Time Management

How to sell a client

This gem comes from Phillippa Goodwin of Essential PA – one for all the MultiVA businesses or simply for someone looking to outsource work on a permanent basis. How to “sell” a virtual assistant client

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Lego business…

I watched my 3 year old playing Lego today and realised it’s really very similar to running a business – first you need an idea, you need the building blocks as basics, and you need to execute the plan. My husband has huge creativity – they attempt to build airplanes and bridges and stations with…

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Flexible working for mums – here’s the deal:

I had an amazing amount of emails about my article on flexible working and motherhood – I get a few emails or tweets for blog posts usually but this has been unprecedented. Admittedly some were denouncing me as a traitor to my own sex, I don’t really care – I was telling the truth. But…

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Lean In – book giveaway

If 2015 is your year for blossoming into a confident business woman, this book is a great first step.  Written by Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook fame, it examines why women aren’t succeeding in business when they are getting better marks than their male counterparts at school and university. For VAs, I think it also poses…

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Book Competition: The E Myth

Time and again this is the book I recommend to aspiring business owners – not only because it is a good basis for a solid business, but also because it’s telling people they need to systemise and outsource – and that’s what using a VA is all about! Not that we’re the best at taking…

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Sale Now On!

We’re having a sale… Get your SVA Goodies at a very discounted price until end of February.  We even flung in some juicy extras. There’s a few here even I had forgotten about – time to stock up on your reading!

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A Day in the Life…by Imogen Bowen

Hello and Welcome to my World (or at least a snapshot of it). This is my Life in a Day as a VA. 6:15am My mornings can be hectic so I often start early and reply to any urgent emails from clients in different time zones before everyone wakes up. 7:00am The laptop is safely…

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Early Xmas Pressie – SVA Inspiration!

Before we wind down for Christmas, let’s get a plan in place for the New Year!  Introducing the Society Of Virtual Assistants Inspiration Sheet… Print it out, put it on your wall, and when you come back after the holidays, use it to get your butt in gear and your business moving forward. SVA Inspiration…

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Email Management – great example!

I got a great example of email management the other day – posted straight to my inbox no less! For those of you who battle with the Zero Inbox policy, this might be a gentler version of managing your emails. Here it is in all its glory:

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