7 reasons to hire a specialized virtual assistant instead of a general VA

7 Reasons to Hire a Specialized Virtual Assistant

As a business owner, you can’t do everything by yourself, but you can do more with extra help.

It’s common for newer business owners to start venturing into hiring a virtual assistant (VA). These VA’s also tend to be newer in their own business and/or do general administrative work. I’ve done that myself from time to time when I was new.

Then you get to a point in your business where one person isn’t enough anymore. You need someone to focus on specific areas of your business instead.

That’s when I recommend hiring specialized virtual assistants. (more…)

Is a Word of the Year Necessary to Succeed in your Business?

Is a word of the year necessary to suceed in your business? Read to find out! | thesimplifiedoffice.com #wordoftheyear #solopreneur #smallbusiness #entrepreneur #blogger #virtualassistant #solobusinessowner

It’s that time of year.  It seems like everyone is talking about their word of the year.

Maybe you’re curious about what it actually is.

Maybe you’re considering choosing a word yourself, but the anxiety of choosing one word to sum up an entire year can be a bit much.

In this article, I’ll explain what it is, the process of finding my word, and how you can too!

What is a “word of the year”?

This may mean different things to different people, but to me, a word of the year summarizes a theme and feelings I want to have for the year. This word will guide everything I decide to reach my goals. It helps me make sure I’m intentional with everything I do.

Is a word of the year necessary to succeed in your business?


Planning Ahead for the Holidays as a Solo Business Owner

3 Tips to Plan ahead for the Holidays as a Solo Business Owner

3 Reasons to Plan Ahead Your Holidays as a Solo Business Owner

It’s finally October!

Are you feeling anxious knowing the holidays are around the corner?

You know how hectic the holidays can be.

Between holiday shopping, festivities, and cooking on top of your already hectic life, it’s no wonder it’s easy to get frustrated, anxious, and short-tempered.

What happened to spend more time with family, being joyful, and being merry? Have you ever planned ahead your holidays? Any Reasons to Plan Ahead the Holidays?

You may be thinking, “But Jennifer, I’m not ready yet. Let me enjoy Halloween first!”

A part of me is feeling the same way, but I also know that planning ahead is important too.

I used to get anxious too until I started simplifying by planning for the holidays in October.

You know how important it is to plan ahead in your business, so why not get ahead of the holidays this year?