Our Story - Tammys Offices

Our Story

We are very glad you dropped in today. We assist start-ups & small to mid-size businesses in moving forward in your success, by freeing up your time to work ON your business, not just IN your business. We truly are an honest, caring group of professionals.  We take a true interest in you and your business.  Our Story is not just about Our Company, it is about a heart mission.

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. Having 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 our home.  I did not set out to start a business, rather, I began to work because I needed to help my family financially. 

I began assisting a client with lead generation & VA work.  I soon was being offered more work by my clients’ colleagues, who also wanted assistance, virtually.

After the ‘Ah ha’ moment of realizing that I was truly creating a company, I also realized that the same need existed for so many other disabled professionals. Too many intelligent, highly skilled professionals, who happen to be disabled, are also trying to to find a way to support themselves and their families.

 Suddenly, I wanted to have an abundance of clients, not for myself, but so that I could actually give the work away 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 & Government divisions that might be able to help us to Empower Disabled Professionals.  

This is why I began to do business differently, 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 true passion to help business owners in their success, as well as, empower disABLED professionals to work virtually!


 

We truly want to help you in your success!  

Let us take some of Your everyday out of your way and put it into our hands!

 Freeing you FOR Success – Freeing you TO work ON Your Business, instead of IN your business.

 


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%.”

 


When I learned about the unemployment rate for the disabled community, 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:

To Give You Quality & Professional Services with Integrity to Meet Your Need(s) and to Continue to Help Grow Your Business.  

We do this while also Empowering Disabled Professionals to Work.

 

Involving Our 2 Real Passions:

(1)  GIVING YOU HONEST, CARING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TO HELP YOU grow Your business!

(2)  Empowering DisABLED* Professionals to Work, Virtually, HELPING You WITH YOUR Business’ Success!

Our passion for assisting you in your business is very genuine, and we consider it as an honor to serve you.  We are loyal to You and honest in our desire to help your company grow.

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’.  Our passion, aside from truly helping our client’s succeed, is to help disabled professionals to work from home.  Most of our Team is made up of Disabled Professionals or Mothers of Disabled Children.  Most of our professionals have Accreditations, Certifications and Degrees (varying from AA to Master’s).  All 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 do add disabled professionals to our team.


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 Degrees.

Tammy Durden
President, Founder & 
VIRTUAL EXPERT

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.

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

Our Resident Bookkeeping Specialist & More!

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.

 

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JEANNIE HARRIS

Our Resident Executive VA Specialist and Can Pretty Much Do Anything!

Jeannie Harris, WV – has been a Virtual Executive Administrative Assistant for the past 20 years.

She enjoys working with small business owners to help them with their online business management and general administrative needs.

Over the past 20 years, Jeannie has worn several different hats to help business owners with the various needs ranging from blog and content writing, email campaigns, branding, order processing and fulfillment, coordinating vendors, content proofing, and operational management to name a few.  Learn more

John Hardy 2017

JOHN HARDY

Our Resident Email Marketing Specialist & Internet Marketing Specialist & Much More!

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.

 

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NICOLE PILON

Our Resident eBook Specialist along with so much more!

I live in Montreal, Canada. I’ve been working as a virtual assistant for the past 8 years. I have a diploma of college studies in Office Systems Technology with a specialization in micropublishing and hypermedia (Print and Web Design). I also have a strong customer service background. My education and work experience allow me to provide business owners a variety of services to help them manage and grow their business. 

 


Pamela Atkins

PAMELA ATKINS

Our Resident ‘Go to Girl’ for Many Administrative, Project Management & Much More!

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.

 

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.

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Awards & Certification

 A+ Rating

 Better-Business-Bureau

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
  • 2017 – Present: Tammy recognized for excellence and being an expert in her field and listed in the Marquis’ Who’s Who 
  • 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.