Business Insights from the World Cup: The Triumph of Teamwork

July 2, 2014 | by Pepper

Whether you’re a football fan or not, you will not miss the World Cup 2014 craze as it has been in the headlines over the past weeks. From the debate to which World Cup song is better—Shakira’s or J.Lo’s—to the surprising loss of Spain, there are many things to talk about this sports event. Great […]

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Skills You Need to Look for in a VA

June 20, 2014 | by Pepper

Hiring people today is not limited to proximity. Outsourcing business solutions has opened opportunities for businesses to tap the global workforce that showcases skilled and talented professionals. Virtual assistants (VAs) are one of them. There are many considerations when hiring a VA with skill set being the leading factor. As we continue our series on […]

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Internet Marketing Trends that You Need to Capitalize On

June 12, 2014 | by Pepper
mobile marketing

The internet has given marketers a powerful platform that allows them to optimize their reach. The web offers a variety of ways to draw customers to your brand. As much as it gives marketers multiple opportunities, it also keeps them on their toes because of its quick evolution. Some internet marketing strategies maybe effective last […]

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Building a Great Relationship with Your Contractor

June 10, 2014 | by Pepper

Working with a contractor is similar to working with any employee or business partner. You need to establish a strong and collaborative relationship with them to make sure that you get the most out of that partnership. A contractor could be anyone from a virtual assistant, web designer, social media manager, content writer, and other […]

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Five Reasons Why Every Business Should Go Into Facebook Marketing

June 4, 2014 | by Pepper

With 1.28 billion monthly active users, Facebook is undoubtedly the leading social media site today. To overlook this fact is like passing up on a free million-dollar ad placement with maximum global reach. That’s how powerful Facebook is. Marketing your business on Facebook is a no-brainer. It should be part and parcel of your annual […]

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An Inside Look at Working with Filipino VAs

May 29, 2014 | by Pepper

The Philippines has been ranked number two in the 2014 Tholons Top 100 Outsourcing Destinations. Seven cities made it to the list including Manila (No. 2), Cebu (No. 8), Davao (No. 69), Metro Laguna (No. 82), Bacolod (No. 93), Iloilo City (No. 95), and Baguio City (No. 99). These rankings affirm the steady growth of […]

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Laying the Groundwork for Successful Outsourcing

May 20, 2014 | by Pepper

Outsourcing is growing at a fast, steady pace with more companies recognizing the global workforce. This business solution, however, is not limited to big companies. Over the past years, small companies have been tapping offshore contract jobs to meet their business requirements. In fact, small businesses would benefit more from outsourcing because they are tapping into the global pool of […]

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The Era of Social Media Customer Support

April 22, 2014 | by Pepper
Social Media Support

Companies lose sight of the bigger social media picture in a constant struggle for likes, followers and plus ones. Social pages are not landing pages designed for conversions or the equivalent of appealing store fronts. They represent an opportunity for businesses to personally connect with customers or potential customers. According to, Eighty percent of […]

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Hangouts takes messaging a notch higher

March 14, 2014 | by Pepper

Communication has never been easier and more dynamic with the tools available in the Web. From chat to video calls, you can practically reach anyone anywhere with messaging apps such as Skype, Facebook Messenger, and Whatsapp. Google launched Hangouts on May 15, 2013 during its yearly I/O conference in San Francisco. Hangouts may be a […]

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App Development Made Easy

March 4, 2014 | by Pepper

With offshore teams becoming a norm in many businesses, online collaboration has also become a common practice. Business processes done in the cloud are growing including application development. Over the past weeks, we are looking at different ways to optimize Google Enterprise for your business. Google Business Suite is composed of tools that can help […]

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