Posts by Caroline

5 ways to say No nicely as a virtual assistant

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

legal protection

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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Choosing the best business training

Following on from my post here on choosing the best virtual assistant course something made my blood boil recently… We’ve all seen them: Those adverts which claim that their course will let you spend your life sitting on a beach. Now don’t get me wrong – I know some VAs who do sit on a…

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Virtual Assistant Awards

  One of the highlights of my year is judging the outstanding Virtual Assistant Awards. It gives me a chance to see the wide range of highly skilled and professional virtual assistants on show. I also get to meet many of the other people in our industry.   Unfortunately, because of the really bad snow…

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Office* Show 2018

Office Show 2018

So… the snow grounded me and I didn’t make it to Office* Show this year – I’m gutted to be missing out on catching up with everyone, getting all the gossip and connecting with all the VA industry’s latest news at the VA Conference.  Michelle Smith and I battled the snow and ungritted roads in…

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Press Release for Virtual Assistants

customiable press release for virtual assistants

During SVA’s UK VA Survey v8 you asked us to develop more shared resources that you could use to promote your business… One of the things which Virtual Assistants felt would be useful was a customisable press release that you could tweak with your own details and submit to local news outlets.  Local papers may…

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GDPR – crowdsource…

GDPR data protection

GDPR Compliance: So we are all scrambling around at the moment trying to make sure all our suppliers are compliant in terms of storage and  security for GDPR.  There will be a million different apps, programmes, suppliers and programmes which VAs store personal information in and which should be assessed for data liabilities…And I’m sure…

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Thank you

Thank you for helping SVA. I get emails all the time about how useful SVA is to UK virtual assistants – if they need info on a particular problem, or just to gauge how other virtual assistants are finding the market at the moment, SVA is the first place they go to.  And it’s free……

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Choose the best virtual assistant course

building your virtual assistant business

Virtual Assistant Training – what to look for If you’re a newbie VA, one of the first things you’ll look at is finding the best virtual assistant course or some virtual assistant training.  I am probably going to get very nasty emails about this post – I know there are going to be good friends…

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