Hello and thanks so much for visiting “Help! I’m and Entrepreneur.”
Whether you’re investigating the possibilities of an entrepreneurial opportunity, launching a startup company, or have established yourself as an entrepreneur, this blog is intended to build a community where we can discuss the issues we all face with running a small business.
My name is Jackie de Boer. I launched my SOHO, Accredited Virtual Assistance (AVA) in 2005, to provide more flexible office support services for solopreneurs, entrepreneurs and small business owners who require administrative support, but perhaps didn’t have the need, or resources, to pay a full-time, in-house Executive or Administrative Assistant a salary and benefits. As a virtual assistant, my clients pay only for the time spent on their projects and tasks; all work is performed from my home based office.
In recent years, I became fascinated with social media and how LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and other social networking platforms could be used as a marketing tool in business. In 2009, following certification by VAClassroom as a Social Media Specialist, and requests from several clients, I added social media marketing to my service offerings.
AVA is a home-based business, which comes with its’ own set of challenges, as I’m sure many of you have discovered. My goal for this blog is to create a relevant and helpful community for all varieties of entrepreneur and small business owner; a place where we can discuss the issues we face with running a small business.
Each week I’ll be writing blog posts, or creating videos focused on the needs, questions and concerns of entrepreneurs, solopreneurs and small business owners, at whatever stage they may be in their entrepreneurial journey.
What is your biggest business challenge right now? Enter you challenge in the comment box below, and I’ll feature some of those challenges with possible solutions in future posts.Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice.
~ Peter Drucker
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