Our Story - Tammys Offices

Our Story

Welcome to Tammy’s Office Solutions we are very glad you stopped by today. We assist start-ups & small to mid-size businesses in moving forward in your success by being your one source for business services.  Providing You with All-in-One Virtual Services by Virtual Experts!

You may be wondering….

Why do we do what we do?  Let me tell you a little about our story…

A Note From Tammy

Life Changes

Our company is not just a business, it truly is my heart mission. In 2001 I became disabled due to Multiple Sclerosis. With a background in Accounting, Administrative, Retail Management & more, I knew I was qualified to assist professionals and businesses with a variety of services.  Yet, like many other disABLED Professionals, it became increasingly difficult to work outside of the home. This is when I began to search for legitimate work in which I could work remotely (in my home office).  I did not set out to start a business, I began because I needed to help my family financially.  I soon was being offered work by my clients’ colleagues, who also wanted assistance, virtually.

After the ‘Ah ha’ moment of realizing that I was truly creating a company, to help provide for my family; I also knew that the same need existed for so many other disabled professionals. Now, I desired to have an abundance of clients, not for myself, but rather so that I could actually share the work and begin to offer opportunities that were not just jobs, but perhaps a way of life for many disABLED Professionals.  I also knew there were a multitude of skilled and talented DisABLED Professionals, who through no fault of their own, were unable to work outside of their homes.

My Journey had begun.  I connected with people and organization, as well as, State and Government divisions that might be able to help our Company in Empowering other Disabled Professionals to Work.  This is why I took the ‘road less traveled’, but much more fulfilling! 

 


Doing It Differently

I began to ‘do business’ a little differently. In fact, a little better, because I began with a passion to help business owners in their success, as well as, empower disABLED Professionals to work virtually!


 

Not only am I passionate about assisting You, as a business owner, in moving forward in Your success, but I also knew that our company could succeed in doing this through empowering disabled professionals to assist, through their incredible skills and talents.

 


DID YOU KNOW?

“The unemployment rate for the disabled community is significantly higher than that of the general population, in fact, for the blind & visually impaired the rate is over 90%.”

 


I soon learned that the unemployment rate for the disabled community is significantly higher than that of the general population.  In fact, for the blind & visually impaired the rate is over 90%! In my heart I screamed: “Unacceptable!”  I truly believe that our company model (if also adopted by other companies) can make a difference in the businesses we assist, in the lives of our professionals, and eventually, in our communities, States and Nation.

 

This is why, when You use our services You can feel good about doing business with us, because not only will you receive superior services, but you will also be supporting the disabled community!

 We Are:

Your All-in-One Source for Virtual Services by Virtual Experts,

While Empowering Disabled Professionals to Work.

 

PLEASE SEE ALL OF THE SERVICES WE OFFER YOU

 

OUR MISSION STATEMENT:

We Desire to Be Your One Source for Virtual Business Services by Our Virtual Experts, who are Empowered DisABLED* Professionals Helping You Create Success!

 

Involving Our 2 Real Passions:

(1)  Assisting YOU in growing Your business through using our services 

(2)  Empowering DisABLED* Professionals to Work, Virtually, on Your Business Success!

Our passion for assisting you in your business is very genuine, and we take it as an honor and are quite loyal to You in helping your company. Your Success, is our Success.

*Using the term ‘Disabled’ is not meant to offend or harm anyone, it is with great respect I use this term, as I am also ‘Disabled’.  Most of our Team is made up of Disabled Professionals or Mothers of disabled children.  Many whom have Accreditations, Certifications, Degrees (varying from AA to Master’s) and are highly skilled, intelligent and worthy individuals whom I hold in the greatest respect and regard.  This is not to say that all of our team is disabled, as we do not discriminate between the two, it only means as much as we are able we add disabled professionals.

Teaming Up

We have partnered with Virginia Department of Rehabilitation(DARS), as well as the Department of Blind and Visually Impaired(DBVI); and are currently working to partner with Veteran’s groups to provide work for disabled veterans, to help us find and empower disabled professionals of the highest caliber who are ready, equipped and excited about working with you.

