By Charlie Brown

The secret to a successful business is outsourcing what you can, but don’t outsource core business processes. Outsourcing is only a cure for the “Superhero Syndrome” most entrepreneurs suffer from on a regular basis. There are hundreds of providers near you who are ready to provide cloud computing services, managed IT services, data recovery and security services, software management services and more!

Working with the hundreds of visual assistants you can find right now will help your company meet the production and marketing goals without exceeding the stipulated budget. The general virtual assistant or GVA are multi-faceted and provide several organizations with multiple skill sets necessary to complete business operations.

Here are the top 5 tasks you can outsource to your GVA right now:

1. Email management and scheduled task management

It is one of the biggest time savers in the history of business and services. Externalizing the email management services will help you and your company save endless hours per week. They can help your company filter emails, respond to critical emails, make appointments, make travel plans and bookings, setting reminders and sending season greetings.

2. File storage and organization 

GVAs can be the savior of any company when it comes to storage and organization of files. These are simple tasks that take up much time. Therefore, you can ask your outsourcing team to handle data entry work, dropbox management, management of spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations and document maintenance.

3. Updating content

It may need a content writer or a creative writer on the team, but most GVAs handle content management tasks with ease. Specialized teams can also update your company blog and website with search engine friendly content. (more…)

By Charlie Brown

Thousands of real estate agents and realtors across the USA are currently struggling between commissions. It is a slow market, and most professionals cannot think of degrading their vocation by going to the payday loan centers. Most people view real estate agents with a certain respect, and this prevents their association with loan sharks and pay-day companies. Nonetheless, just like any other business owner, they have bills to pay, and like any other earner, they have a family to take care of.

Saying “NO” to Pay Day Loans

Real estate commission loans can save their day. These are cash advances against the listings they have already confirmed or against pre-sale closures they have made. Real estate agents can approach a company for a certain amount of instant cash advance against their commission that is pending against a sale. It is common knowledge that these cash advance companies do not charge weekly or monthly interest from their realtors and they do not seek collaterals. This is primarily because these companies give the money against verified documents of sale. They operate at a much lower risk level. Once the realtor closes the sale, it is the company’s responsibility to collect the pending amount from the seller.

What are The Risks Involved?

This process is not completely without risks. In real estate, you need to expect the unexpected.

In the event of a delayed closing, you need to apply for a delayed closing agreement. For that, you will need to know the new possible escrow date, and you need to submit the application before the date of pending payment. This will prevent penalties that can accumulate with lapsing payments. There are three more options almost all advanced commission companies provide to their realtor clients –

i. You can pay the advance back in full. (more…)

By Charlie Brown

For the best outcome, you want to use the best criminal records database to carry out background checks. The good news is that you can easily find websites offering you these services. You can also outsource these background checks to agencies that do this for organizations and individuals. Your options will depend on frequency of use among other considerations.

When you opt to carry out the process yourself, you want to end up using the best website that will give you the information you need. You should therefore look for certain features in these websites that will allow you to work with the best in the field. To this end, carryout some comparison checks that will point you to the most ideal database that will serve your needs well.

Extensive database

The database should have records of as many people as possible. With the nation filled with millions and millions of people, you want to be sure that the database will cover as many of these people as possible.

You should have an assurance that no matter who you come across, you can easily verify the presence of a criminal record or not. When you work with a database that is not extensive, the chances of hiring a person with a criminal past increases substantially since the information may not be in such a database.

Detailed background information

The database should not just be extensive but the information you get from it should also have enough details. You want to know more about the criminal record as the information you get will inform you of how much of a threat the person is. If, for example, the information in the database shows that the person has no recent criminal records, such a person may not be a present threat. The information should also indicate what the criminal act was. It could be a criminal act that is not relevant to your business and therefore having the employee there may not necessarily compromise your business. (more…)

By Charlie Brown

Art has always had and will always have a great impact on our lives. With art, the world can communicate, express feelings and emotions and also showcase the conscious use of skill and creative imagination. As a matter of fact, the world would be boring without art.

And as we all know, artistic pieces hanging on the wall are a great and stylish way of bringing life to your space. However, most people will find the greatest art pieces for their homes but forget that the office space needs some life to it as well. Art is of great importance in your work place just like in your home.

That said, an art gallery would be the best place for you to find the be start for your office décor. But because there are several art galleries out there, here are some useful tips to help you find the perfect art pieces for your office. Read on…

– Start your search online – We live in a modern world, where the internet is the biggest source of information at the moment. And since you might not have the time to visit a brick and mortar art gallery, you can always find one online. A simple search on the internet and you will be looking at multiple pieces of art; from classic to modern. But in as much as this is an easy option, be sure that you look at quality of the paintings or art pieces above everything else.

– Choose art pieces that will personalize your office space and also give it more life – Art gives you the opportunity to transform your place of work into a unique, interactive and appealing environment not just for you and your team but also for your clients. (more…)