I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade...And try to find someone whose life has given them vodka, and have a party. ~Ron White

Welcome and thanks for stopping by.

theVirtual Source Team (theVST) - The qualities you need in a business relationship. The assets you value in a team member.

We're in business to help your business soar. We are your personal team of Virtual Assistants for Startups, Project Managers, Entrepreneurs, Solopreneurs and Small Businesses.

Let theVST take some of the load off of you and your team so you can concentrate on the important things. We do the projects you don't have time for. Project management, market research, human resources, social media, writing and editing; even daily administrative tasks like website content creation and updates, data entry, customer communication, travel arrangements, calendar management and so much more!

Our goal is to help you work smarter and more efficiently while staying profitable.

If I had nine hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend the first six sharpening my ax. ~Abraham Lincoln

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SERVICES

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its inability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. ~Albert Einstein

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Administrative

Audio/Video Transcription

Creating Standard Operating Procedures

Creating/Maintaining Client Lists/Databases

Data Entry

Invoicing & Bookkeeping
(coming in 2016)

Meeting Agendas & Packets

Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint tasks

Office Management

Ordering Office Supplies

Product & Service Research/Ordering

Human Resources

Benefits Research

Employee Handbooks

Full Cycle Recruitment & Hiring

  • Candidate Sourcing & Screening
  • New Hire Packets
  • Offer/Negotiation Management
  • Onboarding
  • Selection & Interview Management

Timekeeping

Marketing & More

Blog writing

Book Editing & Proofing

Copywriting, Editing & Proofing

Digital Content Creation & Placement
(Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

Market Research

Media Relations
(story placement,news releases, news conferences)

Newsletter Writing & Development

Podcast Production & Coordination

Special Event Production & Management

Website Content Creation & Writing

Personal Assistance

Managing Calendar

Organizing Receipts

Researching:

  • Clubs
  • Products & Tools to increase your quality of life
  • Personal Insurance
  • Restaurants
  • Seminars/Classes/Continued Education
  • Subscriptions, Memberships
  • Unusual Spots to Explore
  • And so much more

Scheduling Meetings & Appointments

Travel Arrangements

*We'll find you the best Happy Hour in town!

Specialized Services

Francesca has been directing, prepping and proofing audiobooks since 2007 and has worked with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, including William Friedkin (“The Exorcist”), Joe Mantegna, Lou Diamond Phillips, Deepak Chopra, Neil Peart (“Rush”), Lisa Bloom (NBC News Analyst) and dozens of award-winning audiobook narrators.

She’s also been producing (planning, production, scheduling and audio editing) Podcasts since 2009. Podcasts are a GREAT enhancement of your marketing plan; and a noteworthy way to attract clients, raise awareness of your brand, product and service and build your customer base.

These may be unusual services to offer – but we are delighted to have this kind of expertise to offer you, when needed! Entrepreneurs write their memoirs all the time, as well as “How To” books. We can proofread your manuscript and Francesca can help you turn it into an audiobook – another effective way of building your name, your brand and your reputation.

"Francesca Amari is one of the finest directors in the audiobook field that I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Her incredibly warm and supportive disposition is enhanced by the fact that she is an intuitive and talented director with a firm and creative grasp of story, character and pacing. Perhaps these talents are so well honed because of her amazing musical background and her own talents as a singer and performer."
~Lou Diamond Philips

The starting point of all achievement is desire. ~Napoleon Hill

BillandFran

Francesca and Bill are each entrepreneurs who spotted something unique and terrific in each other, and realized that by joining forces, they could create an awesome team to assist others. Awesomeness doesn't come easy, but it does come with time and dedication – and Francesca Amari and Bill Masters have that in spades with their combined experience of over 40 years.

Francesca and Bill's extensive backgrounds in Administrative Support, Human Resources, Marketing & PR and Social Media will convince you that we can manage the more mundane aspects of your growing business, allowing you to focus on its growth and reputation.

We have worked in a variety of industries from catering, high tech, publishing and nonprofits to small business of all kinds. We are versatile, smart and extremely resourceful. Ask Francesca about the time she had to step up to the microphone at a special event when the Emcee had a heart attack! You can also ask Bill about the time his car broke down on the way to a client's first appointment and how he still made it without upsetting the schedule.

As a virtual adjunct to your team, we bring the skills and knowledge that you need, so you can spend your time and energy on the bigger picture – developing your dream company.

Let theVST partner with you as you grow your business. We'll help you through the ups and downs until you are ready to hire an employee.

There is no real security except for whatever you build inside yourself. ~Gilda Radner

"Using Francesca as my Virtual Assistant has been great. She’s made me more productive – her efforts give me more time to focus on the things that matter to me. She’s computer-smart, creative, and she takes initiative. I never have to explain what I need more than once – in fact, she’s really good at helping me figure out what I need. She’s simply delightful to work with, and I wish everyone could have a VA like Francesca!"
Patrick Foley - Moraware StoneTalk Podcast

"Francesca is highly adaptive, self-motivated and someone whom clients remark upon with fond familiarity, after meeting her. She was a brilliant asset in our overall operations and we enjoyed working with her - as a friend, and a colleague."
Erin Wilson - Theatre Director at Community Media Center

"Francesca does a great job helping me prep audiobooks. She's reliable, accurate, and consistent. Great to work with!"
Tanya Eby - Narrator

"Bill is a competent, experienced HR professional who possesses outstanding business acumen, ethics and judgment. His genuine and sincere personality helped him emerge as a valuable business partner and mentor while at Long’s Drugs. Bill’s resiliency, flexibility and desire to succeed are unparalleled."
Pamela Larrabee - Employee Relations Manager at CVS Caremark

 

"I have had the pleasure to know and work with Bill for several years. I have seen him grow professionally in the area of Human Resources. Bill is one of the most dedicated and detail-oriented HR professionals I know. He is honest, professional and very knowledgeable and stays well connected within the HR networks. Bill balances the challenges of caring deeply for his employees while still being sensitive to costs and company policy. I would recommend Bill in any capacity."
Mercedes Messeck - Sr. Vice President at Wells Fargo Insurance Services

In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety. ~Abraham Maslow

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theVirtual Source Team

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1496
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Virtual Voicemail: 760-895-1VST (1878)

To inquire about our services, click the Contact Us button and a window will pop up to provide a simple form for you to complete.

Make it a great day!

 

 

*thePerfect Dirty Martini

Do you really measure your vodka & olive juice? Let's make it easier for you; shall we?

Ice in the shaker. Cubes make great ice chips. (Bill likes ice chips floating in his Martini.)

2 Martinis (never drink alone)

Double Cross Vodka - count to 9

Olive Juice - Count to 3+

Cap & Shake it up.

Spear a few Filthy Blue Cheese Olives

Pour into your best Martini glass and enjoy! (Francesca prefers a sippy cup.)

(please don't drink and drive)

Complete Disclosure - Double Cross Vodka is a little pricey. Bill thinks that if you are going to go big with your business, go big with your vodka. Chopin, Kettle One, American Harvest (Organic) are great too. However never go cheap with olives.

Privacy Statement:

theVirtual Source Team recognizes that your relationship with us is a private one. We do not give out any information to anyone for any reason without written permission from you. This includes any information we receive when you initially contact us. However, we want YOU to feel free to talk about US and send us referrals.

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