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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Money Laundering Regulations – Campaign for Virtual Assistants

So last week we asked you to tell us about your experience of asking HMRC for Anti-Money Laundering Regulations advice as a virtual assistant – we had a great response and Joanne Sparkes of VA Pro Magazine co-ordinated the replies (all 31 of them!) into a letter asking HMRC to clarify their position on what…

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Data Protection and the Virtual Assistant

Do it now - motivation for virtual assistants

Data Protection is one of those areas where if you ask 10 different people “Do I need to be registered?” you’ll get 10 different answers.  So we wanted to clear this one up: As a UK VA, you DO need to be registered. Already registered?  Click here to find yourself on the list and to…

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Virtual assistant insurance claims: what can go wrong?

Jack of all trades, master of some? Anyone running their own business will agree it’s not a typical 9 to 5 job by any stretch. It takes a lot of elbow grease and the work can be long, arduous and time-consuming. Resources are sometimes scarce, and finding an extra pair of hands isn’t always easy.…

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#VACollab16 VA Ethics

So I promised we would pop a few takeaway thoughts up online for those of you who were unable to make it along to #VACollab16 – oh but what fun you missed!  A really fantastic day organised by Angela Dawson and Nicola Burt Skinner, I cannot recommend highly enough for newbie virtual assistants and old…

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Virtual Assistants and Law Firms

We are in the midst of a technological revolution and suddenly everyone has access to the newest and latest technology. School children have smart phones with more computing power than the computers that put the first rocket on the moon. Despite this abundance of new technology there is still a lack of acceptance by some…

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