Can a virtual spellcheck replace a real person?

Another gizmo landed on my desk this morning and being the gadget-freak that I am, I was itching to try it out. www.grammarly.com claims to be able to correct your grammar automatically and give you consistent punctuation throughout a document…  Well that sounds like a challenge to me!  So I ran it through my usual … Read more Can a virtual spellcheck replace a real person?

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!

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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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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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 UK Etsy Alternatives

Get your UK Christmas Planning Virtually Sorted!

Santa's mailbox

Christmas Planning: Christmas Dates for Virtually Sorted: Close 12pm Fri 20th December and reopen 9am Monday 6th January Christmas is coming – Santa’s sleighbells are jingling in the background and there are a million and one things on your UK Christmas Planning List. Last posting dates Christmas 2019: Wed 18 Dec – 2nd class post … Read more Get your UK Christmas Planning Virtually Sorted!

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