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Plan ahead & make the most of the Christmas break

Plan ahead & make the most of the Christmas break

It’s been quite a year, hasn’t it! For many of us, the Christmas break is something we’re not only looking forward to but also something we really need this year, more so than any other year. It’s the time to relax with a few friends and loved ones, as we reflect on and appreciate the end of 2020...

How to keep your remote team motivated

How to keep your remote team motivated

If you want a team to gel together, you need to get them working well together and keep them motivated. But if you have a remote team, it’s even more important that you learn how to keep them motivated. Working remotely can feel very isolating and, if you’re not careful, it can get quite...

How to effectively manage your remote team

How to effectively manage your remote team

Working with a remote team is a great cost-effective way of getting the help you need, without the overheads. But if you want it to work well, you need to know how to effectively manage your remote team - because if you don’t, not only will your team morale suffer, but so will their work. So if...

How to work effectively with your Virtual Assistant

How to work effectively with your Virtual Assistant

Knowing that you’ve just hired a Virtual Assistant can be a really exciting moment for you. You know that your business is about to improve, and it’s the perfect opportunity to now step up and go for those bigger dreams you have. But once you've settled down, you may be wondering what exactly...

What is a good rate for a Virtual Assistant?

What is a good rate for a Virtual Assistant?

If you’re looking around for a Virtual Assistant (VA), you’ll understandably want to shop around. Pricing and rates can vary enormously, and it’s fair to say that you’ll naturally want to get the right Virtual Assistant for you, at a cost that suits. But how...

Is your poor time management a problem or a sign?

Is your poor time management a problem or a sign?

Time is at a premium for all small business owners. And it’s easy to assume that if you’re struggling with poor time management, you need to work on your time management skills. But could your bad timekeeping be a sign of another problem altogether? Is poor time management the problem? Do you find...

Blogging tasks you can outsource to a Virtual Assistant

Blogging tasks you can outsource to a Virtual Assistant

Many businesses have a blog on their website, and is it any wonder? Blogging can be an effective marketing tool for your business, as it drives visitors to your website and showcases your expertise. But blogging tasks can also eat into your day - and that’s why you need to outsource them to a...

3 steps to claim back your time

3 steps to claim back your time

As a business owner, your time is the most valuable commodity you have. It doesn’t matter who you are or how high up in your business your position, you cannot make more time in a day. We all have the same 24-hour period in a day. And I know I’m not the only one who doesn’t want to work...