Arlington, VA

1100 N. Glebe Road Suite 1010
Arlington, VA 22201

Business Decisions: Should I Hire an Assistant or a Virtual Assistant?

You’re busy. You have your business to run, meetings to attend and deals to close. You don’t have time to constantly answer the phones and perform administrative tasks. This is why a receptionist or personal assistants are so important to your business.

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8 Reasons Why Every Entrepreneur & Small Business Owner Should Use Google Accounts

Google isn’t just for searching anymore, and the company has created a bundle of services that make running a business easier, faster, and cheaper. Google Apps for Business is Google’s comprehensive paid solution to help businesses work more efficiently, but even the freebies Google offers can make daily tasks simpler.

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Healthcare Sticker Shock: 5 Ways For Businesses to Cut Costs in 2014

The Affordable Care Act has officially been implemented, and small business owners are bearing the brunt of rising healthcare costs. According to a survey by the National Federation of Independent Business, over 60 percent of surveyed small business owners with less than 100 employees are “paying higher insurance premiums per employee in 2013 than they did in 2012.”

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The Traveling Entrepreneur: 5 Reasons to Choose a Virtual Office

Many entrepreneurs must travel around the country to meet new clients, visit current ones or even connect with colleagues and employees. When you’re in another city, however, it can be difficult to find adequate office space that doesn’t involve hotel lounges or coffeehouses.

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Guest Post: The Open Talent Economy

Managing talent used to involve at least a few certainties. You knew what roles you needed to fill and where you could find the talent to fill them. When people worked for you, they came to your building in the morning and left at the end of the day. You could see and interact with them. And they could see you.

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7 Signs You May Need a Virtual Assistant

Running a business takes up a lot of time and a lot of energy. So sometimes, it helps to have an extra hand. Maybe you’re in denial, still, and think you can do it all on your own. However, take a look at this list below. If any of these ring true, you may want to consider hiring a virtual assistant:

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5 Tools You Should be Using in the Cloud

If you’re not already utilizing the cloud in the everyday life of your business, 2014 is really the time to start. Cloud technology will allow you to save money (as opposed to purchasing a physical storage space and accessories) and is super easy to use (requires no IT expertise). If you’re completely new to the cloud, that’s okay-we’re here to help! To get you started, try checking out these five FREE tools that you can use to make your life easier:

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5 Resolutions Small Businesses Should Make in the New Year

Though it's already a week into the New Year, it's possible you haven't thought of your resolutions for 2014. To help you get started, we've provided a short list of excellent resolutions every small business owner should make this year. Let's get started:

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5 Reasons Why You Should Set Up Your Virtual Office in Arlington

So you know you want to set up a virtual office, but you’re still deciding exactly where it should be. There are many factors that go into deciding what location is best: proximity to your house, the commute, the type of restaurants and local businesses around. With its availability of urban amenities, the ease of transit, and a fervent business community, Arlington, Virginia is a happening place. When you consider what is going on in the area, the decision to find a virtual office in Arlington is pretty simple. Here are 5 reasons why you should set up your virtual office in Arlington:

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8 Things You Should Know about Small Businesses in America

In case you didn’t know, this Saturday marks the third annual Small Business Saturday. The brainchild of American Express, the shopping holiday comes the day after Black Friday and encourages shoppers to patronize small, local, brick and mortar stores in their areas.

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How Businesses Can Prepare For the Busy Holiday Season

As the holiday season draws near, many begin making plans for taking a break to enjoy time with loved ones. But for a lot of businesses, the holidays mark one of their busiest times of year, leaving them in search of helpful and cost effective resources and tools that can help them navigate increases in customers and tasks.

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Who said you could only have one?

by: Ashley Rippee
Former Intelligent Assistant

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10 Things a Virtual Office Can Offer (That You Didn’t Know Was Possible)

When you hear the term, “Virtual Office,” what comes to mind? A room full of cubicles in some dusty building set away in a not-so-appealing part of town? A Bring-Your-Own-Coffee (BYOC) set up that is austere, bare, and kind of sad-looking? Well, those assumptions are simply not true! In fact, virtual offices can be really spectacular work environments with all the perks of your own office—but sometimes even better. Here are 10 things a virtual office can offer that you may not have realized:

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