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Nine Things That Clutter Up a Resume

Visual presentation is a very important part of any resume. This does not mean that you have to use bold borders or graphics. What you need is balance. The following ten things tend to clutter up a resume and make it look messy. 1) Lack of White Space Some resumes are so crammed with information that the reader has a difficult time separating one section from another. The information about the employer, job titles and dates worked, and job highlights are so crammed together it is hard to tell where one begins and the other ends. White space is very … More

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Is Working From Home In Mexico a Good Option For You?

The following article focuses on tips and insights that will be helpful you are thinking about working from home. We have all heard stories from people who are working from home and how great it is, how much your life quality will improve or maybe, how much time people can save by working from home. Based on our experience we have compiled 10 important considerations to determine if remote working is right for you: 1.- You feel overwhelmed by all the commuting time and you feel you could be happier if you could free all that commute time. 2.- You … More

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The Real Estate InvestHER podcast ft. Gwenn Aspen on Virtual Assistants

  Virtual Assistants, as a Way to Improve Efficiency and Reduce Costs. The Real Estate InvestHER Show with Elizabeth Faircloth and Andresa Guidelli podcast. Here is the description from the hosts: As investors and entrepreneurs, it’s easy to get stuck working in your business rather than on it. We are excited to sit down with Gwenn Aspen, investor and businesswoman, on this week’s episode! Gwenn started investing in her early 20s and quickly realized that processes and procedures are crucial in order to scale your business and take ownership over your company.  It was then that she started outsourcing property … More

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Anequim is Featured in the Wall Street Journal

Managing and Monitoring Remote Workers Using Cutting Edge Technology Recently Anequim rolled out a robust technology tool that helps remote assistant clients approve time off, manage teammates hours, and improve efficiency. This roll-out is an example of how Anequim strives for continuous improvement. Anequim is also committed to increase value for their clients. Anequim President, Gwenn Aspen is featured in the Wall Street Journal regarding best practices of managing a remote team with the most cutting edge software.  The following is an excerpt from a Wall Street Journal article about managing and  monitoring remote workers: The roughly 300 staffers at … More

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Quick Tip for Managing Remote Teams: The Daily Huddle

The Daily Huddle, a way to scale up your business. Many of us have closed our offices and are managing our entire staff from our homes for the first time. One thing that has helped our remote teams stay focused on the day’s tasks is having a daily huddle. Huddles are 5-minute meetings every day at the same time. In the bullet points below I put a few of the topics, and examples we discuss on our daily huddles at our property management company. These kinds of short meetings can help keep everyone on the same page when we are … More

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How Great Teams Prioritize Goals

Prioritize goals can be very challenging. Years ago our property management company left a lot to be desired when it came to our ability to prioritize projects and goals. We didn’t have an agenda for our strategic planning meetings. Embarrassingly sometimes our executive team would write our priorities down, and then lose the paper we wrote them on. We would talk about to-dos and not follow up. This lack of structure kept us amateur, and we struggled to move our business and goals forward. There came a point where we felt like we were on a hamster wheel and living … More

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The Cost of Ideas.

There is no such thing as a bad idea. You’ve heard the adage “there’s no such thing as a bad idea.” Well, and we all know this, it just isn’t true. If there really is no such thing as a ‘bad idea’ how would be express a sentiment that an idea just didn’t work out, that it wasn’t good, or that it ended up being ruinous? We say it pretty much to get people who would otherwise not feel comfortable going out on a limb to, well, walk out on that limb. We know there is something about the phrase … More

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New Podcast on Remote Assistants

Check out our discussion with Brad Larsen from the Property Management Masterminds Show Podcast about our Remote Assistant program. Brad was one of our first clients starting with us 2016 and remains very happy with his team of remote employees.  

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Goal Attainment and Reflection on Failure

Happy New Year everyone! New Year’s resolutions are the name of the game this time of year and I just wanted to write a few thoughts on goal attainment and reflection on failure. Recently I was talking about goals with the wonderful John L. Hoich. He was kind enough to share with me part of his recipe for meeting and exceeding his goals which was a document similar to this one. He has been creating these documents every year since 2014 and has a track record of success to prove that it is at least an important component of his method. It … More

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Our new office

Over the course of our 10 years in existence I’ve heard different versions of “You guys need to buy a building, it’s better to own than it is to rent.” Granted most of these comments come from real estate agents, but it’s pretty much something that is assumed to be true, which I take issue with. First of all it’s important to analyze a company’s ability to even purchase a building. Generally speaking 20% down is a minimum amount to have to fork over, and frankly a small or new business may be in a position to use that capital … More

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