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Virtual Assistant Business Research

6 Things To Research Before You Start Your Virtual Assistant Business

So where do you start? How can you launch your Virtual Assistant business (or coaching or consulting business) and ensure that you are thinking through everything?  How can you be sure to get yourself prepared for the road ahead? There are some areas to research so that you are fully prepared to launch your Virtual Assistant business in the most effective way possible. Read more ›


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Repainting the Business Landscape One Entrepreneur at a Time

Ignite Your Passion would like to thank Linda Verde for this week’s blog

Entrepreneurs use creativity and innovation to make life better, not just for their clients, for the economy, too. Your impact is being felt on a grand scale – and I am not the only one who thinks so.

In an article in the Financial Post according to Ted Mallett, vice president and chief economist for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business: Read more ›


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How New Businesses Can Stand Out from the Competition

Do you worry about the competition that your business may face?  Do you wonder how your new business can stand out from the competition?  Do you know who your competitors are? Better yet, are you clear on why you are starting your business and what you have to offer?   It is important to remember when you are just starting out that you must offer something unique or special and you must offer a solution to a problem that your ideal client/customer has. Read more ›


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6 Ways Business Owners Can Build Trust with Employees

You want to be sure that you work with the right type of people, therefore business leaders and owners must build trust with employees.  You want to have employees that you can trust and who trust you. It’s imperative to build a team that will help you through your initial launch, and that will be loyal to your business for the long term.  It may not always be an easy road, but these are the people that will help you to be successful. Great people can contribute to a strong business, and they need to know that they can be trusted from the start. Read more ›


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Networking Group – Top 6 Benefits & 1 Downside

You know that a networking through a networking group can be great for your career or the building of your own business. You are ready to start this new endeavor and you want to make the most out of it. You recognize that you can make some really great contacts to help you to get there. So is there any wonder why networking groups are all the rage? This isn’t necessarily a new trend, but it’s one catching on with professionals and new business owners everywhere. Read more ›


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How To Avoid Some of the Biggest Challenges of Being an Entrepreneur

There are going to be times in this process of becoming an entrepreneur where you feel challenged.  There are going to be times where you question your every move. There are also going to be times when you feel like giving into the pressure or the negative feedback. How can you ensure that you avoid all of this and survive all of this?  How can you be the exception to the rule and ensure that you find long term and lasting success? Knowing what the biggest challenges of an entrepreneur are, is an excellent starting point. Read more ›


Are Marketing Budgets and Plans Really Necessary?

Do you feel a bit overwhelmed with what it will take to get your business started? Do you feel that having an idea is enough and anything beyond that may be unnecessary? If you look at the idea of marketing budgets and plans, do they feel like an extra step? Though you may resist them at first or feel that you are ill equipped to answer these questions, there is some true merit to having these elements in place. Even if it’s just some basic information and general numbers, these can help you to move forward in a really effective way. It’s important to understand the purpose of this and how they can set you up for lasting success moving forward. Read more ›


8 Tips To Start A Small Business With Less Than $750

So you’re ready to start a business, and you know that you want to get things going. You have a lot of mixed emotions surrounding this big business decision, but you know that you want to get there. The problem is that you may have a limited budget and limited experience. You may feel inspired, motivated, and passionate about this new business venture but how can you get it all going? Better yet, how can you start a small business with less than $750? Read more ›


5 Important Things To Do When Planning To Resign

You know that you are ready to move onto other things. You can feel that you are clearly not in the right place. You want more out of your career and you have certain professional goals that you want to reach. You undoubtedly are ready to resign, but yet you feel a bit unsure of what to do or how to prepare for this. The thought and preparation that you put into your resignation can make all the difference in the world—so you want to do your part to make this work to your advantage.  What to do when planning to resign? Read more ›


4 Great Ideas To Help You Define Your Passion

Do you feel that you lack passion about anything? Are you in a rut and looking for ways to get excited? Do you long for a career that you truly enjoy and wish that you could somehow ignite that? The truth is that you very likely have what it takes to find true and lasting happiness in your life, but you just have to get in touch. Knowing how to define your passion and uncover your true passion can lead you to an amazing new career and a fulfilling life at the same time. You never know until you try, and the reality is that we are all passionate about something. It’s time to define your passion, and then use it for all that it can be. Read more ›


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T. Gill

Nicki, thank you so much for your coaching, support, and encouragement in helping carve out my career path. Your continued support means so much to me. I am thankful that I decided to reach out to you.
 

