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The New Interview Experience in a COVID World

video chat interviewThe unknown of Job interviews is stressful enough for both parties when it is face-to-face, but throw in COVID and a strictly virtual meeting, and it is downright nerve-racking. Take a deep breath; we have you covered with these tips for preparing and conducting a virtual video interview, no matter what side of the desk you typically sit on.

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Business Video Meeting Best Practices Guide

With the landscape of connectivity evolving amid the COVID-19 pandemic, business teams have no choice but to adapt and try out new ways of connecting. Meetings that were once held in-person in boardrooms are now being held remotely from each employee’s “home office,” and along with this new normal comes new standards and sets of best practices. How do you still conduct professional meetings, share information in various media forms, and stay connected with your team and clients?

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Easily Connect with Those You Love, and Have Fun Doing So!

Easily Check On Those You Love, and Have Fun Doing It!

Introducing GetAssist’s NEW Beta Chat App!

 

Now more than ever we must lean on each other for support as we navigate this difficult time in history. While social isolation inevitably raises mental health concerns, we can all do our part in lessening the impact.

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Consolidate Business Services on GetAssist (Like Team Video Calls) and Save!

Consolidate Business Services on GetAssist (Like Team Video Calls) and save!

Introducing GetAssist’s NEW Beta Chat App! 

Businesses everywhere are looking to save money right now.

Did you know that GetAssist offers a suite of business tools that can replace all your separate subscriptions!? From Invoicing, File Sharing, Project Management, Job Posting, Networking and Leads… And NOW the NEW GetAssist Beta Chat offers video calls up to 10 people with screen sharing!
Consolidate, Save, and #ConnectWithPurpose when you combine all your business services on GetAssist!
Learn more about GetAssist Beta Chat below.

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Invoicing Best Practices Guide

Has your current method of invoicing started to let you down? Are you a new business trying to find the best accounts receivable solution? Knowing the best practices for invoicing is the first step to ensuring you get paid!

Invoices may serve as billing means, but they also serve as important documentation for both the service provider and service recipient. It’s vital for them to be organized, accurate and complete. Sign-up below for a comprehensive checklist and tips for Invoicing Best Practices delivered to your inbox!

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Make Life Easier With These GetAssist Features

 

At GetAssist, we strive to always offer innovative yet easy-to-use features for our members. Through our mission of encouraging individuals to Connect With Purpose, it only makes sense that we equip them with the necessary tools to do so! Take a moment to check out some of our latest features.  Read more

Hire Local to Help Your Community Thrive

While big names and large chain companies tend to saturate the markets they’re part of, they don’t always offer the best value, nor do they offer the best service. These companies are able to push their names to such an extent due to advantageous marketing budgets, making it more likely for them to capitalize off folks who “buy into” their tactics. Don’t be one of the individuals that buy in; Instead, help give small local businesses a voice! Pay-it-forward and strengthen your community by hiring local small businesses for whatever your needs may be, as this is going to be your best bet for the many fruitful reasons below. Remember, all you have to do is Make A Request on GetAssist to be connected with LOCAL small-business professionals that truly and genuinely know how to best serve your needs!  

Health of Local Economy

Thanks to data gathered by the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD), we know that 54% of grocery shoppers prefer buying locally sourced food because they want to support farmers and other producers in their area. The same holds true for homeowners opting for small, local contractors for house projects and beyond. Hiring from your local talent pool signals to your customers and clients that you’re a true citizen of your area, according to Forbes. In addition, your investment goes straight back to the community you reside in! It is vital for everyone to do their part in investing in their community’s economic growth and assist in enhancing the overall well-being of its laborers. Whether you need a handyman for a quick and easy project, or a small army of professionals for a larger project, your needs will be met and surpassed when you make a request on GetAssist to be connected with your choice of top local pros for the job.

Strong Relationships & Network

When you hire a local pro from a small business, you’re helping them build their clientele, thus benefiting both of you equally. While you have peace of mind from a job well done, they gain more exposure and another potentially long-term client. Sure, the project is still an expense, but it’s exceptionally worth it knowing you’re helping feed a family’s stability as they grow their beloved business. Most importantly, through these strong relationships, you know exactly who to contact if future issues arise! Perhaps you will depend on the great services of this individual for many years to come.

