Working more efficiently is at the top of many people's agendas, whether this is so you can get more work done or spend more time doing things outside of work that you love. A fast and cost-effective way to save time [...]
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Microsoft Excel is widely used in organisations for both financial and information organisation activities...I've seen it in practice for anything from annual financial reports to sales analysis, contact lists and project tracking. Of course, it is better at some tasks than [...]
Have you ever considered how efficient your business is? If not, it's a good idea to spend some time thinking about this as businesses that are more efficient are more likely to make a profit. Inefficiencies ultimately lead to negative effects [...]
The very best thing about working as a VA is the variety of tasks and activities that I get to be involved in. No day is the same, one hour I can be online shopping for gifts for a client's team, [...]
Some may consider a VA a luxury, someone who can be there to do the tasks that you don’t want to…maybe it's bookkeeping, chasing invoices, or making appointments. It’s true, of course, as a business owner the dream is to handover [...]
One of the first blogs I shared was my top tips for PowerPoint, that was almost 2 years ago now so I thought it was about time to share some more PowerPoint hacks that I’ve picked up over the last few [...]
I'm guessing by now we've all experienced a video call or two! However, it's clear that being a guest on one is very different from hosting and presenting on one. As a guest you are expected to turn up on time, [...]
It would be an understatement to say it’s a bit of a tough time for everyone...it's January, we're back in lockdown and it's not stopped raining for what feels like weeks! There's a part of me that wants to curl up [...]
It's that time of year again and I'm sure in a normal year, you would have started to give thought to plans for the office Christmas party. However, 2020 hasn't exactly gone to plan and with more uncertainty ahead it's difficult [...]
Everyone knows that freelancers are expensive, right? They charge hourly/daily rates far greater than what you would pay an employee…so it must be a more expensive option! Ok, so what if we consider all the on costs associated with an employee… [...]