement

Over 70% of your site visitors will arrive from search engine results pages (SERPs); done right, the lion’s share of these visitors will be coming from paid placement ads. When you pay for placement (PFP) or utilize a search engine’s advertising service, your ads are placed in a distinct advertiser section when users search on [...]

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Promotions: Marketing and Sales 8.4. Link Exchange Management

Promotions: Marketing and Sales 8.4. Link Exchange Management

In the early days of the World Wide Web, long before search engines, long before banner ads, long before pop-ups, long before Amazon.com―in fact, long before some idjit coined the word “e-commerce”―there was link exchange, the oldest, most venerable, and most effective Web site traffic builder. I was there at the very beginning and built [...]

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Information Technology 6.5. Application Service Providers (ASP)

Information Technology 6.5. Application Service Providers (ASP)

An Application Service Provider is a company that provides on-demand computer-based services to other companies over the Internet, usually software, typically for a usage fee. Because many small- and medium-sized businesses require specialized software but lack the resources to purchase or develop that software, ASPs provide a cost-effective way to integrate expensive software into even [...]

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Back Office 5.11. Telephone Reception

Back Office 5.11. Telephone Reception

At this point, we need to distinguish the various communications services that are part of your back office. Your needs for each of these services will vary considerably and no single provider may be able to provide you with cost-effective and quality solutions across the board. Telephone reception―this is, simply put, handling incoming calls and [...]

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Back Office 5.7. Data Entry and Processing

Back Office 5.7. Data Entry and Processing

As a start-up venture, you may not require much data entry or processing. However, if your business deals with large customer groups, mailing lists, contact lists, or large numbers of documents, then data entry and processing will be mission critical. Some types of mission-critical data, like mailing lists, often require specialized expertise beyond mere data [...]

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Back Office 5.5  Word Processing

Back Office 5.5 Word Processing

Among the myriad of back office tasks you can outsource, word processing is perhaps the easiest. It requires very little from the outsource vendor: a computer, Microsoft Word, and an Internet connection. You can easily find outsource word processing vendors or freelancers by using marketplaces and job boards (see 5.2) or finding an online virtual [...]

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Back Office 5.4. Virtual Staffing Services

Back Office 5.4. Virtual Staffing Services

Finally, you can turn to a single company to provide turnkey solutions to your back office needs. A turnkey provider offers most or all of the services you need in a single place. Some are virtual providers only (they work offsite), but some agencies can provide on-site assistance, as well. From your perspective, there is [...]

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Back Office 5.3. Virtual Assistants

Back Office 5.3. Virtual Assistants

You’re approaching back office outsourcing from two perspectives. On the one hand, you may be a highly experienced businessperson or entrepreneur with in-the-trenches experience outsourcing business processes. You know from all your hard-won experience that you have to approach each outsourcing function with a clean slate. Some of the knocks you’ve gotten in your entrepreneurs’ [...]

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