December is the Perfect Planning Time for a Small Business

December is the Perfect Planning Time for a Small Business

Traditional planning/goal setting time may well be the beginning of January, but I actually think the beginning of December is a great time to set a day aside to start planning the upcoming year AND to review the past year to see if you’ve met your goals. The review part of the process is especially important if, like many of us, it is your business year end on December 31. Have a look at your finances and expenses for the year. It may be...

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Can You Access Your Documents From Anywhere

Can You Access Your Documents From Anywhere

I can! When I first started operating Halo Secretarial, I realized how critical a proper backup system was going to be. I owned an external hard drive and was in the habit of using it semi-regularly to backup important information, but found it to be a time consuming process and was worried it wasn’t reliable enough by itself. A lot of research led me to believe that my best choice would be a backup and syncing setup, as I have two...

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Quick Virtual Assistant Tips

Quick Virtual Assistant Tips

There are so many things to learn when you are starting a new business, and there are some things I really wish I had known when I started my virtual legal assistant business! Whether you aspire to be a virtual assistant or you or thinking about working with a virtual assistant, I thought I’d share some quick tips I’ve learned and would have benefited from implementing sooner: Be clear from the beginning on your preferred method and...

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