What jobs can a VA do?

Clients I meet already understand the benefits of outsourcing to free up time. Either to spend more time with family members or to grow their business. But if you haven’t yet understood the benefits, then my advice is to write a list of the tasks you feel someone else could do for you. Chris Ducker,…

Is a VA Cost Effective?

This is a question most people ask, but the real question for business owners is:  do you value the growth of your business ? With a VA, you’re paying for an experienced individual that can help save you time, and potentially, perform tasks quicker than yourself. So, another thought for you to think about is:…

PA, EA or VA?

What’s the difference you ASK? I get asked regularly, what’s the difference between a PA, EA and VA. Most people are unclear of the lines between them all, just like personality, skill sets and strengths these can all vary considerably. My career started as a PA through to EA and now resides as a VA.…

Tips for Working Smarter not Harder!

As an experienced Executive Assistant for over 20 years, I’ve come across quite a few techniques for staying on top of everything. Through trial and error, I’ve determined what strategies work for me. I’d like to share my favourite tips for time management and how to improve your working environment.   Email Management Checking your…

Work-life Balance

Business owners would do anything for their company, but the real question is, at what cost? Is your work-life balance tipped too heavily towards work? As a business owner you understand the importance of making your company a success. The extra hours needed, the motivation required to keep going every day but are these qualities…

Remote Working is Here to Stay

Between 2012 and 2016, flexitime has risen by 12.35 per cent; and data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) In 2015, 4.2 million people across a range of sectors worked from home, and businesses both small and large are increasingly adopted the remote working strategy into their model. A recent YouGov survey has revealed…