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How to Find and Work with a Virtual Assistant

3rd June

Firstly, it's important to recognise that there's a big difference between engaging an employee and hiring a Virtual Assistant.  A VA is an admin specialist who runs his/her own business, so you will want to set out on a harmoniou ...
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Spotlight on: Proofreading - The Apostrophe

15th February

The Apostrophe "You don't get a second chance to make a first impression."How true is that? Yet many small business owners commit to print or screen documents, blogs, posts and other articles containing errors.Grammar, punctuatio ...
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How Organised are you?

3rd January

As those who know me will know, I do like to be organised.  In fact, in my line of work it's essential.  As January has been designated #GetOrganisedMonth I thought I'd share a few little tips and tricks. I like to make use of tec ...
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2018 - A Year End Review

30th December 2018

As the year draws to a close, it's a time when businesses such as my own reflect on the highs and lows of the year gone by.Most businesses will report that the year got off to a flying start.  Given that Mr T and I were on (what w ...
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Best Practice for Sending Emails

22nd November 2018

I’ve spoken previously on my Facebook page  about good email etiquette – we know we shouldn’t type in capitals in an email as it’s considered to be SHOUTING – very bad form! It’s not a good idea to write an email in anger – take ...
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Client Case Study

21st June 2018

Proofreading and Formatting the Childhood Memories of the late Actor, James Ellis (aka. Sgt. Bert Lynch, Z Cars) I was delighted to be approached by Robina Ellis, the wife of the late actor James Ellis, better known to those of us ...
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Information Overload

18th October 2017

I've timed this blog to coincide with Information Overload Day, which was established by a group of companies aiming to heighten awareness of what happens when employees are faced with too much information.   Research has shown ...
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The Bank Holiday is Nearly Here, Are you Ready?

14th August 2017

As we head towards another Bank Holiday weekend, here are a few observations on the best ways in which people plan ahead to maximise the chance to relax and spend time with family and friends.   Put in extra time if need be in ...
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Time Management - How Productive Are You?

10th July 2017

 Having spent 14 years as a PA at Executive level and as a freelance PA (or Virtual Assistant) to professionals and time-poor sole traders, I've worked alongside many busy people.  I've observed how they work, which has allowed me ...
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GDPR - Do You Know How It Affects You?

3rd July 2017

On 25 May 2018 the Data Protection Act will become known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).   The GDPR is based upon the Data Protection Act and, if you are subject to this, the chances are you will be subject t ...
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