JoLain Virtual Assistant Services
“As a business manager, you need to take a hard look at your core competencies...
and use modern communication technology to work closely with the people.
Now partners, instead of employees, are doing the work.”
-- Bill Gates, Time Magazine, April 1999
What is a Virtual Assistant?
A virtual assistant (VA) is a highly skilled, professional, independent contractor who provides administrative and creative services to businesses and individuals anywhere in the world on an as-needed basis, from an off-site location, using the high-technology tools of today. Assignments are typically communicated through email and regular mail and phone. Virtual assistants are only paid for the actual time worked, and clients eliminate the expense of providing office space, furniture, equipment, office supplies, and employee benefits.
Who is Joanne Lain?
Joanne has a B.S. degree in education from St. Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania, and is a former employee of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. She is a member of the Southeastern Virtual Assistants Group and is a former volunteer for Mote Marine's Dolphin and Whale Hospital and Save Our Seabirds in Sarasota, Florida. Joanne is currently a volunteer weekend retreat host for guide dogs in training at Southeastern Guide Dogs in Palmetto, Florida, and a volunteer puppy sitter for the Bradenton Puppy Raisers.
Joanne Lain, founder and owner of JoLain Virtual Assistant Services, is an experienced, Florida virtual assistant, based in Bradenton/Sarasota. She is a seasoned office professional with 40+ years of broad experience in business administration, project coordination, and administrative management with expertise in the areas of executive and personal assistance, writing, editing, proofreading, creative document production, project management, and event planning. Joanne is a detailed, analytical, and creative problem solver with a deep respect for privacy and client confidentiality. As a small business owner herself, Joanne not only has a vested interest in making sure her clients’ businesses are growing, she has a better understanding of the small business arena than either permanent or temporary employees.