O'FALLON, Ill., Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- What do Apple Computer, eBay, and Mattel Toys have in common? They all began as home-based businesses. In fact, according to a recent report at the Business.gov website, it is estimated that over half of all U.S. businesses are based out of the owner's home. Included in this statistic is the virtual assistant (VA) industry, whose growth over the past several years continues on a steady path.
The popularity of the VA industry has been fueled by downward economic trends that have left our younger generation with little or no financial plan, and our aging adults with a retirement nest egg that is significantly smaller than anticipated.
The problem is finding out how to become a virtual assistant. Many are finding the support they need with Virtual Assistant -- The Series: Become a Highly Successful, Sought After VA, http://www.VA-TheSeries.com, one of the leading entrepreneurial books on the subject. This book is the perfect guide for office managers, executive assistants, and other administrative professionals looking to make the transition from employee to successful business owner. Virtual Assistant -- The Series is considered the Bible of the VA industry and has recently been released in its 4th edition, continuing to be the longest-standing book of its kind in the industry.
The authors of the book, Kelly Poelker and Diana Ennen, stated: "We are proud to have assisted so many entrepreneurs in achieving success in their VA business and look forward to helping many more with this updated edition. Our 4th edition includes new sections on the latest trends in technology, public relations, social media, and so much more. It's also loaded with tips and insights from other leaders in the VA industry, who openly share their knowledge and wisdom."
While the book on its own is a complete guide to becoming a virtual assistant business, there is also a companion workbook available. The Virtual Assistant -- The Series Workbook Edition offers exercises that go along with every chapter to strengthen the learning experience and together they form an unparalleled training tool.
Virtual Assistant -- The Series: Become a Highly Successful, Sought After VA, 4th Edition Revised is available at leading online bookstores or visit http://www.VA-TheSeries.com.
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