Ace Tidbits

Get Focused and Increase Your Productivity! Tune out your distractions and turn off notifications to get some work done. Have a great day.
"It's all about the quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and family and friends." -Philip Green
Work with a VA to create systems and streamline the reoccurring tasks in your office.
“Time, like a snowflake, disappears while we're trying to decide what to do with it." - St. Louis Bugle
Planning and creating action steps will help increase your productivity. Tune out distractions of all kinds and stay focused to complete your To Do list.
" You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it." - George Buxton
40% of employees work overtime or bring work home with them at least once a week.- Xylo Report, Shifts in Work and Home Life Boundaries
Put the power back into your presentations! Have your VA create your PowerPoint presentations.
“How you spend your time is more important than how you spend your money. Money mistakes can be corrected, but time is gone forever." - David B. Norris
"Don't be a bottleneck. If a matter is not a decision for the President or you, delegate it. Force responsibility down and out. Find problem areas, add structure and delegate. The pressure is to do the reverse. Resist it.” Donald Rumsfeld
Are you double booking or missing key appointments? A VA can help manage your calendar and schedule appointments for you.
To Do list in place for the day! Creating action steps and priorities to ensure timely delivery and efficiency for our client's projects!! Have a productive day.
"The first rule of management is delegation. Don’t try and do everything yourself because you can’t.” Anthea Turner
Want a stronger Social Media presence? Your VA can help create, schedule and manage your posts, tweets and social media accounts.
"Productivity is less about time management than it is about mind management.” David Kadavy
"The whole life of man is but a point in time; let us enjoy it." – Plutarch
“When asked what their number one concern was about their career in 2002, 32% of the respondents said Work/Life balance" -Office Team Specialized Administrative Staffing Survey, 2002
“Although your time and attention are finite, the demands on your time and attention are infinite.” Merlin Mann
Want to blog more often? Have your VA post and schedule your blog posts for you, allowing you more time to write and create.
"First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.” Napoleon Hill
Spell check may not be enough, have a VA proof and edit your important document before you send it out.
Wish you had a form for that? Give the details to your VA to create a custom form for your business.
"Do not wait; the time will never be "just right." Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” Napoleon Hill
Small business can look BIG when a VA manages VoiceMail, Email Inbox and Social Media. Have a bigger presence with VA support.
“Doing more things faster is no substitute for doing the right things.” Stephen R. Covey
“Companies need to shift their focus to grow engagement with their fan base, not just to collect more fans.” Mike Hotz
Stay in touch with your customers, have your VA create and send your newsletter for you on a regular basis.
A VA can help you to focus on the bigger picture.
Work with a VA to create systems and streamline the reoccurring tasks in your office.
“It’s better to think of social media tools as amplifying customer opinion rather than improving it.” Joshua Porter
Tune out and turn off to maintain your focus!!! Get those projects done with 100% of your attention.
Your Virtual Assistant can create business letters, spreadsheet, and presentations your clients will adore!
The Ace plate is full of wonderful diverse client projects for the week. Productive working on events, doc edits/proofing, social media mgmt, blog posts, writing, e-newsletters and more. What are you doing?
Thanks so much for visiting Ace Concierge. Please let us know how we can best assist you with your time management and productivity.
A Virtual Assistant is YOUR vested business partner.
“Social Media is about the people! Not about your business. Provide for the people and the people will provide for you.” -Matt Goulart
"It's not just about consuming content, but sharing it, passing it on, and adding to it." - @ariannahuff
"Twitter is not a technology. It's a conversation. And it's happening with or without you." - @charleneli
How many hours do you think you spend searching and reading sharable content? Outsourcing your content curation gives you more time to focus on relationship building.
“Companies that blog get 55% more web traffic and 70% more leads than those that don’t.” -Hubspot
“Do what you do best and outsource the rest.” Robert G. Allen
"I’m convinced that virtual assistants are the future. Honestly, it’s one of the best decisions I ever made.” Michael Hyatt
“The first rule of management is delegation. "Don’t try and do everything yourself because you can’t.” Anthea Turner
"In order to grow a successful business, it’s important to let go of some perfectionism and delegate certain tasks so you can focus on your strengths." Diana Adams
“You cannot grow your business all on your own so stop trying to. It’s time for you to trust others to help you. Without delegation your business will be limited by your own time and energy.” Matthew Swyers
"Most entrepreneurs have great talents but many times they think they can do it all. That can really stall the growth of the business. By outsourcing the day to day back-office tasks, the business owner has more time to focus on generating income." Laura Lee Sparks

