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SVA 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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"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

"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

"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

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Latest News from the Society of Virtual Assistants

Book Review: The E Myth

By Caroline | 1 December, 2010 | 0 Comments

The E Myth This one I think is essential reading for all entrepreneurs – a great present for clients too! Rather than being something to do with online working “The E Myth” refers to the myth that Entrepreneurs are born as fully fledged, gung-ho, marketing geniuses who overfill with creative and visionary ideas. In fact,…

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SVA Newsletter: November 2010

By Caroline | 28 November, 2010 | 0 Comments

Last chance to enter our marketing competition today!  Cute ideas, postcards, letters – share it with us VAs. There must be something in the air – we’ve had a sudden influx of VAs doing their offices up, including myself – pictures to follow! We’ve also got some very exciting news coming soon, which is will…

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VA wins Networker of the Year!

By Caroline | 24 November, 2010 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to Andrea Webb of Distinctive Assistants who has just been announced as “Networker of the Year” at the MELCC Business Awards 2010. Here more about the awards here:

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Book Review: The Secret

By Caroline | 23 November, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Secret This one is an Oprah choice.  She did a series of interviews and even commissioned a film based on this book because she saw the results in her own life. Basically the premise is that positive thinking attracts like for like, so if you actively believe that something will happen then it will. …

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