US Department of Labor Marks #EqualPayNow with a Livestreaming Event #MicrobizMonday

Today was going to be when I announced the change of Microbiz Monday to just Microbiz Day (better hashtag, easier for folks to join in). But something more pressing has come up.

The US Labor Department is marking Equal Pay Day (April 14) with a live broadcast featuring:

They’ll be having an important discussion about the gender wage gap at the Labor Department in Washington, D.C. And you can even watch it stream live.

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Finding a VA Service for a Very Small Business #MicrobizMonday

Or, the increasingly frustrating experience of finding the right VA

So here’s my story of the day.

Until this month I’ve been in need of a virtual assistant (and also a personal assistant, but that’s another story for another day.)

I often oversee teams of temporary or virtual workers of up to 500 to work on projects for my clients.

Which is why, even on my Spoonie days, work that I have planned for still gets done. I do the part that requires expertise, then I break the less important or less urgent tasks into miniscule jobs. After the work is done, I check that it was done correctly, as I would for any team I manage.

Of course I eventually realized that having assistants for my client projects, but not my own company, has turned me into a project manager. As such I spend most of my time working IN my business instead of ON it.  Besides the fact that it’s just not what I want to be or do.

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