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Levi

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  • Birthday 10/01/1978

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    Adelaide, Australia

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  1. Nice one Kathy, thanks for sharing this! By the way, I would much rather read something with some personality than something that is 'word perfect'
  2. I find it interesting that they are described in the report as a "local company". They may well have an office in Lexington but they are based in Bermuda and who knows where your stuff will come from - I had something come from the Netherlands once. Who knows what tax laws they're trying to dodge! Anyway, I've voiced my opinion about VistaPrint more than once. I still think that this is possibly a US issue only, we certainly don't get that screen at the end of checkout and I've never had any issues with extra charges etc.
  3. Yvonne, I have the same issue. I currently use Facebook more as a personal tool rather than business but I've been reading up on using it for business. I'm interested to know how to manage this as well, so if you have any tips on that Sally, that would be great. For the record, I have never thrown a sheep, water balloon etc at Candy - or anyone else for that matter
  4. Candy, this is a great idea and a great resource. I would tell you that the first 2min video is great but I wouldn't have expected anything less from you
  5. Good on you Dana, I know all your hard work will be worth it and I'm sure you will have them lined up out the door! Congrats
  6. So the RSI in my right index finger was worth it? Congrats to you Tawnya and all your volunteers here at VANA that make this place so click-worthy!
  7. Congratulations and good on you Cyndi! I hope you are as proud of yourself as we all are!
  8. Yvonne, I think that's more like a "hat trick + 1" - you even got a list of your services published for free, how good is that?! Congratulations, hope there are more articles to come for you. LJ
  9. I finally got the courage to submit my press release! I have submitted it to a number of places online and will be emailing it out this morning to some print publications, including the local newspapers. I had to cut a few bits out for some places online, you can see the slightly condensed version here: http://www.free-press-release.com/news/print-1203337078.html ----------------------------------------------- PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release For more information contact: Levi J. Scarman Owner/Virtual Assistant VA flex P.O. Box 3489 Port Adelaide, SA, 5015, Australia Phone: +61 408 488 930 Fax: +61 8 8121 8501 Email: levi@vaflex.com Web: www.vaflex.com Virtual Assistance Considers Impact On Environment Modern technology means win-win for all Port Adelaide, SA – 18 February 2008 Many small business owners and entrepreneurs are wondering what they can do to address their environmental concerns. Cutting back on traditional staffing and turning instead to Virtual Assistance reduces the impact small businesses have on the environment. After working in office administration for over ten years, Levi J. Scarman, owner of Port Adelaide area Virtual Assistance business VA flex, took on the mantra, “Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.,” and decided to go into business to help streamline office administration for other small business owners and entrepreneurs, while making a positive impact on the environment. "It's vital that I do what I can to preserve the environment for my future children. I want them to have the chance to see the Port River dolphins and want them to know that I did what I could to help protect the world around us. A big part of my decision to work remotely as a Virtual Assistant involved choosing an industry that fits with my personal ethics. The fact that I can have a direct positive impact in regards to the future of the environment was a huge influence in choosing to enter the Virtual Assistance industry," Scarman states. He adds, "My office is set up to minimise its carbon footprint. I do as much as I can to reduce my impact on our environment by reusing products, using recycled materials where possible and participating in local recycling programs, and particularly by working electronically as much as I can. Any emissions I can't eliminate I am offsetting through Climate Friendly, which invests in renewable energy projects." Working remotely, typically from home offices, Virtual Assistants are able to reduce their environmental impact through less travel, smaller offices and less paper waste. Scarman says it is important to him to be mindful about how he works, how it affects the environment, and continually educates himself about his impact on the environment. "I utilise natural light, and at times when artificial light is necessary I use energy efficient lighting. I use compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), which the Australian Greenhouse Office says reduce up to 75% of greenhouse gas emissions and running costs. I participate in Lights Off Australia and Earth Hour to help educate my clients, and I try to use the least amount of electricity as possible," Scarman says. "Having worked in traditional settings, I've seen how much waste offices can produce, particularly with paper. A lot of people think it's beyond their control, but it can be as simple as switching to recycled paper and saving 13 trees for every tonne of paper you use," he adds. Working with a Virtual Assistant instead of using a traditional in-house employee gives small business owners and entrepreneurs the opportunity to contribute positively to the future of the environment. Virtual Assistants use one, usually smaller, office to support a number of businesses rather than one larger office for each business, and