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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...

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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

"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!"

Hannah Downing

www.delegate2hannah.com 

 

"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."

Katie Mellor

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."

Debbie Condon

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."

Katy Pounds-Cornish

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Latest News from the Society of Virtual Assistants

Specialist Niches: Stefanie Vanjo-Carnell of Bravo Services – Tradesmen HR Specialist

By Caroline | 3 August, 2018 | 0 Comments

As part of our Specialist Niches section, we’ve spoken to VAs who have unusual or specialist niches.   Your Name?  Stefanie Vanjo-Carnell   Name of your business? Bravo Services Describe your unusual niche? Bravo Services is Office Administration and Business Process Management/Improvement consultancy for sole-traders and small businesses such as tradesman and recruiters. How did…

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Volunteer for SVA

By Caroline | 9 July, 2018 | 0 Comments

We’re looking for virtual assistant volunteers to help with a number of Society of Virtual Assistants projects over the next 2 quarters of 2018.  If you are able to donate some time to helping us, we’d be very grateful. It’s a great way to expand your portfolio of work. Where possible we want to give…

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WordPress Launches Campaign To Help Promote Positive Mental Health

By Caroline | 4 July, 2018 | 0 Comments

WordPress has launched a new campaign #PressForward in order to help promote positive mental health within the Word Press Community. Word Press is one of the most popular website and blog management platforms available today. Currently, around 30% of the websites and blogs online use it as their content management system of choice. The service…

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The Approved Virtual Assistant Scheme – VA Standards

By Caroline | 11 June, 2018 | 1 Comment

SVA came into existence in 2005 to: Promote best practice in the virtual assistant industry; create industry wide VA standards; and Help UK VAs find clients. As part of this we run a FREE listing for all VAs who abide by the following rules. More information on how to comply can be found on the…

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