Creating time so you can focus on top priorities
Creating time so you can focus on top priorities
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✔ Scale back on traditional employee costs - training, equipment, office space, benefits, etc.
✔ Proudly virtual and asynchronous - free yourself from the office while projects continue
✔ More time to focus on growing the business - while I focus on the back office details
✔ Streamline your systems & processes for smooth running recurring tasks
✔ Premium and personalized experience for all clients
✔ When you partner with me you gain a resourceful, committed and seamlessly integrated team player who understands the challenges and rewards of running a business
When my clients succeed, I succeed. We can all use some support - and support just happens to be what I love.
I specialize in virtual business support. This includes: Executive Assistance, Operations Administration, Project Management, and Consulting. I am passionate about the details, big picture and overall organization of it all. These qualities carry through in all my work - allowing client projects to be consistently completed on time and with accuracy.
I studied Marketing, Communications, and Business Administration in College and University; achieving a diploma, postgraduate advanced diploma, and bachelor's degree. From personal to corporate, I’m your go-to guy. When you enlist my help you gain peace of mind knowing that all the details will be taken care of.
My focus is partnering with and supporting entrepreneurs in achieving their vision long-term. It's what I love and it's as simple as that. Whether it be a one-time or recurring task, you've come to the right place. I'm also happy to source and collaborate with experts in other areas as necessary. Above all else - I care.
Large businesses often have staff available for miscellaneous tasks. While small businesses or individuals might not have the budget or workload for full-time support, they can still greatly benefit from partnering with a dependable and versatile fractional business admin support service. That's where I come in!
Client relations, budget tracking, payables/receivables reporting, expense management, invoicing and more. Let me focus on the details.
Coordination for your day-to-day. Human resources support, staff/contractor onboarding, strategies/tools for operating virtually, and general consulting.
You live by your calendar BUT scheduling and managing it yourself is another story. You greatly benefit from an extra set of eyes.
Transportation, accommodations, dining, itinerary preparation and any other arrangements you require to make your trip efficient and/or relaxing.
Whether it be a special occasion or a thoughtful token of appreciation - the small gestures matter. Maintain and grow your network while keeping connected.
Think outside the business! What personal tasks can I take off your plate to free you up and therefore maximize your office time.
I start with a discovery call to ensure fit. (People work with people who they like!) If you decide to move forward, I dive deeper into your needs, tools you use, and so forth. From there a customized monthly retainer package is presented to you with pricing and included services.
Rather than operate hourly, my focus is on long-term client relationships with monthly needs that can be met through a package. See below for the process.
*Services are priced in US/Canada market and do not compete with rates that overseas or large corporations offer. On-call service is not available.
"I had the pleasure of working with AJ, and I am thrilled to take this opportunity to recommend his outstanding abilities and contributions. AJ played a pivotal role in our team, particularly in managing and executing large-scale projects that significantly advanced our company's objectives.
One of AJ's most notable achievements was leading the book publishing project (Stand Out as a Thought Leader). His ability to coordinate with authors, designers, and marketing teams ensured the project's success from inception to publication. AJ's strategic planning, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills were instrumental in navigating the complexities of publishing, resulting in a product we are immensely proud of.
Additionally, AJ spearheaded the challenging task of migrating our company's email system. This project was critical for improving our communication and operational efficiency. AJ's technical expertise, combined with his project management skills, ensured a smooth and successful transition with minimal disruption to our daily operations.
Beyond these projects, AJ's general assistance and support across various departments demonstrated his versatility and commitment to the company's success. His ability to manage multiple tasks, lead teams, and provide solutions under pressure makes him an invaluable asset to any organization.
AJ's contributions have left a lasting impact on me and our team, and I am confident he will bring the same level of excellence and dedication to future endeavors. I wholeheartedly recommend AJ for any project management or leadership role, as his skills, work ethic, and positive attitude are truly exceptional." - Winnie H, Chief Creative Engine // Speaker // Author
"Over the past 18-months, AJ has become an essential part of my business. Simply put, AJ creates time. Time for me to focus on higher level strategic tasks, time with my family, time with clients. By taking ownership of tasks, and more importantly anticipating and executing on issues, AJ allows me to focus on serving clients and running the business.
I can be a tough combination of exacting in my expectations and under-communicative in what exactly that I'm looking for. AJ has been both patient and proactive in adapting to this, and even indirectly helped me get (a little) better at broadcasting what I'm looking for in a project/outcome.