they use much less paper by working electronically. Fuel for private transport is the biggest generator of greenhouse gases for most Australian households (Australian Greenhouse Office, 2007), and working from a home office enables Virtual Assistants industry to have a substantial positive impact on travel. By eliminating almost all work-related travel, Virtual Assistants can substantially decrease the six tonnes of transport-related greenhouse gas produced by the average Australian household each year. Virtual Assistance is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to hiring traditional employees as a way for small business owners and entrepreneurs to save themselves time, money and office space. Virtual Assistants provide administrative, creative and technical services as independent contractors from their own office space. Levi J. Scarman is a Virtual Assistant based in the Port Adelaide area, SA, Australia, who works globally and specialises in designing marketing materials and graphics for small business, as well as writing and editing services. His business website is http://www.vaflex.com ###
  10. This is fantastic for both of you, congratulations on finally seeing the article in print! LJ
  11. Thanks for the feedback so far, I'm working on the headline...! LJ
  12. I wrote a press release a while back and the consensus seemed to be splitting it in two and going for both angles separately. I've finally gotten around to actually writing the one I really wanted to do, and would appreciate any feedback from those of you who have the time or inclination! It's going to be sent to two local newspapers as well as places like G etc - still researching the list. ------------- Virtual Assistance addressing environmental concerns for small business Positive effect on the environment means win-win for all concerned Port Adelaide, SA – Many small business owners and entrepreneurs are wondering what they can do to address their environmental concerns. Cutting back on traditional staffing and turning instead to Virtual Assistance reduces the impact small businesses have on the environment. After working in office administration for over ten years, Levi Scarman, owner of Port Adelaide area Virtual Assistance business VA flex, took on a new mantra, “Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.,” and decided to go into business to help streamline office administration for other small business owners and entrepreneurs, while making a positive impact on the environment. “It's vital that I do what I can to preserve the environment for my future children. I want them to have the chance to see the Port River dolphins and want them to know that I did what I could to help protect the world around us. A big part of my decision to work remotely as a Virtual Assistant involved choosing an industry that fitted with my personal ethics. The fact that I can have a direct positive impact in regards to the future of the environment was a huge influence in choosing to enter the Virtual Assistance industry,” Scarman states. He adds, “My office is set up to minimise its carbon footprint. I do as much as I can to reduce my impact on our environment by reusing products, using recycled materials where possible and participating in local recycling programs, and particularly by working electronically as much as I can.” Working remotely, typically from home offices, Virtual Assistants are able to reduce their environmental impact through less travel, smaller offices and less paper wastage. Scarman says it is important to him to be mindful about how he works, how it affects the environment, and continually educates himself about his impact on the environment. “I utilise natural light, and at times when artificial light is necessary I use energy efficient lighting. I use compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), which the Australian Greenhouse Office says reduce up to 75% of greenhouse gas emissions and running costs. I participate in Lights Off Australia, and I try to use the least amount of electricity as possible,” Scarman says. “Having worked in traditional settings, I've seen how much wastage offices can produce, particularly with paper. A lot of people think it's beyond their control, but it can be as simple as switching to recycled paper and saving 13 trees for every tonne of paper you use,” he adds. Working with a Virtual Assistant instead of using a traditional in-house employee gives small business owners and entrepreneurs the opportunity to contribute positively to the future of the environment. Virtual Assistants use one, usually smaller, office to support a number of businesses rather than one larger office for each business, and they use much less paper by working electronically. Fuel for private transport is the biggest generator of greenhouse gases for most Australian households (Australian Greenhouse Office, 2007), and working from a home office enables Virtual Assistants industry to have a substantial positive impact on travel. By eliminating almost all work-related travel, Virtual Assistants can substantially decrease the six tonnes of transport-related greenhouse gas produced by the average Australian household each year. Virtual Assistance is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to hiring traditional employees as a way for small business owners and entrepreneurs to save themselves time, money and office space. Virtual Assistants provide administrative, creative and technical services as independent contractors from their own office space. Levi Scarman is a Virtual Assistant based in the Port Adelaide area, SA, Australia, who works globally and specialises in designing marketing materials and graphics for small business, and writing and editing services. His business website is http://www.vaflex.com ###
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