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Small Business Problems

Small Business Problems (and the challenge of overcoming them) Nobody ever said it was going to be easy, but small business owners face a somewhat unique set of challenges. As your business grows, so different problems arise, demanding different solutions. This article highlights four of the most common small business problems and outlines a possible…

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Social media strategy 2018 – How’s yours looking?

      2017 is almost done. Quite a scary thought! If you are anything like me, there are some things you planned for 2017 which will now need forward-planning into the beginning of 2018.  But, as we take stock of 2017, what about our social media? Should we already have our 2018 social media…

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A day in the life of a Virtual Assistant

So what is a day in the life of a Virtual Assistant like? Whenever I introduce myself at a networking or other “do”,  I can pretty much guarantee one of two responses. “What’s a VA?” will generally be the first, followed by, “You work from home? ..so working on the sofa in your PJ’s then?”.  I…

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How to create graphics for Social Media posts using Canva

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.17.6″] I have recently seen several questions posted on Facebook and been asked by two clients how to create graphics for social media posts and how they can achieve professional-looking images. One of my favourite tools for this is Canva, a programme that allows you to create custom-made graphics and branded images…

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How to get an All-Star Profile

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.17.6″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”]   What is a LinkedIn All-Star Profile? It’s true that LinkedIn might not be the most popular of all the social networks and for some, it remains the platform where you have a profile because …well…you’re just supposed…

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How to Combat Social Media Fatigue

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.17.6″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”]   There can be few people who have not sat in front of a computer screen, facing a blinking cursor and… found something much more pressing to do. You may have all your social media pages in place, fantastic cover photos, all your company information on view and…

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What Can a Virtual Assistant Do? – 40 ways I can help you NOW!

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.17.6″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”]   As a small business owner, you are used to being “Jack of all Trades” – if there is a job to be done, then the chances are, it will come under your remit.  You, unfortunately, cannot be the one saying, “that’s not part of my job description”,…

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I hate hats (or why it makes sense to hire a Virtual Assistant)

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.17.6″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”]   I have never been a great lover of hats.  They don’t suit me.  They don’t fit.  I look like I should be at a W.I. meeting. Why am I writing about my cocklaphobia (fear of hats, don’t…

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What turns a good VA into a GREAT VA? – Administrative Support for Small Businesses

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.17.6″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] Administrative support for small businesses   With so many people seeking administrative support for small businesses, I was recently asked to summarise what made a good Virtual Assistant.  My immediate thought was specialist, senior-level experience, and that is…

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Are you using the right Social Media site for your business? – A social media comparison

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.17.6″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] Social Media in a nutshell   Social Media is pivotal in showcasing your business, maintaining contact with clients and with a guaranteed worldwide audience, it gives access to a much broader marketplace.  With many businesses these days eschewing…

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