Small Business 2018 Trends

Done By 5: An Inside Look- Music that Inspires and Motivates Us

Done By 5: An Inside Look- Music that Inspires and Motivates Us

Have you ever noticed how much music is present in our daily lives? Music sets a tone and helps create a very specific environment which is why stores and offices will play curated playlists to encourage focus or to sell a product or experience. Music is a beautiful and powerful tool that stimulates brain activity and can trigger certain emotional response and memories, and encourage great creativity!

Embracing Earth Day: 5 Ways to Have a More Eco Friendly Business

Embracing Earth Day: 5 Ways to Have a More Eco Friendly Business

Happy Earth Day! At Done By 5 we love Earth Day! It is the one day that people across the world come together and celebrate the beautiful planet we all share and call home. Not only is it a day to get up, get out, and enjoy the outdoors, it is a reminder that we only have one place to call home and we must take care of it.

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.

5 Tools Done By 5 Virtual Assistants are Most Thankful For

5 Tools Done By 5 Virtual Assistants are Most Thankful For

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the Done By 5 team has come up with 5 tools that we are most thankful for. These are the tools that not only make our lives easier as virtual assistants but are vital to our success as a small business.