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    • Candy on Budget Crisis, Red Tape and teenage crushes...
      “@Shawn - Money can apparently buy a LOT of happiness - and it seems to come in the form of pills and smoke-able items. *sigh* (yeah, sure you didn'”
    • Shawn Powers on Budget Crisis, Red Tape and teenage crushes...
      “It always amazes me the number of overdoses and suicides in the celebrity death pool. I mean, I know, "Money can't buy happiness" -- but you'd think ”
    • Candy on Phooey on social media privacy
      “Justin - ah, so you keep separate accounts - how much bleeds over though? Do you think people pay attention to DuckDuckBlue? Or just to JustinRyan? Do”
    • Justin on Phooey on social media privacy
      “I doubt I have to tell you, but I'm in the "let it all hang out" camp. (Despite vicious rumors of being obsessively private.) My feeling is, I am wh”
    • Candy on Phooey on social media privacy
      “I guess my point is... if an employer is going to delve that deeply into someone's stuff as to look back through their wife's silly twitter account, d”

PostHeaderIcon When the boss is away…

… the OffAssist crew will play jump into action! As many of you know, I was out last year with an emergency neck fusion. A week in the hospital and three months of recovery with a limited work schedule. It was an eye-opening experience and there were SO many things that I was glad that […]

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PostHeaderIcon EnMast Member Spotlight

Not one to toot my own horn, I’m going to let the folks at EnMast Online Community for Business Owner’s do it this month since they were kind enough to feature me (with a short Q&A) in their spotlight here.

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PostHeaderIcon Getting Naked

Not that kind of naked! Our founder and fearless leader, Candy Beauchamp, was recently interviewed over at The Naked VA, Ruth Martin‘s blog about the simple unadorned realities of being an online virtual professional. For a little naked truth about the realities of life as a virtual assistant, check out the interview here. — Most of […]

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PostHeaderIcon The real secret to success…

I get a few emails per week with people wanting information on how to run a business like mine or how to get started or what’s my biggest tips or a myriad of other questions. I try to answer them, but sometimes I don’t really know what to say. I just saw a need and […]

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PostHeaderIcon A Note from Candy

Dear clients, colleagues, and friends – As many of you know, I suffered a neck injury late last month and I was admitted to the hospital last week. Now, after surgical intervention, I am home and healing. This is a difficult post for me to write because most of you know what a workaholic I […]

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PostHeaderIcon Electronic Recycling

The tech tip in the February newsletter talked about recycling electronics and we’ve heard from a few people who want to know more.  Since OffAssist clients are spread all over the place it didn’t seem fair to just mention Austin or even Texas resources. With that thought in mind, we’ve compiled a list of handy […]

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PostHeaderIcon 24 Hour Read-a-Thon

I will be participating on Saturday in a Read-a-Thon. It’s 24 hours that you’re supposed to read as much as possible. Those of you that know me, know that I love to read. I haven’t been able to read as much as I usually do (I figure I’ll hit 50 book this year instead of my usual 100). It’s […]

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PostHeaderIcon Speak Up!

One of the things many women in business have trouble with is dealing with conflict in a positive manner and learning to negotiate for themselves without coming across as difficult to work with. We know someone who knows a thing or two about these situations.  Pattie Porter (aka the Texas Conflict Coach), is hosting a […]

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PostHeaderIcon Financials of Santa

My 10-year-old son had a friend over this Sunday morning and we were all sitting down at the breakfast table talking when the question of how Santa really could possibly to get to all those houses in one night. We batted around the idea of teleportation and time travel. Eventually, I suggested that I think […]

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PostHeaderIcon Customer service isn’t quite dead yet…

Last week, it was pouring rain for a few days straight. My son is really good at entertaining himself. He was off playing by himself, but my daughter is not nearly as gifted. She wants someone to entertain her. There’s only so much I can bribe my son with. He likes being alone. My husband […]

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