Cloud-based apps to aid productivity

We’re living in a digital world, of that, there’s no doubt. With the advent of smart phones and tablets, we’re taking advantage of being truly mobile. We’re loving the fact we can pick up our portable devices and take our business out of the office and into whatever environment and location we desire. But a lot of us still aren’t…

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How to confidently raise your prices

If you’ve been in business for a while, you may feel the time is right to raise your prices. However, you may be worried about what your existing customers will think, or are concerned you’re going to have to justify your reasons for raising them. In order to raise your prices, you first need to convince yourself that you’re doing…

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What does virtual mean?

By definition, being a Virtual Assistant means you provide professional administrative, technical or creative assistance to clients from a location that’s different to that of the clients. Usually, a VA will work from a home office, providing remote support to several different clients, all in differing locations. This means a VA may well be working with clients they’ve never met…

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10 things no one tells you about working from home

Many a working woman wants to work from home, especially if she has elderly relatives or young children to juggle. We hear how great it can be, choosing your own hours and spending time with your family – but is it really all sunshine and flowers? Whilst working from home has its many benefits, there are also the downsides. Here’s…

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Spring clean and increase your productivity and creativity

Spring is the perfect time to clear the decks and have a spring clean. There’s something motivating about the days getting lighter, the weather warming up and seeing growth and potential all around us. If you’re getting the urge to have a good clear out, here’s twelve different areas you can focus on, to help you clear the decks and…

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Wednesday VA Wisdom – Louisa Stewart

This week on the Wednesday VA Wisdom, we are featuring Louisa Stewart of Blue Ninja Consulting.  Louisa and Blue Ninja specialise in virtual administration which is a different take on the Virtual Assistant role.  Many of you will know though, that I often refer to the term “VA” as a label and its more about what we do to support…

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How To Be Busy Without Burnout – Guest Post from Sarah Swanton

This week I am absolutely thrilled to have Sarah Swanton as our featured expert talking about “How to be busy without burnout”. Sarah is the founder of Happy Healthy Entrepreneur which is all about teaching Business Owners how to successfully navigate the ‘inner journey’ of being self-employed, so they can do their best work with clients and have a business…

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Winner: VA Training Provider of the Year 2016 – Most Votes

I am so excited! (But very humbled and honoured with this news). VACT announced as the “Winner for Virtual Assistant Training Provider UK – 2016 in the Members Voice Awards” announced Virtual Assistant Coaching Training Company (VACT), as the winner in the Members Voice Awards at the Office* Show 2017. Those that know me, know that I work…

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Why outsourcing to a VA is so difficult & how you can make it easier!

Most business owners have heard of outsourcing. They even know the benefits it can give them, but they often still struggle to take the next step and actually outsource! And this is totally understandable – especially as they’ve worked hard (and often alone) to get their business to the level it currently is. Why outsourcing is so difficult Learning to…

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Download the Need to Know - VA Essentials

Download the Need to Know - VA Essentials Guide to get your most frequently pondered questions about starting a VA business answered. This guide serves as a starting point for anyone interested in starting their own Virtual Assistant business. You may already have secretarial or PA experience in previous employment, are currently still working full or part-time, or maybe you’ve just been made redundant – whatever stage of employment life you are at, I want to help.



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