BELAY Blog: How To's & Tips on Leadership & Remote Working

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Susanne Tedrick

Susanne Tedrick is an author and speaker who works full time in the tech industry as well as maintaining her personal brand.

Small Business

ICYMI: December Podcast Roundup

Missed any of our podcasts in December? We’ve got you covered! We’ve rounded up every podcast for easy access and your listening pleasure.

Small Business

3 Tools to Unlock Your Leadership Potential

Understanding and perfecting your leadership skills is a crucial part of working with people and bringing up a team that works together well.

Remote Work

Bookkeeping: How To Go Virtual

Find out if you’re ready to hire a virtual bookkeeper to help you get out of the weeks of your day-to-day spreadsheets and invoices.

Virtual Assistants

4 Ways BELAY Is Called To Serve The Local Church

At BELAY, we value coming alongside an individual or a team in order to help them be the best they can be. This does not change when we place members...

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Dave Rodriguez

Dave Rodriguez operates a Chick-fil-A franchise, a quick-service restaurant that draws customers by fresh food, quality products and great...

Remote Work

Bookkeeping: Expectations vs. Reality

You may have an idea of what you think a bookkeeper does, but the reality of having great systems and accurate reporting in place is so much more.

Remote Work

Hiring Isn't Hard. You're Just Doing It Wrong.

We’ve seen the headlines and heard the click-worthy names given to labor issues. And we’re not buying it. Hiring doesn’t have to be hard – and here’s...

Small Business

How to Infuse Fun Into Any Company Culture

When you’re having fun and genuinely enjoying yourself at work, you will be more excited to interact with your coworkers and check tasks off of your...

Small Business

Being a Pro At Saying “No”

Learning how to say “no” and putting boundaries into place can help you accomplish more of your priorities.

Small Business

Bookkeeping 101: What to Tackle First

When working with a bookkeeper, it’s helpful to know where to start in order to get the most out of the partnership from day one.

Remote Work

Building A Great Brand Experience

Every company has a brand experience — learning how to create a great one is important to overall growth.

Virtual Assistants

SMM: 5 Truths & 5 Myths

When you don’t have a clear understanding of your social media presence and goals in place, it can seem understandably daunting. Here are some truths...

Virtual Assistants

BELAY Favorites: Zoom Attire

Not to be dramatic, but it’s basically gift-giving season already. Here’s a list of some of our favorite gifts for the coworkers, vendors and clients...

Small Business

How to Navigate A Loss of Revenue

The market always evolves. So while the pandemic has created additional financial pressure for most businesses, it also rendered some business models...

Small Business

ICYMI: October Monthly Podcast Roundup

Missed any of our podcasts in October? Or just can’t get enough episodes? Say no more – we got you! We’ve rounded up every podcast for easy access...

Virtual Assistants

The Secrets of Businesses That Scale

Creating clear processes and procedures for your business can seem a bit daunting or fluffy, but it is one of the key ways to scale your business.

Social Media Manager

12 Things Social Media Managers Wish You Knew

What do social media managers wish you knew? We sat down with one of our resident social media managers to break down social media a bit more.

BELAY

BELAY Favorites: Our Go-to Gift Guide

Not to be dramatic, but it’s basically gift-giving season already. Here’s a list of some of our favorite gifts for the coworkers, vendors and clients...

Small Business

ICYMI: September Monthly Podcast Roundup

Missed any of our podcasts in September? Or just can’t get enough of them? Say no more – we got you! Here, we’ve rounded up every podcast for...

Small Business

What Does A Bookkeeper Do?

A bookkeeper manages and records all of your business's financial transactions. But what exactly does that mean? We’ll break it down for you.

Client Success Story

Stacy Williams-Duncan

Stacy Williams-Duncan is a parish priest who shares her expertise in pedagogy, curriculum design, change management, and digital learning through...

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Arnav Guleria

Arnav Guleria is the managing director at Zanbato, a private securities crossing network providing market data, counter-party verification, and order...

