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Will Brexit push Cambodia into economic crisis? | Brexit

Will Brexit push Cambodia into economic crisis? | Brexit

Cambodia has been one of the best performing economies in the world over the past two decades. But there are threats on the horizon, including the UK’s impending exit from the European Union .
The German Development Institute has studied how a no-deal Brexit could affect least developed countries, and it found Cambodians living on the brink of poverty are at risk – that’s if the country’s garment producers lose access to UK markets.
The country’s economy has been largely built on agriculture and textile exports, two sectors it very much relies on. Cambodia’s textile industry is a major supplier to the UK fashion industry and it has favourable entry terms under the EU’s Everything But Arms (EBA) trade scheme, which unilaterally grants duty- and quota-free access to 49 least developed countries – excluding weapons.
As Brexit looms, the country could faces higher export tariffs into the UK – at a time when the EU has started the process of temporarily suspending Cambodia from the EBA due to human rights concerns, as reported by Al Jazeera.
Cambodia’s economy has “never been that healthy … they have few advantages … in textiles, and one of the benefits they had was entry into the European Union through the UK,” explains Reuben Mondejar, professor for Asian Initiatives at IESE Business School, University of Navarra.
The same is true for neighbours Myanmar and Vietnam , but “Cambodia is more particular because they’ll be hit very hard when Brexit goes into effect. All their financial facilitations through the UK would stop. They will have to find a new way.”
Additionally, “Cambodia’s economy has been dependent on China , and now that China’s having a trade war with the US, anything that happens to China will affect them very hard. So, that’s the story for Cambodia until they reform.”
Cambodia … will be hit very hard when Brexit goes into effect. All their financial facilitations through the UK would stop.
Reuben Mondejar, professor at IESE Business School, University of Navarra
“I am not worried that a decline in economics will mean a decline in the political strength of the current administration … a decline in GDP wouldn’t mean that [Cambodia’s PM] Hun Sen will be removed. He’ll be more entrenched than ever until he decides to leave,” says Mondejar.
“Cambodia will have to find other sources of growth and some ways to employ their people. Agriculture is still strong for them, and has been one of their mainstays. They’ll have to ask for infrastructural help from China in building of roads, and China’s quite generous with Cambodia. So it’s not in the interest of China for Cambodia to slide down economically. It’s one of the loyal states to China.”
Lebanon’s ‘zombie’ economy After months of political wrangling, Lebanon has announced the formation of a new government . But its economy is screaming for attention and it could be at risk of collapse if some key areas aren’t made into a priority.
Can it fix what some are calling a “zombie” economy – an unsustainable public debt that’s sucking the life out of its finances?
Lebanon is the third most indebted nation in the world and most of it is owned by local banks. Half of the government’s money goes towards servicing its debt, reports economics editor Abid Ali. Meanwhile, youth unemployment is in the double digits, at 17.8 percent. As a result, there up to 14 million Lebanese living abroad sending $7.95bn in remittances. The money they send home makes up a fifth of the overall economy.
The state of the Lebanese economy
Then there’s the war on its borders with Syria, where 1.5 million Syrian refugees seek shelter. Lebanon’s economic problems existed before the war, with one-third of the country living below the poverty line on four dollars a day, according to the UN.
All of this, while the country’s debts continue to be paid.
The international community has pledged $11bn last year to help Lebanon boost its economy, but to access this fund, the new government has to implement tough budget and fiscal reforms and fight corruption.
“Irrespective of the $11bn … Lebanon has to address these reforms because the competitiveness of the Lebanese economy has declined over the recent few years, the investment climate, business environment has deteriorated and that’s very obvious from the global indices … so these reforms were overdue anyway,” explains Nassib Ghobril, chief economist and Head of the Economic Research & Analysis Department at Byblos Bank Group.
“There’s an added incentive to start implementing these reforms to reduce the fiscal deficit, to improve the business environment, to upgrade existing laws, to reduce the operating cost on the private sector with the pledges of $11bn because they’re conditional on those reforms. And there are specific sectoral reforms where the funds will go and finance infrastructure projects that need to be implemented, as well.”
“The priority of this government has to be reducing the borrowing needs of the Lebanese state by shrinking the budget deficit and stimulating growth to increase economic activity since growth has averaged 1.5 percent since 2011,” says Ghobril.
