Services I Provide

Services I Provide

You can rely on me to handle your administrative needs while you focus on growing and running your business. 

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Affordable Pricing

Affordable Pricing

Going virtual means no need to provide office space, equipment, or employee benefits.

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Why Choose Platinum Edge

Why Choose Platinum Edge

I will strategically partner with you to understand your business, your challenges and your goals.

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Platinum Edge Services is your virtual assistant solution!

Rely on me to handle your administrative needs while you focus on growing your business.

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We offer pocket-friendly pricing for business of all sizes.

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News and Blog Posts

I’m Too Busy to Hire Someone!!!

Posted by ASM on Apr 12, 2014

I’m too busy to hire someone!!! Been here before? You are in the throes of a work crunch so heavy that you don’t even have time to figure out what you would delegate to a Virtual Assistant (VA)? Stop this vicious cycle! The only way you are going to gain time to do what YOU have to do to keep your business going, is to allow yourself to take a step back for a moment and realize that you really don’t have to do it all… really!  Using a VA can shave hours from your workweek, but knowing which tasks to delegate can be a difficult decision for some. Here is a quick list of 12 things that you could outsource to a VA in the next 30 minutes. 1. Bookkeeping / invoicing 2. Travel research and arrangements 3. Internet research [for blogposts, newsletters, presentations] 4. Scheduling / calendar management 5. Transcription 6. Filter and reply to comments on your blog as well as blog commenting 7. Answer support tickets [for example using Helpdesk] 8. Personal Internet shopping 9. Client relations [responding to emails, sending thank-you and happy birthday emails] 10. Preparing meeting materials [Powerpoint presentations, flyers, agendas] 11. Email management [filter out junk or respond to general inquiries and send important emails on] 12. Database entries And so much more. Getting started is the biggest hurdle. Start with one or two tasks if you aren’t sure. Contact me for your free consultation call of up to 30 minutes to discuss your needs. Isn’t 30 minutes now worth the potential time savings you will gain by allocating tasks? Think...

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How Can I Trust You?

Posted by ASM on Mar 12, 2014

How Can I Trust You? You are thinking of hiring a Virtual Assistant (VA) to help save you time and money in your business. But who is this person? Why should you trust them? Well, granted, it’s a leap of faith in the beginning… like with any relationship, business, romantic or other; at some point you take the plunge and decide to open up and trust this person. But it doesn’t always happen right away – it’s a relationship that is nurtured and built from the ground up. I want to build a relationship with you and your business. My goal is to help you succeed. I have a very strong sense of ethics and integrity and have been entrusted with highly sensitive information, including things like patent inventions, grant applications, financial information, scientific research information, and much, much more.  I have received training on the Family Educational Right and Privacy ACT (FERPA), university conflict of interest training, ethics in publishing, etc. I have been asked to sign NDA contracts and also am happy to provide one should your business wish to contract my services with an NDA in place. One thread throughout my entire career has been that I’ve always worked with sensitive information, from travel plans of government officials to student grades to managing millions of dollars of grant funding. I pride myself on my professional integrity and my ability to keep confidential information just that…confidential. Communication is key. Open and honest communication between us will get you the assistance you need, and will allow me to serve you in the best way possible. I look forward...

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What Exactly is a Virtual Assistant (and Why Do I Need One)?

Posted by ASM on Dec 8, 2013

“A virtual assistant (typically abbreviated to VA) is generally self-employed and provides professional administrative, technical, or creative (social) assistance to clients remotely from a home office. Because virtual assistants are independent contractors rather than employees, clients are not responsible for any employee-related taxes, insurance or benefits, except in the context that those indirect expenses are included in the VA’s fees. Clients also avoid the logistical problem of providing extra office space, equipment or supplies. Clients pay for 100% productive work, and can work with Virtual Assistants, individually, or in multi-VA firms to meet their exact needs.”  taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_assistant Virtual support could be a great fit for your business. Partner with the right VA and watch your own productivity soar. When you utilize the services of VA, you are giving yourself the gift of time… Precious time needed to concentrate on real core of your business. How much time do you spend on small administrative tasks that could be allocated to someone else? Two hours a week? Ten?  If you had those hours back how could you channel your energies elsewhere in your business and get back to the real reason you started your business?! Think you could use a VA but not sure how to get started?  Contact me for a no obligation chat about your business needs and to find out if we are a good fit. by...

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