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SUPPORTING UK VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS

SVA (Society of Virtual Assistants) 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 nearly 3,000 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

"The SVA Website was my starting point when I set up our business, it has been a constant source of support and guidance.  Very grateful indeed for this incredibly valuable resource."

Debbie Condon

Intuitive Support Services Ltd - Outsourced administration support for financial advisers

"When starting out and leaving the safe corporate world behind, the SVA provided invaluable support and information.  From learning how to actually run a business to ensuring it is professional and upholds sound industry standards, I couldn't have become a successful VA without them."

Katy Pounds-Cornish

Dots & Crosses

“SVA was the first point of call when I set up my VA business, giving great business, marketing and legal advise that you can trust”

Jane Condliffe

The PA Pod

 

"It is great to share information between the members and to know there is always someone who will have the answer if you have a query. Putting the SVA badge on your website makes an instant impact - it gives prospects the confidence to know that you are genuine."

Maureen Barratt

Helping Hands Office Services

 

"SVA is brilliant!  This is the place I go to find straight forward, honest, no nonsense answers to questions I have about working in the VA industry."

Bianca Botten

Elite Star VA   

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Latest News from the Society of Virtual Assistants

9 Collaboration Tools for Virtual Assistants

By Bridgette Hernandez | 18 November, 2019 |

The virtual assistant industry has its ups and downs. Obviously, you have flexible hours, the autonomy of work, and no daily commute. However, collaborative work can be a struggle.   Virtual assistants predominately work in solidarity, and the work assigned can very often be completed alone. That being said, communicating with teammates and bosses plays a…

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Virtual Assistant Subscription Box

By Caroline | 15 November, 2019 |

Ever wanted a regular reminder to keep on track with your business?  A little inspiration in a box? Well that’s the idea behind SVA’s Virtual Assistant Business Box subscription.  The idea behind virtual assistant subscription box: I was lamenting recently that I never get anything nice through the post – junk mail, bills, dull, boring,…

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Typists: Having trouble opening DS2 files in Express Scribe?

By Caroline | 14 November, 2019 |

I’ve been having some hassle with DS2 files on Express Scribe.  Now I am a big fan of Express Scribe’s programme – it opens more file formats than any other so is very flexible. But they’re clearly not listening to their customers.  I’m not the only one experiencing problems their support forums are littered with…

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Virtual Assistant Business or VA job?

By Caroline | 6 November, 2019 |

Many people dream of becoming a virtual assistant, being their own boss, and having the freedom to only take on clients and projects they love. What they don’t realise, though, is that there is a huge difference between building a virtual assistant business and being self-employed as one. Business owners scale their income. Self-employed people…

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