Back to work!

Back to work - work from home

The government today posted guidance including HSE guidance on getting back to work after the Covid-19 crisis. ACCESS GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19 It details by industry what is required. Your professional indemnity insurance may need to see proof of compliance for these measures before they allow you to open back up, so make sure you keep … Read more Back to work!

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 Cost Comparison of VA vs Temp vs Employee

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 Team working… What do I need to consider?

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 Top Tips for Working From Home

Looking for sponsors? (Event Planning)

Event planner

Attracting Sponsors for Your Live Event There are many different places you can locate potential sponsors for your events. You can approach customers, vendors, complementary businesses, or even big name brands to become sponsors for your event. Know Your Audience – With everything you do, understanding who your audience is will help you plan better … Read more Looking for sponsors? (Event Planning)

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 VA Conference VA Awards – Caroline wins VA Star Award 2020

Ho Ho Ho – It’s the Christmas Holidays!

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS: Each year Virtually Sorted shuts down over the Christmas period to give all our admin elves a well earned break.  They worked hard this year, and having this time off over Christmas when most of our clients are on holiday themselves means they get to spend this special time of year with their … Read more Ho Ho Ho – It’s the Christmas Holidays!

Why Offshore VAs have their place

The world is getting smaller – it’s official.  Technology makes it possible for me to work from Glasgow and yet I am able to answer your phone calls as if I was sitting right next to you in the office.

CarolineSo if I can do that from Glasgow, what’s to stop me being in Bangalore or the Philippines?  Absolutely nothing at all.  I could actually already **be** there and I doubt you would notice the difference.

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For Halloween: Horror stories regarding virtual assistant security

Okay so it’s not quite as spooky as ghosts and ghouls, but we’ve heard some pretty terrifying stories about virtual assistant security over the years… Without naming names: There’s the VA who thought that having a computer or answering telephone calls/emails was merely optional, and therefore left her poor client hanging around trying to get … Read more For Halloween: Horror stories regarding virtual assistant security