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January 23, 2020

The first rule of business is ‘find a problem, be the solution’.

When I first launched as a Virtual Assistant, I had thought there was a gap in the market for small business support. I had experienced first-hand how bigger cities had geared up to support small business...

January 17, 2020

It's January and a new decade. What better time to start a new hobby. And no, I don't mean binge watching a new series on Netflix (although all of us are tempted).

It is far better to have a productive hobby that will be a stress reliever, stimulate the mind and allow y...

January 9, 2020

The final instalment of my Event Planning blog series, so grab yourself a cuppa, and get cosy!

In the first couple of chapters we covered 1. Finding a venue, 2. What to look for at a venue and now we'll focus on the detail if you've found one.

This will include how you c...

December 20, 2019

In the first chapter ( we covered how to search for a venue and what information you may want to request from them. Hopefully they will have now replied with some useful information and costs.

If they have said that your date/s is available make s...

December 13, 2019

Recently I have put together a few venue searches for a client and I thought it may be helpful for others to know some of the key things to look out for. Of course, you want to check price and space but there are also the small details like where are the power plugs, i...

December 5, 2019

The Contemporary PA is a Virtual Assistant business launched in 2017. After just a year, the founder Gemma Licensed the concept meaning others could use the brand and model to run their own Virtual Assistant business under the umbrella. Only two years on and there are...

December 2, 2019

I found networking as a new business so daunting in the beginning. Especially when you first walk into a room full of people having conversations. You might not want to interrupt groups of people or know how to start a conversation.

Networking is so important for gettin...

November 21, 2019

The need for the services of a Virtual Assistant are on the increase, with businesses recognising the benefits they bring to an organisation, particularly when it comes space and money saving.

As such, the Virtual Assistant industry is booming, and anyone with a laptop...

November 14, 2019

If you ask the reason why someone has decided to go self-employed, often one of the top answers is “to create a work-life balance”. But what does that actually mean?

For some, it may be as simple as leaving work at 5pm or not doing overtime at the weekends. For others i...

November 8, 2019

If you’re a B2B business you’re most likely to have a personal profile on LinkedIn, but are you utilising LinkedIn company pages?

The platform is seeing some big changes and is releasing new features almost on a monthly basis, particularly relating to company pages.


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