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Australia's first podcast for the VA industry, covering topics of interest to virtual assistants, small business owners and the self-employed, as well as providing information for those wanting to be Virtual Assistants, and businesses wanting to work with them. Hosted by Lyn Prowse-Bishop

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Australia's first podcast for the VA industry, covering topics of interest to virtual assistants, small business owners and the self-employed, as well as providing information for those wanting to be Virtual Assistants, and businesses wanting to work with them. Hosted by Lyn Prowse-Bishop

    Facebook Down!

    Facebook Down!

    Earlier this week Facebook – as well as Instagram and WhatsApp – went down for about 6 hours and for some it was like the world ended. Should we be relying on these social media platforms for our businesses? I don’t think so and in this episode I explain why.







    (5 minute listen)







    © Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show







    Resources and Mentions:







    Frances Haugen – Congress address on Facebook







    Mark Zuckerberg posts an essay to Facebook

    • 4 min
    Ep 52: Ethics and Success

    Ep 52: Ethics and Success

    (12 min listen)







    Our industry’s new crop of VA is a new generation – used to instant success, and influencers rather than mentors. This has brought with it a change in what is perceived as ethical, and what they define as success in business.







    In this show I look at a recent discussion with one such new VA.







    If we want our industry to continue into the future, we need to ensure we are all moving it in a forward direction, and not just looking after our own needs.







    © Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show







    Resources and Mentions:







    Ep 36: VA Training







    Kate Toon: 19 Things NOT to Do in a Facebook Group







    Forbes: What Percentage of Small Businesses Fail?







    Venture Beat: 50% of Businesses Fail in Their First 5 Years







    Huffington Post: Small Business Failure







    US Small Business Administration (Office of Advocacy): FAQs About Small Business

    • 12 min
    Parasites or Professionals?

    Parasites or Professionals?

    Are employers who allow employees to work from home "parasites" as Harry Triguboff contends? Is working from home "a trend" and are at-home workers less productive?

    • 7 min
    To gift or not to gift ...

    To gift or not to gift ...

    At this time of year the question arises: to gift or not to gift. It comes down to personal choice – but I like to send clients – especially my long term clients – something to show my appreciation for them.







    Some places to get gift giving ideas:







    Morish Nuts







    Edible Blooms







    Koko Black Chocolate







    Gift Baskets (Australia)















    You might also like this episode: Gratitude







    Stay safe and thanks for your support this year!







    © Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show

    • 3 min
    Ep 49: The Fraud of ‘Living the Dream’

    Ep 49: The Fraud of ‘Living the Dream’

    It’s been nearly 14 years since The 4-Hour Work Week was published – yet the idea that virtual support should only cost you $5/hour persists.







    If you’re all about saving money in your business then opting for cheap labour has its advantages – but also inherent disadvantages – and just because they’re ‘remote’ doesn’t make them Virtual Assistants.







    Resources:







    Jacobin – the Fraud and the 4-Hour Work Week – Meagan Day article







    Forbes Article – Michael Schein







    Podcasts:







    Should Cost of Living Count?







    Offshore Freelancers – What Clients Need to Know















    © Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show

    • 14 min
    Gratitude

    Gratitude

    Gratitude is something we should all practice every day. Feeling appreciated is important to everyone.







    But I’m amazed how little gratitude clients can show to VAs… and conversely, how little VAs can show for clients!







    © Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show

    • 4 min

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Awesome for VA's

I love listening to the words of wisdom of Lyn Prowse-Bishop. Thoroughly enjoy the podcasts, thank you so much!

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