Outsource – In Town

Posted on April 15, 2013 by Tanya

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There has been a lot of talk about supporting local businesses. These small companies are truly the back bone of our country. We are the “Mom and Pop” or “solopreneurs” trying to make it on our own. So when you are looking to make changes or need some help, remember to check locally first. Even in our small town, there is a plethora of opportunity and talent to tap in to. Plus, it opens the door for reciprocity, aka, bartering. Given how tight budgets have been the last few years, what better way to develop what you need than by helping another small business showcase what they need?

Outsourcing work that you would normally do for yourself can free you up to focus on growing your business. Perhaps you despise editing documents or making calls or you really aren’t so good at compiling data or managing your time. By handing over small projects that are not your forte, you are helping a neighbor and improving the product you provide. This improvement comes in the form of better quality because more attention has been put into it and it is the result of a compilation of work done by several experts – not just one trying to do it all.

The next time you are looking to complete a project and realize that you might do well to have a little help, give it a try and outsource – in town!


Tuesday Tip – Antiquated Security?

Posted on April 9, 2013 by Tanya

When it comes to your personal identifying information, you can never be too protective. As fast as technology is changing, is your system out of date?

Here are a few tips:

  • shred credit card receipts, bank deposit and withdrawal slips, checks, and any unsolicited credit offers
  • switch to online banking – more efficient, easier and does not require receiving paper statements
  • don’t ever share your social security number, credit card numbers or bank account numbers with others

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If you find that handling all the paperwork leaves you stressed and want more detailed help, just contact Structured Chaos here.

Why Virtual Assistance?

Posted on April 2, 2013 by Tanya

We are fortunate that not everyone is good at the same things. We need each other to perform duties, share skills and otherwise provide services that we are either not capable of doing or simply not interested in doing.

If you are really good at your job but realize that there are a lot of other things that challenge you, maybe  you need a virtual assistant.

If you are a loving, engaged parent but cannot keep track of appointments, meetings and more than one schedule, maybe you need a virtual assistant.

If you are older and find that tending to every day paperwork is overwhelming, maybe you need a virtual assistant.

If you have missed deadlines or struggled with creating or editing documents, maybe you need a virtual assistant.

Hands on Appointment Book.jpgWith a virtual assistant, a lot of these seemingly “little” things can be handled for you. This allows you to focus on the things you need to while knowing that the other things are handled and in a professional and efficient manner.

Some of the needs you may be interested in “outsourcing locally” are: scheduling appointments; document drafting, editing and review; errands and courier services; setting up and managing online accounts; organize and file recipes;and more.

See the new page Virtual Assistant for more details and if any of these services might help you!