Clark Virtual Business Solutions & Pets and Profits

Clark Virtual Business Solutions & Pets and Profits Helping pet business owners step out of the day-to-day and into the CEO role.

If you are looking for marketing support and would like to help students advance their marketing skills, I suggest using...
12/07/2023

If you are looking for marketing support and would like to help students advance their marketing skills, I suggest using Acadium.

Acadium is an apprentriceship program where you get an apprentice for 3 months and they can work up to 10 hours a week for you.

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I have had several client where I was their first virtual assistant. Some clients I was the first virtual assistant that...
12/06/2023

I have had several client where I was their first virtual assistant. Some clients I was the first virtual assistant that they could trust. Why? Because I am reliable and detailed oriented in tasks.

With many years of administrative experience, I can "read between the lines" when it comes to business owners. You know, not all of the details are given when it comes to a task or they come up with an idea and just don't know how to implement it.

Some examples with my clients have been:
- using a new application they want to use, but don't know how.
- having a marketing idea, but not sure how to implement or if it even exists.
- they have been burnt by previous virtual assistants, and I have gained their trust because of my openness when it comes to what I can and can't do along with providing a team attitude in moving their business forward.

Do you have the support you need to grow your business? Are your team members reliable and act as a team member to move your business forward? Let's hear your story on the good, the bad and the ugly subcontractors.

I get it - delegating is HARD! I had always been the one that the delegating came to, so when I knew the only why I coul...
12/05/2023

I get it - delegating is HARD! I had always been the one that the delegating came to, so when I knew the only why I could grow my business was by delegating and focusing on the higher "paying" task, it was TOUGH!

So, how did I get over this hurdle? I started with small tasks. I also took time to write out instructions and I did a video on how to do the task.

I thought this was going to be a big task in itself - taking the time to write out everything and a video - yikes! Guess what - it took me like 30 minutes. That 30 minutes saved me multiple hours because once it was done, I could pass the task onto anyone!

If you are having a tough time delegating tasks in your business, let's chat. Let's see if I can help you or at least guide you on who can help you!

https://clarkvirtualbusinesssolutions.hbportal.co/schedule/63a1b4d4233e2500272897be

Do you do "all the things" in your business? What if I told you that you don't need to? How? By delegating. I know - "bu...
12/04/2023

Do you do "all the things" in your business? What if I told you that you don't need to? How? By delegating.

I know - "but no one can do it as well as I can!" I get it. It's tough to let go of tasks. First of all because you probably can get it done in half the time or maybe it only takes you a few minutes to do. But guess what...those minutes add up.

Those minutes turn into hours that you can use to GROW your business. That time can be spend on taking those sales calls or nurturing your relationship with a current client. As a CEO of your business, you should NOT be doing the daily paperwork - no matter how few minutes it takes you.

What about those items that take you HOURS to do? Is there someone that you can hire that can do that work in half the time?

Take some time today to write down all of the tasks that you do within your business. Review it and ask yourself - is this really where I should be spending my time?

I would love to hear what came to light by doing this.

I would love to hear how you use social media to grow your business.Do you post regularly? Do you interact with others i...
12/01/2023

I would love to hear how you use social media to grow your business.

Do you post regularly? Do you interact with others in th network regularly?

How about groups? What group are you the most active in?

If you haven't been consistent on social media, take the next week and spend 15 minutes per day commenting on other's posts. Let me know how it goes!

Here's the BEST tip I can give you for being consistent on social media. Are you ready for it…Block a time (like 15 to 3...
11/30/2023

Here's the BEST tip I can give you for being consistent on social media.

Are you ready for it…

Block a time (like 15 to 30 minutes a day) to build your business on social media.

During that time, use 1 platform to interact with. Look at your newsfeed and comment on the posts that your network has posted. Do NOT just like a post. Still have some time left in that time block? Go to a group and start commenting on posts. Groups are THE BEST way to get your name out there and SHOW your experience. People appreciate your help too!

I had a client that did nothing with her LinkedIn profile and what was on there, was outdated. Speaking of which - when ...
11/29/2023

I had a client that did nothing with her LinkedIn profile and what was on there, was outdated. Speaking of which - when was the last time you updated your profile? I redid her LinkedIn profile and we also started posting daily.

