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Lead Story

Online networking has come of age: Is your next sale a mouse-click away?


Industry Update

East Coast cabbies "walk" over payment requirements

Visa says upgrade or pay

Fair Isaac and NYCE tag team against data thieves

Mercator weighs upstart payment options

Help someone soar on NAOPP's board

2007 & 2008 calendar of events


GS Advisory Board:
Unsettled economic times - boon or bust? Part I

Advanced-function ATMs register on college campuses

Bill Yackey


A quick test to up your ethics quotient - and profits

Steve Schwimmer
Renaissance Merchant Services

Fewer checks, faster process

Patti Murphy
The Takoma Group


Street SmartsSM:
Would you rather have a boss or be your boss?

Dee Karawadra
Impact PaySystem

Time's up for one cash advance patent

Adam Atlas
Attorney at Law

Raising the green bar: EV SSL

Mike Petitti

Think negative

Nancy Drexler
Marketing Moguls

Merchant account fees demystified

Jason Felts
Advanced Merchant Services Inc.

Company Profile

YourTownMall Business

New Products

Secure customer data by not storing it

MES e-Commerce Payment Gateway and MES Virtual Terminals
Merchant e-Solutions

Virtual assistant for real biz travel

Verbal Expense Tracking
Virtual Management Inc.


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A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

September 24, 2007  •  Issue 07:09:02

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New Products

Virtual assistant for real biz travel

Product: Verbal Expense Tracking

Business travel can be stressful. There are airport delays, luggage hassles and traffic, among other headaches. And this is just to get to your appointment or event. Then, you must be composed, professional and focused while you meet with a prospect or network with colleagues.

This is not the time to be wondering where you put the credit card slip from lunch or worrying about a lost taxi receipt.

All of your attention needs to be focused on the reason you're at the venue, rather than questioning whether you remembered to put the hotel bill in your briefcase.

When you get back to the office after a tradeshow or client meeting, you have work to do. You must follow up on leads and pursue new contacts.

You don't want to be searching through your pockets for receipts. For all these reasons, recording expenses can be sporadic, and many times tax deductions are missed.

Virtual Management Inc. released a product late last year that helps manage these issues.

The Verbal Expense Tracking service allows users to call a specified 800 phone number and report expenses, immediately following a meeting or other tax deductible event, while the information is fresh in their minds.

Callers leave the virtual assistant a voice-mail message that includes expense and meeting details. The average call is 30 seconds. The assistant puts all the expenses into a report to be used at a later date. All data is transcribed by real people, and VMI stores information in real-time.

Users can track mileage to and from all business appointments. Easily missed deductions such as meals and taxi rides can be put into an expense form minutes after an event, which could save headaches at tax time.

Virtual Management Inc.
Phone: (877) 447-3382

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