SUPPORTING UK VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS
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 2,500 active members, having helped 8,000 VAs into business over the years. 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."
"Thanks to the support of the Society of Virtual Assistants, I have not only received advice which has proved valuable to the way in which I now conduct myself as a VA, but I also feel motivated, confident and connected by its knowledgeable and supportive network of members. I initially felt slightly isolated and overwhelmed when I set myself in September 2018. It now feels not too dissimilar to having like-minded colleagues to support, share and bounce ideas off each other. Thank you for such a wonderful community - I couldn't have built this up without you!"
"The SVA website was such a good support for me when I started out, with useful information to hand and regular email updates I was always up to date with what was going on in the world of VAs! I also found a lot of support in the community area's to discuss things, which in the early days is invaluable."
KM Virtual Office Limited
"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
"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
Raising awareness, promoting best practice and supporting the UK Virtual Assistant industry
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