Samsung smartphone: South Korea ‘s Samsung has unveiled a new foldable smartphone , as part of its new generation of Galaxy phones. But will it be enough for the industry leader to overcome a shrinking market? Kristen Saloomey reports from New York.
Mosul salon: There are some signs of progress on the streets of Mosul, the city that used to be ISIL ‘s self-declared capital in Iraq . The armed group was defeated there more than 18 months ago and people are beginning to return to what’s left of the city. Now, beauty salons that were forced out of business under ISIL are getting a makeover, as Charles Stratford reports from Mosul.
River wars: Plans to dam the Kaliwa river in the mountains of the northern Philippines are being fiercely opposed by tribespeople who live there. The Dumagat people say the reservoir, which the Chinese government is helping pay for, will wash away their home and destroy nature, as Jamela Alindogan reports from the Sierra Madre mountains in Tanay Rizal.
Source: Al Jazeera

Will Brexit push Cambodia into economic crisis? | Brexit

Cambodia has been one of the best performing economies in the world over the past two decades. But there are threats on the horizon, including the UK’s impending exit from the European Union .
The German Development Institute has studied how a no-deal Brexit could affect least developed countries, and it found Cambodians living on the brink of poverty are at risk – that’s if the country’s garment producers lose access to UK markets.
The country’s economy has been largely built on agriculture and textile exports, two sectors it very much relies on. Cambodia’s textile industry is a major supplier to the UK fashion industry and it has favourable entry terms under the EU’s Everything But Arms (EBA) trade scheme, which unilaterally grants duty- and quota-free access to 49 least developed countries – excluding weapons.
As Brexit looms, the country could faces higher export tariffs into the UK – at a time when the EU has started the process of temporarily suspending Cambodia from the EBA due to human rights concerns, as reported by Al Jazeera.
Cambodia’s economy has “never been that healthy … they have few advantages … in textiles, and one of the benefits they had was entry into the European Union through the UK,” explains Reuben Mondejar, professor for Asian Initiatives at IESE Business School, University of Navarra.
The same is true for neighbours Myanmar and Vietnam , but “Cambodia is more particular because they’ll be hit very hard when Brexit goes into effect. All their financial facilitations through the UK would stop. They will have to find a new way.”
Additionally, “Cambodia’s economy has been dependent on China , and now that China’s having a trade war with the US, anything that happens to China will affect them very hard. So, that’s the story for Cambodia until they reform.”
Cambodia … will be hit very hard when Brexit goes into effect. All their financial facilitations through the UK would stop.
Reuben Mondejar, professor at IESE Business School, University of Navarra
“I am not worried that a decline in economics will mean a decline in the political strength of the current administration … a decline in GDP wouldn’t mean that [Cambodia’s PM] Hun Sen will be removed. He’ll be more entrenched than ever until he decides to leave,” says Mondejar.
“Cambodia will have to find other sources of growth and some ways to employ their people. Agriculture is still strong for them, and has been one of their mainstays. They’ll have to ask for infrastructural help from China in building of roads, and China’s quite generous with Cambodia. So it’s not in the interest of China for Cambodia to slide down economically. It’s one of the loyal states to China.”
Lebanon’s ‘zombie’ economy After months of political wrangling, Lebanon has announced the formation of a new government . But its economy is screaming for attention and it could be at risk of collapse if some key areas aren’t made into a priority.
Can it fix what some are calling a “zombie” economy – an unsustainable public debt that’s sucking the life out of its finances?
Lebanon is the third most indebted nation in the world and most of it is owned by local banks. Half of the government’s money goes towards servicing its debt, reports economics editor Abid Ali. Meanwhile, youth unemployment is in the double digits, at 17.8 percent. As a result, there up to 14 million Lebanese living abroad sending $7.95bn in remittances. The money they send home makes up a fifth of the overall economy.
The state of the Lebanese economy
Then there’s the war on its borders with Syria, where 1.5 million Syrian refugees seek shelter. Lebanon’s economic problems existed before the war, with one-third of the country living below the poverty line on four dollars a day, according to the UN.
All of this, while the country’s debts continue to be paid.
The international community has pledged $11bn last year to help Lebanon boost its economy, but to access this fund, the new government has to implement tough budget and fiscal reforms and fight corruption.
