Category: Virtual/Local Services

10 Tips for Business and Education Professionals

Few business items are as irritating as people who don’t respond to email in a timely manner. If you regularly start your responses with, “Sorry for the delay….”, you need to read this post.

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5 Stars or is that 10?

Need some blog writing ideas…..

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A Virtual Services Possibilities Prezi

This is a Prezi (Presentation) of some Virtual Services Possibilities. It is set up to allow you to progress manually at your own pace. Consider going full screen.

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Burn me once…..but not twice

I did NOT want the renewal and called the vendor — and was told that when I signed up for that discounted first year rate that the “terms of service” stated that my membership/subscription would be “automatically renewed” at the regular price. BUSTED!

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Social Media Management Services

Have you ever noticed that some people, and more often businesses, seem to have their name on your social media news feed whenever you are there? No, they are probably not sitting at their computer constantly posting and tweeting.

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Why Music Booster Groups Should Consider Credit Card Processing

For years, we’ve paid by credit card at department and grocery stores, at restaurants and gas stations. Now that we are using credit cards in fast food drive through lanes and making our church contributions online via credit card– is there anyone NOT accepting credit card payments?

Well yes, most music booster groups. But there are some good reasons to consider implementing credit card processing.

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Watch out who you Chat with on Facebook

By John Gardner Twice in the last month, I’ve received and accepted a “Friend Request” from someone I know. Almost immediately upon confirming the request, I get a messenger chat with a friendly greeting. In the first case, after about

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How may I Virtually Assist YOU?

In the worlds of small business and education, my life mission is to teach and work with achievers and to achieve with them.

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Three questions about private music studios

By John Gardner In preparation for a Skype interview by Andrew Ingkavet, a music teacher in the Greater New York area, I asked if he had any questions he wanted to share in advance — so that I could be especially prepared

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How I use Google Voice for my Small Business

By John Gardner When I started my VirtualMusicOffice, I wanted a phone number other than my home or cell phone. I didn’t want to add a monthly phone bill. I wanted to screen calls and take calls on either my home

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