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Disclaimer: This blog post was written at an undisclosed moment in time, no animals were harmed during this experiment, except for some fried eggs.  These things sometimes happen – Sunday night and I pop out for a quick drink with an old friend and somehow it’s suddenly 11pm, last orders, and we are merrily rolling…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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