Solo Smarts #96: Cindy Bidar Wants You To Be An Indispensable VA

Cindy Bidar of Educated VA is my co-host on the show today.  Cindy is one of the most highly respected Virtual Assistants in the industry, really she’s outgrown the title as she’s more of a Business Manager or Project Manager for her clients. She has a brand new opportunity coming up for Virtual Assistants that […]

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