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

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