Managing Meetings and Events Made Simple

From co-ordinating the diaries of attendees through to finding an appropriate venue, booking it and making sure refreshments and catering are in place, managing meetings and events can be an unwanted headache when you are busy running your own business. Day to day work, running your team and operation, taking care of the finances, can…


Build your Business by Taking Good Minutes

There are many things you can to grow your organisation, but there’s one we feel is seriously under-rated: how to build your business by taking good minutes! Concise accurate minutes of a meeting – internal or external, with suppliers or customers – can make sure you are able to hold people to account for their…


Raising the Bar through Outsourcing

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The stereotypes associated with outsourcing are often very negative in nature. However, it is actually possible to utilise the concept of outsourcing to receive the highest quality of work possible. Outsourcing no longer only refers to overseas sweatshops where employees work long hours for meager pay. Outsourcing now also occurs domestically and often at prices…


Can you afford what rudeness is costing your business?

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Have you ever thought about how much rudeness may be affecting your bottom line? What is the cost to your company when you or the people who represent you lack proper manners? Do you know how many clients are turned off by employees who would rather carry on a conversation with each other than with…


So what can a Virtual Assistant do?

What can a Virtual Assistant do? I often get asked – What can I outsource to you? Well if you are considering using a Virtual Assistant then the best advice I can give is to sit down and make a list of what you are overwhelmed with and taking up most of your time. Then…


GDPR – The Myths about Consent

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GDPR – The Myths around Consent Last week we looked at the myths around the fines and the instances when the ICO will impose these fines. This week we look at consent and the myth you must have consent if you want to process personal data. Yes, GDPR is raising its standard for consent from…


GDPR – Busting the Myths

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GDPR – Busting the Myths So over the past month I have been researching and reading up about GDPR. (the new Data Protection regulations). I quickly came to the conclusion that there is a lot of myths and wrong information about GDPR and what you need to do as a business to get ready for…


Do you answer your telephone?

  This week whilst I was out and about I heard an interesting comment. “I don’t answer my phone so I don’t know what business I am missing out on”. I realised after some research on social media groups that this is quite common as there are many people who just don’t like answering the phone.…


8 Skills That Make A Great Virtual Assistant?

8 Skills That Make A Great Virtual Assistant Sometimes the perception is that an Administrative Assistant is the bottom of the pile of an organisation. They can be regarded as someone who gets ordered around changing the cartridges in the photocopier or making the tea for example. Think again! They can be your biggest asset…


Use a VA for Free!

What is a Virtual Assistant and would you like to use one for a Free Trial? A virtual assistant (typically abbreviated to VA) are self-employed and provides administrative, technical, or creative (social) assistance to clients mainly from home but can work on premises for specific projects. Because virtual assistants are self-employed rather than employees, clients…