WordPress Updates – cyber security and why it matters

cyber security

Cyber Security: Keeping Your WordPress Site Safe from Hackers Let’s talk cyber security: Are security concerns keeping you from enjoying the flexibility and power of WordPress? If you’ve bought into the hype that WordPress is inherently unsecure, then you’re missing out on all the great things WordPress has to offer, for no good reason. The … Read more

Exhibition checklist

Events sorted - exhibition checklist

When you make the commitment to have a live, in-person event, you’re going to need a proper plan to make sure your event goes without a hitch.  Here comes our EXHIBITION CHECKLIST! Know your numbers before you start: First thing, what’s the overall objective: More sales? More leads? Raising the profile of your brand? Connecting … Read more

Cost Comparison of VA vs Temp vs Employee

Why should I hire a Virtual Assistant? Virtual Assistants provide flexible, professional, reliable and affordable help to businesses.  We perform the key administration duties which make your business profitable, thus freeing your time to work ON the business, rather than IN it.  What is the cost comparison of using a VA vs using a temp … Read more

Team working… What do I need to consider?

Remote team working is not just about the tech, it’s also about the culture. As virtual working experts, having done remote team working for FIFTEEN YEARS, we’ve got the knowledge you need to keep your business working as usual. Co-working is 10% tech, 90% human Ramon Schmitt, The Co-Working Handbook The tech of working from … Read more

Top Tips for Working From Home

Top tips for working from home

As a virtual assistant, I do a lot of working from home as well as having an office.  It’s handy, I have a dedicated space, no commute.  But I have to say when I first  faced working from home all week, it was daunting. Because of the outbreak of Covid-19 (coronavirus) a lot of people … Read more

VA Conference VA Awards – Caroline wins VA Star Award 2020

This week you’ll have noticed Emma has been in charge, as Caroline was off to the VA Conference at The PA Show at London’s ExCel arena… Nothing unusual in this, she goes every year because she’s a judge on the Outstanding VA of the Year Award – and has been practically since the inception of … Read more

Survival rates – improve your chances!

Out of every 10 small businesses, 7 will survive their first year, 3 will still be going after 3 years, and only 2 will remain after 5 years.

Most people going into business for themselves do so because are very good at what they do – a skilled joiner, a fabulous PR person, a talented public speaker.  However, it doesn’t guarantee they are great at the admin!

So how do you make sure your business is in the successful 20%?

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UK Etsy Alternatives

etsy alternatives

We’ve had a few clients affected by the changes at Etsy – and they wanted us to research UK Etsy alternatives for them and agreed we can share the results. Background – why do we need an Etsy Alternative? Etsy recently changed the way their sponsored adverts work, and lots of sellers have been reporting … Read more