Virtual Assistants: Quick, Get Me a Desk!

You've got that $5 million in venture capital. But where do you get health insurance for employees? Where do you get a copier for the office? Heck, where do you get an office?

From Linda Kellogg, if you're lucky. Kellogg is no VC, but in some ways she's just as indispensable. Working as the director of human resources at Venture Law Group, she was constantly being tapped for advice by 28-year-old wonder-boy CEOs. "Here's this very bright Harvard M.B.A., who just got $12 million, asking me where to get phones," she recalls. Hello, business plan.

In 1996 she founded Start-Up Resources,...

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