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Stephan Abrams

Stephan Abrams is the owner of The Liquor Store of Jackson Hole, a locally-owned, customer focused business that is nationally recognized as an...

Small Business

ICYMI: August Podcast Roundup

Missed any of our podcasts in August? Or just can’t get enough of them? Say no more – we got you! Here, we’ve rounded up every podcast for...

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Blake Vaughn

Blake Vaughn is the owner of Patriot DSP, a delivery service provider contracted through Amazon to deliver their packages.

Productivity

Self-Care: Don't Be The Reason You Burnout

“In a society that says ‘put yourself last,’ self-love and self-acceptance are almost revolutionary. Self-care is not a habit; it is a lifestyle.” –...

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Todd Slechta

Todd Slechta is the president of Covenant Initiatives for Care (CIC), an organization that partners with initiatives seeking to assist the...

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Jim Amundson

Jim Amundson is the president and CEO of Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota (ICBM), a state trade association that represents community banks...

Virtual Assistants

How To Leverage Your VA

Once you’ve determined that you’re ready, willing and able to delegate, get ready to have your mind blown. Seriously. Consider yourself warned –...

Small Business

ICYMI: July Podcast Roundup

Missed any of our podcasts in July? Or just can’t get enough of them? Say no more – we got you! Here, we’ve rounded up every podcast for...

Small Business

Journal Entries Explained with Examples

In accounting, journal entries are used to record your business’ daily financial activity. Learn why they matter and see examples to help you get...

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Beth Carr

Beth Carr is a Certified StoryBrand Guide and the founder of Fortified Branding, which applies the power of design and storytelling to be able to...

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Ashley Usher

Ashley Usher is a partner in TechCXO's Product & Technology practice, which provides companies with on-demand executives.

Social Media Manager

What Does A Social Media Strategist Do?

A social media strategist plans and implements a company’s strategy across social media platforms. Learn about the skills you need to become an SMS.

Small Business

Why Is Self-Care Important?

Before you write this self-care article off as another impossibly unattainable lifestyle recommendation, here are 10 actionable, everyday things you...

Small Business

ICYMI: June Podcast Roundup

Missed any of our podcasts in June? Or just can’t get enough of them? Say no more – we got you! Here, we’ve rounded up every podcast for...

Small Business

Leaders Are Readers: A Summer Reading List

While your toes rest blissfully in the sand, here are my summer reading recommendations so you can sharpen your ax while you recharge your batteries.

Remote Work

How Much Does A Social Media Strategist Cost?

Trying to decide if you can afford to hire a social media strategist? We’ve got you covered. Learn about average rates and factors that affect social...

Client Success Story

Rod Whitson

Rod Whitson is a managing partner at the Strategy Shop, which serves as a trusted advisor to CEOs, founders, owners, and other key executives and...

Client Success Story

Kristina & Tony Ebel

Dr. Tony Ebel and his wife, Kristina, are the owners and founders of The Pediatric Experience, a community of pediatric, prenatal, and family...

Remote Work

How Much Does a Bookkeeper Cost?

Trying to decide if you can afford to hire a bookkeeper? We’ve got you covered. Learn about average rates and factors that affect bookkeeper pricing....

Client Success Story

Sandra Funk

Sandra Funk is the CEO and Creative Director of House of Funk, an interiors, building, and renovation design firm.

Small Business

ICYMI: May Podcast Roundup

Missed any of our podcasts in May? We’ve rounded up every podcast for at-your-fingertips easy access and listening pleasure.

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Stormy Bradley

Stormy Bradley is the President of Bulldog Steel, a steel manufacturing business that prides itself on its ability to deliver high-quality steel for...

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Anthony Armendariz

Anthony Armendariz is a Partner and Head of Design of Funsize, a digital service and product design agency.

Small Business

ICYMI: April Podcast Roundup

Missed any of our podcasts in April? We’ve rounded up every podcast for at-your-fingertips easy access and listening pleasure.

