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Due to the overwhelming response and inquiry for a virtual assistant at my webinar last time, I’ve decided to conduct another Q&A session on Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 1pm -2pm EST. Here are some of the things that I will be covering:

1. What is a Virtual Assistant (VA)?

2. Various business support services that a VA offers.

3. Most importantly, how a VA can help YOU grow YOUR business!

Start 2010 off right by being more organized and energized to concentrate solely on your business! 

Simply send an email to with the heading “Webinar”

Seats are filling up…..register now!

In the area of business development there are a number of responsibilities and techniques you need to be aware of in order to gain new customers and penetrate the market with your product(s) and/or service(s).

Find Your Target Market

It is important that your target market have the right size and growth characteristics. In order to sustain your business, one must assess the long-term range of profitability as well. Try direct mailing by purchasing mailing lists of qualified customers from customer data companies.

Intelligence Gathering

This step allows you to acquire a complete understanding of your customers and competitors. This is an important step in that it helps you to makes for better business decision-making.

Generate Leads

A sales lead increases the likelihood of a possible sale. A lead can comes from several different places such as fax, paper, mail, call centers, websites, etc. One way to generate a sales lead to a possible sale is to be involved in social networking such as LinkedIn.

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Starting a business can become quite overwhelming, especially when it’s just you. I, personally, have tracked down several resources that have been most helpful for me, and would like to share some of them with you.

Develop and Evaluate Your Business Idea

When starting a business, it’s always good to play to your strengths, not your weaknesses. Also, when considering a business idea keep in mind the probability of profitability.

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