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Are you a risk-taker?

Are you a risk-taker?

In my opinion, the answer is always YES! We all make decisions automatically based on risk, whether it’s a good risk or bad risk, imagine never being able to drive your car with all the dangers/risks involved? But we park those risks because it becomes necessary. My...

Stress Reduction Tips for Entrepreneurial Achievement

Stress Reduction Tips for Entrepreneurial Achievement

  Embarking on the journey of entrepreneurship can be exhilarating, but it's also accompanied by its fair share of stress and anxiety. However, with the right strategies in place, entrepreneurs can effectively manage these challenges while still meeting their...

Creating an inclusive onboarding process..

Creating an inclusive onboarding process..

  In the final of a series of blogs looking at neurodiversity and inclusion in the workplace, this month I look at onboarding and how companies can adapt their procedures to be inclusive to all new employees. The current statistics around neurodivergent...

Are Your Recruitment Processes Neuro Diverse Friendly?

Are Your Recruitment Processes Neuro Diverse Friendly?

Hi there, friends and fellow entrepreneurs! It's Carol here, your friendly virtual assistant. Last week I was involved in a meeting with a client, where we were discussing how we could ensure that their recruitment process was inclusive for neurodiverse individuals. I...

A Match Made In Business Heaven: Partnering With A Virtual Assistant

A Match Made In Business Heaven: Partnering With A Virtual Assistant

Hi there, friends and fellow entrepreneurs! It's Carol here, your friendly virtual assistant. Today, I want to talk to you about the power of working with a virtual assistant [like me] and how it can be life changing for your business. But don't just take my word for...

Embracing Neurodiversity In Business

Embracing Neurodiversity In Business

The Emotional Disconnect in Understanding ADHD In a world bustling with conversations and emotions, there often exists a disconnect in understanding the intricate web of feelings experienced by individuals with ADHD. This section of the blog will delve into the...

How To Find Your Perfect Match Virtual Assistant

How To Find Your Perfect Match Virtual Assistant

Finding your Perfect Match!Including some essential questions you should be asking before hiring your Virtual Assistant!Revealed Below! Hello, fellow Lady ADHD Bosses! If you're considering hiring a Virtual Assistant, it's important to ask the right questions to...

Your Can’t Miss To Do List

Your Can’t Miss To Do List

Here are some exciting tasks to tackle during this season, making them more enjoyable: It's that wonderful time of year when self employed individuals get to start on their thrilling tax adventure! If you've been savvy, you'll have maintained a spreadsheet or document...

Virtual Assitants: Effective Email Marketing

Virtual Assitants: Effective Email Marketing

If you search online for advice on launching a successful email campaign, you’ll no doubt find a wealth of information about automated workflows, topics and subject lines to use in your marketing emails. But what about if you’re working as a virtual assistant? How can...

Profitable Discounts: Drive Sales Without Sacrificing Margins

Profitable Discounts: Drive Sales Without Sacrificing Margins

Discounts can be a powerful tool to attract customers, boost sales, and increase customer loyalty. However, if not executed strategically, discounts can eat into your profits, and do more harm than good. The key lies in finding the delicate balance between enticing...

Making Your Website User Friendly

Making Your Website User Friendly

In this fast-paced world, users demand instant gratification and effortless navigation. The good news is that achieving a user-friendly website doesn't require a magic touch; it's a culmination of thoughtful design, intuitive interfaces, and a deep understanding of...

How To Manage your Workload As

How To Manage your Workload As

One of the reasons people are drawn to being a virtual assistant is the fact that they have autonomy over their work and schedule – having the freedom to manage your own day is fantastic! It is, however, a bit of a double-edged sword. Working as a virtual assistant is...

Building And Maintaining Great Client Relationships

Building And Maintaining Great Client Relationships

Building and maintaining great client relationships is crucial for any business, but this is especially true for virtual assistants! Clients are a virtual assistant’s bread and butter, so it’s important to know how to not only make a good first impression on a new...

Artificial Intellligence In The Workplace

Artificial Intellligence In The Workplace

In recent years, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) has become increasingly common in many different types of workplace environments. As we learn more about the capabilities of AI, we are also learning more about how it can be used to change the way we work! From...

Virtual Assistants: 5 Business Terms You Need To Know

Virtual Assistants: 5 Business Terms You Need To Know

If you’re new to being a VA, there may be some key business terms that you have heard but are not quite sure on their meaning yet. We all have to start somewhere, so don’t feel bad if there are some terms you can’t yet make sense of – I’m here to help! One of the best...

Creating An Inclusive Workspace: Diversity Inclusion

Creating An Inclusive Workspace: Diversity Inclusion

You’ve almost certainly heard of inclusivity and diversity, and you may have heard these phrases used in different contexts. You may, however, be struggling to find out how this can be applicable in terms of your business! It’s not enough to just have good intentions...

Using Your Social Media To Market Your VA Business

Using Your Social Media To Market Your VA Business

One of the best ways to market yourself as a VA is by using social media. It’s such a good idea, in fact, that there are now thousands who had the exact same brainwave!    How do you stand out from the crowd of VAs all competing for the same clients? How do you market...

How To Start A New Business

How To Start A New Business

Here we are again at the beginning of a brand-new year! This time of year often makes people take stock of their lives and create new goals. If you’ve decided that this year is going to be the year you start your own business, you might be wondering where you should...

4 Festive Marketing Ideas For Small Businesses

4 Festive Marketing Ideas For Small Businesses

Think it’s too late to incorporate some festive marketing ideas into your business this year? It’s not! At this time of year, pretty much every company is vying for the attention of potential customers – and it can be hard to stand out from the crowd. Not only can...