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Testimonials

“I highly recommend Suzie Poirier, my go-to choice for virtual assistant services. Suzie is efficient, thorough and highly professional. She also stays current in the latest technology; every time I work with her, I pick up several new time-saving tips to benefit my business.” J.V. Miller Partner/Founder
“Susan has provided virtual assistance to my business for a number of years. Initially the work was ad-hoc, however I soon began to delegate more of the routine work and Susan became an integral part of running important functions in our business. Susan is hard-working, diligent and honest. Susan has done everything from researching trade-mark law, market research, document and presentation preparation to managing an overflowing in-box. I highly recommend Susan (Ace).” M. Field Pres/CEO
"Suzie is one of those rare gems that I honestly couldn't recommend highly enough. Not only does she possess fabulous strategic and social media skills but she's just a joy to work with. She's creative, unbelievably responsive, timely and proactive, and she's also really interested and invested in her clients' successes. Hands down rave reviews for Suzie and all of her talents!" Christine A. Founder/CEO
“I personally and highly recommend Susan Kummins-Poirier and her company Ace Concierge. As a result of her tireless and professional efforts, we have grown our Social Media coverage and our web presence dramatically. Suzie is very professional, attentive to detail, intelligent and resourceful. She took the time to study our company and our industry and in the process has become an indispensible part of our team. Through her efforts we have been asked to be part of a national TV show on wood fired cooking, we have given several interviews on wood fired cooking to internet radio stations, and her efforts have brought on several new dealers. On a personal side, Suzie, with her cheery disposition, is always a delight to talk with, but professionally and socially. She is very timely in her responses and in our opinion is a top ranked Virtual Assistant who would be a great addition to any company or team.” - Jeffrey H. Pres/CEO
“Hiring Suzie to take care of my admin tasks is one of the smartest business decisions I've ever made! She is very responsive to my needs, in a professional, confidential manner. She is always ready to help me with whatever needs doing, with a can-do attitude. She saves me thousands of dollars by doing the work I have no business doing. I recommend Suzie and her work without reservation! She is fun, intelligent, efficient and a joy to work with.” - Charrise M. CEO/Business Coach
“Susan's the best. I shy from absolutes, especially in recommendations. But in this case it is absolutely true that she's the best. She's attentive, detail-oriented, relentless until she delivers the best results for you, clear, always striving to find a better solution for you, well-connected as everyone seems to know her and she has a great sense of humor which is so valuable in these stressful times of constant change. Susan's the best.” - Zane S. CEO
“As a business owner, my time and energy are valuable. I could spend time sending out client contracts, confirming appointments, doing mailings, automating newsletters, sending invoices or doing marketing research. As a business coach, I encourage entrepreneurs and business owners to outsource as much as possible so they can do what they do best, serve their clients and close business. Outsourcing to Ace Concierge has allowed me to grow my business by 36% this past year and the trusting, dependable professional service is a small investment in comparison to the return. Thank you Susan for your continued professionalism.” - Debora M., President- Nashua NH
