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.
“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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.