Since she is in the financial industry, she is required to post what the company creates. However, with some social media tips and tricks, we were able to increase her profile views and her weekly search stats! This was all with a FREE LinkedIn account! Posting daily is only part of the LinkedIn strategy that we created for her. There is so much you can do on LinkedIn. I call it the Facebook of business.

How would you feel if you started to make real connections on LinkedIn and started to get business from it? Let's chat and discuss how Clark Virtual can help you improve and maximize your LinkedIn profile.

https://clarkvirtualbusinesssolutions.hbportal.co/schedule/63a1b4d4233e2500272897be

Do you use LinkedIn for your business? I would jump on every once in a while, but last year, I took LinkedIn to a new le...
11/28/2023

Do you use LinkedIn for your business? I would jump on every once in a while, but last year, I took LinkedIn to a new level. I redid my profile and I got consistent with posting and commenting on posts.

Guess what happened? My profile views went up and my weekly search stats went up. I had one month that my profile views went up 90%! And that was after being consistant for awhile! I had another month when I had a 29% increase in the searches I showed up in! I don't pay for my LinkedIn either. This is done with the FREE account.

So being consistent on social media works. Take some time today to spend some time on social media and interact with your network.

Not sure where to start? Contact me and let's chat how Clark Virtual can help you create a marketing strategy for your online presence.

https://clarkvirtualbusinesssolutions.hbportal.co/schedule/63a1b4d4233e2500272897be

How often do you post to social media? How about commenting on others people's posts (and I don't mean just liking the p...
11/27/2023

How often do you post to social media? How about commenting on others people's posts (and I don't mean just liking the post)?

As business owners, getting on social media is the last thing we think about doing (or maybe even want to do). However, social media is here to stay and it's a way to get your name or business out there for FREE!

And don't forget, it's a way to grow relationships too! By commenting on other people's posts (again, not just liking), you show them that you are supporting them and people will remember that!

So tell me, how often are you on social media and growing your business?

Do you show gratitude to your network? Now is a great time to show how much you appreciate them and what they do to help...
11/24/2023

Do you show gratitude to your network?

Now is a great time to show how much you appreciate them and what they do to help your business.

Take sometime this next week and reach out to 5 people in your network that you haven't spoken to in awhile. Send them a text, email, or call them up and just see what is going on with them and their business.

Let me know what comes out of it. You'd be amazed what new business might be possible.

The easiest way to show appreciation to someone in your network is by sending a card in the mail. Yes, the old fashion w...
11/23/2023

The easiest way to show appreciation to someone in your network is by sending a card in the mail. Yes, the old fashion way of snail mail!

We are all so overwhelmed with emails now, that getting something personal in the mail makes you stand out.

I personally use SendOutCards to send physical greeting cards. I can create a customized card and have it send within 5 minutes. Yes - 5 minutes! No more going to the store for cards, making sure I have stamps, and then making sure the card gets to the mailbox.

Want to try SendOutCards? Visit my website and you can create a free account AND send a FREE card on me! No obligation!

Try it out and then let me know the response from the person you sent it to!

http://www.sendoutcards.com/ronalynwentz

I have a client who uses SendOutCards for reaching out to her network.Whenever she gets a referral, she sends a card and...
11/22/2023

I have a client who uses SendOutCards for reaching out to her network.

Whenever she gets a referral, she sends a card and brownies (and believe me, these brownies are awesome). The best part, she gets a thank you for her thank you!

Her network appreciates that they do something for them in return and she appreciates what they do for her.

Do you think she'll get another referral from that person? Of course! She has made herself stand out from other people by sending a thank you gift.

Have you ever received a card or a gift for a referral you have given?

I love sending cards using SendOutCards. One of the things I do to continue my relationships with my network is send bir...
11/21/2023

I love sending cards using SendOutCards. One of the things I do to continue my relationships with my network is send birthday cards.

You would not believe how many texts or emails I get saying thank you for the birthday card. Why? Because not that many people receive birthday cards.

I also send thank you and congratulations cards when appropriate.

Want to implement an easy system to do these tasks? Definitely try SendOutCards. You can even send a free card on me!

