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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.


October 28, 2019

When I first met Gemma, it immediately came to my attention how passionate she is about what she does. She sounded so excited when she talked about starting The Contemporary PA and its growth towards taking on more licensees. Her energy was contagious and I felt inspir...

October 25, 2019

I was never one of those people who knew what they wanted to be when they grew up. I went from wanting to be a mechanic, to wanting to teach to wanting to be a barrister.

Although I was pretty smart, I never excelled in anything. That was until I took Business Studies a...

October 17, 2019

The Virtual Assistant industry is growing rapidly and there are VAs popping up across the UK daily. However, it amazes me how many people still haven’t heard of us, nor do they know what it is we actually do. So being the generous people we are, we thought we’d help yo...

October 8, 2019

I've always considered myself lucky in my career (even though I’ve been made redundant twice, nearly 3 times in fact) and feel that every job I’ve had has led me right to where I’m meant to be.

When I was at college I studied quite a mixed bag of courses - here goes; Me...

October 3, 2019

I must spend 90% of my life with technology; on my laptop and on my mobile. Admittedly, most of that is because that’s what I do as a Virtual Assistant. However, we all know that sometimes we need to get away from it all, welcome to the Digital Detox.

The idea behind th...

September 27, 2019

Have you ever considered why Virtual Assistants don’t seem to rave about the work they do or share the identity of the clients they work for? Some barely even seem to have reviews.

Well, I’m going to let you in to a little secret. So many of our clients don’t want you k...

September 20, 2019

After school, I was fortunate enough to work for JP Morgan. I entered through their 18 month #apprenticeship and was part of their second cohort of intakes. I remember the whole concept of Investment Operation apprenticeships being very new and exciting then. I worked...

September 13, 2019

Oh yes, we all have them. From reality TV to singing your heart out to Justin Bieber in the car, guilty pleasures are one of those things we just can’t help but love even if we pretend not to. So, confession time, here are the top three guilty pleasures of a Virtual As...

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