“Irrespective of the $11bn … Lebanon has to address these reforms because the competitiveness of the Lebanese economy has declined over the recent few years, the investment climate, business environment has deteriorated and that’s very obvious from the global indices … so these reforms were overdue anyway,” explains Nassib Ghobril, chief economist and Head of the Economic Research & Analysis Department at Byblos Bank Group.
“There’s an added incentive to start implementing these reforms to reduce the fiscal deficit, to improve the business environment, to upgrade existing laws, to reduce the operating cost on the private sector with the pledges of $11bn because they’re conditional on those reforms. And there are specific sectoral reforms where the funds will go and finance infrastructure projects that need to be implemented, as well.”
“The priority of this government has to be reducing the borrowing needs of the Lebanese state by shrinking the budget deficit and stimulating growth to increase economic activity since growth has averaged 1.5 percent since 2011,” says Ghobril.
Also on this episode of Counting the Cost :
Samsung smartphone: South Korea ‘s Samsung has unveiled a new foldable smartphone , as part of its new generation of Galaxy phones. But will it be enough for the industry leader to overcome a shrinking market? Kristen Saloomey reports from New York.
Mosul salon: There are some signs of progress on the streets of Mosul, the city that used to be ISIL ‘s self-declared capital in Iraq . The armed group was defeated there more than 18 months ago and people are beginning to return to what’s left of the city. Now, beauty salons that were forced out of business under ISIL are getting a makeover, as Charles Stratford reports from Mosul.
River wars: Plans to dam the Kaliwa river in the mountains of the northern Philippines are being fiercely opposed by tribespeople who live there. The Dumagat people say the reservoir, which the Chinese government is helping pay for, will wash away their home and destroy nature, as Jamela Alindogan reports from the Sierra Madre mountains in Tanay Rizal.
Source: Al Jazeera
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New Titles from Self-Publishers: February 2019

New Titles from Self-Publishers: February 2019 By PW Staff | Feb 22, 2019 Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 78 self-published titles below. Each appears with a list of retailers that are selling the book and a description provided by its author. Some of these writers are waiting to be discovered; others have track records and followings and are doing it on their own. If you are a self-published author interested in listing titles in this section, please visit publishersweekly.com/pw-select for more information. Fiction 10 Cents and a Silver Star… A Sardonic Saga of PTSD Bruce D. Johnson. Edit Ink Publishers. $19.95 paper (386p), ISBN 978-0-578-42041-7 Amazon, BN.com, Ingram The Vietnam War helped produce this novel—a sardonic antidote to the plague of PTSD. 1916: The Blog; A Book of Humor Christian Schneider. Pelham Press. $11.99 paper (272p), ISBN 978-0-692-04447-6 Amazon, Apple iBooks, BN.com, Kobo In this novel of alternate history, a newspaper typist in 1916 finds a futuristic connectivity machine with hilarious consequences. Beyond Forever (Let Yourself Believe Series, Book 1) Rhonda Frankhouser. Rhonda Frankhouser. $11.99 paper (350p), ISBN 978-1-79344-522-3 Amazon She never hoped for her own happily ever after, until she catches him watching. He never planned on falling for a stubborn journalist, until she works up the nerve to approach him. Bonfires of the Gods Andrew Eseimokumo Oki. Carline Fhurst Publishing. $12.99 paper (239p), ISBN 978-1-791-68723-6 Amazon Two warring tribes go head-to-head in a bloody and brutal battle over land ownership. This is a story of love and hate, life and death, and a quest for survival in one’s own homeland. Chris Lynheart: Daughter of Forayer Dalton Reutlinger. AuthorHouse. $20.99 paper (284p), ISBN 978-1-5462-3502-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-3501-9 Amazon Jessica Holland discovers the origins of her bloodline. An ancient relic comes into her possession that means either certain doom or immense power. Cracked Foundation Ta’She’Ana Banks. Gatekeeper Press. $17 paper (298p), ISBN 978-1-64237-177-2 Amazon, Baker & Taylor, BN.com, Google Play, Scribd When Talisa finds her mother lying on the kitchen floor, fighting for her life, everything changes. Talisa must navigate hidden secrets and life-threatening