Love the idea, but just don't have the time to implement it, reach out to me and I can set up and management your cards for you!

https://clarkvirtualbusinesssolutions.hbportal.co/schedule/63a1b4d4233e2500272897be

What do you do to show your gratitude for your network throughout the year?Yes, there's always the "give them a referral...
11/20/2023

What do you do to show your gratitude for your network throughout the year?

Yes, there's always the "give them a referral" to show your gratitude for them, but what else do you do?
- Do you send them article that you see and remind you of them?
- What about doing a shoutout on your social media to them (thanking them, or just letting people know about their business)?
- Do you send them birthday cards or business anniversary cards?
- What about just checking in with them via text, email, phone, zoom, or getting together in person?

These are just a few things that you can do throughout the year to keep building your relationships with your network. So tell me, what do you do?

What can you do in your business to save you time?  What systems do you use that you do not use all of the features on?T...
11/17/2023

What can you do in your business to save you time? What systems do you use that you do not use all of the features on?

Take some time this week and review and use 1 (ONE) new feature on a application you currently use.

Yes - it might take you some time to set up whatever that new feature is, but believe me, that 30 minutes or an hour will give you back many, many hours.

Comment below what program you are going to add a feature to. Then come back and let me know how long it took. Having issues with using or setting up the feature? Comment below and I might be able to help!

When you are an entrepreneur, you do ALL OF THE THINGS in your business -  from sales to invoicing.  I use Honeybook to ...
11/16/2023

When you are an entrepreneur, you do ALL OF THE THINGS in your business - from sales to invoicing. I use Honeybook to manage my leads, client onboarding, agreements, client projects, invoicing, and client off-boarding.

This all-in-one client system has helped me save time and money. It's easy to use and provides a professional cohesiveness to all outgoing documents.

Want to try out Honeybook? Check out my link or contact me for more information.

https://www.honeybook.com/invites?code=clarkvirtual

Have you had people comment on your onboarding process?I have a client who got complimented about their scheduling calen...
11/15/2023

Have you had people comment on your onboarding process?

I have a client who got complimented about their scheduling calendar. Another client complimented about their prospective client questionnaire. Why? It made them standout from others in their field and made the person think "I need that in my business!"

Do you have a system that makes you stand out from others in your industry - or even just your network? If not, let's talk. Let's figure out what can make you stand out from others in your field and network. It will make you rememberable and - I will bet you anything - lead to more sales.

https://clarkvirtualbusinesssolutions.hbportal.co/schedule/63a1b4d4233e2500272897be

I use Honeybook for my client management.  WHAT A GAME CHANGER!No more going back and forth to set up times or having a ...
11/14/2023

I use Honeybook for my client management. WHAT A GAME CHANGER!

No more going back and forth to set up times or having a separate site for people to go to; no more emails back and forth to sign agreements; no more separate app for invoicing or getting payments. This system does it ALL and it gives me a professional look.

I have saved so much time by using Honeybook AND my clients like it too! I immediately received positive feedback saying that paying an invoice was so much easier. I like the payment feature because it's one flat fee - NO hidden fees.

If you don't have an all-in-one client management system - something that has a sales pipeline, scheduler; sales document creation (brochures and proposals); invoicing and payment processing - all the onboarding and off-boarding items that you should have in your business!

Let me know if you would like to chat about Honeybook. I can even give you special pricing!

https://clarkvirtualbusinesssolutions.hbportal.co/schedule/63a1b4d4233e2500272897be

You only get one first impression.That first impression comes the minute a lead comes in and they want to talk to you. W...
11/13/2023

You only get one first impression.

That first impression comes the minute a lead comes in and they want to talk to you.

What's the first impression your prospect sees? Do you have a professional scheduler in place? Are all of the features in place (auto response, reminders, your logo on the calendar)?

I would love to hear what apps and processes you have place.

Here's a financial challenge for you. I want you to add up all the costs of the systems you use (website, domain names, ...
11/10/2023

Here's a financial challenge for you. I want you to add up all the costs of the systems you use (website, domain names, CRM, paid ads, social media scheduler, etc). Are there options out there that may cost less and do more?

What about time? Are you wasting time going back and forth between different programs that don't talk to each other or that you have to make sure that they connect somehow?