AJ is accurate, thorough, (very) responsive, and very rarely needs more than 5 minutes of direction to complete a task. Perfect example - I wanted to explore having conference attendees be able to take batting practice at a Major League Baseball facility in Scottsdale on a certain date. That's pretty much the limits of my instructions. AJ set it all up, including roundtrip transportation, insurance, etc. My total time invested from idea generation to hitting baseballs - about 20 minutes. And it worked far more seamlessly than if I had planned it myself.
We've worked together and met once, as he practically organized a conference in February that my firm put on, and travelled to Arizona to ensure things went well. The distance (i.e. remote work) is no factor, and has not once caused an issue. In fact, I don't believe that I even knew where he was located for the first 6 months.
If you are looking for a team member that can make it happen, look no further." - Ben H, President
"A.J. is a professional, well organized, detail oriented individual who is always two steps ahead. It has been a pleasure working with A.J. building my brand at Pure Style Interiors. A.J. provides creative solutions that are innovative and interesting. We would be lost without you A.J. and look forward to our continued partnership together for the years to come." - Stephanie P, Owner
"We needed an online presence that accurately represented who we were, what we did and how we did it. A.J. listened and quickly assessed and understood what our requirements were and produced an attractive website that reflected our strengths and values. I would recommend A.J.’s services to anyone that needs a timely and effective project completed." - Jim B, President
"I would highly recommend A.J. to anyone looking for an executive assistant but just can not determine if a full time assistant is necessary or the right fit. A.J. is highly organized and is willing to tackle any task you throw at him. He is great at helping manage your day to day schedule and also has a great marketing background. Very talented."
- Chad S, Co-Owner
"I engaged A.J. during a time of particular need to help offload a few things and clear out a bit of a backlog. A.J. was a god send - responsive, helpful, and went the extra mile. I have continued to work with A.J. as a virtual addition to the team as he is a hard worker, always incredibly aware of needs and deadlines, and will make connections between assignments and the larger picture without being prompted. He has often thought ahead or seen pieces I missed and made sure things were great. I would highly recommend A.J. as a complement to anyone’s team!" - Evan D, COO
"A.J. is a phenomenal Virtual Assistant. I cannot recommend him enough. He takes initiative and doesn't wait to be asked/told which is one of the traits I find it is difficult to find in any assistant role. He also can provide you with ideas and opportunities for how he can assist. He's a great communicator and easy to work with." - Tracy M, Owner
"A.J. has been an amazing person to work with and has helped to make the daunting task of rebranding and developing my website easy and pain free. As people have pointed out, AJ is extremely well organized, a great communicator, and always seems to be one-step ahead of your business needs. I would recommend his services to anyone looking for guidance on web design or business marketing, and I am looking forward to working with him again!" - Colin B, Owner
"I have been working with A.J. for almost a year now and I couldn't say enough amazing things about him! He's efficient, always going above & beyond, looking ahead of any issues, to prevent any more, as well as finding potential/future issues by being diligent and double checking other's work without asking. A.J. has an amazing work ethic and I can easily hand anything off to him and know he will handle it quickly, efficiently and always with a smile. No task is too big or too small and if he doesn't immediately know how to address it he researches it and gives me the answer without even asking. I highly recommend him!" - Ines M, Chief of Staff
"A.J. was crucial in the success of this project for my business. As the team leader, his excellent communications skills, timely response and attention to detail led to a positive impact to our business. Within a two week period we had secured four new customers. A.J. provided Google AdWords account management, Google+ social media page management, budgeting to adhere to Google project rules, monitoring and adjustments to maximize project funds and improve results. A.J.’s quality of work, professionalism and responsiveness allowed this project to be a success in the designated short period of time. A.J. would be a valuable asset to your organization and has my highest recommendation." - John V, CEO
"AJ has my back. And my team's backs. And my client's backs! He is patient, organized and pleasant - in every situation. I rely on his skills to provide assistance in a few roles: as an executive assistant, as a project resource, as a task manager. You can rely on AJ to untangle situations, accurately determine priorities and manage a variety of personalities. He is a true professional organizer, capable of bringing solutions and ideas to the table to improve day-to-day operations and will help to position your whole team for success. AJ is authentic and entirely trustworthy. I happily recommend him without hesitation." - Connie R, Owner
"I have had the pleasure of working with A.J. for the last 5 years. A.J. has provided support to several of our team members and is always quick to respond, accurate and professional. He provides seamless support and is always easy to communicate with. I have highly recommended him to colleagues and will continue to do so." - Christine B, Chapter Manager EO San Antonio
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