GDPR for Virtual Assistants – 5 Recommendations

5 useful recommendations for Virtual Assistants to be GDPR compliant Check my blog in the VA Pro Magazine here Disclaimer: With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect on Friday 25 May, 2018 – the information shared in this blog is for the sole purpose of information sharing, please refer to the Information Commissioner’s Office in Read more about GDPR for Virtual Assistants – 5 Recommendations[…]

GDPR – Virtual Assistant Knowledge Share

Disclaimer: With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect tomorrow Friday 25 May, the information shared here is for the sole purpose of information sharing with Virtual Assistants. Please refer to the Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK for specific advice, and/or the European Commission for detailed guidance and a copy of the Read more about GDPR – Virtual Assistant Knowledge Share[…]

17 tools every VA can use to become more efficient

In an ever evolving “online” landscape, a virtual assistant regularly streamlines processes for an effective remote support. Here’s a list with 17 tools every VA can use to run an efficient business: TIME MANAGEMENT Yast – Easy time tracking tool to increase productivity, helps you manage various clients with a breakdown of tasks for each client. Read more about 17 tools every VA can use to become more efficient[…]

Going above and beyond?

An entrepreneur advertising to recruit a super star VA on LinkedIn … reads as follows: “Though I don’t expect you to work the same hours, what I do expect is for you to be available round the clock. You need to be hard working and dedicated. And if I need you urgently at 2am on Read more about Going above and beyond?[…]

What can a Virtual Assistant do?

Finding the right people can prove costly especially for start ups, the success or failure of a small business can often rest in the hands of its people. Working with a virtual assistant makes sense: not only you minimise your exposure by ensuring you get the right skills but also you won’t need to commit Read more about What can a Virtual Assistant do?[…]

Is the Client Always Right?

The phrase “The customer is always right” was originally coined in 1909 by Harry Gordon Selfridge, the founder of Selfridge’s department store in London, and is typically used by businesses to convince customers that they will get a good service and exhorts service staff to give a high priority to customer satisfaction.   Many service Read more about Is the Client Always Right?[…]

7 Essential Qualities of a Successful Virtual Assistant

There are tasks for every entrepreneur or business owner that slow down business development and are better handled by a Virtual Assistant so the focus is more on growing. How can you find your ideal Virtual Assistant? Here are 7 essential qualities you need to look for: – Integrity: Your VA can represent your business Read more about 7 Essential Qualities of a Successful Virtual Assistant[…]

What is a Virtual Assistant?

A Virtual Assistant (VA) is an independent professional providing administrative, managerial, or creative assistance to clients from a remote office.The benefits of working with a VA are too great to overlook: Presents a Cost Effective Solution: VAs are not “regular” employees: They are self-employed, hired and paid either on an hourly, project-specific or ongoing basis. They Read more about What is a Virtual Assistant?[…]

6 Quick Tips On Managing Your Workload

Virtual Assistants manage a portfolio of clients – I get asked very often: how do I manage various clients simultaneously? Here are 6 quick tips on how to multitask and stay focused: Systems: the right systems in place save time and energy. Think about your business goals and objectives, and build an efficient system in Read more about 6 Quick Tips On Managing Your Workload[…]