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How to Build a Successful Virtual Assistant Business
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How to Build a Successful Virtual Assistant BusinessWritten by Janice Byer and Elayne Whitfield-Parr, this NEW book includes information and tips to help aspiring and established VAs with every aspect of starting and building a Virtual Assistant business.

From naming your business, to upgrading your skills, to expanding your business, we have put together everything you need to know based on our combined years in this industry and the input of successful VAs worldwide.

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Business Building Ebooks

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  • How To Respond to RFPs
  • Easy to Understand & Implement Search Engine Optimization Techniques
  • How to Set-Up & Start Your First Blog
  • and many more.


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Small Business & Web Design Blog

 Since 1999, we have been publishing Virtual Tidbits filled with articles, links, tips and resources to help small business professionals.
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COMPANY NAME: Docu-Type Administrative & Web Design Services
LOCATION: Caledon, Ontario
PHONE: 519-941-9523Janice Byer, Owner - Docu-Type Virtual Assistance & Web Design
EMAIL: Send us an Email 
WEBSITE: http://www.docutype.net 

FOUNDER: Janice D. Byer

ACCREDITATIONS: Certified Canadian Virtual Assistant (CCVA) & Certified Master Virtual Assistant (MVA)

FOUNDER'S MISSION STATEMENT: "To be a happy, successful person whom others can admire and want to learn from".

TYPE OF BUSINESS: Professional Virtual Assistance and Website Development (Sole Proprietor)

COMPANY'S MISSION: "To help small business owners meet and exceed the needs and expectations of THEIR customers. We want them to become successful and stay successful!"

ABOUT DOCU-TYPE ADMINISTRATIVE & WEB DESIGN SERVICES: Docu-Type Administrative & Web Design Services, located in Caledon, Ontario, was founded by Janice Byer in 1998. The home-based company provides professional assistance to busy small business owners, specializing in Virtual Assistance and Website Design. (Click here for a listing of all services available). Their professional services allow entrepreneurs to outsource their administrative tasks, freeing up more time to generate revenue. Docu-Type also takes great pride in helping others succeed. They produce a bi-monthly online  newsletter, Virtual TidBits, which includes tips, links, and articles to assist the netpreneur. They also provide 'been there, done that' business related articles to both online and print publications. They also have included several pages on their website with a sole purpose of providing more information (see below).

FOUNDER'S EXPERIENCE: After high school, Ms. Byer was unsure as to what was her next step. So, she spent one year living with friends in the small town of Prince Rupert, BC. At the end of that year, she returned to Ontario and enrolled in Sheridan College's Micro Computer Management program. After graduating from this two year course, she began her career. Her first position entailed being in charge of the payroll for a large Temporary agency in Brampton, Ontario. 

From there she moved onto a large automotive aftermarket company, where she spent the next ten years of her career. She started at this company as the Receptionist and rose through several other positions during her employment with them. From Accounting to Marketing to Purchasing, she became experienced in most aspects of running a large company. Eventually though, this company would fall victim to a merger with a larger corporation, at which time, most of the loyal employees, and their positions, became redundant. 

Straight from this large corporation, Ms. Byer took over as the office manager of a small lawn care company owned by her father. During her time with his company, she was vital in the day-to-day operations of the company, including everything from answering customer inquiries to designing the company's advertising and marketing material. Not to mention the experience of running a small business. 

But this too would end, as her father decided to retire in the fall of 1998. It was at that point that Ms. Byer realized being a small business owner was her destiny. She researched what she would like to offer and to who and the rest, as they say, is history.

In an effort to enhance her abilities of running a small business and to ensure the success of the business, Ms. Byer applied and was accepted into the Self-Employment Assistance (SEA) Program, sponsored by HRDC. The 10-week course involved in-class instruction from successful business owners and an abundance of hands on training for running a small business. The final result of the course was an extensive business plan which could be used to further fund the small business endeavor. The support from the instructors then continued for the remainder of the year. 

For more background on Ms. Byer, visit her Resume.

HISTORY OF THE COMPANY: Janice Byer founded Docu-Type in the summer of 1998. In September of that same year, the company's website was put online. From that time until April of 1999, the company 'tested the waters' to see if the services and expertise that Ms. Byer had to offer could sustain itself. It was clear, after much research, that her passion to be successful and the need to offer small business owners an option for their staffing requirements could make this business a force to be reckoned with. After developing an extensive business plan, the company was ready to take on clients and officially launched in May of 1999.

AWARDS:
   
Website of the Year 1999 - presented by Ritchie Secretarial Service, Aurora, Colorado
    Most Successful Start-Up 2000 - presented by the Pinnacle Awards for Business Women of 
       Distinction. 
    Home-Based Business of the Year 2000 - presented by the Small Business Enterprise Centre 
       and the Brampton Board of Trade, in conjunction with the City of Brampton & Towns of 
       Caledon and Orangeville.
    Thomas Leonard International Virtual Assistant of Distinction Nominee - 2006

FEATURES OF THE COMPANY WEBSITE: Being a virtual company, Docu-Type's website is their answer to a brick and mortar business location. The site includes:
    About Us - more about the owner and the company
    In The News - when and where Ms. Byer has been published and/or featured
    Client List - some of the many happy clients
    Testimonials - and the nice things they have said
    Business Building EBooks - to help small businesses
    Links - to point entrepreneurs in the right direction (plus much more)
    Newsletter - their award winning ezine, Virtual TidBits
    Articles - from 'been there, done that' experiences
    Become a VA - a page listing various links to help a VA start up and succeed in this industry
    ...and of course, their Benefits, Services, Rates, Awards, & Free Quotation pages.

COMPANY AFFILIATIONS & PARTICIPATION:

    Founding Member of CVAC (Canadian Virtual Assistant Connection)
    International Virtual Assistant Day Committee Chair at OIVAC
    Lead writer for the RSS Herald
    » Member of the Brampton Board of Trade (contributing member of the marketing committee)

PRESS RELEASES

    LOCAL VIRTUAL ASSISTANT CELEBRATES INAUGURAL INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS DAY: MAY 19, 2006
    » SMALL BUSINESS EARNS ANOTHER BIG ACCOMPLISHMENT
    SANTA'S LITTLE HELPER
    PINNACLE AWARD RECIPIENT ATTRIBUTES HER SUCCESS TO ....
    SMALL TOWN BIZ HITS THE BIG TIME ONLINE
    LOCAL WEBSITE AWARDED SITE OF THE YEAR 1999
    PASSION HELPS BUSINESSES GROW
    VIRTUAL ASSISTANT HELPS LOCAL BUSINESSES
    LOCAL BUSINESS FEATURED ON WORLD WIDE WEB

MISCELLANEOUS 

    VIDEO PROFILE on HerQuest.com.
    Company POWERPOINT PRESENTATION.

Canadian Virtual Assistant Connection Co-Founder & Executive Director

OIVAC IVAD Committee Chair

Co-Founder & Executive Director

OIVAC IVAD Committee Chair

   

Brampton Board of Trade Member
Proud Member of the
Brampton Board of Trade

 


   

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