Reno, NV (PRWEB) November 15, 2005
Virtual Assistance is a burgeoning entrepreneurial enterprise that affords clients remote (“virtual”) soup-to-nuts administrative support partnerships through the use of ever-evolving electronic technologies. Virtual Assistants who grow successful practices are those who embrace technology, and who transition easily from a support role to business owner/operator and back again. When two VA industry standard-bearers like the IVAA and Virtual Assistance U come together to train and mentor a promising novice VA, everyone wins.
Virtual Assistants who 1) possess entrepreneurial drive, 2) are involved in industry-specific groups like IVAA, and 3) pursue educational opportunities like those offered by VAU are uniquely positioned to launch and grow successful practices. Since both organizations are VA industry pace-setters, they also serve as ongoing and invaluable sources of support and advanced education for Virtual Assistants who stay connected and engaged.
The IVAA offers a resource-rich environment to its membership (currently over 600 strong). Benefits include:
local networking resources
preferred partners discounts
an Expert of the Month series
free website hosting
yearly summit meeting
discussion forums and chat rooms
client RFP system
VA certification programs
Likewise, the Virtual Assistance U curriculum is geared specifically to the needs of entrepreneurs who have established or plan to launch their own VA practices. Participants in VAU team coaching sessions spend a total of 20 weeks on a "virtual" learning team and in an independent study environment that culminates in the launch of a successful virtual assistance practice. Core training modules include:
developing virtual assistance business and marketing plans
technology strategies for VA practices
marketing a VA practice to a niche market
creating a website and collateral marketing materials
designing web commercials and multimedia products
creating client partnering opportunities
attracting desirable clients
developing collaborative relationships
Beginning in 2006, the IVAA Board of Directors will select one member to receive a scholarship award to attend VAU’s 20-week core curriculum training. The training will be fully funded by Virtual Assistance U as part of an ongoing outreach program. This premier collaboration between established and well-respected organizations within the Virtual Assistance industry opens the door for future alliances that will benefit VA’s and VA clients, as well. “Jeannine and I are excited about this opportunity to help VA’s achieve success through this partnership,” says Janet Jordan, president of VAU.
For additional information about the International Virtual Assistants Association (IVAA), contact Jeannine Clontz or visit http://www.ivaa.org. For information about Virtual Assistance University (VAU), contact Janet L. Jordan or visit http://www.virtualassistanceu.com. Additional information on the IVAA/VAU scholarship award program can be found on both sites.
The International Virtual Assistants Association (IVAA) is dedicated to the professional education and development of members of the Virtual Assistance profession, and to educating the public on the role and function of the Virtual Assistant.
Jeannine Clontz, President
International Virtual Assistants Association
Virtual Assistance University (VAU)
Virtual Assistance U is the "Benchmark for VA Training." Virtual assistants desiring to launch a practice in the virtual assistance industry rely on the standard of excellence provided by VAU's expert coaching and training.
Janet L. Jordan, President
Virtual Assistance U