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Kathy C

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About Kathy C

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  • Birthday 01/05/1967

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    http://www.timeontaskva.com
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    Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

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  1. Braintrust sounds totally interesting Tawnya! Some good speakers too it looks like. I just got back from a Bob Proctor event, and next ones are IVAA Summit in April (PS they just launched registration contest to win back reg fee if you sign up by Nov 20) and eWomen next August... There may be another mixed in. I believe in finding conferences that help you grow, but also ones where you can network with potential clients while learning. First conference for VAs I went to was FoVA in 2009 and that's where I met Tawnya - I also have tracked more than 50,000 income and 5 really good friends 10 + more friends and all traced back to that one conference that cost me a total of $1500 in travel hotel and food/ fees. . Priceless. Conferences grow business. period.
  2. Hi All, Just a reminder that if you are in the Nova Scotia - or Atlantic Canada area and want to join us on Sat Sept 25th to network, share and learn with other VA's please do! You can find more info here: http://www.meetup.com/Atlantic-Virtual-Assistants/ And share this link with anyone you may know in the area too! Thanks!
  3. Danielle, You would only charge if you have registered for business GST number with Revenue Canada When I registered earlier this year for an HST number I called Revenue Canada to ask about how to do it all and what to charge... What they told me is that if 90% of the services I provide (or items I sell) are 'made' or 'done" in my province then I do have to charge my provincial HST to other Canadians. Best thing is to call their GST/HST business line and talk to them - they were not scary at all and in fact very helpful.
  4. Grace... as I said there is space for non-Atlantic VAs in the area too! Plus I am working on kicking hubby and kids out for the night before too - so if people want to travel from away I will have 3 bedrooms up for grabs + some air mattresses if needed! Cheaper than a hotel and friendlier too. >>> Not friendly like that Arnold! (I am preparing for your statement ) - just friendly maritime hospitality!
  5. Okay, it started 3 years ago, I talked about it last year and now I am getting serious. On Saturday September 25th, I would like to host a VA get together for any Atlantic Virtual Assistants - or those thinking of starting a VA business. I'm going to keep it casual and cheap so maybe we can do this at my house. Let's say a start time of 10am and go through til 6pm or later. If it turns out we will have a good crowd I know I can find a low cost/casual place to meet as well. If you are interested and the date stinks for you - let me know - maybe the majority prefer another date (just not Oct 1-9) and I will work around that. We can have some brainstorming sessions/share good practices/networking/ Q & A session and have a lunch and dinner (maybe we go out to a good Maritime-type restaurant) I'd like to get a focused agenda of some sort so we can actually help each other as well as get to know one another. I'm thinking maybe a 10 min presentation by those willing to share on a certain topic and for the newbies it is a list of questions the other VAs will answer. Let me know if you are interested and also send me any names of other VAs in this area to contact. kathy@timeontaskva.com PS. Anyone wanting to visit beautiful Nova Scotia and join us is most welcome. You don't have to live here to be a part of this VAGT, however once we show it off a bit then you will want to live here! Meetup info is here
  6. I am in for sure and Vote for Sep/Oct as well. I'd like to see some hands on training for people in specific areas for new/experienced alike: How to blog and use a blog (how to make links and add pics) How to setup and manage your website Organizing your business to run smoothly - ie how to get systems in place to manage your own work and client work (how to set up online filing system and filing of client data etc) Pricing and packaging of services I am sure I will think of more...
  7. Okay - Let's say meet in the hotel lobby Thursday at 6:00- 6:30 pm for those who are in at that point and then other can text us to meet us wherever we will be!!!
  8. Okay.. I am going and have already had some talks on twitter about getting together. I like Thursday night - most will be getting in then and not bomblasted from all the NAMS work on Friday... Here's a couple closeby restaurants Bentons Grill is in t he hotel - can't find menu but prices said to be 16-25 Spondivits Manchester Arms Pub - less than 1 mile form hotel. Feed Store Looks a little pricey Or you can pick from the list here ANy way I am up for meeting the VAnetworking friends coming - I know Rebekah Jones, Grace White, Amy Bleser, Theresa Scholes, Terri Brooks, Arnold Klappe , Mike Janowiak (they are honourary VAs) ... to start are coming - I am certain more are too just cannot recall at the moment... Add your fly in times too: Kathy Colaiacovo Fly in at 10am Wed, but Cousin dropping me off thursday afternoon at hotel. Cell for text messaging 902-403-2450
  9. I think it would be cool to post on your website... use white out on the mail merge codes, re scan it into a pdf/jpeg and then post on your blog as news and why!!! Daily life -even what comes int eh mail always helps inspire my blog posts!!
  10. Congrats Tawnya! You've always been a Leader in my books!
  11. Mon Dieu! If we can all have this much fun talking about it online months ahead of time... what in heavens name will happen in person?????
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