A short story about my time as a calendar girl...
I am delighted to be able to share the first of many guest blogs. This week I have a great blog from Scott Kerr of Tarn Wealth Management, thank you to Scott for taking the time to put this together for me, I am sure you will find it useful.
One of the main aims I had when I set my business up last year was to provide an all-round service for my clients. I didn’t really want to just sit at my desk and type letters up or produce power point presentations day in, day out.
Last week I spent two whole days at the Macdonald Linden Hall Hotel & Golf Club. Alright for some you may think!
On our farm we have a bio-mass boiler which is fuelled by pellets. We buy our pellets in bags of maybe 10 – 20kgs which come on a pallet weighing 1,000 kgs. Why is she telling us this you may be wondering?
Exactly a year ago I became Self Employed. Anyone who has taken the jump from employee to self-employment will know that is a massive step to take.
Sometimes the best option for a client is for you to turn them away. This is an alien concept to lots of us, especially when you are just starting out in business and you have the worry that if you turn a client away, you don’t know where or when the next potential client could come from. One of the hardest lessons in business is to learn to say NO.
This week my little boy Harry, who is 3 1/2, is doing about Mothers Day at preschool. They are talking about the differences that other children have in their home lives and are going to be asked what their Mummy does, do they have a job?
Networking can be a daunting thought. When I set my business up I had previously attended networking meetings but to be honest, they always filled me with dread. The thought of going in to a room full of people I didn’t know and having to tell them what I did would send shivers down my spine. As always the reality of the situation was never that bad, but taking the first step to book a place for an event was huge.
So it’s nearly the end of October now, that can only mean one thing – Christmas will be hear before we know it!
Some of you may know, but most of you will not, that as well as having Puzzle PA Services we as a family also have a sheep and beef farm and two holiday cottages. This makes us sound very busy and entrepreneurial, but in reality, the cottages were a necessary diversification of the long-standing farm business, making use of derelict farm buildings which could no longer be used for their original purpose.
My top 97 tasks to delegate to your VA
When I set up my business as a Virtual Assistant I wanted to be able to save people time. There are loads of different ways that a VA can help a business, sometimes you have to come up with different ways of solving problems that the client has not considered.
1,440 minutes in a day…
Everyone has the same 24 hours in the day, what you choose to do with those hours is up to you.
When you tell people that you travel for business, be it within the UK or further afield, people assume you spend an hour in a meeting and the rest of your time enjoying the sites of the destination. If only this was the case.
When I started my new business I knew of a few local Virtual Assistants but I didn’t anticipate quite how many VA’s were operating from the likes of India or the Philippines.
Yesterday I was chatting with a lady who is married to a very busy businessman. He has built his business up to be extremely successful, but this means he travels a great deal and spends his weekends catching up on paperwork, emails and invoices...