How to make outsourcing work for your business

Being an entrepreneur is no easy business. You’re responsible for an entire company and everything that comes with it. Every task, every phone call, and every penny that leaves the pot is your responsibility. The straightforward solution here would be to hire people to help you handle various aspects of your business. However, hiring in-house […]

Remote working trends you need to know about

The nature of business is always changing, and for entrepreneurs, this is especially true. Markets change, your competitors switch tactics, and marketing platforms release algorithm updates just about every other day. This is certainly a lot to keep up with. One change that has totally revolutionised the business world is remote working. It is now […]

How to run a successful virtual business

While the global pandemic changed many things, perhaps one of the biggest shifts we’ve seen as a result is the rise of fully remote businesses. While what felt like endless lockdowns had most of the UK workforce working from home, many companies have chosen to stay remote post-Covid. Let’s look at some remote working statistics: […]

A Virtual Marketing Assistant Can Give You Back Your Time

We sat down with one of our clients, Neil Finnie founder of Corkscrew to talk about how his Virtual Marketing Assistant has helped him take back his time to focus on the most important aspects of his business. (Edited for clarity)   Introduce yourself to our readers, tell us who you are and a bit […]

5 Steps to Achieving Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance is a joy you experienced in your first year of employment when you still had the capacity to accept any form of team collaboration, to prove that the company employed the right person. Now you’ve been waking up routinely and sitting in traffic five days a week for the last few years and […]

How to Build a Great Company Culture

Company culture and work-life balance are arguably some of the most significant components of a business. Companies that lack a distinctive work culture, however big or small, are those that focus solely on what senior management wants or expects. Over time this can create frustration, friction and conflict and result in poor staff retention, negativity and lack of productivity.    As with AVirtual and the nature of remote […]

Our Guide to Finding your Niche as a Virtual PA

When starting out as a Virtual PA it can be tempting to take on all jobs, to gain the most experience and build your portfolio. You may find yourself taking on any client, regardless of the nature of the project in order to maintain a consistent income. While in the early stages this can be […]

AVirtual’s Top tips for Virtual Team Building

Virtual team building is becoming more of a necessity for both startup entrepreneurs and SME’s. The paradox associated with the modern world is that as we become more physically disconnected, technology continues to afford us the opportunity of limitless connection within the digital realm. Many startup entrepreneurs and SME’s are beginning to realise this as […]

Could you Boost Productivity by Cutting Staff Hours?

If you’ve been around me longer than five minutes you know I’m passionate about productivity. There are all sorts of ways businesses have attempted to improve it – from bean bags to micromanagement, wellness programmes to simply spying! I think business owners are missing a trick. In my experience, giving employees more flexibility when it […]