When You’re Stuck in an Elevator….

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Can you stand out in 60 seconds or less?

You’ve heard of the elevator pitch– the idea is, you’re  in an elevator with someone, and you only have those few minutes before they get to their floor to give a short persuasive speech about an idea, product, or your business.  Before you know it, the elevator doors separate and that potential client, investor, or employer is walking away.  You’ve lost you’re captive audience!  Did you leave a lasting impression?  How can they follow-up with you?  How well did you sell YOUR BRAND?

How important is business branding?  The ability to stand out from your competition is imperative.  Having a distinct and professional image for your business can be the difference between a thriving and growing venture and a struggling one.  You have confidence in your product and that confidence should be easily displayed.

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Let’s face it, we’re all busy people.  We want our information to be easily accessible and concise.  The concept of an elevator pitch has evolved over time.  These days there are a myriad of tools that can be utilized to make those quick encounters more impressive and  memorable.  Your potential clients need to feel confident in the fact that you are truly invested in your success and theirs!

Business cards and brochures are simple tools for direct, face to face contact.  Fortunately, technology has simplified connecting  your unique brand with potential customers, on a much larger scale.  Websites, pitch deck presentations, and social media platforms are but a few of those means.  Are you taking advantage of all of these resources?

In a Small Business Trends magazine article entitled 10 Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail, three of the reasons listed for business failure were:

  1. Failure to advertise and market.
  2. Lack of differentiation
  3. Unwillingness to delegate

APUS Virtual Business Solutions, LLC can help you avoid all of those pitfalls.  Our customized business branding packages can help you stand out and market your business.  Utilizing our services lets you focus on  your business by leaving those tasks that drain your time up to us.  Contact APUS Virtual Business Solutions, LLC today and let us help you stay on the path to success.

So, What is SEO Anyway and How Can It Help My Business?

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Does your business have a strong online presence?   How can SEO help you?

You’ve established your  business.  You have a great product or service to offer.  Now, if you could only figure out how to connect potential customers to your business.  Gone are the days where consumers would open up the Yellow Pages and select a business based solely upon where they happen to be listed alphabetically.  In this digital age, consumers want information and they want it quickly.  They want to be able to connect with a company before they spend their hard-earned money.  SEO or search engine optimization, helps to give your business the edge you need to link you with your target demographic and potential customers.

In 2018 it is estimated that 65,268 Google searches are performed every second!  There are 3.4 searches performed everyday by the average online searcher.  These are individuals looking for information and recommendations for everything ranging from their next haircut, to kitchen remodeling, to tax services.  How can you position your business to come out on top of those searches?  How can you maximize your online presence?  APUS Virtual Business Solutions, LLC can customize an SEO plan that enables  you to reach your target clients and customers.  Locally owned and operated in the Virgin Islands, we understand your needs.

Browse our services and schedule a consultation with us today.  Let APUS Virtual Business Solutions, LLC take care of the details, so that you can get back to the business of running your business.

I’m Too Busy to Run My Business

Why You Should Hire a Virtual Assistant

“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”

— Jim Rohn

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and heed to the entrepreneurial call or maybe you are a well established small business owner.  Somewhere along your journey to growing your business, you soon discover that while taking care of all of the details and administrative tasks associated with running a successful company, you’ve become too busy for the business of running your business.

laptop calendar and booksEvery successful business owner knows that there is no shortage of daily administrative undertakings that are necessary for a business to thrive.  The dilemma often arises when those tasks become too overwhelming for a business’s current staff (or lack thereof).  Working with a virtual assistant offers a creative and cost-effective solution to fit your needs, giving you the opportunity to focus on your core operations.

There are several advantages to utilizing the services of a virtual assistant.  Today’s technology has lent itself to a myriad of economical business and administrative solutions that many business stakeholders have never considered.  A virtual assistant can help to open these avenues to you.

The cost of hiring traditional employees can add up.  By hiring a virtual assistant, you pay only for the time that they work.  No cost of office space, vacation pay, health insurance, and employee taxes.  Decreasing your operational costs, means increasing your bottom line.

The virtual assistant is concerned only with the task at hand. Whether it is ongoing services or small projects, their only objective is completing the job successfully.   Your satisfaction is the ultimate goal.

At APUS Virtual Business Solutions, LLC, our goal is to maximize the efficiency of your business, thereby maximizing your returns.  If you want to begin, or to increase, your online presence, we have a solution that fits your needs.  Whether you need help with customer relations management or business presentations, we can customize a package that’s right for you.   Let us help you get organized and refocused on growing and maintaining your business, while we take care of the details.

Contact APUS Virtual Business Solutions, LLC today and take your business to the next level.