decisions. The clock is ticking. De Anima(l) Joe Costanzo. Lulu. $12.99 paper (234p), ISBN 978-1-4834-9293-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4834-9294-0 Amazon, BN.com, Lulu A philosophy professor at a small Christian college ignites a firestorm and upends lives with a provocative lecture, “On the Soul (of Animals).” Different Datta Groover. Deep Pacific Press. $16.97 paper (308p), ISBN 978-0-9832689-4-9 Amazon The MacBrides are challenged by the unusual and unsafe behavior of their young son, Sam. They can’t figure out why he doesn’t speak or how he knows things he should have no way of knowing. The Fifth Dimension: A Story of Courage Through Faith Ramma Kher. Xlibris. $18.99 paper (478p), ISBN 978-1-5434-2541-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5434-2630-4 Amazon An embattled, idealistic woman’s commitment to beauty and truth takes her toward the resplendence of her “Spirit.” If God Allows Robert P. Cohen. RPC. $12.99 paper (244p), ISBN 978-0-578-21402-3 Ingram The fictional memoir of a New York ad man who, in the face of incredible success, takes an obscure job in Indonesia. Chaos ensues. Miscarriages Colin Heston. Harrow and Heston Publishers. $9.75 paper (348p), ISBN 978-1-982941-54-3 Amazon A young adult love story with a mystery twist, set in the bawdy life of a 1950s Australian pub. The New Normal K.N. Crighton. Bordeaux Street Books. $14.99 paper (418p), ISBN 978-0-9980343-1-7; $5.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9980343-0-0 Amazon In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans journalist Maggie McBride and her housekeeper, Eloise Jackson, face a world they never anticipated in their worst nightmares. Of Knights and Dogfights Ellie Midwood. Ellie Midwood. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B07KX56ZJK Amazon, Apple iBooks, BN.com, Kobo Set during one of the bloodiest wars in history, this is a story of the shattered illusions of youth, of tyranny and freedom, and of friendship and love guiding one out of Soviet captivity. Only Tim Sent Flowers George Kaplan. Black Opal Books. $13.49 paper (278p), ISBN 978-1-62694-729-0; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B074YKT22C Amazon, BN.com Mary Louise, a bookish virgin unaware she has Asperger’s syndrome, thrusts herself into the 1960s sexual revolution while attending night college and looking for love. Past, Present, Alternative: Nightfall Leilani Graceffa. Leilani Graceffa. $19.30 hardcover (175p), ISBN 978-1-7335558-0-7; $9.30 paper (175p), ISBN 978-1-7335558-1-4 Amazon, Apple iBooks, BN.com, Kobo Silence can be a fatal choice, but so can speaking up. Would you stay silent and keep your own life at risk, or speak up and risk the lives of the ones you love? Poetry Nadia Benchakroun. Century Relic. $16 paper (164p), ISBN 978-0-578-43758-3 Amazon, BN.com A collection of raw and visceral poems depicting the author’s arduous journey growing up in a highly patriarchal society. She writes about love, heartbreak, and more. Mystery/Thriller Amy Rivers. Compathy Press. $15.99 paper (314p), ISBN 978-0-578-42531-3; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B07MF93M9W Amazon, Ingram A dark journey into the Georgia mountains, where kudzu covers the landscape and a grudge can last generations. Designs on Murder: A Ghostly Fashionista Mystery Gayle Leeson. Grace Abraham Publishing. $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9967647-5-9 Amazon, Apple iBooks, BN.com, Books-A-Million, Kobo Amanda’s new fashion design studio comes with a resident ghost. When a murderer strikes, can they ferret out the killer? Energy Fix R. Read. R. Read. $10 paper (246p), ISBN 978-1-73094-149-8 Amazon, Overdrive Conspiracy theory or cover-up? Dodgy energy companies are responsible for deaths, and Fiona is warned to get out just 10 months into a new job. Midnight Black: The Purge R.J. Eastwood. Media Entertainment. $12.95 paper (254p), ISBN 978-0-578-43303-5; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07L61WWQY Amazon Hardened former narcotics cop Billy Russell, having spent 20 years imprisoned in total isolation, returns to a world on the verge of total societal collapse. The Mutiny Girl (Gold & Courage Series) Karen S. Gordon. Gordon Productions. $14.99 paper (358p), ISBN 978-1-73360-641-7 Amazon Vance Courage is struggling to save his law practice. When his fugitive kingpin uncle shows up, it ignites a cascade of events that mires him in a potentially lucrative yet deadly conspiracy. Nobody I Know John J. Gaynard. John J. Gaynard. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B07LBW173H Amazon Psychologist J. O’Neill is a pariah in the U.S. for work done with the CIA. In the psychiatric institution he now controls in Paris, he battles with a patient of no fixed identity. Oriental Vagabonds: A Tale of a Far East Tramp Richard Regan. Richard Regan. $9.99 paper (268p), ISBN 978-1-980845-72-0; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07CSJFCX6 Amazon A hard-bitten skipper and his misfit crew navigate their aging tramp steamer through the dangerous waters of the Far East on the eve of World War II. Reasons to Kill God: A Historical Fiction Novel I.V. Olokita. I.V. Olokita. $12.95 paper (140p), ISBN 978-1-72940-030-2; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B07M6CMHKZ Amazon Before his mother’s death, Deus learns that his family history was all lies. The truth: his mother is Jewish, and his father is a sadistic Nazi fugitive. Yesterday’s Tomorrow, Part One: Just a Dream Guy Rosmarin. BookBaby. $9.99 paper (178p), ISBN 978-1-5439-4327-6 Amazon, BN.com, BookBaby A Harvard historian has spent his career struggling to unravel the truth behind the Third Reich’s downfall. His research is on the verge of a breakthrough, but then life takes a dark turn. SF/Fantasy/Horror Asteroids: Escape from the Arcadians Mike McCoy. Blaster Tech. $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-73363-071-9 Amazon A near-future dystopian adventure across America in the middle of an end-of-the-world asteroid storm. Beneath the Surface (A Gray Ghost Novel) Amy McKinley. Arrowscope Press. $13.99 paper (272p), ISBN 978-0-9994280-4-7 Amazon, Apple iBooks, BN.com, Kobo Framed for murder, a Russian sleeper agent works with a former Navy SEAL to reveal the true culprit, unmasking corruption that has reached some of the highest levels of the U.S. government. Bond of a Dragon: Zahara’s Gift A.J. Walker. AJ Walker Publishing. $11.99 paper (281p), ISBN 978-1-72689-139-4; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07JMR418G Amazon, BN.com, Kobo A young man forced into action. A juvenile dragon alone in a new world. Whispers of a terrible evil returning to power. Can 19-year-old Anders create his own destiny? Darkness: Book One of the Oortian Wars Iain Richmond. Rogue Planet Publishing. $15.95 paper (460p), ISBN 978-1-946807-10-6; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-946807-09-0 Amazon, Apple iBooks, BN.com, IndieBound Three hours after Lt. Jack Falco woke up, half the world’s population was dead. He leaves for Station Pluto and finds something far worse than the horrors he left behind on Earth. Foresight (and Other Stories) Brant von Goble. Loosey Goosey Press. $4.95 paper (135p), ISBN 978-0-9820991-8-6 Amazon Four tales across time and distance. Always satirical and frequently dark, this collection considers the breadth of isolation and the depth of connection. A Jack in the Dark (The Space Operetta Series, Book 2) Lesley L. Smith. Quarky Media. $5.99 e-book, ASIN B07996X93F Amazon, Apple iBooks, BN.com, Google Play, Indigo, Kobo, Scribd, Smashwords, Armed only with his stunning good looks, amazing charm, secret agent instincts, and a special skill that seems to be on the fritz, Jack must solve the greatest mystery in the galaxy. The Madness of Robin Randle: A Robin Randle Story Wood Dickinson. Taygete Press. $16.95 paper (291p), ISBN 978-1-72865-779-0; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B07N1XSD5Z Amazon Robin slips between realities and worlds as she races across America on a journey to unlock her memories and save us all before insanity sets in. Quantum Mayhem Lesley L. Smith. Quarky Media. $5.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9973131-8-5 Amazon, Apple, BN.com, Indigo, Kobo, Scribd, Smashwords As quantum crimes spread, Madison discovers her power may be more dangerous than ever. Can she reverse the quantum mayhem before it’s too late? And if so, will she survive? Three Days of Darkness: The Final Secret S.A. Teller. Vista Alegre Publishing House. $24.99 hardcover (282p), ISBN 978-0-9997384-2-9; $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-9997384-0-5 Amazon, BN.com The pope reveals a demonic event that would end the world as an evil society conjures a prophecy of obliteration. Can a peasant girl stop a demonic apocalypse? Romance/Erotica Maria Gorman. Maria Gorman. $7.99 paper (266p), ISBN 978-1-51172086-1 Amazon From fashion director in New York City to elementary school principal in Baltimore, can Giulia find her passion and the man who loves her during an emotional year full of tears and laughter? Overture Skye Warren. Book Beautiful. $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-940518-90-9 Amazon, Apple iBooks, BN.com, Google Play, Kobo Liam North got custody of violin prodigy Samantha Brooks six years ago, and she’s all grown up now. But no matter how much they ache for each other, the closer they get, the greater the chance Liam’s darkest secret will be exposed. A Season to Dance (Seasons of Northridge, Book 1) Rebecca Heflin. Rebecca Heflin Books. