Managing Your Pricing as a Small Business Owner

Pricing is one of the biggest causes of stress for any business owner, but particularly for smaller, owner managed businesses. Price yourself too high and you will struggle to find customers, but price yourself too low and you will run yourself into the ground for a pittance. But, price your products correctly and you could enhance how much you sell, creating the foundation for a business that can be truly successful. It’s one of the hardest things to do, and unfortunately, it’s one part art and one part science, with […]

5 Time Management Tips For Small Businesses

As a small business owner, there are all sorts of pressures on your time. From customers to admin, managing employees and chasing leads, it can feel like you’re being pulled in a hundred different directions at once. Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot you can do about being busy – it’s part and parcel of running a business. But you can make sure that you’re making the most of your time, so that you can pack as much productivity into the time you have as possible. Today, we’ve got a few […]

How Outsourcing Can Help You Reconnect With Your ‘Why’

Every single business owner started their business for a reason. Whether it was to pursue a lifelong passion, to give yourself an outlet for all your creativity or because they didn’t want to work for other people any more – every business owner has a ‘why’. But if you’ve been doing it for a while, it’s easy to lose sight of what that ‘why’ was, leaving you feeling a bit disconnected from your business, or realising your business has drifted from what you originally wanted it to be. So as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why Right Now Is The Best Time To Hire A VA (Yes, In A Pandemic)

Covid-19 sucks. There really are no two ways about it. And it’s even worse if you’re a small business owner, trying to keep your head above water and still tick everything off your to do list. But the good news is, you don’t have to do it alone. A VA could be just what you need to keep it all together, taking off some of that big heavy burden you’ve been carrying on your shoulders and helping you feel a little more in control of your life and your business. […]