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Is Admin Taking Over Your Life?

Do you feel overwhelmed by admin? The feeling of overwhelm is described a lot like drowning – not knowing which way is up, feeling like you’re struggling to breathe, and that you have no control. While lots of things in life can cause you to feel overwhelmed, one of the things we see time and time again with business owners is admin overwhelm. Too often business owners get sucked into this vortex of endless admin tasks that feel as though they have taken over your life, and you end up […]

Taking Care of Your Mental Health as a Business Owner

Being a business owner is an amazing thing. In charge of your own hours, following your passion, choosing exactly what you do and who you work with – on paper it sounds absolutely perfect. But it’s also incredibly hard. There’s a lot of worry about where the next job is going to come from, especially in the beginning, as well as the stress of having to wear so many hats at once, and the difficulties of being the one in charge when things go wrong. Add to that the general […]

Ways to Get Shit Done This Year

Do you feel like you didn’t get enough done last year? Spend a lot of time wallowing in the pandemic gloom, and now feel guilty that your business didn’t grow as much as you wanted?  Don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Productivity was at an all-time low for most people last year, but now with a light at the end of the tunnel, it’s time to kick things into gear and start 2021 on the right foot. If you’re not sure how, here are a few of our favourite tips to […]

4 Ways To Actually Enjoy Christmas This Year

Can we all just take a moment to agree that 2020 has been a fucking hard year? It’s been challenge after challenge, obstacle after obstacle, and the fact that you’ve made it through in once piece is frankly amazing. And we’ve all definitely earned some time off over Christmas. But if you run a business, then taking some time off over the festive period can feel difficult, and it can make you feel really anxious over the whole holiday. Which, let’s be honest, no one wants. So what can you […]

Put The Fireworks Back In Your Business!

Let’s be honest, 2020 has been a bit of a disappointment. It all feels a bit damp, dreary, and like we can’t wait for it to be over. And now we have another lockdown putting a dampener on November, so it’s safe to say that everyone is feeling a bit deflated.  You might even feel like your business is in a rut, unable to grow, and leaving you feeling bored. Don’t worry – all of us are in the same boat there. But if you want to not just survive, […]

A VA Isn’t Just For Business – A VA Is For Life

What do you think a VA does? Don’t worry if your answer was something along the lines of ‘help businesses get stuff done’. That’s pretty accurate, and honestly it’s what we bang on about a lot of the time in this blog. But did you know that a VA can also be really useful in your personal life? Think about it. Do you ever wish that you had another pair of hands at home? Someone to make sure all the bills get paid, that the kid’s activity letters are sent, […]

The Worst VA Myths You Will Hear (And Why They’re Wrong)

The Worst VA Myths You Will Hear (And Why They’re Wrong) Working with a VA is an interesting experience. Don’t worry – it’s the good kind! But because it’s very different from hiring someone in house, there are a lot of rumours and myths around how we work. And a lot of them make a VA seem like more trouble then they’re worth. And to be honest, we’re a little offended. VAs are a fantastic resource for the young and growing business, or the busy entrepreneur. So today we’re going […]

What You Need To Look For In A VA

If you’ve decided to outsource some of your business admin to a VA, first off let us just say – well done! You’ve joined an elite club of business owners who know what they’re great at, and what they’re shit at – and then outsource the latter. And if you don’t believe us when we say it’s a good idea – bear in mind that a good VA can help you save around 78% in operational costs for your business! But now that you’ve made that very smart decision, it’s […]

What’s Not Included In The Price Of Your VA

Let’s be honest, VAs are masters at taking on almost every job you can throw at them. We are multi-taskers with a wide pool of skills, so there are very few things we can’t do. So when it comes to taking on work for your business, there aren’t many limits to what you can ask us for. But. And this is a big but. There are a few ground rules around what’s NOT covered in the cost of working with a VA. You see, your price for jobs will be […]

Growing Your Business With A VA

At the moment, growing your business might be the very last thing on your mind. Most business owners have gone into preservation mode – and are desperately attempting to keep their heads above water as the world of business changes around them. But growth is the way you survive. So even if it’s the last thing you want to do, you need to think of ways you can adapt and change the way you work, so that you can not only survive this pandemic, but come out the other side […]