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Leisle Chung

Leisle Chung is the CEO of Vanguard Skin Specialists, Southern Colorado's premier dermatology and plastic surgery practice.

Small Business

ICYMI: March Podcast Roundup

Missed any of our podcasts in March? Or just can’t get enough of them? Say no more – we got you! Here, we’ve rounded up every podcast for...

Small Business

6 Reports You’re Not Using That You Should

Who has opened a financial software application and stepped away a bit overwhelmed with the amount of data available? These are the top 5 financial...

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Guy Timberlake

Guy and Margaret 'Maggie' Timberlake are the Chief Visionary Officer and President, respectively, of GovCon Club.

Small Business

February Podcast Roundup

Missed any of our podcasts in February? Or just can’t get enough of them? Say no more – we got you! Here, we’ve rounded up every podcast for...

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Kevin Callahan

Kevin Callahan is the principal at Interaction Agility, Inc. and for more than two decades, he's brought people together to solve complex problems as...

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Bob and Mandy Morreale

As The Tuning School's co-founders, President Bob Morreale and his wife, CFO Mandy Morreale, help vehicles to the next level of performance for...

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Dethra U. Giles

As the CEO of ExecuPrep, Dethra leads her organization of international Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training, coaching and consulting.

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Mike Taggart

Michael Taggart is the COO and CTO of the informational technology and development team at Envoy Media Group, Inc.

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Patrick McGovern

As the Executive Director of the Acacia Fraternity, Patrick McGovern oversees all daily operations of the Fraternity's International Headquarters.

Small Business

ICYMI: January Podcast Roundup

Missed any of our podcasts in January? Here, we’ve rounded up every podcast for at-your-fingertips easy access and listening pleasure.

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Courtney Kingston

As Founder and CEO of Kingston Family Vineyards, Courtney Kingston manages the importing, sales, and marketing for her family's wine business.

Virtual Assistants

5 Signs It's Time To Hire A VA

Sure you got it all done, but could you use a lunch break here and there? Here are 5 signs superwomen may need a Virtual Assistant.

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Maggie Smith

As the owner of Pintuck & Purl, a purveyor of fabrics, yarns, sewing and serging machines, Maggie Smith strives to re-capture a past where style,...

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Jim Richards

As the president and CEO, Jim Richards' The Market Share Group helps consumer brands connect with fans through strategic sports and entertainment...

Small Business

ICYMI: December Podcast Roundup

Missed any of our podcasts in December? We’ve rounded up every podcast for at-your-fingertips easy access and listening pleasure.

Client Success Story

Megan Hyatt Miller

Megan Hyatt Miller is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Michael Hyatt & Company and the co-host of the popular business podcast, Lead to...

Virtual Assistants

5 Blind Spots That Sink Your Leadership

BELAY CEO Tricia Sciortino identifies five leadership-sinking blind spots – and how you can overcome them to rise up and lead well.

Client Success Story

Jonathan Staufer

As President at Grappa Fine Wines & Spirits, Jonathan Staufer has proudly celebrated 40 years of hard work and tasteful inebriation with his...

Virtual Assistants

A Day In The Life: Best of 2020 Roundup

Every month, we like to feature and celebrate the contractors that equip our clients with the confidence to climb higher. Here are just a few of...

Small Business

Future-Proofing Your Business & Life

We survived 2020 – an accomplishment in itself – and so now, we can bring everything that fire-by-trial taught us to make 2021 our best year yet!

Client Success Story

Brent Hofen

Brent Hofen is the founder and lead pastor at Mission Church in Oregon, whose calling it is to make disciples who make disciples.

Client Success Story

Jeff Hilimire

For more than 20 years, Dragon Army — a purpose-driven digital engagement company — and its CEO Jeff Hilimire have focused on building companies and...

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Nick Knapp

Knapp Business Solutions is a family-owned firm that employs professionals with more than 100 years of collective experience, including those...

Small Business

2021: Six Tips on Planning for the Unknown

BELAY’s COO and CEO Lisa Zeeveld shares a few expert tips to help take some of the guesswork out of 2021 planning so you’re ready for whatever comes...

