VBS Virtual Assist, LLC Participated in Connecticut Showcase.

Middletown, CT, September 16, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Brenda M. Violette, from Middletown, Connecticut, is announcing that her company, VBS Virtual Assist, LLC was an exhibitor at the CTShowcase www.ctshowcase.org in Wallingford, Connecticut, on Thursday, September 11, 2008.

The Connecticut Small & Minority Business Showcase, hosted by the Office of the Secretary of the State, is the premier event (CTShowcase) in Connecticut for small, micro, and women-owned businesses to display their products and services. CTShowcase, managed by the Small and Minority Business Services Unit, is designed to assist small, micro, minority, and women- owned businesses in their growth.

Brenda enjoyed the opportunity to participate in this important Connecticut business showcase, not only to bring exposure to her company, VBS Virtual Assist, LLC, but also contribute to raising awareness of the Virtual Assistant Industry.

A Virtual Assistant (VA) is an independent entrepreneur providing administrative and business support services to their clients, typically other entrepreneurs and small business owners – virtually. For many years you may have known these career-minded administrative professionals in the traditional office space as administrative assistants, executive assistants, office managers, and other professional administrative roles. With today’s technology, combined with the need of business owners to find innovative ways to increase market share and cut cost, it is possible to move much of this work out of the traditional office space and into a virtual space – often a home-based office.

A study conducted by George Washington University determined virtual assistance is expected to be a $130 billion, mainstream business alternative by 2008. The profession is growing at a rapid rate, with the fastest increases in the United States, with a substantial base also in Australian, Canada, and the UK. The internet and today’s other technologies are shrinking the perceived difference between a traditional office space and a virtual home-based office. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, almost half of the nation’s small businesses operate from a home office. Currently, in 2008, there are over 4 million Americans who are part of the online workforce. This amount is growing at a staggering rate.

VBS Virtual Assist, LLC opened its virtual doors in early 2008, but owner, Brenda M. Violette, is hardly new to the administrative profession and brings nearly 30 years of administrative and business acumen from working in the small to medium sized companies to operating the last 10 years as a Senior Executive Assistant in the corporate world. “Opening VBS Virtual Assist was just another step in my growth as a career-minded administrative professional”, says Brenda.

VBS Virtual Assist, LLC
Brenda M. Violette
(860) 632-0528