In-House vs Outsourcing: When Should You Outsource?

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Outsourcing specific tasks can help you grow your business and focus on what you do best. From your accounting and employee payroll to specific phases of a large project, businesses of all sizes can benefit from outsourcing certain tasks. What kind of outsourcing is right for your business? How can outsourcing companies help you? Here […]

What’s An Appointment Setter & How Can They Help My Business?

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Scheduling an appointment is a simple task. However, any small business owner knows that finding the time for even basic tasks can be tricky when running a company. The problem is that setting appointments based on new leads is one of the best business generation opportunities. How do you manage to juggle that with all […]

Social Media Outsourcing For Small Businesses: The Benefits

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A social media strategy is critical to the success of your small business. According to a report in Cision PR Newswire, approximately 25 percent of small business owners cite social media as their most successful digital marketing tool. No other digital marketing tools received the same vote of confidence from business owners who participated in […]

What a Social Media Virtual Assistant Can Do for You

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An active social media presence should play a role in any business owner’s marketing strategy in the digital age. According to Marketing Dive, about 68 percent of social media users use these platforms to learn about new products and services and to get notified about deals and promotions. Business owners can take advantage of these […]

What to Know When Hiring a Pinterest Virtual Assistant

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Pinterest is among the most popular social media platforms for marketers. According to Pinterest, nearly half a billion monthly users access the platform to make purchases, get gift ideas, etc. It’s easy to understand why marketers consider it to be valuable. However, managing a Pinterest account can involve many tasks. You may not have time […]

Seven Benefits of Hiring a Shopify Virtual Assistant

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From ensuring order fulfillment is never an issue to managing customer service requests, running a Shopify online store can involve many duties. You may struggle to address them all yourself as your Shopify business grows. Consider hiring a Shopify virtual assistant to help if you’ve never run an online store before or if you’re new […]

How to Find and Hire a Virtual Assistant

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Many business tasks are not tasks a business owner needs to handle. As you grow your business, you might find that it’s time to hire a virtual assistant (VA) so that you can focus on serving your customers. Looking to a virtual assistant service for help can benefit your bottom line by letting you prioritize […]

Top Tasks to Delegate to Your Virtual Assistant for Small Business Growth

Top Tasks to Delegate to Your Virtual Assistant for Small Business Growth

What is a virtual assistant, and can you delegate tasks to them that will help your small business? Hiring a virtual assistant is an intelligent way for a small business owner to free up time in their schedule. A virtual assistant (VA) is a personal assistant who works remotely. Because you don’t have to rent […]

What Can A Virtual Assistant Do For My Business?

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When you run a business, you’ll have to hire extra help when your company’s growth outpaces your ability to manage everything on your own. Two decades ago, you might have hired a personal assistant to work in your office and handle various tasks in person. You have other options in the digital age. Consider hiring […]

10 Signs You Need A Virtual Assistant

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Handling administrative tasks isn’t always the smartest use of your time as a small business owner. Consider hiring a virtual assistant (VA) instead. A virtual assistant can handle the same types of tasks a traditional personal assistant could handle. Examples include: Setting appointments Posting on social media Responding to emails Handling customer service inquiries That’s […]

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Pat has built a long and varied career across multiple areas. He graduated with a BS in Finance from Arizona State University and got his start in the business world as a healthcare consultant for some of the largest hospitals in the world, including St. Luke’s Episcopal in Houston, TX and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA.

Pat then ventured into the banking industry, gaining vast knowledge of all facets of commercial and retail lending. Following this, Pat built on his depth of sales skills and worked as an enterprise representative, selling Oracle applications and software implementations to Fortune 500 companies, as well as he had the opportunity to represent an accounting firm focused on the implementation of Sarbanes Oxley regulations.

In 2004, Pat started his own real estate development and management company. Over the years he developed and managed multiple commercial properties throughout Arizona and Texas. It was then that Pat sought out the resources of third party outsourcers for many support functions of his business and grew to understand how important these operations were to the success of his own company.

Pat believes the key to his success has been choosing to build his businesses with strong partners. “The one thing I am certain of is that businesses are only as solid as the teams that build them. You have to trust and genuinely believe in the people you put in front of your customers. It’s my commitment that Peak’s partnership with your business will be one you can depend on”.