5 Sales Mistakes B2Bs Should Avoid

Sales is a tough job, yet it can be very rewarding if you do it right. In the highly competitive business-to-business (B2B) industry, it’s not enough that you know and implement the strategies that would work for your business. It’s also vital to take note of the...

How to Soft Sell Using Content Marketing

Most consumers nowadays are hugely influenced by advertisements. This is why businesses strive to develop the best marketing plan to advertise or promote their brand. It’s important to take note, though, that over or explicit promotion of your business could turn...

Four Careers for Caring Individuals

Work can be a hostile and uncaring environment for people with a compassionate and thoughtful personality. The corporate world can be competitive, and that can sometimes be challenging for someone with a caring nature. Good thing, there are hundreds of careers and...

7 Ways to Boost Your Sales Through Email Marketing

Email marketing is one of the most effective online marketing strategies businesses optimize nowadays. From reaching out to potential customers and nurturing existing clients and subscribers to promoting new products or services and boosting sales, email works...

How Best to Market Your Business Online

What do you think of whenever the word “marketing” is mentioned? Most likely, it involves huge budgets and campaigns like those launched by big name brands such as Coca-Cola and Walmart. The truth is, you really don’t need a huge budget to market your business. Many...

Claim and List your Blog in Technorati

Technorati is a real-time search engine concentrated on tracking blogs. This will not only drive more traffic to your blog, but also help position you as an authority in your respective field. So, if you’d like to get more exposure for your blog, make sure to get it...

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Passion for Work

The key to success is finding what you love to do and to making a career out of it. It’s definitely easier said than done. There are people who took years taking up medicine, law or a master’s degree, putting all of their efforts and time into honing their craft, only...

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Web Usability Series: Part 1 – Keep it Simple

The multi-part Pepper guide to creating simple and elegant web pages that people will visit Most of the things we use daily are pretty simple. They're so simple, in fact, that we barely give them a second thought. Take, for example, markers. We use them, as their name...

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A Tidal Wave of Help, Support & Prayers for Japan

Let’s send another tidal wave to the shores of Japan, stronger and mightier than the one that wreaked havoc to the country. Let this be a tidal wave of support and prayers that will help them overcome the tragedy that has befallen them, and rebuild the lives and...

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The Work-Life Balancing Act

Work-Life balance - the phrase was first heard in the late 1970s, describing the balance between an individual's work and personal life.  Now, almost half a century has passed, and just when the world started believing that the conveniences of modern technology would...

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The Morning Rush

QUIT THE MORNING RUSH There was a time when my rush hour would start even before I hit the road - when all I had time for was a quick shower and two sips out of my coffee mug. For over a year, my mornings seemed like that of a tazmanian devil running in and out the...

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How to Manage Stress

Have you ever read a job post which says “must be able to handle stress or can cope up with stress” as one of the traitsbeing looked for? This only shows how society perceives stress. It has already become a part of our lives, a given, an inevitable that must be dealt...

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Quarter Life Crisis

This is the time during your mid-twenties to late thirties when you feel as if you are still waiting for your life to unfold despite having finished school for years. When you were younger, you have set your personal goals, and now, you begin to question if you have...

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Clients Visit Pepper Virtual Assistants

We're a team of virtual assistants, but that doesn't mean you can't meet us in the real world. In fact, a few of our clients have visited Pepper HQ already. Russ Meuchel of Ember Recording Studios Our first client visit was in February when Russ Meuchel of Ember...

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How to Stop Wasting Time at Work

If only all of us know how to maximize the hours that we have in a day, we would all be rich—in accomplishments! Being able to produce more output in a day will not only entitle you for a possible promotion (if an office employee) or extra revenue (if working from...

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Pepper Official Holidays

Another holiday coming up? Yes, that’s right. The Philippines has a lot of holidays. But don’t worry, these holidays help us rejuvenate so that when we come back to work, we can attack your projects with a lot of vigor and energy! To help you maximize our service and...

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How to Jack Up Your Productivity

When you think about it, man’s constant desire for better, faster, more has never seemed to die down or change. Back when we all lived in caves, we invented the wheel to go places, carry heavier loads, basically do things faster, better, and more. Today, the “wheels”...

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How To Extract your Creative Juice

The Internet seems to shrink the ground for creativity. As the world gets bombarded with countless innovations, you are left with little to nothing new to offer in the marketplace. Due to the fast pace of modernization, creativity somehow changes from “it takes time”...

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Working with a Virtual Assistant

It is true that you can explore more activities you’ve been craving to do if you have a Virtual Assistant (VA) working at your back. From filtering your mails, updating your twitter, writing your blogs, editing your manuscripts, drafting letters to your clients, fast...

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13 Ways To Green Up Your Workplace

"Paperless office" is a term that’s been around awhile. Plenty have adapted it, but some are still skeptical or daunted by the idea. “No paper? But how do we keep track of important documents?” “How do we let go of the old ways?” “How much would that cost me?” “How do...

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Typhoon Ketsana: The Aftermath

No one was prepared for the wrath that typhoon Ketsana (local name Ondoy) released when it hit the Philippines last September 26, 2009. That was the day when Metro Manila experienced the worst rainfall in its history. Imagine getting 341 mm or 13.4 inches of rainfall...

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