NEW Virtual Assistant Book Helps Entrepreneurs Profit during Economic Downturn

For those interested in profiting in a bad economy by starting a Virtual Assistant business, a new book provides help.

Online PR News – 07-May-2009 – – Virtual Assistants are experiencing increased demand for their services as entrepreneurs and business owners cut costs during an economic recession. With expertise in a myriad of business support services, no overhead costs or long-term contracts, Virtual Assistants offer affordable solutions for cash strapped enterprises and professionals. For those interested in profiting in a bad economy by starting a Virtual Assistant business, a new book presented by, How To Build a Successful Virtual Assistant Business, provides help.

Written by Janice Byer and Elayne Whitfield-Parr, co-founders of the Canadian Virtual Assistant Connection, and presented by, the largest Virtual Assistant business network online, How To Build a Successful Virtual Assistant Business - International Version, includes information and tips to help aspiring and established VAs throughout the world with every aspect of starting and building a Virtual Assistant business. From choosing a business name, to upgrading skills, to planning for business expansion, this book combines the authors' expert knowledge and the input of successful VAs worldwide. Tawnya Sutherland, founder of states, "Becoming a Virtual Assistant is now a reality for anyone with administrative experience, a computer and the support to make it happen. Elayne and Janice’s new book is that much needed support for Virtual Assistants worldwide and is a welcome addition to this emerging and exciting industry."

A Virtual Assistant (VA) is a highly-trained independent entrepreneur who provides a myriad of business support services virtually via phone, fax and internet based technology to support and meet the growing needs of businesses worldwide. Partnering with a VA reduces stress, protects cash flow, eliminates administrative hassles, and enables business people to find the success they originally set out to achieve. Most business owners never meet their Virtual Assistants as they help their clients virtually from their own home offices, from anywhere in the world., a social networking site for aspiring, new, and established VAs was launched in 2003 when Sutherland recognized the need for an educational and social networking community for Virtual Assistants and virtual entrepreneurs to connect, share, discuss, and promote their businesses. With more than 11,000 members who have access to discounts on products and services, weekly e-seminars by industry experts, requests for proposals, and fun contests and prizes, VAnetworking is regularly profiled in national magazines, television shows and radio stations worldwide, including Entrepreneur's StartUps, Reader's Digest, and the Dr. Phil Show.

Visit to download a free sample chapter of How To Build a Successful Virtual Assistant Business or to order a copy. To learn more about becoming a Virtual Assistant or to discover the benefits of partnering with a Virtual Assistant, visit