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Small Business of the Day: Your Virtual Assistant

Who: Michelle Mangen, 35, @mmangen

What: Virtual assistant services specializing in social media management, bookkeeping and administrative duties for small businesses

When: December 2008

How: Mangen had read about a virtual assistant in a fictional novel in 2006 and was intrigued. While living and working as a bookkeeper in Wisconsin, she commuted nearly 100 miles each way to work—even during the state's treacherous winters. In 2007, she had finally had enough.

"When the snow melted, I went into my bosses and quit. I remembered the book and thought, 'I should do more research on this.'" By 2008, she had opened her business and become a virtual assistant herself.

Where: Sarasota, Fla.

In her own words: "I have many solopreneuers," she said of her current 18 clients. "I am offering them assistance in areas they are not comfortable doing themselves."

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