Project Management Tools For Virtual Assistants

Project Management Tools For Virtual Assistants

Whether you’re new to being a virtual assistant or a seasoned expert, there are always new online tools that can benefit you and your business. We talk a lot about managing your workload and organising your projects as a virtual assistant because, well…we’re experts...

SEO: Beginners Guide

SEO: Beginners Guide

You may have heard the term SEO before, especially if you work in the realms of online marketing. SEO is one of those things that people commonly assume is either too technical for them or not worth paying attention to. SEO can help the visibility of your website or...

Ho To Work With ADHD – And Not Against It!

Ho To Work With ADHD – And Not Against It!

ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is a condition that can affect your concentration span, ability to manage time effectively and your aptitude for completing certain tasks. Now recognised as a form of neurodivergence, ADHD can affect anyone, but is most...

Why You Should Keep An Eye On Your Business Competitors

Why You Should Keep An Eye On Your Business Competitors

If you were running in a race, it would be only natural to want to sneak a look over at your opponent from time to time!    It’s just as tempting in business to keep tabs on your business competitors – but is this always a good idea?    Knowing when to keep an eye on...

Planning Your Day When You Work Remotely

Planning Your Day When You Work Remotely

If you are a virtual assistant, your work is likely to solely be remote. While there are plenty of benefits to remote working, there can also be a few drawbacks - spending your entire day in your home is one of them! Maybe you’re the type of person who prefers the...

Buyer Personas – A Quick Guide

Buyer Personas – A Quick Guide

A buyer persona can be a great tool in figuring out how to market your product or service, but what does creating a buyer persona involve? Why is it useful? We’ve created a quick guide to creating your buyer persona below! What is a buyer persona? A buyer persona is...

Organising Your Workload As A VA

Organising Your Workload As A VA

One of the reasons people are drawn to being a virtual assistant is the fact that they have autonomy over their work and schedule – having the freedom to manage your own day is fantastic! It is, however, a bit of a double-edged sword. Working as a virtual assistant is...

Stress Awareness Month: How To Reduce Stress At Work

Stress Awareness Month: How To Reduce Stress At Work

Did you know that April is National Stress Awareness Month? Stress affects all of us to some degree, but it can be a huge problem if left unchecked. While a small amount of stress can help motivate us, chronic or long-term stress has hugely damaging effects on both...

Virtual Assistant: How To Grow A Client Network

Virtual Assistant: How To Grow A Client Network

Starting a career as a virtual assistant can be daunting, but it is well worth the leap of faith! Taking that first step into the unknown is worth celebrating, but it’s necessary to hit the ground running and get down to business – after all, you need clients! We have...

Virtual Assistant: What Services Should I Offer?

Virtual Assistant: What Services Should I Offer?

When you are first starting your career as a virtual assistant, it’s worth spending some time thinking carefully about what services you are going to offer. For some, choosing services comes naturally as you may have a particular specialism that you wish to focus on....

Spring Cleaning For Your Business

Spring Cleaning For Your Business

Once the buds start to grow on the trees and the daffodils spring up through the earth, many people turn their attentions to letting the fresh air in and getting rid of the winter’s baggage. Spring cleaning can involve getting rid of anything unwanted, and truly...

Drive Traffic To Your Website- And Increase Your Sales

It’s no use spending hours crafting the perfect website for your business if you can’t get it seen by your customers.    When trying to generate more website traffic, you often have to balance attracting potential customers with making sure you’re not littering the...

6 Ways To Scale Your Small Business

6 Ways To Scale Your Small Business

Small businesses are the backbone of the local economy, but running one isn’t easy. Getting your business off the ground in the first place is one thing but scaling it up is another! For your business to grow, you’ll need a clear plan, as well as a lot of persistence....

Why Work With A Virtual Assistant?

Why Work With A Virtual Assistant?

Virtual assistants have seen a huge rise in popularity over recent years. You may be new to the world of VAs, looking to hire one or just simply curious as to why so many people are turning to VAs as opposed to in-office staff. What are the benefits of using a virtual...

5 Tips On Keeping Your Small Business In The Black

5 Tips On Keeping Your Small Business In The Black

The primary goal of most small businesses is to turn a profit. However, making more money than you are spending at the end of a year or a quarter isn't the only financial marker you need to be concerned with. According to financial experts, managing your cash flow is...

How To Improve Your Work-Life Balance

How To Improve Your Work-Life Balance

When you work remotely, it can be easy for the lines between your work life and your personal life to become blurred. Because there’s little separation between your job and your home, you can end up feeling as though you’re at work all the time! As more and more...

Creativity: How To Get Ideas Flowing

Creativity: How To Get Ideas Flowing

Creativity is often described as being like a muscle that gets stronger with use. If you’re out of practice, however, it might be difficult to get the creativity flowing again.    Whether you've been in a creative rut for half an hour or a week, there are things you...

Choosing The Perfect Price For Your Product

Choosing The Perfect Price For Your Product

While you know how much your product is worth, your prospective customers don’t. Pricing your product or service well is vital to achieving the sales your business ought to have. Aim too low and customers might assume your product is low quality. If you aim too high,...

Business Goals For The New Year

Business Goals For The New Year

As we enter 2022, your mind might be on the next steps you can take for your business. While this is a great move, creating impossibly lofty goals might not be in your best interest. The best kinds of goals for your business are ones that motivate you to not only...

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