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Old 11-23-2009
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Rita,
What a great article, Started the gears thinking on diffrent aspects of my business. I will be doing more resarch on this multi VA idea in the future. I'm still trying to grow my business.
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Thank you Rita! You've given me yet another thing to think about and research.
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Rita,
Thanks for this wealth of knowledge and information. Although I am just starting out and subcontracting is a great idea especailly since I am not really sure where to start. Thanks for the information.
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This is great information. I will put into practice, especially since I am new at the VA business.

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Hi everyone, since this thread is about subcontractors I am curious if any of you are looking for someone to hand off projects to. I've been working as a VA for about three years now, but majority of my work comes from people I know personally. I've been happy with the slow and steady income but finances have become a little tight lately and I am looking to take more on. So if anyone is looking to outsource some of their projects please do let me know.

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This is a great article. This is definitely the way that I want to take my VA practice. I'm not ready to take that plunge just yet, but am working toward creating this type of business model within 6 months.
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I believe the multi-VA practice business model is quite innovative way to create a team without hiring employees. Everyone is their own sub-contractor.
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Thank you for sharing this, it is a great article!
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Originally Posted by ASecondOffice View Post
I have been operating a multi-va business for over 6 years now and while I am not getting rich, I feel good that I am making somewhat of a living and helping others make a living, too.
I have 4 other VAs working for my company at various skill levels and offerings. I hire them as independent contractors (subcontractors). When I hire a subcontractor, they must have their own business, and even sometimes a business name for me to write the checks to.
One of my subcontractors who signed an independent contractor filed an unemployment claim against me with the State of Colorado and won. It still amazes me that, first, the contractor broke trust and filed the claim, and, second, that she won even after signing an independent contractor agreement. She had her own office, equipment, etc. So, just beware. That's why I'm having current and future VAs have a business name.
Thanks,
Michele Guarino
A Second Office LLC
Now this makes me nervous, but now I am very aware. Note to self, make sure any sub-contractors hired have their own business, verify name of business, make them present EIN, etc.
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This is a great thread and discussion!

When working in a multi-VA business, does each VA have his or her own website and market the skills of the other VAs? Or is there a main VA who drums up business, then delegates? I figure that if each VA is essentially his or her own company that they would also assist in obtaining new clients. I suppose it would all depend on the how the VAs chose to work, but the whole idea of a multi-VA business is intriguing!

I will certainly be re-reading this discussion when I need to consider branching out.

~ Gloria
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