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 […]

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 […]

How to work with a part time personal assistant

Hiring a full time, in-house personal assistant is a job in itself. There’s the lengthy recruitment process (time and money), the office space (more money), the constant management (time and money), the annual salary (money, money) and a constant flow of work to delegate, because if you’re not delegating you’re paying for someone to sit […]

How to master the art of delegation

All the best leaders know how to delegate. They understand that their skills and time are limited so rather than fighting against it, they work with it. They play to their strengths and the expertise of their employees to optimise productivity. But it’s easier said than done. Most of us, to a degree, fear letting […]

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 […]

The secret to success

Behind every great CEO, director or leader is a great personal assistant. Though often working in the shadows, personal assistants are at the heart of most successful companies, making sure that everything runs smoothly, appointments are kept and decisions are made. Whilst PAs or secretaries traditionally held passive role in companies in the era of […]