Roundup highlights B2B partners that support startups across all business functions and empower growth
Calgary, Alberta, November 2, 2022 – Inc. Business Media announced the inaugural Power Partner Awards, honoring B2B organizations across the globe that have proven track records supporting entrepreneurs and helping startups grow. Talent-as-a-Service provider Virtual Gurus has been recognized as one of 252 firms in marketing and advertising, health and human resources, financial planning, engineering, logistics, and security, as well as other areas of business.
All 252 companies received top marks from clients for being instrumental in helping leadership navigate the dynamic world of startups. These B2B partners support entrepreneurs across various facets of the business, including hiring, compliance, infrastructure development, cloud migration, fundraising, etc., allowing founders to focus on their core missions.
“Trusted B2B partners provide guidance and expertise that founders rely on at various steps of their organization’s journey. Partners that possess a demonstrated ability to deliver quality support are at the core of entrepreneurship and help bring big ideas to life,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. Business media.
“We’re thrilled to be recognized for the support we provide to our clients, providing them with administrative support that enables them to focus on growing their own business,” says Margaret-Glover-Campbell, Chief Operating Officer for Virtual Gurus. We’re also grateful for the way our clients have so readily embraced the opportunity to uplift underrepresented communities by choosing to work with assistants from an incredibly diverse pool of talent.”
To date, Virtual Gurus has helped thousands of organizations save over 190,000 hours of task time through their subscription-based fractional talent solution -- hours they can use to focus on more strategic priorities to move their business forward. The hours saved for businesses also translate directly into hours of work provided to traditionally underrepresented communities in Canada and the United States.
Virtual Gurus prides itself on creating employment opportunities for individuals who may have a more challenging time finding work, including people of Indigenous descent, people of colour, and people from 2SLGBTQIA+ communities. The company provides its virtual assistants with earning opportunities, educational opportunities that encourage them to develop and grow their skills, a peer-based community in which to collaborate and seek help and advice, and the opportunity to work in their own communities. Their goal is to have 65% of VAs coming from underrepresented communities by the end of 2022.
Inc. partnered with leading global social and media intelligence platform Meltwater to develop a proprietary methodology that uses sentiment from online conversations about organizations and translates it into numerical scores. Companies were evaluated on commitment, reliability, trust, creativity, supportiveness, and other virtues that offer value to clients. Inc. also conducted surveys to gather client testimonials as part of the process.
To view the complete list of Power Partners, go to: https://www.inc.com/power-partner-awards/2022.
About Virtual Gurus
Virtual Gurus is a talent marketplace that leverages proprietary technology to match organizations with highly skilled Canadian and American virtual assistants. Whether your organization needs a dedicated assistant, special project support or help with occasional tasks, we’re your people. We’re proud of our social mission: to provide employment opportunities to individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds. Belief in our social mission fuels us to deliver exceptional experiences to our clients, so we can continue to provide opportunities to our VAs. Learn more at www.thevirtualgurus.com
About Inc. Business Media
The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community they need to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
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