 

T. Gill

2016-04-14T12:29:20+00:00

T. Gill

Nicki, thank you so much for your coaching, support, and encouragement in helping carve out my career path. Your continued support means so much to me. I am thankful that I decided to reach out to you.    

S. Gaur

A coach and leader takes people where they want to go…..Nicki has done just that. She is an inspiring leader, a great coach, an excellent mentor who has the keen eye to recognize skills. If it wasn’t for her coaching, I would not have done my Project Management certification. Big thanks for all your guidance, mentoring and coaching, I look up to you and consider you my role model.
 

 

S. Gaur

2016-04-14T12:27:56+00:00

S. Gaur

A coach and leader takes people where they want to go…..Nicki has done just that. She is an inspiring leader, a great coach, an excellent mentor who has the keen eye to recognize skills. If it wasn’t for her coaching, I would not have done my Project Management certification. Big thanks for all your guidance, mentoring and coaching, I look up to you and consider you my role model.    

R. Hurtubise

I really appreciated hearing you speak a few weeks back. Your experience that you were able to share as well as your enthusiasm was enlightening.
 

 

R.  Hurtubise

2016-04-25T08:46:06+00:00

R.  Hurtubise

I really appreciated hearing you speak a few weeks back. Your experience that you were able to share as well as your enthusiasm was enlightening.    

D. Fairley

I just wanted to say a big thank you. I am grateful for the coaching, leadership and guidance that you bring to me in this time of transition. You were able to help me build a solid, well thought out, foundational framework on which to build, regardless of our ultimate size.
 

 

D. Fairley

2016-04-25T08:46:54+00:00

D. Fairley

I just wanted to say a big thank you. I am grateful for the coaching, leadership and guidance that you bring to me in this time of transition. You were able to help me build a solid, well thought out, foundational framework on which to build, regardless of our ultimate size.    

S. Doody

I engaged Nicki to coach me and support the start-up and opening my own independent dental hygiene office. I had the dental hygiene knowledge however needed someone with the business expertise to guide me. From the planning stage to execution of the plan Nicki brought her knowledge, passion and drive that made my dream a reality! I would highly recommend Nicki!
 

 

Owner Relax & Smile Dental Hygiene Spa

2016-04-25T08:47:40+00:00

Owner Relax & Smile Dental Hygiene Spa

I engaged Nicki to coach me and support the start-up and opening my own independent dental hygiene office. I had the dental hygiene knowledge however needed someone with the business expertise to guide me. From the planning stage to execution of the plan Nicki brought her knowledge, passion and drive that made my dream a reality! I would highly recommend Nicki!    

C. Lacy

Nicki became my coach during a time when my career was stagnating and I was lacking confidence and unsure of my next steps. Nicki’s personalized coaching plan, mentorship and support, allowed me to identify my own needs both professionally and personally and helped me to find the perfect path where I could use all of my skills, knowledge and abilities. I am very grateful to Nicki and highly recommend her as an effective business coach.

 

 

C. Lacy

2016-04-25T08:48:54+00:00

C. Lacy

Nicki became my coach during a time when my career was stagnating and I was lacking confidence and unsure of my next steps. Nicki’s personalized coaching plan, mentorship and support, allowed me to identify my own needs both professionally and personally and helped me to find the perfect path where I could use all of my skills, knowledge and abilities. I am very grateful to Nicki and highly recommend her as an effective business coach.    

K. Parris

I chose Nicki for her knowledge of the healthcare sector at a time when my company needed to improve its marketing and lead generation. She listened to my needs and together we developed a strategy to target the audience I wanted to reach. With her help I assessed the market, determined if my business idea was viable, confirmed my pricing strategy and developed my marketing material. Through her expertise, I expanded into new markets and connected with her contacts in the health sector. It was a highly valuable experience, resulting in new and exciting opportunities for my expanding business.

 

2016-09-28T15:56:41+00:00
I chose Nicki for her knowledge of the healthcare sector at a time when my company needed to improve its marketing and lead generation. She listened to my needs and together we developed a strategy to target the audience I wanted to reach. With her help I assessed the market, determined if my business idea was viable, confirmed my pricing strategy and developed my marketing material. Through her expertise, I expanded into new markets and connected with her contacts in the health sector. It was a highly valuable experience, resulting in new and exciting opportunities for my expanding business.  

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