• Should My Business be Insured?

    A UK Business Owner’s Guide  So many of us started out as employees. It’s the usual path we all take after school and one that is expected of us and just “what you do”. I have spoken to so many business owners who agreed that leaving behind that employee mindset is really difficult. It is […]

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  • Is Mindset in Business Important?

    It’s fascinating really…. We often focus on external barriers and roadblocks, rather than looking inside ourselves.  I shared recently a bit about my psychology background and how I thought that was going to be the route I took in life. Entrepreneurship has also been a passion so this also just made so much sense. From […]

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  • Why I Switched From Mailchimp to Flodesk

    Sometimes I think the true definition of entrepreneurship is just the act of figuring stuff out. That’s what it feels like a lot of the time. Don’t get me wrong, that’s an aspect of it I love! Email marketing may be one of the things that you’ve tried to “figure out”. This is so much […]

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  • My 7 Podcast Picks

    Podcast All Business Owners Should Listen To The 22nd September marks International Podcast Day! When I started on the road to entrepreneurship, I consumed as much information as I could from books, websites and podcasts. Listening to seasoned business owners talking about the struggles and joys of this life resonated with me so much. I […]

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  • How to Become a Successful VA

    It is no secret that starting a business is hard work. It requires more from you than you ever realised it would including so much discipline and dedication. Honestly, a lot of soul searching needs to happen before you set out on the rollercoaster ride that is entrepreneurship. Making your own living is not meant […]

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    What Sets Apart Business Owners and Freelancers

    CEO Vs Employee Mindset Part 1  A lot of our stories started the same. We were employees in a job that we knew wasn’t our calling and made the courageous move to leave it all behind in pursuit of something more. It is only once we do this do we realised how conditioned we all […]

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    Top 10 VA Business Tools

    Being a Virtual Assistant is often described as being a “jack-of-all-trades” (or Jill). You’re capable of doing so many different tasks and often your clients will expect you to wear as many hats as they need.  Virtual Assistants can be SUCH a valuable asset to a business. After all, you’re a multi-talented team member who […]

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  • The Importance of Being Yourself in Business

    As solopreneurs and small business owners, we ARE our brands. We are the face of our business, the CEO, the marketer, the accountant and everything else in between. It is only right that our brand represents our authentic selves. A common struggle that new business owners face is understanding that in order for us to […]

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    Do I Need Experience to Become a Virtual Assistant?

    Do you know what one of the most frequently asked questions I get is? It is whether or not skills or previous experience are needed to start as a virtual assistant. I also get asked if I had perfect virtual assistant skills before launching my VA biz. They are valid questions! I had the same […]

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  • How to handle people questioning your prices

    The hourly rate of someone who is self-employed is higher than that of a normal employee. Given that you don’t get paid holidays or sick leave, cover your own taxes and NI and pay for all your own equipment and resources, I think that’s pretty acceptable! ⁣ ⁣ For some reason, when it comes to […]

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