“Ace Concierge made the impossible possible. My boss requested that I arrange for a bottle of champagne to be delivered to one of the partners of the firm I work for in Washington, DC. It wouldn’t have been a difficult task except he wanted this done on a Saturday and this particular partner happens to live in New Hampshire, where it is prohibited to ship alcohol. Luckily, I found Sue. She picked up the bottle of champagne within an hour of my call and had it successfully delivered before I was even out of bed on Saturday morning! Thanks, Sue— you were a lifesaver.” - Amy C, Washington, D.C.
“We have been using Susan for the last few years as our primary virtual assistant. She has done an outstanding job for us. Quick to follow up and very thorough. We are quite pleased with her work. S. Buser, MD Founder/Pres.
“I hired Suzie as a virtual assistant but over the last few months helping with my social media presence and my blog, she's become a friend. She is extremely organized, very capable, creative and helpful. She brings great skill and a wonderful attitude to everything she does. She created some processes for the way things worked with guest bloggers that streamlined and simplified the way our multi-author blog operated. I highly recommend Suzie and Ace Concierge! You can trust her to do what she says on time, with quality, energy, and a passion for excellence!” M. Henry. Sr. Pres/CEO
"If you're a solo-preneur and think it's best to do everything yourself, think again. And talk to my VA @AceConcierge. She rocks my world!" ~C.M.
"Rarely have I met, much less hired, a more organized, efficient, and thoughtful professional than Susan. She goes the extra mile, exceeds expectations on every assignment, and demonstrates time and again that her ideas and creative strategies are inspired as much on her own time as on her client's time. I would strongy commend Susan's expertise and vibrant personality to any Senior Manager or Top Executive choking on family vs. work responsibilities." - Alan B., President/CEO - Durham NH
"An amazing human being, an incredible friend, and it all started when she became my VA. The business would not be as far along as it is without her!" Patti B - President/CEO
Suzie has done work for me and I've been very happy with her service, responsiveness and sense of humor. If you need help, don't miss the opportunity to work with Suzie. D.E.
Suzie's energizing, creative personality and razor-sharp, organizational focus drive ROI for your company. She proved to me that 2 heads and sets of hands are better than one in helping me create sustainable marketing, prospecting, sales and scheduling systems. As Steve Urquhart articulated well, her 'on-demand' offerings relieve the pressure of daily delegating. I know that if next week a new project or marketing need arises, I can reach out to Suzie, and she'll alleviate the work load as a true partner to business, while also offering unexpected value adds along the way. For service, quality and enthusiasm, call or write Suzie! JBP
I've been working with Suzie for almost 2 years now and I couldn't have built my brand without her! She's been there to help with everything from posting blog posts and Twitter feeds to getting my doctor's appointments arranged while I've been going through both cancer treatment and business start-up. She's awesome! LJL
I am pleased to be the first one to post a review for Suzie and Ace Concierge services (on Facebook) ... even if you don't think you need a virtual assistant or you aren't sure what you could delegate, you need to give Ace Concierge a look. You will be amazed by the level of service and quality of work! And with value pricing that lets you set up support services in blocks of hours, you will have the ability to delegate on demand and get outstanding work on time and above expectations. Be prepared to be thrilled! S.U.
"I highly recommend Suzie Poirier, my go-to choice for virtual assistant services. Suzie is efficient, thorough and highly professional. In the four-plus years we have worked together, Suzie has stayed current in the latest technology - no easy feat! Every time I work with her, I pick up several new time-saving tips to benefit my business." Jennifer M. Founder/CEO

