A few of you may already know me from the VAJot nights over the last 2-3 months. I've finally been convinced by Tawnya to come check out the forums, so thought I should introduce myself here too. A few basics from the cut and paste in the stickied topic:
Your Name: Dave Smith
Your Website URL (if applicable): http://www.synexservices.com
Years in Business: 0 (officially launched 3 weeks ago and have been in the planning stages since July)
Description of your Business, including any specialties: A generalist VA for now, though things are nudging me towards specializing in the Real Estate industry. Skill wise, I specialize primarily in bookkeeping and spreadsheet development.
On a more personal note:
What City/Town/State/Country are you from?: Lanark, Ontario, Canada. 10 minutes north of Perth, Ontario and 45-60 minutes west of Ottawa, Ontario.
Are you married? How long?: Officially no, but have been with my partner for 6 years.
Any kids and how old? None yet.
Hobbies & Interests: Nature and herbs
How did you hear about us? Google search initially, though the forum comes up pretty frequently in conversations with other VAs.
As far as background goes, I have a diploma in executive office administration and the majority of my real world experience comes from being the sales manager, purchaser, and service contract coordinator for almost 8 years at a small computer retail/service company that is in Ottawa.