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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

A big thank you: Sally Blewett

By Caroline | 12 August, 2010 | 2 Comments

If you are a member of the forum, you will have met Sally from Stonetext Online Admin Services.  Sally is one of SVA’s founding members and just very quietly helps us run the site and supports new VAs. Whenever there is a newbie asking for honest and experienced virtual assistants to comment on their websites,…

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Phenomenal Response to our Kashflow Offer

By Caroline | 11 August, 2010 | 2 Comments

I’m happy to report a phenomenal response to the special Kashflow offer that SVA members received via email yesterday.  Enjoy your little present from SVA and Kashflow! Any lurkers:  We often get sent limited offers which are ONLY available to our members that get sent out via email.  Make sure you don’t miss out by…

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Help the VA Industry – Worldwide Survey

By Caroline | 9 August, 2010 | 0 Comments

Tawnya Sutherland and those clever people across at are looking for virtual assistants to fill in their worldwide VA survey: Results will be published soon and we’ll of course let you know, and you will get a bunch of goodies for completing the survey (I’m downloading mine now – whoohoo!)

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Protected: SVA chat area – August 2010

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