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  • In 1994 I became the owner of a small plumbing company and for the next twenty years found myself immersed in the world of small business. I discovered I had a natural ability to manage several projects at one time, I loved helping customers and I developed a diverse portfolio of business skills. A fellow business owner encouraged me to join the local Chamber of Commerce where I found a dynamic group of people who shared my passion for small business and my desire to help entrepreneurs thrive. In 2014 I sold my business and decided to fulfill a life-long dream of getting a college degree. Five years later in June 2019 I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Colorado State University – Global Campus.
    Now I find myself re-entering the entrepreneurial setting with the opening of The Essential Assistant. I am excited to be back in the role of a business owner and to once again be able to help business owners find success. My goal is to provide exceptional service combined with proven experience, extensive knowledge and attention to detail that will enable my clients to focus on business growth, productivity and profitability.


    Hello, I’m Jo Eakins owner of The Essential Assistant. My company offers virtual administrative support services for small business owners and entrepreneurs. As your Virtual Assistant I can take care of everything you don’t have time for – the routine tasks that don’t directly transition into profit but are essential to your business success. Not only will this allow you time to focus on doing what you love most in your business but also help alleviate some stress. These are a few of the benefits you will receive when you hire The Essential Assistant:

    Flexibility: It’ s easy to choose the right services – projects can be short or long term and customized to meet your specific needs.
    Experience: I have a compelling combination know how of experience, education, creativity and small business know how that can help your business thrive.
    Cost Savings: Hiring me as your virtual assistant will save you the time and money associated with hiring and training a traditional employee. This will give you the time and financial resources you need to move your business forward

    With a passion for small business and a dedication to high level service, I can provide tools and skills to help your business grow. My solution offerings utilize a variety of software programs, social media platforms and customer relations strategies to make efficient and effective use of your business processes in order to enhance productivity and increase profitability.

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