How Do I Know If I’m Ready To Work With A Virtual Assistant?

When you work with a Virtual Assistant it can have many benefits. If you work alone or run a small business, a Virtual Assistant can be what you need to save time, ease stress, as well as grow your business. But how do you know if you’re ready to work with a Virtual Assistant? Let us help you find the answer below.

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7 top social media tips to help you raise your visibility online

Social media has fundamentally changed the way we communicate with each other. No longer do we think in terms of organic human contact, but more in terms of clicks and other pings of approval. As frustrating and strange as this all can be at times, it’s hard to deny the massive economic influence social media has on commerce. Social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube have long been monetising their platforms now, making them viable and even lucrative money-making opportunities for aspiring online entrepreneurs.

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Avoiding Overwhelm And Maximising Efficiency In Your Business

As an entrepreneur you probably find yourself juggling all sorts of tasks, often with shifting priorities. You may get to the end of your working day and question whether you’ve made any progress, or achieved anything! This can feel frustrating and sometimes overwhelming, to say the least. Here are some tips to help beat overwhelm and achieve efficiency…

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6 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Should Strive For Efficiency

Efficiency is often talked about in the business world, at all levels of commerce from large to small. It’s even seen as one of the most important factors in business – as the more efficient you are, the more productive you are… and this directly influences profits.

Focussing your efforts allows you to achieve as much as possible, in the shortest amount of time and with the least amount of exertion. Yet, oftentimes entrepreneurs find they’re not operating efficiently and need to revise their approach to key business areas.

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5 top tips for working from home

5 top tips for working from home long term

Lots of people have suddenly found themselves working from home, away from the normal working environment and without the usual interaction with colleagues. It’s strange, lonely and presents a big learning curve with new technology thrown in the mix! If you also have a partner and children at home, well that’s a whole different ball game!

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Business Plans – why you need them and why you don’t have to stick to them

Business plans are essential for any successful business owner. You need to know where you are now, where you want to go and how the hell you are going to get there! It is also very important to keep writing new ones.

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What are your back up plans?

So this week I have had poorly children who needed time at home instead of school.  I am very lucky to be self employed and work at home and therefore this doesn’t cause major juggling acts in our house anymore! Yes I couldn’t work as much as I would have done if they were in school (but who can complain about watching movies under a quilt on the sofa?!) and it meant pulling a couple of late nights to make sure I didn’t fall behind on my client work, but that was all, no major disaster!

It did get me thinking about other businesses that aren’t home based and how they cope when they need to make sudden unforeseen changes to their daily or weekly plans.

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How to network when you really don’t want to – my top 5 tips

If you have a small business and are looking to grow your client or customer base then online promoting and marketing is important, but so is face to face networking. However, for a lot of people this can be TERRIFYING!!!!

If I’m being completely honest here, the first time I went to a networking event I was absolutely dreading it! The thought of standing up in a room full of strangers and delivering my ‘pitch’  filled me with dread. In the end, it wasn’t that bad and I actually ended up enjoying it, and have not worried about going to any other events since.

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Spotlight on Business Interview with Laura Jane Griffiths

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be interviewed by the lovely Laura Jane Griffiths as part of her spotlight on business series. In this interview we discuss all things VA and the benefits of outsourcing admin….watch to find out more and please leave a comment, I’d love to know what you all think!

If you are interested in a Spotlight on Business interview with Laura her details are at the end of the video.