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A Success Story - The Solopreneur

March 6, 2015

Last year I started working with a gentleman who sold life insurance and who advised people with their finances. At first he needed help with scheduling. Google Voice allowed me to call on behalf of his "office". Google Calendar allowed me to maintain his calendar. And Google Contacts allowed me to …

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What do you say?

December 24, 2013
When I say "Happy Holidays" people respond with "Merry Christmas". When I say "Merry Christmas" people respond with "Happy Holidays". So today I say, Feliz Navidad (Spain, Mexico), God Jul (Norway), Mele Kalikimaka ame Hauoli Makahiki Hou (Hawaii) and Boas Festas (Portugal)!

Wishing you all a peac…

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Social Media Special Characters - Copy & Paste

October 28, 2013

 Do you ever wonder how people include special characters to their social media profiles and posts? Owls, smiley’s, hearts, clovers, clouds…it really is as easy and copying and pasting. I found this out while creating a profile for a shop I sell my creative wares on and felt I needed to share this w…

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New service offered!

September 20, 2013

SHVS is now offering Info Graphics and Graphic Quotes. What are they?

Info Graphics are images that give your audience or market information. An example; say you are a non profit that helps the blind, you could do an info graphic letting your audience know that Cataract Awareness Month is coming up…

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Keeping momentum during the work week

May 20, 2013

Maintaining work/life balance when you work from home can be challenging at times. We could all use a little reminder on how to keep the momentum going during the work week, especially now that Spring Fever is in the air. Oh, look at that butterfly!

Here are a few tips I have found along my jou…

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Quotes for every entreprenuer

May 16, 2013

“ A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner. ” ~ English Proverb

"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." ~ Charles Darwin

"Your customers aren't demographics. ... They're human beings."-- James Archer, CEO of Forty…

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How to find the right person to help with your businesses social media marketing?

April 19, 2013

Almost everybody engages in social media. It is a fact. Grandma is now to Facebook and uses Pinterest to organize the information she has gathered on quilting and crafts. Uncle is on Linked In for his business but enjoys HubPages on the weekend. Mom and Dad are now "hanging out" with Google+ and twe…

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Passion is what makes the world go 'round!

August 1, 2011

I am passionate about family, business and beauty; each for their own reasons. Family is what gives life substance and meaning. Where would we be without family? Business is fascinating to me. I am fascinated with the different types of businesses, the people behind them and how they operate and…

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School is out for the Summer!

May 15, 2010
By Sarah Herbert
Another semester has come and gone at Sierra College. Thousands of students are feeling tired, overwhelmed and ready to bask in the sunshine! Hopefully, these students are also feeling like they are concluding the semester with a vast amount of information and that they are one step …

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My blogging and article writing experience

April 11, 2010
By Sarah Herbert
This was my first experience with writing articles and blogs. Although it was different and harder than anything we have encountered thus far, I like it. It will be a very useful tool in managing and marketing my business (and maybe my clients businesses). I chose to use http://ezine…

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6 Tips for a Mind-Blowing Resume

April 11, 2010
By Sarah Herbert


When it comes to looking for a job in this economy it is apparent that jobs are scarce and the environment is competitive. Having a resume that stands out and portrays you at your best is essential when landing a new position. Here are a few tips that will help you in your search.

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Almost there!

April 11, 2010
By Sarah Herbert

When I first decided to go back to school, I had no idea what I wanted to do. The only thing I knew was that I wanted to spend more time with my family and be my own boss. The academic counselor at Sierra College told me about the Virtual Office Professional Certificate Program. I wa…

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Almost there!

April 11, 2010
By Sarah Herbert
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