MT. VERNON, Ill. — Time and money: two resources busy professionals work hard to gain more of. The Office Next Door opened its virtual doors today, and offers solutions in each of these areas for small businesses and network marketers. By providing virtual administrative support services to business professionals, “virtual assistants” can save their clients literally thousands of dollars. “With rising gas prices, supply increases and budget cuts, small businesses need every cost-saving advantage they can get their hands on to thrive in today’s economy. Our goal with The Office Next Door is to provide high quality, and timely off-site business support to clients who typically don’t have the space or budget for in-house staff, but do have the same critical office work load as any other business,” says Jean Ann Herley, owner.

Because The Office Next Door operates as an independent contractor and not an employee, clients are not paying for employment expenses such as insurance, taxes, paid time off and office space. Herley works from her home office keeping in contact with her clients and her team by phone, email, and fax.

“By using our services, business owners have more time and money to focus on income producing activities; in turn, the team and I get to work from our homes and spend more time with our families instead of spending time and money commuting to an office. We do the tasks small businesses need to get done, and instead of incurring the expense of an in-house assistant, they pay us only for the hours we work. Everybody wins,” says Herley. Nearly all of Herley’s virtual assistants profiled on the website ( have 15 years of experience or more in their specific field.

With the use of today’s technology, The Office Next Door’s virtual assistant service has the ability to meet client needs from across the state or across the country, providing many of the same services as an in-house administrative assistant. “Why wouldn’t you want to hire a virtual assistant? We’re the perfect fit for businesses during this economic puzzle that we’re all part of,” says Herley. In addition to duties specific to the field of network marketing, The Office Next Door also performs general administrative duties including data entry, transcription, correspondence and calendar management, desktop publishing and marketing services to other professions and small businesses.

The Office Next Door is currently accepting new clients seeking assistance for one-time projects or ongoing support services. For more information visit and submit a proposal request.

About The Office Next Door
Based in Southern Illinois, The Office Next Door provides both general administrative and specific services to small business owners, entrepreneurs and network marketers across the United States. Services offered include drafting and proofreading of documents, Internet research, transcription and data entry.

Valerie G, editor at CANW
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