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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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If you are an organised Virtual Assistant, you may already have ordered the bible which keeps you on track… Planner, diary, journal, organiser, filofax – doesn’t matter what you call it, just that it works. Surprisingly for an online industry, there’s a big slice of the VA industry who rely on paper and pencil to…

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Jo Sparkes of VA Pro Mag has bravely decided to tackle the thorny issue of Money Laundering Regulations (MLR) registration as anecdotally we’ve heard so many different rules regarding whether or not VAs should register and what is and isn’t allowed. At times it feels like if you called them 10 times, saying exactly the…

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We have had a few queries on how long things should take recently – I thought it would be interesting to compare how long/how much it would cost to do certain tasks which rely on the virtual assistants input only (in other words, you aren’t waiting for content or quotes or researching something which could…

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Virtual Assistant Myths Here is our presentation from Office* 2017 – this year for the first time incorporating the PA Show and the VA Conference and Awards.  Many thanks to John Palmer and the BeMyVA team for inviting me to present and launch the UK VA Survey data collection appeal! We had a really interesting…

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I’m curious – what made you become a Virtual Assistant? The reason I’m curious is this: Various government papers and legislation at this moment, are trying to harness the power of the so-called “gig economy” (of which virtual assistants or freelancers would be considered part of). Basically they want to put a whole load of…

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PA Expo – Liverpool Nov 2016 – Lazy Mare’s Guide To Marketing Your VA Business The lazy mare’s guide to marketing PA EXpo Nov 2016 from Caroline Wylie Great to see some of you today at PA Expo in Liverpool, as promised here are the resources for my session which I said I’d pop up…

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