A practical guide to working with a virtual assistant

Delegating is difficult. As a small or medium-sized business owner, you may find it tempting to try to do everything yourself. However, not only is this not sustainable, but it’s also not the smartest way to run your business. Enter virtual assistants – a valuable resource for any small business to tap into. Anytime someone […]

2022 sales trends you need to know about

Regardless of what you’re selling, whether your product, service or time, knowing how to sell it is essential to every business. It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in. From finance to eCommerce, the ability to sell applies to any sector. While over one million people in the UK work in sales, we are all technically […]

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 […]

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 […]

Remote Working Is Here to Stay – Here’s What You Need to Know About It

While remote working is not a new phenomenon in the UK, it is certainly an area of business that has become more popular, particularly as the country reeled from the far-reaching effects of the Covid-19 lockdown. According to recently released data, on average, 27% of the UK workforce worked from home during 2019. This percentage […]

10 tips for managing work-life balance

Often, work takes precedence over everything else in our lives. Our desire to be successful can push us to neglect other important areas in our life. It’s important to have a work-life balance to improve physical, emotional and mental well-being. Managing work-life balance can reduce stress, burnout and help you prioritise your well-being.   When […]

10 Weird things clients have asked virtual assistants to do

Being a virtual assistant might not seem like an eventful job. We work from home and we interact with clients virtually for a predetermined amount of time so our working life might seem pretty ordinary. But once in a while, we do get clients that ask us to do things that are not exactly part […]

The Best Chrome Browser Extensions for Online PAs

Working as Online PAs, we are always looking for tools to enhance our efficiency. Juggling multiple clients and various tasks on a daily basis, why not make sure you are the most productive you can possibly be? If there’s one thing we’ve learnt, it’s that sharing is caring. By giving you an insight into the […]

How to Manage your Small Business Finances

Financial management leaves even the best of us quaking in our boots. But as a small business owner, your finances become even more crucial. Managing cash flow, budgets and keeping the projection of a business’ finances on track is tough! If you are new to the business world, managing finances can seem daunting. So if […]

7 Things To Know When Starting a Business

We all have different reasons and motivations for starting a business, whether we want creative freedom or want to merge our passion with our entrepreneurial side, the outcome is the same. Entrepreneurship is one of those things that you can read about and theorize but much like riding a rollercoaster, you must be in it […]