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B07J1K9YKK Amazon, Apple iBooks, BN.com, Kobo After the death of her mother, a talented ballerina must return to her hometown, where she is confronted by loss, regret, and the only man she ever loved. Nonfiction Jeff Ransom. Kronos Press. $17.99 paper (196p), ISBN 978-1-975661-08-3 Amazon, BN.com The author shares how natural images inspired the ancients throughout the world to create similar myths about the gods. Because conditions changed, the gods disappeared from view to become ethereal gods. A Beginner’s ABC of Christian History Bernard Thorogood. Capstone Media Services. $10 paper (150p), ISBN 978-0-578-43104-8 Amazon, Ingram A starting point for those who have some interest in the story of the Christian church through the ages but have not tackled any of the daunting church histories. Breaking Glass—Broken Barriers: Voyage of an Entrepreneurial Spirit Joyce Verplank Hatton. Archway Publishing. $19.95 paper (504p), ISBN 978-1-4808-5584-7; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4808-5585-4 Amazon The author shares her story as an entrepreneur, political leader, open ocean sailor, and mother of six who embraced change and sought opportunities to make a difference. Carl Van Doren: A Man of Ideas Robin K. Foster. Armillary Press. $16.99 paper (339p), ISBN 978-0-692-18921-4 Amazon, BN.com Carl Van Doren, biographer, literary critic, and essayist, was, most simply, a man of ideas and one of the country’s most prolific public intellectuals across the 1920s, ’30s, and ’40s. The Employee Millionaire: How to Use Your Day Job to Become a Millionaire with Rental Properties H.J. Chammas. PartridgeSingapore. $24.07 paper (354p), ISBN 978-1-5437-4494-1; $7.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5437-4493-4 Amazon From identifying and closing deals, getting approved for loans, renting out properties, dealing with tenants, and capitalizing on opportunities, this book can help you achieve financial freedom while being employed. Everything Is Matter Moving Through Space Joseph Palazzo. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (256p), ISBN 978-1-5462-5619-9 Amazon A new concept of time, a new law of kinematics, and a reexamination of Einstein’s equivalence principle yield new insights into the concepts of gravity and entropy. Farmer’s Son, Military Career Clarence Vold. Page Publishing. $17.95 paper (334p), ISBN 978-1-63417-861-7 Amazon Vold sought life beyond what he knew. Answering the call, he served 30 years with honor in the U.S. Air Force and achieved the distinguished rank of chief master sergeant. Fundamentals of Predictable Economy: Economy from the Standpoint of General System Theory Y.G. Geltser. Toplink Publishing. $15.99 paper (384p), ISBN 978-1-949804-04-1 Amazon, BN.com This book attempts to describe the economic system at the level of an independent state through the language and methodological principles of general system theory. An Inexplicable Attraction: My Fifty Years of Ocean Sailing Eric B. Forsyth. Yacht Fiona. $24.95 paper (400p), ISBN 978-0-692-80681-4; $7.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-692-89506-1 Amazon, BN.com, Powell’s This memoir explores the origins of Forsyth’s love of seafaring adventures and his many journeys to every part of the world, one of which was almost his last sail. Just Be: Transform Your Life and Live as Infinity Suresh Ramaswamy. Lucid Field. $18.18 paper (518p), ISBN 978-0-9962730-0-8; $9.09 e-book, ASIN B07LCC9MH8 Amazon In this book, readers can discover what life is truly about, learn practices to experience a deeper reality rooted in beingness, and understand how to live from that reality. Let’s Make a Contract: Getting Your Teen Through High School and Beyond Ann Schiebert. Andrew Benzie Books. $16.95 paper (232p), ISBN 978-1-941713-85-3 Amazon, BN.com Prepare your teen for the unexpected. Contract templates cover curfew, school attendance, grades, cyberbullying, prom night, computer and cell phone use, borrowing the car, and more. Love, Sanity, or Medical School: A Memoir Stephanie Benjamin. KDP. $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-73289-960-5 Amazon The third year of med school is a year of rotating through specialties, teams, hospitals, and lives. It leaves an indelible mark on every physician, but the story is often untold—until now. The Mindset: My Journey from Janitor to Silicon Valley Millionaire in Five Years Ace Bowers. KDP. $6.