The country on lockdown has meant that many are now juggling working from home with looking after children. Any childcare arrangements previously in place aren’t an option as schools, nurseries and childminders have closed and extended family members, such as grandparents, [...]
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One of the first questions a client asks me is “how can you manage my project if you're not in my office?” It’s a good question, many projects have lots of moving parts and a number of team members all working [...]
Many businesses have adapted to working remotely during the Coronavirus lockdown. Now, with plans to lift the lockdown underway it’s time to question if you really need to head back to the office? Or do the benefits of keeping your business [...]
I love organisation, I love to plan in all aspects of my life. Spreadsheets, colour coding, meal plans, filing systems, processes, and systems! I’m lucky that my career means that I can help others be organised too. My favourite calls are [...]
There is a danger in quiet times that we sit back, watch Netflix and eat chocolate. However, this is the complete opposite of what we should be doing. If you’re a small business owner and wonder how you can use stay [...]
The list of tasks that can be completed in Excel is endless, some of the more popular uses are calculations, accounting, databases, creating charts, goal planning, task lists and project management. Consequently, discovering a few time saving tips can provide great [...]
I’ve owned my VA business for just over a year now and have spent some time reflecting on the transition from Executive Assistant to Virtual Assistant. Moving from paid employment to business owner, is a massive change in many ways including [...]
The I often get asked how did you cope with newborn twins and the answers is...I just did! When there are two babies that need you, you find a way to make it all work. I’m very lucky to have a great [...]
PowerPoint…love or hate it there are times when it can’t be avoided! Here are my PowerPoint tips to make you life a little bit easier… Customise your Ribbon Spend 10 minutes setting up your Ribbon with your most frequently used commands [...]