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Virtual Assistant Industry Continues To Thrive As Unemployment Rate Rises & Layoffs Continue
Margate, FL, (October 2011) The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that the unemployment rate has held at just over 9% for several months now, and mass layoffs continue to occur at a steady pace. As a result, many professionals both employed and unemployed consider this the perfect time to venture out and start their own business and become the entrepreneur they have always dreamed of becoming.
One of the top businesses that aspiring entrepreneurs are gravitating to is the virtual assistant industry, which was included in Entrepreneur’s list of the top four home-based businesses for 2011. One of the leading entrepreneurial books on the subject, Virtual Assistant – The Series: Become a Highly Successful, Sought After VA http://www.VA-TheSeries.com is helping those entrepreneurs to start their business. It is a complete guide for helping support professionals transition from employee to successful business owner. Considered the “bible” of the VA industry, it has recently been released in its 4th edition and continues to be the longest-standing book of its kind in the industry.
Virtual assistants (VAs) are highly skilled professionals who provide support services from a home office to anywhere in the world using high-speed access as well as many web-based applications. VAs specialize in everything from publicity and social media marketing, Internet research and event planning to bookkeeping, web design, word processing, proofing, editing and much more. Partnering a small business or independent professional with a virtual assistant is a perfect solution to today’s business challenges of trying to do more work with fewer resources.
And who uses VAs? Diana Ennen, co-author of Virtual Assistant – The Series says “Just about everyone from corporate professionals and authors to doctors, attorneys and other small businesses can benefit from using a VA. The knowledge and advanced training that a virtual assistant offers can help businesses of any size or field operate more effectively, which results in increased profits. It’s a win-win situation.”
Ennen and her co-author, Kelly Poelker designed this book to provide everything needed to establish and market a thriving home-based virtual assistant business. Its companion workbook, the Virtual Assistant – The Series Workbook Edition offers exercises that go along with every chapter of the book to strengthen the learning experience. Poelker also offers additional VA training through her Academy of Virtual Professionals training programs.
Virtual Assistant – The Series: Become a Highly Successful, Sought After VA, 4th Edition Revised, is available at Amazon and leading online bookstores everywhere, or visit http://www.VA-TheSeries.com for direct orders.
Virtual Assistant – The Series has helped thousands make the successful transition to entrepreneurship. Start today and experience the financial freedom you’ve always wanted.
About the Authors: Diana Ennen and Kelly Poelker are the authors of Virtual Assistant – The Series: Become a Highly Successful, Sought After VA (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th editions), and its companion workbook edition. They are also co-authors of numerous other books related to working from home, and the VA industry. Ennen and Poelker have a combined history of over 35 years as business owners, coaches, mentors and leaders, and are well-respected throughout the virtual assistant community.