Category Archives: Virtual Assistants

Locked In: How to Keep Your Data Secure When Working with Virtual Assistants

November 19, 2013 | by Pepper
Keeping Data Secure Virtual Assistants Philippines

Data security is one of the primary concerns of business owners who are considering outsourcing their business processes. A study done by Ponemon Institute reports that 65% of companies that have outsourced to a third party have experienced data breach on its consumer data. Moreover, 58% of the companies said that they discovered the breach […]

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Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) leaves catastrophic damage in the Philippines

November 11, 2013 | by Pepper
Typhoon Yolanda Help Lines Virtual Assistants Philippines

Super typhoon Yolanda, known internationally as Haiyan, is estimated to have killed 10,000 people in one province alone. There are 4.5 million Filipinos affected in the Eastern Visayas region, leaving thousands of families homeless. Yolanda wreaked havoc on November 8, smashing the Visayas region with sustained winds of 315 kph (195 mph) and gusts of […]

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Smart Delegation: Five Tasks You Should Delegate to Your Virtual Assistant

November 6, 2013 | by Pepper
Tasts You Should Outsource Philippines Pepper Virtual Assistants

Each day brings a set of tasks that needs to be accomplished. May it be personal or professional, we all carry around little to-do lists in our heads that generally dictate how our day will go. As a business owner, you need to know how to delegate certain tasks to help you focus on things […]

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Strategic Outsourcing: 5 Aspects of Business You Should Never Outsource

October 2, 2013 | by Pepper
What You Shouldn't Outsource Philippines Virtual Assistants Pepper

Outsourcing has revolutionized business processes in many ways. From manufacturing to information technology, customer service, writing, administration, and even health care, outsourcing has removed the boundaries of traditional office space to make way for a more dynamic global workforce. Robert S. Huckman, business administration professor at Harvard Business School, said in an article that “the […]

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Be our Valentine: Get 27% off VA Services and a Full Custom SEO Gift

February 5, 2013 | by Pepper
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We’re always looking for ways to spice up your life, and for the entire month of February, we’ve got two hot new ways to do so. Hot New Plans First up is a pair of hot new packages designed to give you more time with your loved ones. After all, you want to spend Valentine’s […]

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2013 List of Official Philippine Holidays

January 23, 2013 | by Pepper
2013 Official Philippine Holidays Virtual Assistants Philippines

The Pepper bunch are a hardworking crew, and that’s a good thing. On the other hand, some of us run the risk of pushing ourselves too hard, and that’s not quite so good. Fortunately, every so often, the powers-that-be require us to take some time off to relax, recharge, and rejuvenate ourselves. Yup, we’re talking […]

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Making the Most of Our VA Services, Part 2: Communicate!

January 18, 2013 | by Pepper
Communicating with your Virtual Assistant Pepper Philippines

Welcome to the second part of our primer on virtual assistants. Since you’re here, it’s a safe bet that you, like many people, you don’t quite know what to expect from a virtual assistant, or VA for short, and aren’t quite sure how to work with her. The simple fact is that working with a […]

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Making the Most of Our VA Services, Part 1: Don’t Expect Super(wo)man

January 15, 2013 | by Pepper
What to Except from Virtual Assistants Pepper Virtual Networking Philippines

For many people, working with a virtual assistant, or VA for short, comes with a steep learning curve. Most people don’t know what to expect from their VAs, and are never quite sure how to work with them. We’re not surprised by this, because just a few short years ago, the concept of a VA […]

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Typhoon Sendong: Deadliest Typhoon To Date

March 6, 2012 | by Pepper
Virtual Assistants Pepper Philippines

During the early hours of December 17, 2011, tropical storm “Sendong” (international nameWashi) struck Cagayan de Oro City, as well as neighboring cities in the southern Philippines, catching most of its sleeping inhabitants completely off guard. What would have been a merry Christmas for most families turned into heartbreak and longing for dead or missing loved ones.

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Virtual Teams Series: Pros & Cons of Working with Virtual Teams

September 8, 2011 | by Pepper

This is the 4th and final post in Pepper’s Virtual Teams Series. In case you’ve missed the first three posts, you can check out What is a Virtual Team, How to Effectively Work with a Virtual Team, and Online Collaboration Tools for Virtual Teams. Everything has an upside and a downside, and this includes working […]

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