How Erin Blaskie Built a Virtual Assistant Empire: A Teleconference on Thursday April 19th

Erin BlaskieErin Blaskie has impeccable timing.

Erin opened the doors of her virtual assistant business in 2003, just as this new industry was taking off and businesses were starting to embrace the idea of using an assistant who works hundreds or thousands of miles away from them.

After building up her own team of virtual assistants serving businesses around the globe, Erin then moved into creating highly profitable online group coaching programs, on topics such as how to launch a website or a blog, how to create a virtual assistant business, and how to boost business revenue by selling information products.

She continues to work with numerous businesses around the globe, teaching them how to take advantage of time-saving technology and to leverage group coaching to increase business revenue.

We’re going to be holding a teleconference with Erin Blaskie on Thursday, April 19th, from 12noon-1pm, where we’ll be asking Erin all about how she built her business and specifically how entrepreneurs and business owners can use virtual assistants.

In this teleconference, Erin is going to talk about:

  • How to use virtual assistants to streamline your business, keep costs down, and leverage outsourced expertise
  • How she boosted her business revenues by creating and selling information products
  • Why “one to many” coaching and training is far more profitable than “one to one”
  • How she launched her first virtual group coaching program
  • How virtual assistants can give business owners peace of mind when life gets in the way of business
  • How Erin discovered she could dramatically boost her business revenue by creating information products

Hope to see you all on the call!  Here’s that registration link again:

Register for How Erin Blaskie Built a Virtual Assistant Empire: A Teleconference on Thursday April 19th.


8 Habits Of Highly Effective Business Owners

This is a guest post by Jenna Smith. Find out more about how to submit a guest post here. Business owner, highly effective business owner, small business

Effective business owners often have a good number of concrete factors working in their favor.

They might have a great idea or an incredible intellect.

They may have large amounts of money or simply know the right people.

They often possess a good eye for talent, a strong sense of leadership, and a proclivity for taking risks at just the right time.

These resources, assets, and intangibles are unfortunately not available to every business owner who seeks them. You can’t snap your fingers and accrue leadership skills or considerable wealth – in other words, you can’t turn yourself into an effective business owner simply because you want to join those ranks.

As with everything in life, there are elements of business that can be mastered and elements that cannot. Many advantages of ownership fall in that latter category.

But while favorable business connections may make an owner more effective, a person can still be an effective owner in absence of that capability.

More generally, it is possible to be highly effective and successful without possessing favorable resources. To do, this, however, it is all the more important that an owner maximize what is entirely within his control – that he practice effective ownership habits even if he doesn’t have the above assets at his disposal.

What are these habits demonstrated by effective business owners? Here are eight of the most important ones:

1.  Create Goals

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How to Use Savvy Financial Planning In Your Business [Audio Teleseminar]

One of the biggest barriers to starting or growing a business is having enough money in the bank. Katy Song Certified Financial Planner, investment advisor, investment advice, small business financial advice

Don’t we all want to have more money in the bank?  Of course we do.

That’s where our most recent teleseminar guest comes in. Katy Song is a Certified Financial Planner and advises clients on savvy saving, investing, and ways to make their hard-earned bucks go farther.

Many of Katy’s clients are entrepreneurs and business owners, and she counsels these clients on how to deal with unpredictable revenue, how to set priorities in their businesses based on family needs and personal needs, and how to implement saving strategies.

Katy stopped by to share her advice on entrepreneurship and business ownership, running a business in today’s economy, and what it takes to be a successful business owner.  In this teleseminar, Katy explains:

  • How to start a business in a slow economy
  • The #1 Mistake new business owners make when they start a new business
  • How much money to save when starting a business
  • Why entrepreneurs are more likely to live within their means than consumers
  • What personality traits entrepreneurs share


I hope you will enjoy listening to the interview as much as I enjoyed conducting it.  If you prefer to read the interview than listen to it, you can read the transcript after the jump.


How to Use Savvy Financial Planning In Your Business – a Teleseminar with Financial Planner Katy Song

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How Entrepreneur Sam Glover Built the #1 Legal Marketing Blog on the Web,

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing a guy who I’ve admired for quite some time, Sam Glover. Sam Glover,, Lawyerist, solopreneur, small law firm, legal marketing, solo practitioner, lawyer marketing, law firm marketing

Sam may not be a household name like other well known entrepreneurs such as Richard Branson of Ted Turner, but he may get there one day.

Over the past couple of years, Sam has built into one of the most popular legal marketing blogs on the web, with a focus on small firms and solo practitioners.

He also created a members-only forum (free to join) called the Lawyerist LAB where attorneys can swap ideas and tips about the profession. And he also bought and revamped Bitter Lawyer, which is a legal humor blog.

Oh yeah, and he also has a family and his own legal practice.

I know a lot of lawyers who read Lawyerist, and I know I relied on it heavily in making the decision to go out on my own, all the way down to using Lawyerist before I made any decisions about purchases for my new office.

I’m not sure how he does it all, but we’re glad he is able to balance everything.


As always, you can assume links below may be paid and/or affiliate links, meaning we may receive a commission. If you do go through one of our affiliate links and make a purchase, we appreciate it!  Thank you for helping to make Smart Business Revolution possible.

Interview With Entrepreneur Sam Glover, Founder of

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Dave Owens, California Law Report Contributor

Dave OwensEd’s Note: We wanted to introduce you to one of our contributors here at California Law Report, Dave Owens. Dave is a great guy and whip-smart, especially about his passion — intellectual property.

If you are interested in contributing a guest blog post to California Law Report, you can read more about our guest post guidelines here.


My name is Dave and I’m excited to have my work featured on California Law Report. My goal is to provide legal information in a practical, down-to-earth manner.

In YouTube, message boards, or blogs.

However, this increased expression also gives rise to a variety of legal issues, including privacy, intellectual property, fair use, free speech, and defamation.

Legal issues are often complex. It is the role of an attorney to wade through the legalese and help the client make sense of it. Hopefully, after reading my articles, you’ll have a better sense of the issues that affect you.

I received my Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications (with an emphasis on television and film production) from Ball State University and my Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School of Law.

As a law student I interned at the Law Offices of George M. Rush, the First Amendment Project, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Currently, I work as a contract attorney in the San Francisco Bay Area. My specialties include intellectual property, Internet law, and entertainment law.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at [email protected]

What Is An End User License Agreement?

This is a guest post by attorney Dave Owens.

If the closing of Borders bookstore chain proved anything, it was that the general public is end user license agreementnow extremely comfortable making purchases online.

Almost any transaction — food, travel, bills, entertainment — can now be handled electronically.

But before any of these transactions can be completed, you are required to check a small box at the bottom.

By checking this box you are consenting to the terms of an agreement drafted by the company’s legal department.

These agreements are called end user license agreements (“EULA”) or click wrap agreements. Although such agreements are prevalent in the online world, consumers seldom read them.

The average consumer doesn’t want to read page after page of legalese for a simple purchase. While this is understandable, you may be agreeing to things that you wouldn’t ordinarily agree to.

Before making your next purchase, here are some things to know about end user license agreements:

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