I am all about using the free versions of applications until you can't. You know what that means when you can no longer use the free? Your business is growing! Know what it means when you know you are wasting time jumping between programs? Your business is growing!

I want to know what your outcome was. Are you paying for a program that just isn't cutting it anymore? Did you realize that you don't need all of the features that a certain software has? How about your time? How much time is it taking you to connect and switch between programs? Would you be able to save time if there was an all-in-one program that you could use (even if you had to pay for it)?

Post your comments below.

How do you keep in touch with your former clients? It could be as simple as sending a monthly or weekly email!  I have a...
11/08/2023

How do you keep in touch with your former clients? It could be as simple as sending a monthly or weekly email!

I have a client who sends out a weekly email that is informational only - very generic with topics pertaining to their business. This newsletter keeps them top of mind with their former clients. They have received several calls from people because of this email that have lead to additional sales.

Would you like some ideas on how to regularly reach out to your clients? Reach out to me and let's chat! I've got a couple of simple ideas that you can use!

https://clarkvirtualbusinesssolutions.hbportal.co/schedule/63a1b4d4233e2500272897be

I love creating newsletters! That was one of the first services I ever provided for a client.  There are so many differe...
11/07/2023

I love creating newsletters! That was one of the first services I ever provided for a client.

There are so many different programs out there for creating a newsletter and managing your email list. I usually start clients on the free MailChimp plan and if they outgrow that, we look into upgrading or other systems.

Want to discuss what software you currently use and if it's the best one for you? Set up a Business Kickstart Call and let's get your newsletter process streamlined!

https://clarkvirtualbusinesssolutions.hbportal.co/schedule/63a1b4d4233e2500272897be

How do you keep on top of mind with your prospects, clients and network? Do you send a newsletter?If you do, what applic...
11/06/2023

How do you keep on top of mind with your prospects, clients and network? Do you send a newsletter?

If you do, what application do you use? How often do you send a newsletter?

Is this something on your to do list that you just never get around to?

I want to hear your newsletter experiences - the good, the bad, the ugly. Share below!

What email automations do you have in place that saves you time? Time that you can spend growing your business? I would ...
11/03/2023

What email automations do you have in place that saves you time? Time that you can spend growing your business?

I would love to hear what templates you use. If you need some ideas on what tools or templates to use, post it below and I'll help!

The best tip I got for managing email was to use the out of office feature. Not just when you are out of the office, but...
11/02/2023

The best tip I got for managing email was to use the out of office feature. Not just when you are out of the office, but ALL OF THE TIME.

This let's people know that you are busy working, and that you will have a set time to answer your emails.

Here's what mine says:
"Thanks for contacting me! I am currently unable to answer your email because more than likely I am working on a current client project. Maybe YOU are a current client and it’s YOUR project! I check my email periodically during the day, so expect an email back within 24 hours. If this is an urgent matter, please feel free to call me."

I had a client who was always sending the basically the same text for people they met at networking events. She would ju...
11/01/2023

I had a client who was always sending the basically the same text for people they met at networking events. She would just copy and paste text from Word into the email and customize where needed. Then I set up her email templates in Google! Did you know that you can create templates in your Google mail? This has been a time saver for my client. Something so simple, but the minutes add up. Even better, she can now delegate that task!

If you are looking to become more productive and add some automation to your business, let's chat! I love talking processes.

https://clarkvirtualbusinesssolutions.hbportal.co/schedule/63a1b4d4233e2500272897be

How do you use the signature line in your email? Do you even use it?  If not, you are missing out on some great marketin...
10/31/2023

How do you use the signature line in your email? Do you even use it?

If not, you are missing out on some great marketing space!

At the bare minimum, you should have your name and contact information (phone, website) but you can also use it to promote your social media sites or even awards! Another great tip is to include a link to your calendar!

My signature line has changed over the years. Right now, I promote my calendar and my website. In the past, I have promoted awards and my SendOutCards services.

How do you use your signature line? Do you need help in setting up your signature line? Reach out and let's get your signature line working for you.

https://clarkvirtualbusinesssolutions.hbportal.co/schedule/63a1b4d4233e2500272897be

How much time do you spend retyping and redoing items over and over again? This could be something so simple as retyping...
10/30/2023

How much time do you spend retyping and redoing items over and over again?

