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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

Book Review: Instant Cashflow

By Caroline | 6 October, 2010 | 1 Comment

Instant Cashflow Brad is a no-nonsense Australian billionaire. An interesting story in itself, but he provides a menu of ways to make your business make more money.

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Recommended Reading from the world’s leading virtual assistants: Patty Dost

By Caroline | 3 October, 2010 | 1 Comment

A little while ago, I asked some of the world’s best known VAs for their recommended reading lists for virtual assistants.  The responses were phenomenal with some old favourites being cited again and again, but an interesting number of books which are (of course!) now on my Amazon Wishlist! This week’s virtual assistant is: Patty…

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SVA Newsletter: September 2010

By Caroline | 30 September, 2010 | 0 Comments

Hello, I can’t believe it’s the end of September already! Many VAs have been saying to me that they’ve noticed a real uplift in the economy, with new enquiries and fresh projects being briefed every day – long may it continue. Caroline Displaying the SVA Logo To help SVA remain top of the search engines,…

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Calling all freelancers!

By Caroline | 21 September, 2010 | 0 Comments

Friday 24th September is International Freelancers Day!  There’s a big celebration going on over at http://www.internationalfreelancersday.com on Friday and Saturday and this could be THE kick you need to make a break from the cubicle farm to self-employment. Here’s what I really like about these guys: They know being a freelancer is risky – so…

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