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Hannah at Apex VA

Once upon a time… Hi, I’m Hannah at Apex VA, (www.apexva.co.uk), and I’m here to tell you about my VA journey, from Farm Assistant to Virtual Assistant and all manner of things in between! My moment of inspiration came to me whilst sitting with foils in my hair at the hairdressers. I was chatting to…

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Article Submission guidelines for SVA Virtual Assistants

SVA Virtual Assistants CIC is happy to feature guest articles about subjects relevant to our target market of UK virtual assistants. However we do have a few rules surrounding what we’ll feature, so that the quality of the site remains high. Our Article Submission guidelines are as follows: Article Submission guidelines Writers must be UK…

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A day in the life of Alexandra Lewis, a Virtalent VA

Alexandra Lewis has over 10 years’ experience working as a PA in the property industry. Alongside her full-time job, she started to branch out, offering her services to property clients who were looking to improve their business operations. Once she caught the VA bug, she quit her full-time job and never looked back. She is…

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PA Business Growth Masterclass

There is no doubt we have endured a challenging time together throughout 2020 and whilst the Government guidance is being updated daily, we wanted to ensure that we continue with our much anticipated annual event as best we can, so this year we will be bringing our conference to you virtually! The PA Forum Learning…

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IR35

IR35 for virtual assistants – what does it mean? Essentially IR35 stems from highly paid IT execs forming a Limited Company to get paid via dividends instead of doing PAYE tax, so not only were they paying less tax overall on their “self-employed” earnings, they were also able to claim expenses of running the company…

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booking travel as a virtual assistant

If you book travel for clients, there are a few issues which you need to be aware of. It straddles a variety of different areas, and our advice at SVA is either: Use a specialist travel agent who is able to do the bookings for you. Just do the research and send the client the…

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Covid-19 Stats - positive or negative?

Results of our Covid-19 survey in August 2020 are below. This was presented as part of FSB’s industry leaders panel on Thursday 13 August 2020. Overall: 20% were experiencing an uplift in work – 60% have been negatively affected. Around 40% had been able to access grant funding. Just under 13% have had to take…

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Mumpreneur Virtual Assistant - mums in business - baby

Generally I don’t talk much about being a mumpreneur virtual assistant – mostly because “mumpreneur” makes me cringe, but also because there’s really no reason why any of my clients need to know that I have kids. It has zero effect on the service. I have 2 kids – the youngest has just started school…

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