Surviving the Storm: Creatively Staying Afloat During the Economic Crisis

Surviving the Storm: Creatively Staying Afloat During the Economic Crisis

By Cecile Hairston, Team Double-Click® Staff Writer


Layoffs; cutbacks; 401(k) savings accounts drained as the stock market plummets.  The unemployment rate is announced to be at a 16-year high…


It is no wonder that the questions you ask yourself just about every day are, “Am I going to make it?”  “Am I going to even have a job next month?”  “Will my business be in business next month?” Business owners struggle to keep afloat.  Against this backdrop, the daily headlines scream “Bailouts Will Push US into Depression,” “USA 2008: the Great Depression,” “Is the US Headed toward the Second Great Depression?”


By all indications, the American economy has entered into a period of economic recession.  Many blame the extreme covetousness of the predators in the banking industry.  Others blame the folly of home buyers for falling prey.  Still others just down-right blame our government.  Regardless of where you fall on this spectrum, economic experts unanimously say the same thing: tough times are here, and it’s going to get worse before it gets better. Now individuals, families and businesses alike are faced with the task of re-evaluating the way things are done.  Streamlining – making changes toward increased efficiency – is now a requirement for surviving this economic storm.  Team Double-Click’s® modus operandus provides an effective way of doing just that.


Team Double-Click® is a cloud-based virtual administrative assistant staffing agency, working with tens of thousands of virtual office assistants across the USA and Canada.  Through its thorough screening process, Team Double-Click® provides professional virtual office assistants and professional real estate cloud-based virtual administrative assistants for businesses.  


For the Business Owner


Marketing and business gurus encourage businesses to learn from the mistakes made by business owners during the first depression.  Many warn that the greatest mistake is doing nothing.  They explain that companies that went under, or lost their lead after the first depression, had foolishly imagined doing nothing would lead to stability and lowered risks. Team Double-Click’s innovative model provides an appropriate and effective response for businesses by helping them shave dollars off their budgets, contain costs, and streamline operations.  Team Double-Click® clients have even seen as much as an 80% savings by using cloud-based virtual administrative assistants.  One client explains, “Having Team Double-Click® cloud-based virtual administrative assistants handle the majority of my administrative tasks has cut over $100,000 from my payroll and provided better skills and talents, better accountability, organization, and stability.” 


How is this possible?  Clients are able to reduce overhead costs because they:

  • Pay only for the administrative time they use – even when the cloud-based virtual administrative assistant(s) are on standby;
  • No longer have to buy desks, computers, telephones, and other office equipment;
  • Are able to entirely eliminate their
  • health insurance, sick time, vacation time, plus other benefits;
  • Greatly reduce other operating expenses such as electricity and other utilities; and
  • Can continue or even increase their marketing, as recommended by the marketing pros, by using cloud-based virtual administrative assistants to perform these tasks as a much lower cost than an in-office employee.


Without a doubt, the recent upheavals on Wall Street have caused companies to go into a complete state of shock.  Outsourcing to companies such as Team Double-Click® allows businesses and families to be more focused.  Inevitably, by cutting costs and streamlining expenses, the Team Double Click® model will play a critical role in helping to move from this state of economic storm to economic calm. To read more about how Team Double-Click® has put these very tactics into play during this economic downturn, please visit Team Double-Click® – Surviving the Economic Storm.




About the author:


Gayle Buske is the co-founder, president and CEO of Team Double-Click®. As the head of a virtual staffing agency, Ms. Buske is uniquely qualified to aid small business owners in their growth and development through virtual administrative assistant outsourcing. Clients across the country look to Ms. Buske and her organization to supply quality cloud-based virtual administrative assistants.


Team Double-Click®, the country’s foremost staffing agency for trained cloud-based virtual administrative assistants – Matching Top Virtual Workers with Top Companies! Visit or phone 888.827.9129 for a variety of full-service virtual staffing options.


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