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-73294-811-2 Amazon At the age of 22, Bowers was forced to choose whether to continue the cycle of family poverty or break it. This memoir describes his unconventional path to success. My Persian Paradox: Memories of an Iranian Girl Shabnam Curtis. Shabnam Curtis. $12.99 paper (318p), ISBN 978-1-73359-880-4 Amazon, Apple iBooks, BN.com, Chapters Indigo, Ingram This is a tale of an Iranian girl’s resilience in the face of dictatorship, fighting with restrictive cultural rules, a mother-daughter relationship, forbidden love, and the desire for freedom. Out of This World Ideas: And the Inventions They Inspired Edward M. Wysocki Jr. CreateSpace. $17.99 paper (198p), ISBN 978-1-72465-403-8; $6.99 e-book, ASIN B07N42ZNFK Amazon Works of science fiction contain many strange and fantastic concepts. Have any of these concepts served as the inspiration for inventions applied to real-world problems? The Physics and Philosophy of the Bible James Frederick Ivey. 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10 Ways Virtual Assistants Can Save You Money

by Jose Amador | Feb 22,
What you need to know about VAs and how they can help you grow your business
If you’re running a business in this day and age and yet have no idea about what a virtual assistant is—that’s pretty amazing. It’s no secret just how beneficial they can be to a company, not only because of the savings generated by hiring someone remote, but also from the unique skill set some are able to provide.
So, just from their name, you can already deduce how they are similar to an on-site assistant, except for the fact they work from a different location. A general definition of their job, however, is an off-site professional who helps companies with any overflow of tasks a business has.
These people aren’t just your run-of-the-mill fresh graduate either. In fact, a significant portion of them are people with years of experience under their belts, but for one reason or another, decided to work from outside the office, sometimes even at home. Virtual assistants say they are more productive when they work remotely. Unsplash.com photo by Rawpixel
Sadly, because there is a lack of central governing body for them, it’s hard to put down an exact number of how many virtual assistants, or VAs there actually are. However, on the more popular freelance websites, there are around 105,000 professionals who call themselves virtual assistants. This number doesn’t even include those who have their own website, or those who are part of a firm.
One can attribute their growth to their effectiveness, and how many companies are choosing to get a virtual assistant, rather than their own in-house employee. Aside from leveraging the years of experience in a specific field a VA has, they also come at a reduced cost.
But how exactly are they able to save you money? Here, we explore some of the ways they can save you and your company a pretty penny.
You no longer have to invest in recruitment efforts
One of the most obvious ways able to save you money starts from simply looking for one. When you are searching for an onsite employee, you usually have to inform your recruitment team, wherein they will request a budget in order to spread the word about how the company is looking for new workers.
That no longer applies with VAs. Recruitment of a VA consists merely of going online and then heading to an online jobs domain to look for prospects. You might also ask some of your partner companies if they can suggest someone, and you can also hire a company who has in-house virtual assistants.
Whatever method you may use to hire a VA, it will always be less costly compared to posting an ad online, or in more traditional mediums of recruitment.
You no longer need to hire any other part-timers
Another thing about virtual assistants is how they work on an “as needed” basis. This means they are paid for doing a certain job, nothing more nothing less. Once that project is over, you may choose to continue leveraging their services, or postpone until you need of them again.
