Virtual Assistant

What is a Virtual Assistant and does your business need one?

Okay, so what exactly is a Virtual Assistant? A Virtual Assistant (VA) is a business owner themselves, we provide support to small business owners, freelancers and sole traders. Remember good old secretaries and PA's - we're like that but with additional modern day...

How to have a relaxing holiday when you’re a business owner

A little bit of why you started your business may have been for that extra work life balance, but oh boy is it difficult to switch off when you run your own business. Especially, if like me, you enjoy what you do because it doesn't actually feel like work, does it?...

How to Work With a Virtual Assistant

I was asked to be one of the first guests on this podcast, Lead Your Best Life. We talked about how to work with a Virtual Assistant - so if you're a small business owner, at any stage in your business, then have a listen so you're ready when the time comes to...

Why I’m nervous and excited about Content Live

I'm off to Content Live tomorrow for two days of content planning with Janet Murray and a host of amazing business owners and speakers. To say I have been excited for a couple of months is an understatement. I've been packed a week! However, it's been a few years...

Why your business may benefit from being a bit more virtual

The world is changing before our very eyes! That sounds quite Hollywood doesn't it, but really it's nothing new we change and evolve every day without even blinking an eye, and it's not until we look back and reflect that we see just how far we've come. Did you know;...

Do you have your virtual team ready?

The virtual world gives businesses a greater choice of people to work with, don't you agree? 'You don't have to pick someone just because they turned up.' When I became an admin manager at the National Trust this is one of the learnings that stayed with me, 'You don't...

Earning my Keep – Bookkeeping

12 months ago I started working with a chap who has a rather large domestic property portfolio in the UK. We started working together just after the end of his 16/17 financial year, and he won't mind me saying, his accounts were a little bit of a mess. A lot of it -...

Clearing your to-do list efficiently

Time, ability and enjoyment are three factors to consider when you want to get rid of some of those essential business tasks from your to-do list. As featured in the Feb/March 2018 Wiltshire Business Magazine There comes a time in every business that you need to get...

Why your brain will love an ordered to-do list

Some use a diary/calendar, others use a whiteboard (me) and some use one of the endless online programmes to manage their day. Many still use pen and paper! Whatever your way of managing your to-do-list you’ll appreciate it can, at times, reach breaking point and so...