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    Vacation Procedures?

    Thanks for the advice everyone! This information is important to know especially since we are entering into the vacation months.
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    Employee Identfication Number

    Djwanna, As Pam stated earlier, it isn't required as a sole proprietor but I have one just in case. I got an EIN for a few reasons: in case my business grows and I decide to re-structure it to an LLC, I add employees or independent contractors in the future, and to take the place of using my...
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    Virtual Assistant Liability Insurance

    Tammy, Do you think that a sole proprietor should purchase insurance? Or was it something that was purchased once your business had grown and you re-structured it as an LLC? I have been thinking about insurance and if it was necessary for me but it does seem like it is something I should...
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    Invoicing

    Hey Djwanna, I am a huge fan of free things and I will put in my recommendation for you to check out Wave. https://www.waveapps.com/ It does accounting, invoicing, and keeps track of your receipts. The best thing about it is that it is completely free! There is no limit on how many clients you...
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    Hootsuite Certification

    Hey everybody, I received an email from Hootsuite marketing their Hootsuite University. It's a series of courses that is available to learn more about the program and ultimately gaining the Hootsuite Certification. Here is the website https://learn.hootsuite.com/. My question is would it be...
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    Can General Admin Tasks be packaged?

    Thanks Tess! I will sign up today! I look forward to learning a lot of information from Lisa Wells. This webinar is exactly what I need right now. It's right on time :happydance:
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    What questions do you ask new clients during your consultation, and what are their questions?

    Thanks to Christina and to everyone who contributed to this thread! I have two in person consultations today with PCs and I am putting together a checklist as we speak. This thread is very helpful and I now feel more confident going into those consultations today. Ya'll are awesome!
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    Hi To all

    :welcome: Hey alannahmvvw! You will find a lot of knowledge and wisdom on the forums plus everyone is really nice! I look forward to seeing you in the forums also. Shaval
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    How often do you post on your social media sites?

    I post at least 3 times a day, 6 days a week using Hootsuite. Like Kaya007, before Hootsuite I didn't post anything at all. The scheduling feature makes my life much easier. :D
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    Hello From a VA Newbie!

    Hey Melanie! Welcome to the forums. I love your energy! I am new as well and I can agree with you that this place is filled with a lot of knowledge and wisdom from great people in the industry. Good luck with your business and many thanks to your husband for his service! Shaval
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    What all do I need to run a clean, legal business?

    Hey Lavish Designs, I am new to the VA industry myself and I am also in the opening stages. :) I operate my business as a sole proprietor in Louisiana, so the legal procedures I followed for starting a business would defer from yours as it depends on your business structure and state of...
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    First Client

    Congrats! :happydance: I hope everything goes well and ya'll have a good working relationship.
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    Can General Admin Tasks be packaged?

    You're right. I should just stop worrying so much and just give it a try. It's not written in stone and I can always make changes as time passes. Thanks Janine!
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    Website Review Request

    Thanks for your comments everyone! I will get to work and make those changes now.
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    Website Review Request

    Hey Everyone, I would like for ya'll to review my website and give feedback. www.bluegemservices.com Any comments will be appreciated. Thanks! :seeya: Shaval
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