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The Apex VA Story: Farm, Foils and Flexibility

Hannah at Apex VA

Once upon a time… Hi, I’m Hannah at Apex VA, (www.apexva.co.uk), and I’m here to tell you about my VA journey, from Farm Assistant to Virtual Assistant and all manner of things in between! My moment of inspiration came to me whilst sitting with foils in my hair at the hairdressers. I was chatting to…

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To Do Lists – Working Session notes on Procrastination

To Do Lists and Procrastination - Sharon Stephen

We were delighted to have Sharon Stephen, thepersonaldevelopmentcoach.co.uk, who specialises in working with women entrepreneurs in the creative industries on Friday to help with our procrastination and list planning session. As I explained, the background to this was a post we shared which had a phenomenal response on our Facebook group, the Map of Procrastination…

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IR35 for Virtual Assistants

IR35

IR35 for virtual assistants – what does it mean? Essentially IR35 stems from highly paid IT execs forming a Limited Company to get paid via dividends instead of doing PAYE tax, so not only were they paying less tax overall on their “self-employed” earnings, they were also able to claim expenses of running the company…

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Booking travel as a virtual assistant

booking travel as a virtual assistant

If you book travel for clients, there are a few issues which you need to be aware of. It straddles a variety of different areas, and our advice at SVA is either: Use a specialist travel agent who is able to do the bookings for you. Just do the research and send the client the…

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Choose the best virtual assistant course

building your virtual assistant business - becoming a virtual assistant

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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Being a Mumpreneur Virtual Assistant

Mumpreneur Virtual Assistant - mums in business - baby

Generally I don’t talk much about being a mumpreneur virtual assistant – mostly because “mumpreneur” makes me cringe, but also because there’s really no reason why any of my clients need to know that I have kids. It has zero effect on the service. I have 2 kids – the youngest has just started school…

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Social Media Ideas for VAs

Stuck for social media ideas? We’ve created a social media cheat sheet for VAs because we know you guys struggle with blank pages! Hundreds of posts you can download and use in your business. Filter them for your biz. Adapt them. Add pictures and videos. Schedule them! What’s on SVA’s social media cheatsheet? So what’s…

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