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The Virtual Paralegal Training Center™ (VPTC) is an online networking community that provides training and resources for paralegals and legal assistants on how to use their skills and experiences to become entrepreneurs.

VPTC also connect virtual paralegals and legal assistants with attorneys, law firms and recruiters seeking to hire virtual paralegals.

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Reach Customers Where They Are (Online) We’ve discussed the need for virtual services since that’s where your customers already are. Meeting a need in the virtual marketplace is only step one, though. You also need a marketing strategy to actually reach those customers. Start by updating your website to include the new services or products you plan on offering. Along with the ideas above, 360 Integral Marketing recommends adding features to your website for improved…
For most small business owners, trying to stay afloat during a pandemic has come with both ups and downs. The down side, of course, is the slump businesses have seen. On the up side, entrepreneurs were spared the impact of layoffs that many employees suffered. And even if your business hit a low point during the peak of the pandemic, the potential to get back up and running lies in your hands. When you’re ready…
Law firms have been hit hard by the Coronavirus pandemic, with high-stakes trials getting delayed and deal work related to M&A and IPOs drying up.  Restructuring lawyers have seen a surge in activity, and firms with strong labor and employment practices are getting a boost.  The Coronavirus has forced an unprecedented switch to remote work, and some insiders say the move is already prompting a rethink of office space and talent needs for the long…
Law firms have been hit hard by the Coronavirus pandemic, with high-stakes trials getting delayed and deal work related to M&A and IPOs drying up.  Restructuring lawyers have seen a surge in activity, and firms with strong labor and employment practices are getting a boost.  The Coronavirus has forced an unprecedented switch to remote work, and some insiders say the move is already prompting a rethink of office space and talent needs for the long…
I’m a freelancer or sole proprietor. Am I eligible for unemployment if I’m no longer working? Yes. Self-employed people are newly eligible for benefits. Benefits will be calculated based on previous income, using a formula from the disaster unemployment assistance program, according to a congressional aide. Self-employed workers will also be eligible for the additional $600 weekly benefit provided by the federal government as part of the CARES Act.…
I’m a freelancer or sole proprietor. Am I eligible for unemployment if I’m no longer working? Yes. Self-employed people are newly eligible for benefits. Benefits will be calculated based on previous income, using a formula from the disaster unemployment assistance program, according to a congressional aide. Self-employed workers will also be eligible for the additional $600 weekly benefit provided by the federal government as part of the CARES Act.…
By: Stacy Cowley The provisions include cash grants, and low-interest loans.   Here are the answers to common questions about these programs.  The Basics  Who is eligible for relief? Businesses and nonprofit organizations with fewer than 500 workers are eligible for aid, including sole proprietorships, independent contractors and freelancers.  What does this do? The program offers loans of up to $10 million to cover eight weeks of payroll plus some additional expenses, like rent and…
By: Stacy Cowley The provisions include cash grants, and low-interest loans.   Here are the answers to common questions about these programs.   The Basics   Who is eligible for relief? Businesses and nonprofit organizations with fewer than 500 workers are eligible for aid, including sole proprietorships, independent contractors and freelancers.   What does this do? The program offers loans of up to $10 million to cover eight weeks of payroll plus some additional expenses,…
When you start a home-based business or finally convince your boss to let you work remotely, the next step is designing a focused space for work. While many home-based workers start by setting up shop in their kitchen or living area, trying to be productive in the main living areas of your home is most often a mistake. Working from home requires a distraction-free space designed for all-day comfort, and the busiest areas of a…
When you start a home-based business or finally convince your boss to let you work remotely, the next step is designing a focused space for work. While many home-based workers start by setting up shop in their kitchen or living area, trying to be productive in the main living areas of your home is most often a mistake. Working from home requires a distraction-free space designed for all-day comfort, and the busiest areas of a…