Onsite or Offsite Business Support?

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Are you beginning to think that you can’t manage your workload, juggling too many things at once, it seems as if there is never enough time to plan ahead, contact possible new clients, think about planning and income for the next six to nine months? It may be the right time to consider business support. Continue reading “Onsite or Offsite Business Support?”

Tips and Tricks: Gmail Settings (personal or business)

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Today, it’s Google’s turn for our ‘tips and tricks’ spot. Google have a range of apps for business under their GSuite subscription. One of these is Gmail, which is also available free as personal email. Continue reading “Tips and Tricks: Gmail Settings (personal or business)”

Holiday support: is it time to think about it?

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The last half term has passed us by for this school year and it will be the summer holiday in ‘only’ six weeks’ time, seven for some!  Not long, is it?  While children, no doubt, are looking forward to the time off, it can be a frantic time for parents who are employed, let alone run their own businesses. Continue reading “Holiday support: is it time to think about it?”

Networking, Blogging, Social Media – what’s the point?

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Why bother with networking, blogging and social media for business?

If you run a business there are so many things to do, all the time, and there is so much information out there about how often you should be networking, blogging and updating social media. We have written before about our networking experiences, our Virtual Angels social media is active and updated often and we regularly blog for our business. All of this takes time and when you’re on your own the sheer volume of work can seem overwhelming. Continue reading “Networking, Blogging, Social Media – what’s the point?”

Getting your Finances Organised

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We’ve just come to the end of another tax year. Will you be submitting your return in the next few months or will you be feeling frazzled on 31 January, desperately trying to pull everything together?

Did you only just get your tax return in by the skin of your teeth and promised yourself it will be different next year?

Then this blog is for you! Continue reading “Getting your Finances Organised”

Networking Adventures – part four…..

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In one of my earlier blogs I mentioned my previous fear of networking and how I didn’t think I would like it much at all, which is partly why I began this series.  To convince myself and encourage others who felt the same way to take the plunge!  While I am still a relative newcomer to networking, I am beginning to enjoy it more and more.  I have been to several new events solo, as well as my regular groups.  Networking groups come in different shapes and sizes: local area; woman only; men only; specific business; breakfast meetings, you can take your pick. While I am not a member of men only, obviously, or the breakfast meetings, much too early, the groups I do belong to are helping me to build a network of colleagues to call on for joint working or expert advice when needed. Continue reading “Networking Adventures – part four…..”

Writing Prompts for Your Business Blog

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This week Nicky Kentisbeer, is back to guest blog with us.  Nicky is a Lifestyle Blogger, and you can find out more about Nicky and her blogging style at notjustthe3ofus. Over to you Nicky! Continue reading “Writing Prompts for Your Business Blog”

Building client relationships

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Work is a huge part of our lives, as well as being the most important factor in our financial well-being, it is the place where we socialise and build relationships.  Usually, we spend more time with our co-workers than we do with our families, so while you may think that working and socialising don’t mix, our social relationships with our workmates are a vital part of a healthy and productive workplace.

However, as a Virtual Assistant it’s not possible on a daily basis to meet your client in the office kitchen when making a cup of tea or have your lunch in the cafeteria together.  So how do you make sure that you get to know your clients, allowing you to build a successful working relationship?

Here are some tips for developing a productive and enduring relationships with your clients: Continue reading “Building client relationships”