Last year my husband and I decided that after being laid-off within months of one another we would take turns going back to school so we could start our own Virtual Assistant (VA) business. We scrimped and saved and finally got our feet off the ground 3 months ago.
Our concept of this start-up is to provide assistance to entrepreneurs and business owners whom are on a tight budget and can't afford the traditional in-office secretary but don't lose out on the quality of work being done. We also fell in love with the idea of starting a "Green" business and since our services are provided from our home office, we don't use gas or add to the smog going to and from a brick-and-mortar establishment. Last but not least, a lot of Office Assistance are being outsourced outside of the USA and we just truly don't like that idea. So over time our business plan is to create other Virtual Assistant positions for stay-at-home Mothers, the disabled, elderly and anyone else with a desire to work a legit position from the comfort of their own dwelling.
Now that we are up and running we have noticed we are lacking a few more programs than we had anticipated and we would really appreciate your help.
We are in need of 3 important programs: (These are the programs that are the most important but others are needed as well)
QuickBooks Premier 2012 - $300
Microsoft Office 2010 - $200
Microsoft Access 2010 - $100
We are very eager to make our business a success so that we can create our own secure future for ourselves instead of relying on others to do it for us.
I hope that there are others out there interested in helping us succeed.
Thank you very much in advance!
Jess & Rick