Tag Archives: reputation

14Aug/21

Ep 52: Ethics and Success

(12 min listen)

Our industry’s new crop of VA is a new generation – used to instant success, and influencers rather than mentors. This has brought with it a change in what is perceived as ethical, and what they define as success in business.

In this show I look at a recent discussion with one such new VA.

If we want our industry to continue into the future, we need to ensure we are all moving it in a forward direction, and not just looking after our own needs.

© Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show

Resources and Mentions:

Ep 36: VA Training

Kate Toon: 19 Things NOT to Do in a Facebook Group

Forbes: What Percentage of Small Businesses Fail?

Venture Beat: 50% of Businesses Fail in Their First 5 Years

Huffington Post: Small Business Failure

US Small Business Administration (Office of Advocacy): FAQs About Small Business

27Jun/14

Ep 25: Do you Brand Your Car?

Following on from our podcasts about your online reputation – what about your reputation in real life? If you brand your car or your clothing with your business name or logo your behaviour and that of your staff is always on display. Are you giving the best impression?

 

© Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show

13Jun/14

Ep24: Are You Killing Your Online Reputation – Part 2

In the second part of Are You Killing Your Online Reputation I talk about dealing with colleagues online and share some guidelines for avoiding the pitfalls of social media.

Have you noticed a decline in the way people treat each other online – especially colleagues? We seem to be more focused on the ‘drama’ than supporting and sharing. This was evidenced in an online space recently where a question asking for help received no replies at all, and one talking about the bad behaviour of a third party elicited over 50 comments including (well meaning?) offers to ‘bad mouth’ in return. Share your comments – but please don’t mention specific people or businesses!

(Did you miss Part 1? Find it here.)

 

© Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show

30May/14

Ep23: Are You Killing Your Online Reputation – Part 1

Everyone seems to be using social media these days but are you careful about what you post … all the time? You probably won’t ever know who or how many people are watching/following you. If you use social media for business promotion, you must be careful you are on-brand all the time.

It’s amazing how many people don’t think about the damage they can be doing online to their reputation. Once it’s online, it’s online forever!

Thanks to Sharon Williams of The 24 Hour Secretary for sharing her 5:3:2 rule with me!

 

© Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show