Of course, some hire VAs for certain day-to-day tasks, like data entry, scheduling, and email management. These are continuous tasks, and you will most likely make use of them for an indefinite length of time.
But depending on your contract with the VA or with the company they work with, you are able to let them go when you no longer need their services, without the need of any separation pays, or other benefits that an in-house employee would usually expect.
You no longer need to spend resources just to train a new employee
The initial training period for employees can be quite costly, as most company owners are sure to know. For this reason, companies are especially careful in choosing employees who aren’t likely to jump ship just after a few months’ time.
This worry is eliminated when you leverage the talents of a VA with experience. Although not every single VA has experience in certain industries, there are some who have considerable knowledge in a certain aspect of business.
When you take on these kinds of VAs, obviously, you don’t need to spend money on training them, as they will most likely be ready to start the job immediately.
You can make use of their talents to do market research
Despite the fact virtual assistants can come from almost any background you can imagine, they do have seemingly inherent traits that most, if not all VAs possess. One of these talents is to make use of their research skills to find you the best deals.
A common way to make use of a VA is to have them search the best deals for transportation during business trips, as well as hotel accommodations. You can choose to make use of a VA the same way, as well as choose some cost-effective alternatives to any purchases you need to make.
You no longer have to find the space and buy new equipment
When doing a mass hiring, one of the first things businesses need to consider is office space. Obviously, you can’t just hire people and not have a place to put them. Usually, this would mean a lot of money spent on new equipment, and if needed, office space.
This will not happen with virtual assistants. Such is the beauty of having someone work in their own space—you don’t have to worry about finding a spot for them. They also have their own equipment like computers, webcams, and anything else they would need to do their jobs. You are also free from updating and maintaining the equipment as well.
You don’t have to pay for their insurance and leaves Despite them not being in the office, you would be surprised how effective virtual assistants can be. Unsplash.com photo by Rawpixel
One thing all in-house employees are expecting are paid vacation or sick leaves, as well as health insurance. Companies are required by law to provide this to their full-time employees, which is actually a considerable amount when you think about the number of employees a company has.
Independent virtual assistants already acknowledge how they aren’t going to be receiving any of the regular benefits most onsite employees enjoy. Even though VAs who are working with a company are receiving those benefits, the company you outsource will be the one handling those costs.
You don’t have to pay for induction costs
These types of costs are unavoidable to any company. You need to shell out the funds needed to pay for a new employee’s induction to the team. They will need to be settled into their role, as well as introduced to the other members of the team.
VAs are primed and ready to do what they need to since day one. There is no need to have them tour the company and have them settle in. They are experienced in simply jumping in and doing what needs to be done as soon as possible.
You don’t have to worry about paying for failed projects
When you are looking for a new employee, they won’t stay in training forever. After they’ve done all the modules and finished the necessary assignments, it’s time for them to prove themselves. Unfortunately, it is an unavoidable risk the newbie might not perform up to standards at first, which will have the company lose money.
Virtual assistants are usually people who have years of experience in their field. They definitely aren’t greenhorns, and they’ve undergone trial by fire before. Although there is always a risk, it is considerably diminished when you outsource a VA.
You don’t have to worry about possibly paying for legal fees
When there comes a time you have to let go of an employee, or even a whole group, there is a chance some of them will be a little disgruntled of their termination. They might even be frustrated enough to seek compensation by making use of an attorney to file a case against you.
Even if you were doing everything aboveboard, it still takes money for you to defend yourself. As long as you don’t force your VA to do anything illegal, there is almost no chance they will sue you. Another thing to consider is how some VAs actually work offshore, so they would lose more than they gain if they were to pursue a court session.
There’s no need for you to pay for management costs
When you hire a new wave of employees, you need to find supervisors and managers to lead them. Either by directly hiring a manager or supervisor, or promoting someone who shows promise, you will still need to invest in new leadership.
The VA you leverage will work directly with you, or with any other executive you appoint as an intermediary. When a VA jumps on board, there are no additional leadership costs involved.
In closing
The savings you generate from making use basically boil down to how they are able to work immediately, how they are already experienced in what you hire them for, as well as how you no longer have to pay for any overhead compared to an in-house employee. If there are any tasks you need done and are reluctant in hiring a full-time employee, make use of a VA.

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