March 2011 – 5th Edition of…

In this issue…

  • Upcoming Events
  • A Word From Rhonda
  • Contributors
  • Client Consultation Call – Red Flag Warnings
  • Virtual Assistants Help Entrepreneurs Grow Sales
  • VA Monthly Tips
  • Current Industry Trends: Social Media
  • Software Pick: Quick Books Online

Upcoming Events / Offers

Savvy Subcontractor Call

Join Collette Schultz and others for the monthly Savvy Subcontracting call on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Go to:


A word from Rhonda…

Christian, Mom, and Small Business owner and Loving It! Even when business is down I still love it. I just have to work a little harder to accomplish my goals, but I love the work so it’s no big deal.




Your Virtual Wizard ~ Janine Gregor

Backroads Business Solutions ~ Dixie Lee, Owner, VBA

All Write Ink ~ Deborah Brown

Rhonda Holscher, Owner ~ Rhonda’s Virtual Office

Client Consultation Call – Red Flag Warnings

redflagThe client consultation call is the first opportunity to learn whether or not a potential client will work successfully with a virtual assistant before the contract is signed.

The VA must listen carefully during the consultation call to pick up on any tell-tale clues of disrespect of the virtual assistant position along with any potential payment issues.

Any one or more of the following scenarios may be a red flag warning that a potential client (PC) might become a future difficult client.

Here are some situations which may arise that you should consider before signing the
client contract: Read more…

Article by Janine Gregor of Your Virtual Wizard

Virtual Assistants Help Entrepreneurs Grow Sales

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I’ve heard it said “do what you love and delegate the rest.”

For small business owners, one of the biggest challenges is wearing all the hats. We originally went into business because we had a passion and skill for a certain service or product. However, our skills may not include the operational, marketing or financial end of the business.

In the past we were limited to two choices: Read more…

Article by Deborah Brown of All Write Ink

Oprah Winfrey

I knew there was a way out. I knew there was another kind of life because I had read about it. I knew there were other places, and there was another way of being.

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is a women celebrated by millions of women around the world. She had a rough upbringing following the divorce of her parents with being passed back and forth over the years from her grandmother’s house to her father’s house to her mother’s house and then back to her father’s. She was also the victim of sexual abuse by other men that were thought to be friends of the family. Oprah with her above-average intelligence and her tenacity rose above the hardships of her life and found another way of being. Read more…

See who’s in the spotlight – click here…

VA Monthly Tips

Q What can I do to make tax season less confusing and less stressful for my small business?

A : Hire a virtual bookkeeper. A virtual bookkeeper can clean up your books, keep your bookkeeping organized, reconcile your accounts weekly/monthly, and assist you with those quarterly and year end reports that you will need to file your taxes. By utilizing a virtual bookkeeper you are making tax reporting easy for your small business.

Do you have any questions you would like to see answered here? Please email them to and be sure to include your name, email, and website link for credit. We will publish and answer your question in an upcoming issue.


Current Industry Trends: Social Media

twitter_iconSocial Media is a huge trend right now and I don’t see it going away anytime soon.

Virtually everyone has jumped on this bandwagon utilizing Facebook and Twitter, just two of the many social media outlets out there.

Are you on the social media bandwagon? Tell us how you use your social media to market your business and we just might use it in one of upcoming newsletters.

Software Pick: QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online (QBO) is a great accounting tool to have in your arsenal. Not only can you invoice, but you can sync it with your bank, receive credit card payments, and allow access to your bookkeeper and accountant making it a great tool for those who work virtually to handle all their bookkeeping needs.

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