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Homebased Virtual Assistant business kicks-off 18 year anniversary celebration of providing administrative and internet-based support services to globally-based clients.
Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) November 1, 2007 — Launched from a concept to provide administrative, secretarial, transcription and marketing services for small businesses 24 hours a day, November marks The 24 Hour Secretary’s 18th year of supporting clients located around the globe, virtually. Most businesses are lucky to reach the five year mark, let alone 18 years, a milestone traditionally synonymous with coming of age.
“It hasn’t been easy and each year has brought challenges, but by implementing sound business practices, providing exceptional customer service, and utilizing the newest Internet-based technologies, we stay ahead of our competitors”, states Sharon Williams, chief visionary officer of The 24 Hour Secretary™.
Growth of an Industry
The growth of the home-based business phenomena has greatly contributed to The 24 Hour Secretary’s success. Entrepreneurs and small business owners benefit from working with offsite virtual professionals or Virtual Assistants (VAs), as members of Sharon’s industry are called. Reduced overhead, no personnel-related expenses, partnering with experienced, internet and technology-savvy team members and only paying for time on task are just a few of the advantages over competitors clients achieve when working with this company.
The 24 Hour Secretary™ maintains their edge by anticipating, preparing for and embracing change. Sharon Williams is a Master Virtual Assistant (MVA), Professional Real Estate Virtual Assistant (PREVA), author and coach. She is the recipient of the inaugural, prestigious VA industry awarded Thomas Leonard International Virtual Assistant of Distinction Award. “I’m thrilled that The 24 Hour Secretary™ has finally ‘come of age’; however, I must confess I’ve been able to smoke and vote for some time,” jokes Williams. “In all seriousness, I’m honored to be a part of such a wonderful industry and appreciate the opportunity to work with other globally-based VAs and clients. I look forward to our 21st anniversary celebration.”
Background and Experience
Prior to starting her business, Sharon’s administrative positions range from clerk typist to executive secretary. She also served as a union shop steward and labor relations specialists, as well as vice-president of her union. Ms. Williams has the distinction of being the first female, first black president in the union’s then 56-year history. Her last full-time employment was as a Program Compliance Officer, a hearing officer of claims against a local municipality. Clients of The 24 Hour Secretary™ have included internationally-renowned hospitals, medical clinics and private medical practices as well as solo-practitioners, mid-size law firms, school principals, accountants, entrepreneurs, architects, nonprofit and charitable organizations, colleges, associations, and small business owners such as coaches, writers, salespeople, speakers and realtors®, etc.