It’s been awhile since Ruth, Inc has posted anything. I’ll be you were wondering if we were even alive!
The answer is yes, we are! Where did we go? You might have noticed our blog posts pretty well stopped in 2009. Honestly? I can’t believe are already in 2011!
Ruth, Inc took a short break to work on a large project here in the Tri-Cities where we now reside. It’s been a blast but what David & Melissa really miss is working with you!
Throughout their daily lives in the past few years, David & Melissa have come to know a number of local business owners. The main theme? A lack of knowledge on how to use social media to really reach potential customers and increase their market.
More and more local businesses are using Twitter and FaceBook to reach potential customers but often it’s treated as if the saying “if you build it, they will come” applies to their FaceBook page or Twitter page.
In steps Ruth, Inc. You need a plan to actively engage customers via social networking. What is it? Well, that’s coming soon! Are you interested? Is this something that could help you in this trying market?
Be watching as more will be coming soon! For now, feel free to brush up on what Ruth, Inc has to offer by reading the other posts here on the site.
and then…spread the word …More information will be coming very soon!
Ruth Incorporated has used it’s experience to help many people build and maintain websites that do the following:
- Help spread the word efficiently about new & current services through social networking
- Provide a professional image for marketing purposes
- Entice customers to use the services mentioned by increasing “curb appeal.”
- Help improve communication with current and new customers
- Making the website a living interaction
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My biggest problem lately has been keeping up with all my clients and keeping track of what they need done as well as what I have done, in addition to what I still need to do.
I currently have tasks outlined in my outlook that are specific to my current Virtual Assistant contracted position. I then have tasks in my email from other clients from my business. Lastly, I have tasks for the business (ie the website, etc) as well as personal home and family tasks. All of these tend to get kept in separate areas, cluttering my desk and not actually helping me stay organized. To alleviate this all, I posted a question on Twitter. The general concensus is to create a written to do list.
Continue reading Keeping track of everything you need to do
I was recently asked by local media to explain who Ruth Incorporated is in a nutshell. I have been asked this before but have not had a chance to sit down and accurately describe this to you, my reading audience. So here, it is:
Ruth Incorporated came out of the experiences of two people-David & Melissa Ruth. David has spent the last 13 years in the area of IT field solutions and Melissa has 10 years in Business to Business Management. In every position held, Melissa & David gained valuable insights into the way businesses run today. David became a professional in dealing with computers and hardware and the best way to meld the two. Melissa area of expertise became management styles, motivation techniques and office equipment specifics. After working in the job field for the last 10 years, Melissa quit her job and enrolled full time into DeVry University. She wanted to learn the in order to learn how best to leverage her experience in technology and management. She wanted to improve her ability to help companies be more efficient with their resources. Upon completion of a Bachelor’s of Science in Technical Management, Melissa worked with David to start Ruth Incorporated. Their goal: To help businesses around the world work smarter and more efficiently.
Continue reading Who is Ruth Incorporated? Our dream and focus..
Recently, I heard about a corporation paying $20,000+ for hosting of a simple file server for clients to access as needed. What’s equally sad about this is that they have staff on hand that could have orchestrated a much cheaper option that worked twice as well. They pay for the fastest connection possible and have their own data center but pay tens of thousands of dollars for a simple file server!
Continue reading Working Smarter – not Harder Part 2
If you’ve been on the internet long, you have probably heard of something called a Virtual Secretary or a Virtual Administrative Assistant. There are many companies all over the web offering to connect you with a virtual assistant of all sorts. There’s the ones that answer your phone for you or the ones that help with accounting and taxes and then there’s the ones that will do everything.
The promise of a virtual assistant is intriguing. If you use one, good for you. If you don’t, why don’t you? As a business owner, your focus should be on managing the business. A virtual secretary can do data entry, compile reports, research projects, design your stationary, business cards and envelopes and so much more.
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I was asked earlier today whether Ruth, Inc is a Virtual Assistant business and while we do offer Virtual Assistant services, there’s so much more to Ruth, Inc. The purpose to Ruth, Inc is not just to offer Virtual Assistant services but to offer the whole package – a consulting firm that understands your needs to cut costs while maximizing efficiency.
One might ask why, when cutting costs, would a company hire a consulting firm to show them how to shave their costs? Here’s why:
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In this current economy, many companies are looking for ways to cut costs. Often, this means laying people off. I am here to say there are better ways to utilize your current work force while reducing costs.
There are easy and affordable ways to virtualize your current work force. The biggest benefit to virtualizing your current workforce is the fact that your employees are already trained. Honestly, your employees likely spend their entire commute every day wishing they could luck out and find that work from home position.
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