12 ways a Virtual Assistant can help free your time!

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The right Virtual Assistant can help you grow your business by freeing up your time to focus on the important strategy.  Here’s just a few ways a Virtual Assistant can free your time. Continue reading “12 ways a Virtual Assistant can help free your time!”

Holiday Checklist for Business Owners

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When you own your own business the idea of taking a week or two away can be daunting.  However, there are many benefits to taking a holiday.  It gives you time to relax and rejuvenate.  It can also give you the head space you need to problem solve and plan for your business.

Here’s our Business Owner’s holiday checklist to help you get ready for your summer break. Continue reading “Holiday Checklist for Business Owners”

Gone Fishing!

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Have you started thinking about your summer holiday yet? A survey commissioned by Simply Business in 2015 found that 1/5 of business owners couldn’t afford to take a single day off in the summer holidays.  Taking a break is vital for maintaining a healthy body and mind, but when you run your own business it can be hard to step away. Continue reading “Gone Fishing!”

A Different Way of Working

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Have you ever wished there were just a few extra hours in the day? Do you long for an up to date contact list, documented procedures, or for someone to send a few holding replies to ease the pressure on your overflowing inbox? Have you benefitted from the support of an assistant or administrator in a previous role, but are just not sure that you have the space in your office to take one on yourself? Have you contemplated taking on a Virtual Assistant (VA), but don’t really know what a VA is or what they could do? Continue reading “A Different Way of Working”

Too busy for new ideas?

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Do you spend time developing new ideas for your business? A recent survey by Sage found that a third of UK entrepreneurs are too busy to come up with new ideas.  Even more worrying, they said they had lost customers as a result of not having sufficient time.  Lack of skills, too much admin and the pressures of keeping customers happy were cited as reasons they were unable to focus on their business.  Yet without new ideas, it is difficult for a business to grow and develop and without customers, you don’t have a business. Continue reading “Too busy for new ideas?”

Top tips for working from home…

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As technology and flexible working policies have improved over the years, more and more employers are allowing their employees to work from home.  A study by Stanford University economics professor Nicholas Bloom et al on working from home even suggests that it can make employees more productive and happier.

However, if you’re a small business owner or entrepreneur, working from home can be a necessity rather than a choice.  Here are my top tips for working from home on a daily basis. Continue reading “Top tips for working from home…”

So, what do you actually do………?

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A question that I often get asked when introducing our business to others.  While Virtual Assistant businesses are increasing, they are not familiar to everyone.  It’s a tricky question to answer as business or administration support requirements are different for everyone.  With a conversation style Q and A, see my answers below. Continue reading “So, what do you actually do………?”