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If you are a sole proprietor or a small business owner who does not need (or have the budget for) a full or part-time employee to handle administrative tasks, you may want to consider hiring a Virtual Assistant. A Virtual Assistant (or VA) can handle some of your administrative tasks such as appointment follow up, preparing and sending out mailings, and other tasks that take you away from your core duties.
I can tell you from first hand expereince, VA's are a fantastic resource! You can get so much more done for your business without worrying about support tasks, and have those tasks done by specialists for far less than you'd pay for any employee. There's a book out now that explains how it works, "The Obsolete Employee, How Businesses Succeed Without Employees - And Love It!" by Michael Russer - I put the web address in the url above. It will really open your eyes to a whole bunch of possibilites for your business!