How virtual assistants can support women in business

Women-owned businesses are on the rise. Currently, around 32% of UK businesses are owned by women. This represents a massive shift as only 17% of business founders were female in 2016. On one hand, being a female entrepreneur comes with a whole unique set of challenges. There may come a time when it becomes impossible […]

Our Top 5 Books On Work-Life Balance To Read In 2022

Work-life balance seems to be the topic of many conversations of late, with an emphasis being placed on achieving wellness and protecting our wellbeing while still being effective entrepreneurs and business owners. Many have come to discover that maintaining a work-life balance is challenging, particularly for entrepreneurs who have so much on their plates simply […]

Virtual Assistant Spotlight: Yvette Barry

Work on your business, not in your business. This is the best advice one of our virtual assistants, Yvette Barry, can give to entrepreneurs. As an entrepreneur herself, Yvette knows the struggles of trying to run a business and doing it all yourself. “Don’t let the joy that you started out with be robbed by […]

What To Do If You’re Chronically Disorganised

Chronic disorganisation is about so much more than an aversion to colour coding your calendar, adding sticky tabs to notebooks, and filing paperwork away neatly. It is much deeper than a dislike for being disorganised or misplacing your keys. It’s usually triggered by a significant and stressful life event like the loss of a loved […]

The Danger Of Doing Everything Yourself

As an entrepreneur, it’s likely you wear a lot of hats. From finance to marketing, the chances are you have a lot on your plate, especially if your business is still in its infancy. You may think that you should know, understand, and doing everything yourself in every area of your business. The trouble is […]

How To Achieve Inbox Zero

Did you know that notifications – whether they be from your cell phone, laptop, or tablet –elicit a stress response in your body? Each time your device beeps or you see a notification pop on your screen, a stress hormone called cortisol is released into your body. Too much of this hormone can lead to […]

5 Habits For Increased Productivity In 2022

Achieving increased productivity has undoubtedly been challenging over the past two years. Lockdowns, working from home, vaccines, and more lockdowns have all gotten in the way of peak productivity for many of us. While there is uncertainty around what this year holds for us, there are some habits you can work on to improve your […]

How To Tell When Outsourcing Makes Sense

Just thinking about outsourcing any one of your business functions already means that you have the best interests of your business and your life in mind. And here is a blog we’ve recently posted about 17 tasks you can delegate. And while many businesses try to run independently, the struggle behind the scenes is real. […]

Why start-ups need virtual marketing assistants

First (online) impressions count. Your social media pages give potential customers an introduction to your brand and the character of your business –– make them standout! The internet is filled with pools of content and businesses competing for likes, shares and clicks from billions of consumers. As a result, digital marketing has become an increasingly […]

Prioritise like a pro with the Urgent/Important Matrix

When you’re overwhelmed with everything you haven’t done yet it’s easy to buckle under the stress of having to decide what’s important and what can wait. If your work environment is anything like the typically fast-paced settings… everything is important. In light of this, how do you deal with the classic dilemma of deciding on […]