Simple Life Hacks to Transform Your Morning Routine

Maximize your morning routine Ace Concierge LLC

If you’re like me, you probably start your day with a morning routine. Routines help build positive habits, support priorities, create structure, amplify your time and increase your productivity. Plus, you have the opportunity to set the mojo for the day.

Probably the most important period of your day is when you first wake up. Your morning routine can set you up for massive success the whole day.  Matthew Toren

These are essential productivity components whether you operate your own business, support others with theirs, have a career, a family, or even a guinea pig. A morning routine will help you kick ass all day long.

Stuff needs to get done. Put away. Managed. Started. Finished.

There’s plenty of verbs for all of this but you get the idea!!

That being said, do all of your typical morning routines strengthen daily positive productive habits?

Sometimes, not so much.

You may hit snooze (several hundred times), get sucked in to social media, the abyss of checking your inbox, the dreaded remote control or perhaps even a tempting starchy bagel. Truthfully, I’m not sure which is worse but either way, most are not only a distracting waste of time but studies say these types of morning activities are not the most prolific, thought provoking methods to ACTIVATE your day.

First off, set your intentions. Goals. Priorities. If you don’t have any direction, how will you direct your day?

A plan is key to reducing chaos, eliminating overwhelm, being on time and getting more done. It’s that simple.

It doesn’t matter whether you go old school with a pen and paper or more digital with a Google Doc, an app or some other online tool/platform that you will COMMIT to.

This is nothing new. You’ve read it before but maybe now you’d like to SPRING into action. It is March. So March on to the new you.

Break it down and simplify your priorities:

Personal & Business

  1. Think about what you value most
  2. What will your morning routine look like to you?
  3. How do you best start your day?
  4. What invigorates you – inspires you to be your best/do your best?
  5. What NEW habits should you bring into your life?
    • What old habits should you kiss goodbye?
  6. What/who should you make more time for?

Healthy routines impart a healthy mind, body, and spirit. A whole healthy you generates a more vibrant and industrious day.  [GREAT GOAL]

Think of your morning routine as the tool to achieve optimal workday performance. Fuel and nourish your race car if, and only if, you want to win.

Morning Routine Key Principles

  • Prepare: design your motivational morning routine
  • Time block: actually block off time for specific tasks and HOLD to it. Example: 5-6:30 am gym
  • Boycott technology: tune out and turn off distractions and notifications. Facebook, Twitter, and other social posts will still be there after your “self-deposits”
    • TIP: Leave your Smartphone on the other side of the room. Don’t grab for it unless you’re turning off the alarm to jump out of bed. [DIGITAL DETOX]
  • Be present – in THIS moment Multi-tasking is not allowed
  • Self-nourishment: If you sacrifice your health and wellness, there is no business. YOU are a priority. Do it for yourself, friends, family, loved ones, and your company
    • Food: science-based evidence clearly demonstrates that foods are medicine. Give your body what it needs to support and power your day
    • Meditation: focus, quiet the mind, practice being present and mind FULL
    • Exercise: being fit isn’t a fad. It keeps you healthier, reduces or eliminates pain, enhances your life, keeps you younger, strengthens your heart and lungs, battles disease and helps to sustain mobility….. just to name a few benefits
  • Goals: write them down!! Keep your goals/plan visible. Be accountable and share it with your friends and family. Your dog might have interest too
  • Action: take daily actions to get you closer to your goals
    • Ask yourself: does “this” support my vision?
    • Will it help me be better or do better?
    • Is it growth oriented?

Sound off: How does your morning routine IGNITE your day?

Delegate or Outsource: 4 Ways to Make it Work for You

Delegate or Outsource

“Delegate, but don’t abdicate.” “Delegating takes more time than doing it myself. ”

Delegating – or outsourcing if you are self-employed: yes, it’s difficult and yes, it is so worth your time to learn how to do it well. It is a skill, not something any one of us is innately good at, so

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13 Tips to Maximize Your Social Media Footprint

Social Media Footprint Ace Concierge

Social media marketing continues to grow at exponential rates and remains one of the simplest tools a business owner can use to reach their audience and further deepen their digital footprint.

According to Social Pilot over 3.5 billion people worldwide have active online accounts which exemplifies the tremendous opportunities to build and connect with

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Delegating -The only time management tip you need

Delegating to be more productive ACE CONCIERGE

Greeting the day as an overwhelmed entrepreneur has become part of the norm for many first time business owners. The hats we wear are numerous and can present unexpected challenges in our day to day operations. It can be suffocating trying to figure out where to turn or what to do next.

Becoming more

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Simple Tips to Get More Done in Less Time

Time Get more done with Ace Concierge

Determining the greatest value of your time requires a little taste of honesty. While you may enjoy many of the daily business operations and social media fun, they aren’t your ticket to paradise. They are required fillers to help fortify your business structure but hardly the top dollar shakers.

What is the best use

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Essential Tips for Email Marketing Success

Email Marketing Ace Concierge

Email marketing is a basic, yet elemental solution to reach out to millions of people in a matter of seconds. Your personalized message is a cost effective business tool to touch a larger target market at a much lower cost than hard copy mass mailings or print ads.

Email Marketing Will: Help you build

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