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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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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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Happy International VA Day 2020 #IVAD #InternationalVADay To all the VAs across the globe, in these strange times, here’s to the future: To the clients who have realised flexibility gives their business strength To the businesses who now accept virtual working is the future To the newbies, joining our industry in difficult times at the…

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For years, I’ve run SVA as a sideline to my own VA business…  I don’t charge for the time I spend on it, it saves fees in terms of different bank accounts/accountants/CRMs etc.  However it’s become clear that in order to access some of the funding we’re entitled to, we need a more formal basis.…

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Stuck for social media ideas? We’ve created a social media cheat sheet for VAs because we know you guys struggle with blank pages! Hundreds of posts you can download and use in your business. Filter them for your biz. Adapt them. Add pictures and videos. Schedule them! What’s on SVA’s social media cheatsheet? So what’s…

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The big annual Virtual Assistant Conference runs each year within The PA Show.  This year, they have a new venue at London’s ExCel (near Docklands), and BeMyVA will be sponsoring the VA Conference and VA Awards as usual. The second day of The PA Show tends to be the day when all the VA sessions…

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Thank you for helping SVA. I get emails all the time about how useful SVA is to UK virtual assistants – if they need info on a particular problem, or just to gauge how other virtual assistants are finding the market at the moment, SVA is the first place they go to.  And it’s free……

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twitter for virtual assistants

Okay – so in this post we have a vision of Twitter as a High Street with lots of shoppers and traders buzzing… And you as a VA are one of those traders.  So how do you solve the most common problems?  Are you getting enough footfall traffic through your store? Are the people browsing…

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How to create profitable ethical business relationships using clear terms of trade WEBINAR: Weds 30 Nov @ 8pm Register now It is easy to think of terms of trade as a ‘compliance’ issue.  Something you spent as little time on as you can (and as little money) and then get on with your work. Do…

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