Celebrating 25 Years of Success!
As we close out October and enter into November, I am reminded of what a special time of year this is for me. You see, it was twenty five years ago that I acted on a long-time vision of servicing clients all over the country while working from my office in Ohio. Personal computers and the internet were not readily available at that time and the word “Virtual” hadn’t been coined yet. How was it going to happen? God only knew!
Yet, on a colorful day in October 1992, with a typewriter, a box of business cards and an ad in the local paper “Sherry’s Office Service” was born. By the end of the week I had my first client, a local contractor who worked out of his truck. He had no office or staff and desperately needed administrative help. When he saw my ad, he thought he would give it a try. As I mentioned, he didn’t have an office so we decided that he would simply fax or mail his paperwork to my office, phone in appointments that needed scheduled and bids that needed to be typed, mailed and processed. We were essentially working “virtually”.
Pioneering the Virtual Assistant Industry
“Gal Fridays – The Paperwork Professional”, to catch the attention of the media. Within two months of launching the website, I landed my first out of state client and the rest is history!
As you can see, my dream from long ago has far surpassed what I would ever have imaged, and together with my husband James, we continue to grow and look for ways to help Financial Advisors everywhere.
Of course, I didn’t do all this alone. No one does. To my family that believed in me, to our clients that put their trust in us, our talented and dedicated staff and all the people that have made and continue to make our dream a reality, we say “THANK YOU!”. We truly could not have come this far without you!