Our professionals (disabled or not) are highly motivated, very skilled and educated. Many of our Team have Certifications & Degrees; including various certifications in Social Media, Internet Marketing, Product Launch, as well as, AA’s, Bachelor’s & Master’s.

 

Tammy Durden
President & Founder

I grew up in an Entrepreneurial home so it is no surprise that I now own a business. I am, however, happy to also support a cause, not just a business. On the rare occasion that I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, including husband Eric & 3 grown children [Matthew & wife Alyssa, Samantha & Jonathan] and of course, our amazing grandchildren (Claire & Owen).   I also love sitting on the beach, reading, writing, teaching Bible studies, and scrapbooking. My family and I, attend Spring Run Baptist Church, in Mechanicsville, where my husband is the Pastor.

Meet Our Team:

I am a little prejudice, but I think we have one of the best Teams of highly skilled & creative individuals.  I would love to introduce you.

Carolyn Mitchell

CAROLYN MITCHELL

My name is Carolyn Mitchell.  I have been an Administrative Assistant for over 25 years.  I also have experience in Office Management and Bookkeeping.  I have worked in both QuickBooks and Sage 90, as well as, continuing to add to my skills and becoming Certified in such applications as Freshbooks, Infusionsoft and Zoho Books.  I look forward to assisting virtually with any administrative or bookkeeping needs that you may have.

John Hardy 2017

JOHN HARDY

I live in a suburb of Boston.  I specialize in Microsoft Office, Social Media and Resume editing.  I also have added Newsletters recently, and Copywriting Services.  I will soon be launching a Mentoring Service for Virtual Assistants in the Fall.  When I am not busy serving my clients, I enjoy watching NFL and NBA team (in Season) and riding my bike.

John is Certified in:  Microsoft Office, ISC (1 Shopping Cart), Project Management and InfusionSoft.

 

Pamela Atkins

PAMELA ATKINS

Pam has more than 30 years of administrative experience. She also has a strong customer service background, which she gained in multiple industries, from retail to academia. A helper by nature, Pam enjoys using her learned skills in office and project management and emerging ones in virtual event support and content management to help free up clients. So they can concentrate on servicing their customers and clients.

 

Robin Carberry

ROBIN CARBERRY

Meet Robin, a member of our Social Media Team.  Robin is an experienced professional who loves working in that space where creativity and Technology meet to create Digital Marketing magic for our clients. Robin works with clients on Branding, Social Media and Content Development.  Robin also designs and builds WordPress Websites.  Robin is a Cornell University graduate with a background in technology, entrepreneurship and administration.  She lives in a small town in Eastern North Carolina with her husband, Ken, their dog, Kelly, and their cat, Cricket.

Reputation Matters

TAMMYS OFFICE SOLUTIONS has an exceptional reputation for providing a tailored approach for our clients. [Please see our Testimonials] We keep all of our client’s information confidential and have the highest integrity, while providing you with the best quality, at reasonable pricing.

See the variety of budget friendly packages we offer to meet your needs.

Call today: 804-723-5491 for more information about any of our packages and services.

 

Certifications & Acknowledgements

 

 

 

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Freshbook Certified

 

 

 

Social Media Specialist Certification

Social Media Specialist Certified

 

Product Launch VA

Certification

Product Launch VA Certification

 

 

 

 

 

eCommerce Support Specialist

Certification 

eCommerce Certified

 

 

 

 

 

 

We Are Virtual Assistants

 

 

 

 

eWomenNetwork Board Member

 

 LinkedIn ProFinder

Recognition & Awards

  • September 2016 – Present:  Business Management Mentor for VA Classroom University 
  • November 2015 – Present:   Leadership of eWomenNetwork Richmond Chapter
  • 2015 – Present: Tammy was recognized by STANFORD’s WHO’S WHO.
  • Named a semi-finalist of 2014 in NBC12/EVB Small Business Contest
  • March 2013: Tammy was presented a Plaque Certificate of Appreciation from the Division of the Blind & Visually Impaired for providing Employment Opportunities for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Tammy is a member of eWomenNetwork,  Who’s WhoWe Are Virtual Assistants and the National Association of Professional Women.