This could be something so simple as retyping text in an email or something a little more complicated like trying to set up meetings with someone (you know - the back and forth trying to figure out what date and time works for both of you).

Have you taken time to look at those repeative tasks and figured out a way to become more productive? What tools or apps do you use to save time?

Content for your blog is as easy as talking! I want to see what your favorite subject is to talk about. It can be ANYTHI...
10/27/2023

Content for your blog is as easy as talking! I want to see what your favorite subject is to talk about. It can be ANYTHING just so you can practice and see how easy it is to get content.

Post your video or share a link below so I can see it!

Want to know where to start with creating content for your blog? Just start talking about a subject that you are an expe...
10/26/2023

Want to know where to start with creating content for your blog? Just start talking about a subject that you are an expert in!

Of course, you need to record and transcribe the information you are talking about. The easiest - the Notes app or video on your phone!

So pick a subject and start talking.

I have a client who I help with social media. This client has content, but just wasn't planning it out correctly to get ...
10/25/2023

I have a client who I help with social media. This client has content, but just wasn't planning it out correctly to get the business message out.

Since we started to work together, we now have a library of content that can easily be used! It took some work for both of us. She's the expert in her field, I can't duplicate her knowledge. What I can do is organize her knowledge and break it down into useable content.

If you need help with creating your content, let's chat! You have the knowledge, let me implement it for you!

https://clarkvirtualbusinesssolutions.hbportal.co/schedule/63a1b4d4233e2500272897be

I get it, if you are like most business owners, social media is the last thing you want to deal with.  Most of the time ...
10/24/2023

I get it, if you are like most business owners, social media is the last thing you want to deal with. Most of the time it's because you just don't know what to post.

I was there. I didn't really have any rhyme or reason with posting, but knew I needed to post. That was a beginning, but until I got a plan together, I wasn't going to be successful with my social media. Now that I'm consistent, my followers along with my impressions have increaseed on Facebook. I get found on LinkedIn more, and I'm growing relationships on my social media platforms!

If you want to grow your business on social media, let's chat. I have a simple system that I use to figure out what to post. It works!

https://clarkvirtualbusinesssolutions.hbportal.co/schedule/63a1b4d4233e2500272897be

Let's hear about your social media.  How often do you post? Do you struggle with what to post to your social media? I wa...
10/23/2023

Let's hear about your social media.

How often do you post? Do you struggle with what to post to your social media?

I want to hear your stuggles and successes when it comes to social media content (or blog content).

Share your story below.

Is there someone in your network that constantly sends you referrals? The referral might not work out, but think about i...
10/20/2023

Is there someone in your network that constantly sends you referrals? The referral might not work out, but think about it. That person is marketing for you, getting your name out there.

How do you thank that person? After so many times, a verbal thank you might not have as big as an impact and might be shrugged off.

What if you send that referral partner a card or even a gift? I bet that will have an even bigger impact. Take some time this week and make a bigger gesture to a referall partner. Let me know what comes out of it.

Keeping on the top of mind with prospects, clients, former clients, and your network is necessary if you want to grow yo...
10/19/2023

Keeping on the top of mind with prospects, clients, former clients, and your network is necessary if you want to grow your business. An easy way to keep in touch is to reach out to at least 3 people a day. This can be via email, text, online message, or a card! It just needs to be genuine. No sales, just reaching out.

Who are you going to reach out to today? Who are the first 3 people are you are thinking of?

Are you the type of person who always thinks - "This year, I'm going to send (insert birthday or holiday) cards to my cl...
10/18/2023

Are you the type of person who always thinks - "This year, I'm going to send (insert birthday or holiday) cards to my clients!" and never gets around to do it? What if you had someone do to it for you?

That's what I do for several of my clients! I take care of their marketing for them. This simple gesture of sending a card gets results:
1. You keep top of mind with your clients.
2. Clients reach out to you.

So if you want to increase your sales just by investing kindness into your business, let's chat!

https://clarkvirtualbusinesssolutions.hbportal.co/schedule/63a1b4d4233e2500272897be

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