At 21, Erin Blaskie launched her very first business – Business Services, ETC, a virtual assistance company. Two years later, Erin launched her coaching business The VA Coach, to train and inspire individuals to create virtual assistance businesses and turn them into thriving, six-figure businesses.
Her latest transformative role? Sought after Internet Marketing Strategist who consults entrepreneurs from around the world.
Erin’s longevity in business has proven time and again that opportunity does knock more than once. Ultimately, there’s a larger lesson to be learned: “There is a clear difference between hit-or-miss wishes and turning dreams into actionable goals.”
Company: BSETC (Business Services, ETC), ErinBlaskie.com
Founder/Age: Erin Blaskie, 27
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Startup Year: 2004
Startup Costs: Less than $100
How I Got Started
I already owned a computer and only had to purchase the hosting for the website. I began by bidding on jobs at Elance.com and after acquiring my first few clients, I began receiving referrals.
Best Success Story/Customer Interaction
Being involved in a client’s sale of their business to the tune of $50+ million. It was pretty spectacular to be a part of that.
#1 Tip for Entrepreneurs
Have no fear. Fear is a debilitating thing in business and you have to just lead with your intuition and what you feel is right. If you’re always sticking to your compass of right and wrong, you can never go astray.
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