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SUPPORTING UK VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS

SVA was formed in 2005 by a group of 7 Scottish virtual assistants who wanted to improve the reputation of the industry - it quickly mushroomed into the largest organisation for UK based VAs with over 1,800 members. Our aim is to help virtual assistants set up and stay in business by encouraging and supporting one another whilst promoting best practice in the VA industry.

Being run by actual VAs rather than those who get their income from coaching or specialist services, we're able to give real advice about issues that frequently crop up - how to get more virtual assistant clients, what equipment virtual assistants use, how to deal with client issues...

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Testimonials

"Caroline, who runs the fabulous Society of Virtual Assistants (SVA), is the very reason why I became a VA in the first place, after reading her article in the Office Secretary magazine"

Angela Dawson
www.theadmindoc.co.uk

"The SVA has been a constant source of inspiration and information.  It has been my pleasure over the years to welcome new VAs aboard, and to meet up with some of them."

Carole Meyrick
www.carolemeyrick.com

"The Society of Virtual Assistants is an excellent resource which helps new & existing VAs, the support & advice I have received since joining them back in 2006 has been invaluable."

Heather Greig

www.vpa-ni.co.uk

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Raising awareness, promoting best practice and supporting the UK Virtual Assistant industry

Latest News from the Society of Virtual Assistants

Online International Virtual Assistant Convention 2018

By Admin SVA | 13 April, 2018 | 0 Comments

OIVAC is the original and best Virtual Assistant Online International Virtual Assistant Convention – times are given in US, but UK based VAs will be able to ask questions in advance and download recordings later if you can’t stay up late (Get The Schedule with Time Conversions Here).   Log on from the comfort of…

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CALL HANDLING – WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?

By Catch Your Calls | 6 April, 2018 | 0 Comments

  What is it? Simply put, call handling is a service which allows you, and/or your client, to outsource their phone answering to a specialist provider. What’s the difference between call handling and call answering? Call answering is a simple message-taking service which answers the call, takes a name and number, and passes these details…

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5 ways to say No nicely as a virtual assistant

By Caroline | 5 April, 2018 | 0 Comments

Learning to say No (nicely) – as a Virtual Assistant. As a Personal Assistant, our usual status is to say YES to things: Yes, I can book a table; Yes, I can get that report updated; Yes, I will make sure your expenses are in on time But the underlying foundation of those YES answers…

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Protecting Your Brand

By Caroline | 22 March, 2018 | 2 Comments

I’ve been asked a few questions recently from VAs about how to protect your brand, website domains, copy which you’ve written etc. from plagiarisers. I thought I’d put down a little HOW TO guide, as it applies to all businesses, not just virtual assistants. As usual, this comes with my very own disclaimer; if in…

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