About My VA Business
Meet the Directors
My VA Business was set up to help others discover the freedom and flexibility of working for themselves – something business partners Sarah Rugg and Noel Guilford know all about.
Sarah took the plunge and set up Vi-VA, her own VA business, 12 years ago after having her own children and finding that her old way of working just wasn’t working for her anymore.
She’s now the main face of My VA Business so you can find out more about her journey here.
Noel set up Guilford Accounting in 2002 after realising his passion was helping entrepreneurs and SMEs really get to grips with their business numbers and grow their bottom line.
After meeting at a local Entrepreneurs’ group, Noel and Sarah realised that they shared the same passionate belief; that people shouldn’t be stuck in jobs that didn’t fulfil them or didn’t fit around their other commitments.
Combining their knowledge and resources led to the creation of My VA Business – allowing them to share everything they’d learnt and enabling countless others to take control of their income and working hours too.
Meet Sarah – In her words
Not to worry, I have answers to your questions!
A business owner and an entrepreneur too
I’ve extensive experience of setting up businesses from scratch and so really understand all the fun and the challenges that go along with that. I currently own and run 3 businesses and each one has taught me something different. In fact, there can’t be many issues or challenges I haven’t faced myself!
My commercial background in the banking world brings experience of marketing, project management, customer service and credit control so while there are lots of VA companies who are great at what they do, you’ll struggle to find many that can offer you the business insight we have.
What makes me tick?
I love what I do. I’m passionate about making things simple. I’ve even written my own book Sort it Out! on the subject. I believe in making life easier, more productive and more enjoyable – and having worked with entrepreneurs and business owners, I know you do too.
I’m constantly learning and developing to make sure we bring you the latest and best tools and strategies to make your business thrive. Whether it’s joining Mastermind groups, reading the latest business books or trying out the latest software release, it’s important to me to really understand the world you’re working in and what matters.
Outside of work
Let me just tell you a little about me – I’m married with 2 children and set up Vi-VA after having my eldest child, so I could work flexibly and not spend all my hours away from them. After an 18 year banking career, I love working for myself and still make sure I find time to enjoy working out and spending time with friends and family.
I’m a passionate supporter of The Brain Tumour Charity and have a Big Hairy Audacious Goal (don’t you just love a BHAG) to raise £1,000,000 to help find a cure for brain tumours. A percentage of our profit is donated to this fantastic charity, which I came across following the loss of my dad to a brain tumour.
So as a client of Vi-VA you’ll also be contributing to a cure for brain tumours. It’s a no Brainer.
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