Our Story Begins With Our Heart Mission
& My Why…
To tell you how our story began I need to take you back a number of years to what has now become a big part of my ‘WHY’ or Passion.
I have years of ‘Corporate’ experience in administrative, but mostly in the Accounting industry (10 – 15 years+), prior to leaving when the first of our three children was born. I stayed home with my children, yet continued to keep up my skills, as well as, with technology, by working part-time, usually from home before ‘virtual’ was known as ‘virtual’.
Why My Life Changed
In 2001, after being very ill, doing months of physical therapy to learn to walk to again & continuing to have ‘flares’, I was finally diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. This is the reason for my disability and why I understand better than most, the need in the disabled community for work.
A Little More About Multiple Sclerosis if You are Interested in Knowing More: MS is a multiple symptom disease and every person has varying symptoms. One of the many ways it has affected me is that it became increasingly difficult to work outside of our home (although I certainly attempted it). It Can Affect Each Person With Different Symptoms. Some of the Common Symptoms of MS include: balance issues, fatigue, walking (gait) difficulty, numbness or tingling, weakness, muscle spasms, dizziness & vertigo, bladder issues, some have vision issues and others have all of these and more. The Less Common Symptoms can include: Speech difficulties, swallowing problems, tremors, seizures, breathing problems, itching (pruritis), headache & hearing loss.
A New Journey & A New Vision
After moving to Virginia, in 2008, I was initially motivated to go back to work because, like many, we needed the additional income. I began helping a local professional with lead generation and virtual assistant services. So, when this professional’s colleagues began asking where he was getting these leads, he referred them to me. This was the beginning of our Company.
I truly did not set out to begin a business. In fact, I did not even realize that I had actually created a company until months later.
When I finally had that ‘Ah ha’ moment, and realized that I was creating a business, I also, nearly immediately, realized that the same need existed for many other disabled professionals. The NEED to Work from Home and Be Able to Earn Income by the Use of their Many Skills. So Many Disable Professionals have Bachelor’s & Master’s Degree, Certifications and more, yet are still unable to work because work is not accessible to many disabled.
We Are Changing The Way Disabled Professionals are Allowed to Earn Income & Work. We Are Making An Impact & We Hoping to Change The World Around Us.
Many intelligent, highly skilled professionals, who happen to be disabled are simply trying to support themselves and their families.
I hoped, as our Company grew, I could begin to offer OPPORTUNITIES for work to other Disabled Professionals. I believe that we even had the potential to help them and their families, possibly changing their lives (if I dare dream big enough)!
My Entrepreneurial Journey had begun
I connected with people and organizations, as well as, State & Government divisions that might be able to help us with my Vision to Empower Disabled Professionals. This is why I began to do business a little different, but much more fulfilling!
EMPOWERING DISABLED PROFESSIONALS
I began to 'do business' a little different. In fact, a little better, because I began with a true Passion to Help You, as a Business Owner, with Your Success, as well as, Empower DisABLED Professionals to work virtually, from home offices!Click To Tweet
DID YOU KNOW THE DISABLED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE?
“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 THIS, my heart I screamed:
I truly believe that our company model (if also adopted by other companies)
can make a difference in the businesses we HELP,
in the lives of our professionals, and eventually, in our communities,
States and Nation!
OUR MISSION STATEMENT:
~ To Provide You, Our Client, with Quality & Professional Virtual Services with Integrity to Meet Your Business Service Need(s), While Empowering Disabled Professionals & Mothers of Disabled Children to Work ~
We Are Pleased & Honored to Announce that TAMMY was Requested to Mentor on the eMENTOR Military Veterans’ Entrepreneur Platform – HELPING VETS TO BEGIN THEIR JOURNEY INTO ENTREPRENEURSHIP – Tammy has been Mentoring Vet’s since 2017
Tammy is honored to also be a Mentor with VAClassroom Univerisity – the #1 Virtual Assistant Training Platform!
We Team Up with Others as Well:
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 well educated with a genuine desire to assist you, our client . Many of our Team have Certifications & Degrees in Social Media, Internet Marketing, Product Launch, Graphic Design & more; as well as, AA’s, Bachelor’s & Master’s Degrees.
Our passion for assisting you in your business is very genuine, and we consider it an honor to serve you. We are loyal to You and honest in our desire to help your company grow.
Our Clients will tell you: “Tammy & her team are amazing…” – says Heather Todd
“…Tammy and her team have a clear understanding of the industry. I highly recommend her.” – say Paula Okonneh
These are just a couple of our client comments, see more here.
Using Our Services Truly Helps to Empower the Disabled Community
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!
Meet Our Amazing Team Below
PLEASE SEE ALL OF THE SERVICES WE OFFER YOU
President, Founder & CHIEF VIRTUAL EXPERT
I have over 30 years of business experience, from my former ‘Corporate Life’ to my current business. Over the years, I have developed, trained and learned numerous skills that allow us to provide amazing services for our clients.
My History includes:
- Starting a Business
- Social Media
- Email Marketing
- and More
- Project Management
- Retail Management
- Digital Marketing
- Social Media Management
- Scheduling Posts
- Content Calendar
- Created Content
- Curated Content
- Content Writing
- Writing Services
- and More
I grew up in an Entrepreneurial home so it is no surprise that I have become a business owner myself. As important as owning a business is in my life, I am even more excited that we can support a cause, not just a business. On the rare occasions of free time, I enjoy spending it with my family, including husband Eric & 3 grown children [Matthew & wife Alyssa, Samantha & husband Nate, & Jonathan], as well as, our amazing grandchildren (Claire & Owen + 1 another on the way). Other enjoyments include siting on the beach, reading, writing, teaching Bible studies, and scrapbooking pictures of our family.
Meet Our Team:
I am a little prejudice, but I think we have one of the best Teams of highly skilled & creative individuals. I am grateful for each one of them and I can honestly say that each one has made an impact on my life for the better.
Please let me introduce you to our Team…
Our #1 Customer Support Specialist, Virtual Administrative & Travel Specialist (& Much More)!
Brandy is skilled in Accounting QuickBooks, Medical & General Transcription, Travel Specialist, CRM, Writing Services, Calendar Management & General Administrative Services.
We are very Proud of Brandy, as she is a Honored & Decorated Veteran, of the U.S. Army.
Our Resident Bookkeeping Specialist & More!
My name is Carolyn Mitchell. I have been an Administrative Assistant for over 25 years. Experienced in Office Management and Bookkeeping with QuickBooks & Sage 90. I am also 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.
Our Resident Online Business Manager, Blog Writer, Social Media Manager & More
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. Click Here: Learn more about Jeannie.
Our Resident Email Marketing & Writing Specialist & More!
I live in a suburb of Boston. Specializing in Microsoft Office, Social Media and Resume editing, I have also added Newsletters and Copyrighting Services recently. I will soon be launching Mentoring Service for Virtual Assistants. When not busy serving our 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.
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.
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.
She is a wiz at Social Media Management and Administrative Work. She is always eager to Help You, our Client. Samantha is wonderful at pulling and Curated Content together for Your Ideal Client, Scheduling Content and Managing a Content Calendar with ease. We are fortunate to have her on out team.
Samantha is a Newlywed and soon to be Mom.
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.
Awards & Certification
Social Media Specialist Certification
Product Launch VA Certification
eCommerce Support Certification
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.
*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 highest 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.
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