Ides of Information – Ask the Assistant – How to Find and Vet Assistants

- by Lina Gardiner

Let’s jump straight into the next stage of finding your new assistant! PREP WORK Before tackling these steps, you should have your: Financial budget List of tasks to outsource General idea of how much time per month you expect to outsource These items were covered in my November post, Is it Time to Hire Help? […]

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So Dies the Dream

- by Judy Griffith Gill

As a few Ninc members know, my husband, Bob, and I have, since 2001, lived half the year in Costa Rica, enjoying tropical rainstorm, Caribbean surf, and a pretty good life–until Wednesday, November 12, when 3 armed, masked men attacked Bob just outside our screened porch. They had been hiding in the dark under the […]

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Ides of Information: Ask the Assistant

- by Lina Gardiner

Ask the Assistant: Is it Time to Hire Help? So you’re ready to hire someone? That’s great! Sara Blakely, the inventor of Spanx, says one of her biggest lessons learned is “that you have to be willing to hire your weaknesses.” We all have weaknesses and even if you’re good at most things, not having […]

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Time to Say Goodbye—and then Yes!

- by Charlotte Hubbard

When I began to write EMMA BLOOMS AT LAST, the fourth book in my Home At Cedar Creek/One Big Happy Family series, a lot of story pieces were already in play. I had created the world of Cedar Creek, Missouri, with its mercantile, a carriage shop, a couple of eateries, and several homes. I had […]

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