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 […]

Virtual Assistant Or Local PA – Reasons To Hire Online

Your business is growing and flourishing. But you’re finding it impossible to focus on what matters most in your company because you’re bogged down with unnecessary admin. It sounds like it’s time to hire a Virtual Assitant. An assistant is someone who can help you with business admin from bookkeeping to filing and personal admin […]

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. […]

Asking For Help When You Need It: How To Hire People Temporarily

We know that as a business owner it can be difficult to ask for help. It may feel like you’re admitting defeat or that you’re not cut out to be an entrepreneur. The truth, however, is quite the opposite. Effective entrepreneurs know when to ask for help, even if it means hiring someone temporarily to […]

How to Balance Work and Play in the Final Stretch of 2021

As 2021 winds down and the world slowly returns to some semblance of normality post-pandemic, it’s hard for some of us to go back to a world where work stayed at work and home stayed at home. For many of us, strict lockdown restrictions threw that separation out the (office) window, throwing efficient time management […]