We’ve provided some simple tips that will help enhance your relationship with your preferred local professionals. If you’re happy with their services, be sure to:

  • Leave them a great review
  • Call them after the project to say just one more “thank you”
  • Tell your friends! Word of mouth marketing is extremely valuable for small businesses in your community.
  • Let them know you would be happy to provide a testimonial or have your project serve as a case study

Personal Touch of Community

When you reside in the same community as the individual you embark on a project with, you have a connection right out of the gate that will help foster trust throughout the project and beyond. At GetAssist, we believe that hiring nearby small businesses is the most logical, worthwhile route when scouting out professionals to tackle a job. By investing in local talent, the notion of a strong & thriving community remains at the forefront. Further, when you are part of the same community, you have a joint understanding of the local culture, initiatives, resources, hurdles, etc. Nothing feels better than comradery and a sense of comfort when you make a request to connect with the same team that remembers you and your project. In fact, “the personal touch is one of the best things that a local contractor can offer; the feeling that your project matters to them and that you as a customer matter to them,” according to National Home Improvement, Inc.

When it comes to the personal touch of community, we can’t forget to mention these two crucial areas of safety that are best instilled in knowledgeable locals:

  1. Local professionals are up-to-speed with building codes, permit requirements, zoning rules, etc. in your area.
  2. Local professionals are more familiar with the types of builds and structural integrity of homes and properties in the area.

Simpler to Choose Your Preferred Professional

Choosing your preferred professional for projects is easier when you eliminate large names and companies from the line-up from the get-go. Since they reside in the community they serve, local contractors are compelled to perform quality work that satisfies their customers and creates a good reputation in order for their business to survive and prosper. Whatever needs arise, be sure to support your local community and #MakeARequest to connect with top locals to execute your project flawlessly.

Emergency Service / Availability

How many times have you been given the run-around with inconvenient service time windows or flat-out unavailability after regular business hours? Life is full of surprises, and we certainly can’t anticipate the issues that occasionally arise at vexing times. When you #MakeARequest for services on GetAssist, you’re connected with multiple choices of professionals to tackle the job, so at least a few of them are bound to offer more flexible service hours! And/or, when you build rapport with the professionals that we help connect you with, they will be more likely to lend a helping hand at the drop of a hat.

It is our hope that you, too, see the immense value in investing in small businesses and local talent. Join all of us at GetAssist in our continued efforts to lift up the communities in which we reside and help them to not only function, but thrive! Whatever your needs, Make A Request and we’ll handle the rest.

6 Steps to Fearlessly Lead an Online Community

online community leaderWhat’s the difference between productive online conversations and angry online snipping matches?

Leadership.

Online communities are powerhouses of collaboration that demand fearless leaders to succeed. They otherwise become vacuums of disinformation and vitriol that inevitably fail.

The best social managers build constituencies with purpose and a strategy for growth. They ensure that members exchange valuable information, advice and ideas. They administer a steady flow of content that’s timely, relevant and encourages feedback. They ask thoughtful questions and respond to comments.

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Involving Your Business Team in Creating Goals for 2019

Involving Your Business Team in Creating Goals for 2019With a new year in our vanguard, now is the perfect time for business teams to review and plan ahead to ensure the next twelve months and beyond are full of productivity, creativity, goal-meeting, memorable successes, and high spirits. To guarantee a triumphant 2019, check out some of these ideas to practice with your team in order to foster an upbeat mindset and attain goals of any grandeur. Leaders should especially make a point to implement the following practices and reinforce them by using the Employee Engagement Community on GetAssist.

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GetAssist Celebrates Two Anniversaries In October

GetAssist AnniversariesCanada’s Private Social Network Celebrates Third Anniversary in Calgary & First in Mississauga!
GetAssist Inc. opened its doors in Calgary October 26th, 2015 and the rest is history. GetAssist has been setting up offices across Canada ever since.

Last year, GetAssist began serving the Mississauga, Ontario community.

Located at 5780 Timberlea Blvd #106, Mississauga, ON L4W 4W8 the office provides brick and mortar support to local GetAssist users and businesses.

“GetAssist answers the question of ‘What’s in it for me?’” CEO Bruce Fikowski said. “For perhaps the first time ever, GetAssist creates a nexus where small businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals connect for a purposeful online social experience.”

GetAssist works through businesses purchasing memberships for a nominal fee to gain access to the network and narrowly tailored sales leads. The network remains completely free and 100 percent private to social users, who remain anonymous to the point of sale.

In addition to Mississauga, GetAssist serves Vaughan, Scarborough, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

This year GetAssist opened its first Network Centre in Winnipeg, MN.

We are looking forward to many more anniversaries to be shared with communities all across Canada and beyond!