Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 16, 2009
Because the Virtual Assistance industry is fairly new and growing rapidly it's also an industry plagued by scams and low-quality products churned out in an attempt to pocket the precious dollars of hopeful virtual service providers; making the task of deciding where to invest for business growth, skill development, and products and services even more difficult for new and established Virtual Assistants alike. In response, Virtual Assistant Forums [VAF] has launched a new advertising initiative, the B2B Partners program. B2B Partners, all of whom are endorsed by Virtual Assistant Forums, are granted participation in the program by invitation only and are subject to an extremely strict set of standards.
Now the best organizations, training programs, and products for Virtual Assistants can have a direct, interactive presence at Virtual Assistant Forums. The B2B Partners program provides advertisers their own branded, multimedia-enabled kiosk and profile; a dedicated space to interact with the VAs these providers seek to serve. By giving advertisers and members the opportunity to connect directly at VAF, it becomes easier for Virtual Assistants to get the information they need, and effectively increases brand recognition and customer satisfaction for select advertisers.
Craig Cannings, Founder of VAClassroom, one of the web's premier skill-based training centers for Virtual Assistants, explains, "We decided to participate in VAF's B2B program as a way to further connect with and support the VA community. Our B2B Partner kiosk will help us reach out to VAs in a practical and meaningful way!"
Dave Churchville, Founder of ClientSpot, an online system helping virtual professionals organize projects, clients and time more easily, says of his decision to join the program, "We're passionate about helping virtual businesses grow and we're excited about being a part of the vibrant community of professionals at VAF who really care about helping each other on their path to business success."
"We chose to join the B2B Program because of Virtual Assistant Forums' wonderful reputation and the benefits of direct access to the VAs we want to inspire, educate and network with is invaluable. The B2B Program allows us to nurture relationships with fellow Virtual Assistants and maintain strong ties within our industry." agrees Larissa Parks, co-founder of Seven Winds Academy, where Virtual Assistants can train in various software applications.
The B2B Partners program is unique in that it allows members to literally choose which advertisers may share information with them. After joining a B2B Partner kiosk VAs can subscribe using a special link inside the kiosk and receive announcements and exclusive offers just for VAF members. Each kiosk also provides a mini-forum format for members to ask questions, join in discussions, get product support, and more.
"VAF has always been highly selective about advertising on the site, and our members tell us they appreciate being able to access high-quality information without being inundated by membership fees and advertising. At the same time, we get a lot of requests from VAs for exclusive savings on the third-party products and affiliations they're interested in. This new advertising venue honors both sides of that issue, and has strong criteria for participation because being a B2B Partner essentially equals VAF endorsement." says Tess Strand Alipour, founder of the online Virtual Assistant community.
This exclusive promotional program launched in early October with four B2B Partner kiosks claimed and active - including: VAClassroom, ClientSpot, Seven Winds Academy, and Virtual Assistantville Directory - a premium directory for VAs set to launch in November. View VAF's current B2B Partners at http://www.virtualassistantforums.com/groups/category-b2b-partners.html. Learn more about the B2B Partners program at http://www.virtualassistantforums.com/goto.php?section=b2b_partners.
About Virtual Assistant Forums:
Virtual Assistant Forums [VAF] is the social networking and discussion forum for Virtual Assistants at all levels of business development. An active, friendly community, regularly published RFPs, tons of resources and information, a VA directory, and more - it's all in one place, and it's all absolutely free. To participate in this supportive network of VAs and learn more about the new B2B Partners advertising program visit http://www.virtualassistantforums.com.