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Caleb Sutherland

As the founder and CEO of LIT Device LLC, Caleb Sutherland is a full-time entrepreneur who loves anything to do with new and innovative ideas.

Client Success Story

Taryn Marie Stejskal

As the Chief Resilience Officer at Resilience Leadership, Dr. Taryn Stejskal supports people in recognizing their worth and value in order to reach...

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Kim Tanner

Kim Tanner is the Executive Director of the Jenesis Group, a private family foundation established in 1987 that brings innovation and an...

Virtual Assistants

A Day In The Life: Ari Adler

Here’s what being the poster child of virtual work– literally living on the road while earning a living – is like for BELAY VA Ari Adler.

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Mel Lim

As an award-winning global growth strategist and serial entrepreneur, Mel Lim stays busy — and keeps a countless rotation of irons in the fire.

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Kaye-Ann Sadler

As the Senior Administrative Manager of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Kaye-Ann Sadler boasts a history of leading and transforming...

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Clint Ebel

As the second generation to join the family business, Clint's role with Clint Pharmaceuticals has evolved.

Productivity

Reclaim Control: Creating Work-Life Balance

Whatever ‘easy joy and meaningful engagement’ looks like to you, as long as you live it, then you’ve struck personal and professional nirvana

Client Success Story

Lauren Carroll

With over a decade of experience, Lauren has established herself as a modern force in the Brookline, Newton, and surrounding area local real estate...

Virtual Assistants

A Day In The Life: Krystal McGee

Within her first few weeks, BELAY bookkeeper Krystal McGee accomplished exactly what every client wants: She saved them money. Here’s her story.

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Katie Lantukh

As the certified StoryBrand guide with Murphy Marketing, Katie helps people know what to say on their websites.

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Tricia Sciortino

As CEO of BELAY, Tricia lives and breathes the day-to-day operations of the business including sales, marketing, IT, talent acquisition, client...

Small Business

7 Ways A Bookkeeper Can Save You Money

Bookkeeping is much like going to the dentist – no one actually wants to do it but not doing it isn’t really an option, either.

Client Success Story

Christian Catron

Christian Catron is a Managing Partner and Business Development & Operations Executive at Redeem Realty Solutions, a premier real estate solutions...

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Tom DuFore

Big Sky Franchise has three values that guide everything they do. From their clients, staff, consultants and suppliers, they live and work by three...

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Tom Williams

Tom Williams is the COO of Real Life Dental, which offers patients a full range of services and provides quality care in a warm, relaxing...

Virtual Assistants

A Day In The Life: Tonya Allen

BELAY VA Tonya Allen has been the poster child of virtual work: Literally living on the road while earning a living. Sounds more like living the...

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Josh Nelson

As the founder and CEO of Keystone Financial Services, Josh Nelson's mission is to bridge the gap between knowing and doing in the financial lives of...

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Sally Breen

In its 10 years, 3DM Publishing has published over 25 books, all with the expressed aim of teaching people to disciple others who will in turn...

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Patrick Hanley

Patrick Hanley is the president of Socius Insurance, a wholesale insurance brokerage that provides its retail brokers, carriers, and insureds...

Small Business

Top 10 Leadership Podcasts

We’ve done the sifting for you so you can be sure that you’re subscribed to solid gold. Here are our top 10 leadership podcasts for your listening...

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Jayson Teagle

Jayson Teagle is the Founder and CEO of Collideoscope, a boutique talent management agency that exists to architect iconic brands and to build...

Client Success Story

Renard Bergstrom

As president of Bergstrom Automotive, Renard and his organization are on a mission to put the fun back into buying a car with the belief that if you...

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Doug Mentzer

As president of The Mentzer Group, a full-service, independent investment advisory firm, Doug Mentzer is dedicated to informing and serving clients...

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Eric McDermott

Eric McDermott is a managing equity partner of Pacific Advisors, a financial services firm with a team of more than 150 advisors and specialists,...