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NWVA Conference 2016 and the Art of Delegating

A few weeks on and I’ve had time to really absorb – and reflect on – all the elements of last month’s NW VA Conference.  The feedback on the day and since the event has been fantastic, with attendees reporting that they felt welcomed, supported, inspired, motivated and enlightened by the brilliant speakers, workshops and […]

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What does it say on your tin? Do people know what a VA is?

Last month I was honoured to attend the Warrington Business Awards 2016, as one of three finalists in the Business Woman of the year category. Alas, I was pipped to the post by the lovely Rebecca Lord-Lyon of Edith & Winston Bridalwear: a truly worthy winner.

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Virtual PAs: Which camp do you pitch your tent in?

When I started out as a VA, I was, of course, determined to be not just a good VA, but an outstanding one. Like you, I had the pre-requisite skills for the job, I was: Organised Punctual Reliable Trustworthy Technically skilled Personable Motivated I was excited about – and totally committed to – providing an […]

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Important VA Etiquette when working with a Client

For most of us, being a VA is a dream come true: liberated from perplexing office politics and the daily commute, we get to be our own boss, work the hours we choose, AND pad around in socks all day. There is, indeed, a lot to love about working for yourself. BUT, to be a […]

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Important Etiquette when working with a VA

If you’re overwhelmed with your workload or need more time to focus on what you love and what you do best, a virtual assistant can be worth their weight in gold. We can save you time, save you money, grow your business, dig you out of a hole and take enormous weights off your mind….but […]

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The bigger the dream the bigger the team! Even in small business!

You may have ventured into the world of self-employment as a sole-trader, but you may realise very quickly you just can’t do it all! If success is a part of the plan, then even the smallest small business will need a team of employees and/or independent contractors. I have been in business now for the […]

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Setting Sail on The High Seas – The Thrills and The PANE of the VA Journey

Exactly four years ago this week, I set sail on the wonderful adventure of running my own business as a VA. It’s been a thrilling journey, although I can’t say it’s all been plain sailing: sometimes I’ve felt completely all at sea, at others like I’m walking the plank! I’ve had the wind taken out […]

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Blue Monday: did you SURVIVE the baloney?

As we head into the last few days of January, I wanted to make sure that you’ve all coped with the most miserable month of the year – the month which contains what the mainstream media have, in recent years, taken to calling Blue Monday.

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Disconnect from the tech and connect with your kids this Christmas!

Have you heard the EE Christmas advert promoting their new Wi-Fi for the car? Allow your passengers to stream their favourite shows from the backseat, it suggests, and you’ve solved the problem of kids being bored, making car journeys much more fun for everyone.  Or the one for Sky Movies, featuring a dad who wants […]

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Do you REALLY not have the confidence, or are you just uncomfortable?

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t……you’re right.” ― Henry Ford I’ve been thinking a lot recently about how many of us become conditioned, through fear, to think about ourselves in a certain way and to build “stories” about ourselves which simply aren’t true. Left unchecked, these stories can seriously limit our growth […]

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