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Bottleneck Virtual Assistants Named as a Top Business Services Company by Clutch

Bottleneck Virtual Assistants Named as a Top Business Services Company by Clutch

Bottleneck Virtual Assistants is excited to announce that we have been named as one of the top providers of business services in the world by Clutch! We are also excited to say that we have been doing well in a few of Clutch’s more competitive categories, their rankings of the best virtual assistant services and…

How to Set Up G Drive for File Sharing

How to Set Up G Drive for File Sharing

Google Drive (G Drive) is an online application that enables efficient collaboration with virtual assistants. It comes with free 15 GB of storage space that is accessible from a computer and mobile device. Here’s how to set up G Drive for file sharing. STEP #1: Create a Google account Get started for free by creating…

Guide to Getting a Virtual Assistant 2019

Guide to Getting a Virtual Assistant 2019

What steps should you take to getting a virtual assistant? Hiring somebody with skills is only a part of the process. There are other things to consider when looking for a qualified candidate.  What is a Virtual Assistant? Virtual assistants are real people who are equipped to perform certain job roles and responsibilities to support…

How to Spot an Overwhelmed Virtual Assistant

How to Spot an Overwhelmed Virtual Assistant

Productivity is an indicator of good performance among virtual assistants. It tells where and how they worked, and whether or not they have been worth the investment. What happens when you have an overwhelmed virtual assistant?  The effects may become more alarming than the signs. Projects are pushed back, responsibilities are neglected, and in the…

3 Ways to Show Gratitude at Work

3 Ways to Show Gratitude at Work

What are some ways to show gratitude at work? The dictionary defines gratitude as “readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness”. Scientific experts Emmons and Mishra define it as “an acknowledgment of receiving something of value from others.” It comes with the genuine desire to give back for the goodness received from “the…

Micromanagement: Is It Helping or Hurting Your Workers?

Micromanagement: Is It Helping or Hurting Your Workers?

Micromanagement is a management style that aims to encourage productive and high-quality work through close monitoring. Despite its good intentions, research suggests micromanagement as a top stressor which induces health risks and, worse, death. It also limits workers from making valuable decisions in their jobs, hampers creativity and causes delays.  This presents a rather costly…

What to Look for in a Virtual Assistant

What to Look for in a Virtual Assistant

Finding the right person for the job empowers your business to grow efficiently. Each virtual assistant job candidate comes with a unique skill set to offer. But there is more than meets the eye. Promising resumes don’t tell everything. A bad hire can be just around the corner if you are not careful. You need…

Challenges of Managing Virtual Teams

Challenges of Managing Virtual Teams

Virtual assistants have empowered businesses around the world. They add value to a business’ clientele and lessen the workload of the business owner. Hiring them is also more affordable than hiring traditional office employees. Still, it is not all sunshine and rainbows. There are bumps and hurdles to overcome as with any other work relationship.…

Benefits of Project Management Software

Benefits of Project Management Software

Virtual assistance is here to stay. It is now the new normal as more people have come to embrace the benefits of remote work. Hiring managers also have started to adopt a more flexible workforce, given the rising need for talent. What can you do to make it work and be able to run a…

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Culture Eats Strategy

LEADING WITH KINDNESS

Listen to Jaime as he unpacks the many ways to build a legendary culture every week.