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January 30, 2023
Placement Agencies Are Like Talent Scouts

Whether you’re a fan or not, sports are a huge part of life around the world. With the World Cup happening a little over a month ago & the Super Bowl coming soon, it’s impossible to miss the spectacle, the outrageous costumes, the national pride from sport lovers everywhere. My favorite sport is business, so […]

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January 25, 2023
How Management Companies Can Prep for 2023 Taxes

The dreaded tax season is upon us once again. As with any business, management companies need to ensure their tax filings are in order. The 2023 deadline to file is April 18th, so there are still a few months to manage your management company’s tax return prep. Here are a few things to remember: Sort […]

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January 17, 2023
Are you ready for some new ideas?

Virtual employees add diversity of experience and perspective to your team. Many business owners hire consultants, coaches, advisors to help them see things in a different way, to get a different perspective from a trusted source. It’s especially common in real estate and commission sales-type businesses where outreach and messaging are critical to success. There […]

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January 2, 2023
Are you waiting to make that new hire?

Why being understaffed is bad for your health. Health is related to stress, that’s what the research and science tells us. It’s not all stress that’s bad, it’s excessive stress that can tax your body and mind and lead to illness. Managing a business comes with a certain amount of necessary stress because at the […]

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December 28, 2022
A Global Party: HireSmart Virtual Employees share the love at Christmas

There was no actual ballroom, but there was music, dancing, and fun. Sister Sledge’s “We Are Family” rocked through computer speakers, and Anne and Mark Lackey played host to all those arriving to the HireSmart Virtual Employees’ 2022 Christmas party as a couple might welcome family at the door. Anne showed off some moves. Her […]

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December 21, 2022
3 Ways a Virtual Employee Can Help HOAs With Disaster Preparedness and Business Continuity

Disaster preparedness is a crucial component of success for all businesses, including community associations and their management companies. From mundane scenarios like planned water shut offs or unexpected loss of power to natural disasters like coastal hurricanes and midwestern earthquakes, it’s important to plan ahead. But that planning and the interim preparation that should come […]

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December 12, 2022
How Your Virtual Employee Can Help with CapEx Projects in 2023

An HOA capital expense (CapEx) project can be stressful. It’s a big undertaking, and you must make sure that your community association is organized and on schedule. If you don’t have time or the resources to do this yourself, hiring a virtual employee (VE) can save your community association time and money by helping with […]

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November 29, 2022
Work SMARTer. Hire Smarter!

For a manager, setting performance goals is the tool of alchemy – turning regular employee productivity into solid gold. I’ve written a lot about Key Performance Indicators (KPI) in the past and how they’re a powerful tool for setting up virtual employee success. They allow you, as a manager, to identify the indicators that are […]

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November 16, 2022
Did You Know: Your Management Company VE Can Plan Your 2023 Calendar

As the end of the year draws closer, management companies are faced with less and less time to plan for “the future.” It’s around the corner, creeping up quicker than any of us are prepared for, and it signals a time for a lot of additional tasks – write-offs, annual reports, and annual budgets for […]

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November 8, 2022
Two for One is a Bargain

Maybe you’re familiar with virtual employees, and maybe you’re not. Whatever your situation, here’s something to consider. A virtual employee is the right fit for any job that requires a computer with reliable internet and a phone. I’ve used virtual attorneys, accountants, financial advisors, technical assistants, customer service representatives, and graphic designers, I’ve even had […]

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