How a Virtual Assistant can help your Recruitment Agency

I provided Virtual Assistant support to recruitment agency on and off for a year and a half and it was something I really enjoyed doing. It wasn’t until I started working with an agency that I realised what value I was able to bring to the business and to the team. Although I didn’t have…

Why I Enjoy Document Production

Before I started my own business as a Virtual Assistant, I was an Executive Assistant for a book publisher in London supporting two board-level directors. One of my many responsibilities was to collate quarterly board reports from various sources and compile them into one master report. As it was to be viewed and discussed by…

Formatting Your CV is Crucial: Here’s Why

As a jobseeker, your CV is the first impression you give to a company. In most cases, it can make or break your job search. It shows recruiters how you organise your ideas and collect your thoughts. An unformatted CV can make it difficult for a recruiter to read and for you to move forward…

A business back-up plan, do you have one?

Most self-employed people work on their own, they don’t tend to have a team to call upon when the printer dies or the filing needs to be done. You are the IT, sales and accounts departments. But what happens if you couldn’t carry out your work, what would happen to your clients? A visit to…

My Step Into Higher Education

I always felt I had missed out on higher education, one of the reasons was because, at the age of 16, I really didn’t know what I wanted to study. My best friend at the time went off to study Psychology. I don’t think she had a career direction in mind but it was something…

Business Coaches Are Worth Their Weight In Gold

When I started my own business, it was both exciting and terrifying. I had always been an employee and not having to worry about paying myself, working out taxes, keeping accurate records was something I had happy not having to do. Before I launched my business, I had my plan, my target market. At least,…

Solitude of being self-employed

Working from home has many perks: running errands during the week rather than fighting through the crowds at the weekend, being able to work in your PJs (actually, I’ve only done this once but I do like the option), taking breaks when you want to and not having to worry about commuting. But there is…

11 Gift Ideas for Harry Potter Fans

For those who know me well know how much I love Harry Potter. I do enjoyed the films but much prefer the books. In 2012, I started a new job in London which involved commuting on the train for one hour and twenty minutes each way. As I worked for a publishing house, they encouraged reading and…

7 Tasks An Author Can Outsource To A Virtual Assistant

7 Tasks An Author Can Outsource To A Virtual Assistant Being an author isn’t just about writing, especially for an author choosing the self-publishing route. They will need to manage all social media aspects of their book, looking after their website, formatting, fact-checking, managing competitions, diary and email management, getting reviews and on top of…

Goodbye Comfort Zone…Hello Networking

Networking is a fundamental part of any new or established business and it seems to come more easily to some than others. A close friend of mine can talk to anyone about anything, she oozes confidence and always finds something to say (which probably explains why she is so good at sales). I’ve always admired…

You Don’t Have To Be A Business Owner To Hire A Virtual Assistant

  I have looked at many websites, articles and blogs offering advice on how a Virtual Assistant can help your business. It’s true, hiring a Virtual Assistant can help your business but what about someone who doesn’t own a business? Our lives are becoming a lot busier and we often hire other people to do…