Direction and customers

Let me tell you about a couple of the mistakes small business owners often make when they’re starting out (that way you can avoid them!). First big mistake: being so focused on setting up their business that they haven’t got a plan for afterwards. Ask them where they’re going or what their goals are and…

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The top 3 traits of a great Virtual Assistant Business Owner

So, if you’re reading this blog post you’ve probably been entertaining the idea of becoming a Virtual Assistant? I get it. The thought of being your own boss is very tempting. Just think, having the flexibility to work as many hours as you need (or want). And you can easily fit the work around your…

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Stop working right now! It’s time to take a break.

When you work for yourself, it’s likely that you’re tucked up at your desk for most of the day. Running your own business, while very satisfying, can be hard sometimes – keeping up with all the tasks you’ve set, sticking to deadlines and making sure your clients remain happy. It’s easy to think that there…

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Interviews with Inspirational Women: Rebecca Jones, motivational speaker

Here is the latest in the “Interviews with Inspirational Women” series.  Sarah Rugg talks to motivational speaker, author and trainer on enterprise mindset, Rebecca Jones. Rebecca shares the story of her learning journey, the way dyslexia has allowed her to see things from a different perspective and how anyone can learn entrepreneurial skills and be…

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Catching up with Sarah after taking the plunge

  Sarah Hall, one of our My VA Business members, talks to us about how it’s going since she took the plunge and bought a business in a box. Thank you for sharing your experience with us Sarah!   If you too would like to enjoy the flexibility of working from home and be your own boss, you can…

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Digital Mums

Many women in the UK today are conflicted. Caught between the choice of bringing up their family and working. Being able to work part time, or at hours that actually fit around family commitments could be the answer. But too many businesses still aren’t recognizing this. Recent information from the CEBR (the Centre of Economic…

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Catching up with Annabel to see how her VA business is coming along

  Thank you to Annabel Veysey for sharing her experience of being part of recent My VA Business pilot. Watch the video below to see what Annabel has to say about it.    

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Get ahead in business by learning to say no

When it comes to work – whether you’re an employee or you run your own business – we seem to have a real problem with saying no. It’s easy to think that to be successful it’s better to say ‘yes’, grabbing hold of every opportunity that comes your way. But have you stopped to think…

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Katrin shares her experience of the VA Business in a Box pilot

  In this video Katrin shares her thoughts on her experience as a pilotee for the VA Business in a Box. Thank you Katrin!  

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Fitness tricks to help you stay healthy while you work!

I totally get it. You’re already crazy busy running a house and managing the hectic social life of the kids, all at the same time as setting up your own business. Fitness is probably the last thing on your mind, and I imagine it’s the first thing to be neglected when time is precious. Believe…

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