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Outsourcing; when there aren’t enough hours in the day

(Part two)…

You know you need to tackle your admin but there just aren’t enough hours in the day.  What do you do?  Do you struggle on, working day and night and/or weekends or do you look for someone to help you?  You don’t want to employ an assistant so you opt for outsourcing to a Virtual […]

Outsourcing; when there aren’t enough hours in the day

Your business is booming.  You know you need to tackle your admin but there just aren’t enough hours in the day.  What would be the consequences if you continued to work day-in-day-out, seven days a week?  What do you do?  Do you struggle on, working day and night and/or weekends or do you look […]

How annoying are meeting no-shows?

How annoying are meeting no-shows?  You make the effort to prepare for the meeting.  You travel to the agreed venue (which may not necessarily be local to you).  And then you wait.  And wait.  And wait.  And the person doesn’t arrive….grrr!

Meeting no-shows disrupt your day and completely waste your time.  But you can put […]

The PA Club – Meet the Buyers Event

I was fortunate enough to be invited to The PA Club’s Meet the Buyer Event in Manchester on the 20th June.  The main event was held at The Lowry Theatre, which is part of The Quays consortium.  It is a magnificent venue and definitely worth considering if you’re looking to host an event in […]

Co-working: Working for yourself no longer means working by yourself

Working for yourself no longer means working by yourself. That’s the motto of Colleagues on Tap who run co-working days for self-employed business people in the North East.

I first met Jayne Graham – founder of Colleagues on Tap – about 3 years ago at her very first co-working day held at Newcastle Business Village. […]

By |June 18th, 2013|Co-working|0 Comments|

North East VA collaboration at its best

People often say that folks from the North East are a mighty friendly bunch.  Well, when it comes to North East VAs, this is no different.  It’s North East VA collaboration at its best.

I host monthly meetings with an ever-growing group of fabulous North East VAs. We meet on the last Tuesday of the […]

I want it and I want it NOW

We live in a world where everything is fast paced. We want everything NOW. As a Virtual Assistant, I heavily rely on technology, especially when that technology helps me to make things happen NOW.

Take a prospect client for instance. You’ve met with the potential new client, they’ve said they want to proceed with your […]

What a Waste of Money

When I first set up my business back in 2007, I opted for something called Call Sign via BT. I operate my business from home and it gave me a separate business number, which rang with a different tone so that I could differentiate between a residential call and a business call. This worked […]

Delegating; it’s easier to do it myself

Quite often the thought is “it’s easier to do it myself”.  What am I talking about?  I’m talking about delegating.

One of the hardest things to do when you’re running a micro/small business is delegating tasks to someone else.  By the time you’ve told the person what to do and how to do it then […]

It’s Windows…but not as we know it!!

It’s Windows…but not as we know it!!  I’ve recently purchased a new laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 8.  Oh boy, it is so different to what I’m used to and it is DEFINITELY going to take some GETTING used to!

There is no ‘start’ button for a kick off.  You have to put your cursor […]

By |January 18th, 2013|Windows 8|1 Comment|