Small businesses are always looking for ways to save time, money, paper, and especially in today's economy - gas. As a virtual assistant to solo professionals, I've come across several resources that have helped me and my clients save time and money.
One task that can take up time and paper is getting a contract or agreement signed. Time and paper can be saved using an online resource called Echo Sign. This service makes getting a document signed by both parties as easy as sending an email - and it can be done in minutes. There's nothing to install and a free account can get five documents signed a month. It's been very useful in my business, making the turn around time in getting documents signed almost non-existent. Also, there's no paper to print. Documents are stored electronically. Visit their website at EchoSign.com.
Are you always jotting yourself a note on a sticky note? Save yourself money and paper by using Jott.com. Jott converts your voice into emails, text messages, reminders, lists and appointments. Just pick up the phone and send yourself a Jott. Your Jott will be in your Inbox when you get back to the office. No more sticky notes!
Would you like to receive all your bills electronically and not deal with the hassle of paper anymore? Of course you want to sign up for any e-statements you can. Another great online resource is PayTrust.com. PayTrust allows you receive, review, pay and organize all your bills online.
Do you like going to seminars to learn more about your industry but find you can't afford the gas anymore? Teleseminars may be the answer you're looking for. Save gas by never leaving the comfort of your home or office. Check out Conference Call University at CCULearning.com.
Many solo professionals are saving time and money by using the services of a virtual assistant to help create and implement online marketing for their service businesses. Search for a virtual assistant in your area and see how he or she can help.