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Search Tips for Google

Search Tips for Google

How often have you heard the term 'Google it'? This statement tells us how vital and common the Google search engine has become. However there are times when you can't find what you're looking for and in these situations, it might be better to search multiple keywords...

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Holidays and Business, Do they Mix?

Holidays and Business, Do they Mix?

In Hong Kong we have anywhere between 14-16 public holidays each year, and sometimes they work to make an extra long weekend, and who doesn't like to take advantage of those to get away. We also have Summer holidays where kids are off school between 6 and 8 weeks. But...

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Google Search Operators

Google Search Operators

In the previous post, Search Tips for Google we explained how to use two of the Boolean Searches – AND and OR? That was just a warm up! Today, we are introducing you to some more commonly used Google Search Operators. If you want to enhance your searching...

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Virtual Assistance – How We Work With Clients

Virtual Assistance – How We Work With Clients

I had a conversation with a new client recently. He was hiring his first VA and was asking questions about how we worked, trying to understand the process. “I’ve got enough in my budget to do part-time, maybe 10 hours a week. Can we schedule someone for two hours a...

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Organise Your Business Cards

Organise Your Business Cards

As I was preparing for our family Christmas celebrations I was collecting a number of business cards from stores, suppliers and people I met along the way. I was going to wrap a rubber band around them and throw them in my desk draw until the New Year and then thought...

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The Role of the Secretary

The Role of the Secretary

In a previous post I discussed what a virtual assistant is, today I thought I would take the time to focus on a role, often associated with women, the secretary.  Interestingly enough prior to World War I the job title of secretary was generally referring to a man. ...

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