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    Question Tax Due Date Calendar w/WI State & Fed

    I'm desperately looking for a tax calendar that shows what is due for WI employers. We're Agriculture so if it's a template I can adjust as needed. You can reply with a link or PM if you need to send a file.
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    Any VAs that are software dealers?

    Last week I accompanied my husband to the national farm show in KY. What fun that was:) There were a ton of vendors that have software available to farmers but they work through dealers vs a retailer. Curious if any of the VAs in the forum have gotten into being a dealer for specific...
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    Question What's the hardest part of keeping another job?

    Here on the forum I started a survey about the number of VAs that are full-time. It's pretty cool because it's very even so far. Now my question is for those of you that are working another job. What's the hardest part of it. I would have to say juggling each client's time. I only have so many...
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    Do Temporary Project Managers Exist?

    Just curious if there are any multi-VAs that focus specifcially on helping small businesses start their companies. Is it normal for you to get them up an running and fade away once they get a handle on things? So many times we talk about specific niches but one big niche is project management...
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    Problem CRM Software or Excel?

    A client of mine who currently has a small client database is in need of good management of tracking the customer data. He really would like to use Excel however I can't help but wonder if he's better off to find something that was created for that specific need. Is there anyone here that...
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    Subcontractor's pickup lines, NOT to use!

    Since I've been in the subcontract niche I'm still amazed at how many people seek projects with the wrong approach. I'd like to share some of the so called "pickup lines" they use to get projects. Guess what? They won't work. If anything it's going to turn contractors away. Here's a few but...
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    Question What % of Virtual Assistants are Full Time?

    I'm posting this survey because just recently someone mentioned they have met more part-time VAs than full-time. After getting the percentage I'd like to have a discussion on why this may be the trend.
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    Question Your First Purchase Was?

    Another forum I was on asked this question. I thought it was really interesting to hear responses and very helpful for newbies. Let's help them out by sharing what one of your first purchases as a VA was. Remember purchases don't have to be material. I looked for a mentor that allowed me to...
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    Question Petty Cash Guideline Sample

    My contractor is looking for a sample petty cash guideline to follow. Do any of you have one setup that you would mind sharing?
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    A Subcontractor Who Invests

    Recently I've been researching what service providers are looking for in a subcontractor. Curious to hear whether multi-VA firms are looking for a sub just to complete a task or invest themselves into a company. Prior to doing the research I looked at subcontracting as clearing another's desk...
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    List of Priceless Subcontract Services

    Let's start a list of services other VAs and service providers would die to have in order to assist them in their day to day business activities. Really the small things are what become valueable. This is a good exercise so newbies know what they could start with.
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    Question More exposure with Blog Talk Radio or Itunes

    Just curious for those of you that have podcasts if you think you get more visitors adding your podcast to blog talk radio or Itunes.
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    Sharing Availability Schedule

    In a previous post I read multi-va firms get frustrated because of subcontractors availability. How are you sharing or communicating your schedules with the contractors? Share your suggestions and tools.
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    Question Going To NAMS from Wisconsin

    Just curious if anyone is going in August to the NAMS conference? I'm interested in finding a travel buddy.
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    Is it right to subcontract to learn a new skill?

    For those of you trying to learn a new skill. Have you considered subcontracting to get the training from an experienced VA? Do you think subcontracting to gain experience is right? This may be a good question for multi-VA firms to get their feeling.
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    Podcast List of Sites to Submit Podcast

    Does anyone have a list of sites they post their podcasts to on a regular basis? I would think it would be similar to article posting. Being consistant is key and I'm trying very hard to get there:) Can you tell?
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    Podcast Does Itunes Give More Exposure?

    Each month I do a pocast specific to subcontracting. It seems that I'm reaching quite a few people however I'd like to reach more. Right now I'm only posting the podcast to my website. For those of you that podcast do you think using Itunes increases your traffic? Is it complicated to create...
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    Question What can I do for my podcast guests?

    Over the past year of doing my podcast I have met some wonderful people. It would be a pleasure for me to do something for them in return for being a guest on my show. Anyone have any ideas? It doesn't have to be anything extreme just simple and appreciative.
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    Practices Subcontractors Overlook

    Just recently I've talked to a few contractors. They discussed their frustrations in working with subcontractors. It seems like they go through subs like water. My question to them is what are subs most often over looking. The most recent mentioned she had a VA that emailed and just quit...
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    Resource Scanning Equipment Suggestions

    This day and age going paperless is becoming more common for bookkeeping. My client wants me to start scanning all his bills. On TV I've seen a commercial for a device called "Neat Receipts." Has anyone used this particular piece of equipment or have suggestions for something reasonable in...