Honored by StartupNation

Surrey, Canada (PressExposure) December 03, 2008 -- A familiar name to thousands of Virtual Assistants around the globe, can be seen on StartupNation’s annual Home Based 100 competition list, under the category of Boomers Back in Business.

Started by Baby Boomer Tawnya Sutherland in 2003, today is the world’s largest Virtual Assistant organization with more than 10,000 members. The online community serves as home base for scores of administrative professionals from Australia to Eastern Canada and everywhere in between. Members turn to each other when they’re facing challenges, need to brainstorm, share successes or just for a sense of belonging to a group of peers.

Many of the StartupNation Home-Based 100 submissions revealed that business owners are bucking the current economic downturn and finding business success in these tight times. This is especially true for members of who fill a large need in the marketplace, especially when business owners are tightening their purse strings. Virtual Assistants are an alternative option to hiring a ‘traditional employee’. A VA works on an as-needed basis and only charges for actual time worked. This is an ideal option for a business owner needing administrative support, but without the budget to support a full time employee.

In addition to StartupNation staff, judges for this year’s Home Based 100 ranking included Adam Lowry, co-founder of Method Products, Howard Behar, former President of Starbucks North America, John Jantsch, founder of Duct Tape Marketing and Mel Robbins, host of Make It Happen radio show.

StartupNation said, about awarding the Boomers Back in Business award to, “Boomers are a whole different ball game than the 20-somethings of today, and that's partly why they make great assistants. They're wise, dependable, and professional, have a pre-dotcom work ethic, and have just enough work experience under their belts to know that working from home rules. is a boomer-run business whose success is undeniable. Tawnya Sutherland, based from home of course, has created the world's largest online social network for Virtual Assistants to gather, learn, share, and grow successful virtual assistant practices.

With outsourcing, time management, and home-based business being hot trends of the day, fills a great big need and was a clear stand-out winner for the 2008 Boomers Back in Business award.”

Sutherland, a Certified Internet Marketing Specialist, is thrilled with receiving top rank for this award. She says, “Winning this award is fabulous for the Virtual Assistant industry. With the exposure VAs will receive by being featured on StartupNation, many entrepreneurs will be learning about Virtual Assistance for the first time, and this will open up many opportunities for our members.”

For anyone considering becoming a Virtual Assistant, it’s the perfect time to join – the global meeting place for over 10,000 aspiring and established VAs.

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