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Coaches:  Who’s Helping You?

Coaches: Who’s Helping You?

By Melissa Black, Founder and Creative Director Dear Coaches, I’ve worked with many of you:  business coaches, health coaches, and life coaches. The one thing you absolutely have in common is that your passion lies in your work with clients, and I very much admire your commitment to improving lives. The other thing you haveContinue Reading

iPhone 4s – Siri Knows Sushi and Punctuation!

When my husband brought home our new iPhones last week, I was mostly excited to see what Siri was all about. It’s one of those things that you can’t really grasp until you start using it. Yes, it’s voice control… but it’s so much more than that.  You don’t have to ask a question inContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Small Business Challenges Part 2: Hiring Well

I recently asked my business owner Facebook friends what they considered to be their biggest time-suckers.  Here’s some of what they had to say: “Hiring the right people to do the job…. having to go over the same things and repeat, repeat and repeat is not only time consuming, but it’s not the best use of theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Small Business Challenges Part 1: Work-Life Balance

I recently asked my business owner Facebook friends what they considered to be their biggest time-suckers.  Here’s some of what they had to say: “Simply running the business is time consuming, not one particular aspect of it. I find myself spending my personal time on my business, so it’s hard to find the balance ofContinue Reading

How Working With a Virtual Assistant Can Help Freelancers Stay Focused

I read  this post today written by Laura Spencer for FreelanceFolder.com on time saving tips for freelancers.   Obviously, the tips that really stood out for me where numbers 4 and 9. #4 – “Use a VA–A virtual assistant can save you a lot of time by handling your routine tasks such as answering emails, phone calls,Continue Reading

Are You Blogging?

Somehow the very word “blogger” has taken on a poor connotation. We are aware of what blogging is, but yet few entrepreneurs pay any attention to it. It’s as if the blogger is seen as somebody who, largely, wastes their time by distributing thoughts, opinions and other matters of questionable value around the Web. WhenContinue ReadingContinue Reading

What Time Did Your Alarm Clock Go Off This Morning?

by Melissa Black | Black Ink Virtual Assistance Chances are, if you’re an entrepreneur or in charge of a small business of some kind, you have an alarm clock set for 5 AM. It seems that you only had a few hours of much-needed rest before that darn clock is rudely awakening you from yourContinue ReadingContinue Reading