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OIVAC earlybird offer!

Every year international virtual assistant veteran Sharon Williams (The 24 Hour Secretary) pulls in favours from her little black book of virtual assistant contacts and gets everyone online for 3 days in May at the Online International Virtual Assistant Convention (OIVAC). OIVAC Virtual Assistant Conference – what you get: You’ll learn a variety of skills,…

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Anti Money Laundering Regulations for Virtual Assistants

If you offer bookkeeping or accountancy services, you should be registered for Anti Money Laundering Regulations.  Over the course of the last 18 months or so we’ve been working closely with VAProMag and HMRC to achieve two aims for the VA industry: Clarity surrounding who needs to register – including consistent advice when people call…

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LinkedIn Profile Success

LinkedIn is the most effective social media platform for marketing virtual assistant businesses*. So beyond connecting with everyone you’ve ever worked with, how do you attract more business? LinkedIn Profile Success Tips Well, your profile will pop up when someone searches for specific phrases. How do you make sure that you are using the right…

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Virtual Assistant Insurance

virtual assistant insurance

Virtual Assistant Insurance Over the years we’ve done a variety of articles on why virtual assistant insurance is needed: Virtual Assistant Insurance Claims – what can go wrong? VA Nightmares Policy Bee – our recommended insurer And we included professional indemnity insurance in our VA Standards for Approved VAs who appear on our FIND A…

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Should Meghan have hired a Royal Virtual Assistant?

Palace reports this week say another of the Duchess of Sussex’s assistants have quit. Rumours swirled of difficult, demanding behaviour. This means the whole team of 4 hired to help her have now moved on in less than a year. Would she have done better with a Royal Virtual Assistant? From a Personal Assistant point…

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Virtual Assistant Training Standards

At the UK Virtual Assistant Conference this year, I shared with you the rising numbers of complaints which I’ve had about Virtual Assistant Courses or start up training. In the background over the past year or so, I’ve been working with industry leaders to discuss this issue. Why are virtual assistant training standards needed? It…

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Virtual assistant training scams

From the 2019 Virtual Assistant Conference – Caroline’s session “Skill or Scam” showing how virtual assistant training scams are on the rise and how you can help stop them. I’m very aware “virtual assistant training scams” isn’t the most positive title! However the objective is to point out how important collaboration is to the UK…

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The UK Virtual Assistant Survey

UK Virtual Assistant Survey V10

Ever wanted to know what goes on behind the doors of the UK’s virtual assistant businesses? Well now you can find out, without going undercover or utilising subterfuge… Each year Society of Virtual Assistants collates a series of questions that build into a snapshot of the VA industry. The report itself is full of info…

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SVA – Test Trainer

Name of Course: www.societyofvirtualassistants.co.uk/va-products Contact: Caroline Wylie info@societyofvirtualassistants.co.uk Course info: Blurb here Length of time as a VA? From 1/12/2004 – still trading About your VA business: Has worked with 100+ clients providing services to multiple industries including: List services SVA UK VA Survey results verified: YES – buy copy here

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