What if I get ill?

What if I get ill?

I know this is a major fear for many new or aspiring VA’s and was a big one for me too. It’s good to be concerned about this if you went into starting your own business not considering these things you could be stuffed if it happened, but equally try not...
Get Ahead of the Competition as a Virtual Assistant

Get Ahead of the Competition as a Virtual Assistant

Anyone need help to rewire their house? I’ve not done any electrical work before, apart from when I set my foot on fire changing a socket front plate, but I think I quite fancy having a go again. That’s okay, isn’t it? I’ll charge less than...
The Transition from PA to VA (webinar for #adminchat)

The Transition from PA to VA (webinar for #adminchat)

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to record a webinar for Executive Secretary Magazine and their weekly #adminchat on the transition from Personal Assistant to Virtual Assistant. In this webinar I cover: What is a Virtual Assistant? The mindset of a business...
Seven steps to get yourself a regular piece in a local editorial

Seven steps to get yourself a regular piece in a local editorial

Social media is amazing for getting your name out there, Facebook groups allow you to share your knowledge, engage in your pyjamas and learn from others, but we can’t just rely on social media to market ourselves and our business. We have to continually look for...
Is there such a thing as a secure job anymore?

Is there such a thing as a secure job anymore?

I first read this article over on LinkedIn, written by my connection Melanie Coleman. I couldn’t have written it better myself, so I invited her to adapt it slightly for you. It sums up perfectly why stepping into the world of business owner isn’t actually...
Are you ready to go it alone?

Are you ready to go it alone?

This post was written by Carl Reader (my autocorrect on my phone always wants to change it to card reader :)) Carl is widely regarded as the UK’s leading expert and advisor to small businesses. He prides himself on offering straightforward advice to businesses looking...