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SUPPORTING UK VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS

SVA (Society of Virtual Assistants) was formed in 2005 by a group of 7 Scottish virtual assistants who wanted to improve the reputation of the industry - it quickly mushroomed into the largest organisation for UK based VAs with over 1,800 members. Our aim is to help virtual assistants set up and stay in business by encouraging and supporting one another whilst promoting best practice in the VA industry.

Being run by actual VAs rather than those who get their income from coaching or specialist services, we're able to give real advice about issues that frequently crop up - how to get more virtual assistant clients, what equipment virtual assistants use, how to deal with client issues...

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Testimonials

"Caroline, who runs the fabulous Society of Virtual Assistants (SVA), is the very reason why I became a VA in the first place, after reading her article in the Office Secretary magazine"

Angela Dawson
www.theadmindoc.co.uk

"The SVA has been a constant source of inspiration and information.  It has been my pleasure over the years to welcome new VAs aboard, and to meet up with some of them."

Carole Meyrick
www.carolemeyrick.com

"The Society of Virtual Assistants is an excellent resource which helps new & existing VAs, the support & advice I have received since joining them back in 2006 has been invaluable."

Heather Greig

www.vpa-ni.co.uk

"The SVA Website was my starting point when I set up our business, it has been a constant source of support and guidance.  Very grateful indeed for this incredibly valuable resource."

Debbie Condon

Intuitive Support Services Ltd - Outsourced administration support for financial advisers

"When starting out and leaving the safe corporate world behind, the SVA provided invaluable support and information.  From learning how to actually run a business to ensuring it is professional and upholds sound industry standards, I couldn't have become a successful VA without them."

Katy Pounds-Cornish

Dots & Crosses

“SVA was the first point of call when I set up my VA business, giving great business, marketing and legal advise that you can trust”

Jane Condliffe

The PA Pod

 

"It is great to share information between the members and to know there is always someone who will have the answer if you have a query. Putting the SVA badge on your website makes an instant impact - it gives prospects the confidence to know that you are genuine."

Maureen Barratt

Helping Hands Office Services

 

"SVA is brilliant!  This is the place I go to find straight forward, honest, no nonsense answers to questions I have about working in the VA industry."

Bianca Botten

Elite Star VA   

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Latest News from the Society of Virtual Assistants

Connect with Direct Mail

By Caroline | 15 January, 2011 | 0 Comments

With so much coming in via email these days, our postboxes are looking rather empty.  What’s more your clients’ mailboxes will be looking rather empty too so there’s less competition for their attention – it’s a great opportunity to grab 5 minutes of their time!

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Book Review: The 4 Hour Work Week

By Caroline | 15 January, 2011 | 2 Comments

The Four Hour Work Week I don’t think I’ve said this recently – Tim Ferriss is my hero! There is a lot of debate as to whether he really does work a 4 hour week or whether his method is applicable to all businesses or even if he encourages offshoring of jobs. Tim used Indian…

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Travel Arranging Tips for Virtual Assistants

By Caroline | 15 January, 2011 | 2 Comments

Ensuring that international travel arrangements are organised accurately and efficiently is a vital part of any PA’s duties. There are many small details to cover to ensure that the trip goes smoothly and the best plan is to start with a detailed checklist. Many of the most important aspects can be done online saving time…

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Looking for VA Experts

By Caroline | 14 January, 2011 | 0 Comments

As part of our Specialist Niches section, we’re looking for VAs who have unusual or specialist niches. Are you the UK’s best property assistant? Do you work in a strange environment that has its own rules which you struggle against? (slow broadband??) Perhaps you specialise in something really off the wall like Linda Price, Patty…

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