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 nearly 3,000 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...
"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"
"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."
"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."
"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."
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."
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”
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."
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."
Elite Star VA
Raising awareness, promoting best practice and supporting the UK Virtual Assistant industry
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