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5 Ways to be Prepared for Tax Season

5 Ways to be Prepared for Tax Season

“In this world, nothing can be certain except Death and Taxes.” Benjamin Franklin.

That April 15th deadline is just over a month away and panic and anxiety about taxes and payments is looming. Let’s be honest, no one likes paying their taxes and as a small business owner it is even harder just signing away money that so much hard work has gone into making. But taxes are a necessary “evil” and something every small business owner must address.

5 Tech Platforms Done By 5 Loves for Small Business

5 Tech Platforms Done By 5 Loves for Small Business

At Done By 5 we are always on the hunt for the best tools available to small businesses. The right tools make work easy and efficient for everyone and that keeps us happy, our clients happy, and our client’s clients happy. As virtual assistants, happy is all we could ask for. With the speed of tech these days, there is a solution for everything, and if you haven't found the app or software to solve that one pesky problem, chances are it's right around the corner.

5 Ways To Show your Clients Love and Appreciation

5 Ways To Show your Clients Love and Appreciation

It’s already February and love is in the air. But whether Valentine’s day is approaching or not, it’s nice to let someone know how much you appreciate them. We’ve put together some simple gift ideas to get you started. They leave room for customization so get creative!

Getting Organized for the New Year Part 2: Staying Organized Day to Day

Getting Organized for the New Year Part 2: Staying Organized Day to Day

Life as a virtual assistant can often look like a virtuosic balancing act.  We create our own schedules and are always looking for more space in the day to help our clients propel their businesses forward. We use tools like teamwork, zoom.us, and Google drive to keep us all on the same page, share information and ideas, and keep documents organized. Each of us has our own ways of balancing our everyday schedules but there are a few consistent habits that everyone on the Done By 5 team uses to stay on track and organized. Here are some:

Getting Organized for the New Year. Part 1: Creating the Ideal Workspace

Getting Organized for the New Year.             Part 1: Creating the Ideal Workspace

People use the new year as an opportunity to update and renew, which is why we make resolutions. We recognize that we need changes, or to take risks to make our lives better, so we can live happier, healthier lives. I had set my resolutions, but this change was beyond just a resolution, it was necessary for me, my business, and the small business I work for. I needed to create my ideal workspace.

Done By 5, Done In 5: Goals for the New Year

Done By 5, Done In 5: Goals for the New Year

2017 has been an amazing year for Done By 5, its’ team members, and clients. It has been a year of growth and change but most importantly, it has been extremely rewarding. First, we rebranded and built this new beautiful website and expanded our reach through our blog and social media, utilizing the skills we already do for our clients into our own business.

Why DB5 Thinks "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!"

Why DB5 Thinks "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!"

This year it felt like the warm weather stuck around a bit longer, (maybe that is true for us here in California) making December seem to come from nowhere. Now the holidays are here and the year is quickly coming to an end.

Done By 5, Done In 5

Done By 5, Done In 5

Here at Done by 5, we have created a series of blogs called “Done by 5, Done in 5.” These blogs will not only address the nitty gritty side of running your small business like how to prepare business letters and invoices, but also give tips and tools of the things we like or have helped us aid the small businesses we work with. They maybe “how to guides” or must have apps or maybe some great gift ideas for clients. The greatest part, it will be 5 steps, or 5 tools, or 5 likes.To kick off our first Done By 5, Done in 5, we thought we would give you tools on how to, well, be Done By 5.

What Does a Virtual Assistant Really Do? (And Why We Love Our Job)

What Does a Virtual Assistant Really Do? (And Why We Love Our Job)

In the theme of getting to know Done By 5 better, we thought we would give you an inside peek on a few of the things we do on a daily basis and why we enjoy them.  

An Interview With Done By 5 Founder and CEO - Michelle Berkley

An Interview With Done By 5 Founder and CEO - Michelle Berkley

I've worked with Michelle for years and known her even longer so I can attest to how awesome she is. But I thought it would be fun to interview her about her life outside of work, why she started Done By 5, and her favorite thing about helping small businesses thrive, so that you could get to know the power woman behind DB5. Hope you enjoy!