Choosing to stay positive... 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 [...]
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The alternative Christmas party 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 [...]
The cost of a freelancer compared to an employee 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 [...]
Four reasons to consider outsourcing parts of your business If there was ever a right time to evaluate the efficiencies of your businesses, the middle of a pandemic and a recession, seems like a very good time to start. [...]
Getting the most out of working with your VA Yay! You've made the decision to work with a VA, how exciting...or is it a bit scary? It's a big investment in terms of money and trust. You may feel [...]
Mastering the art of successful delegation We all know the benefits of delegation for business owners, everything from raised levels of productivity, increased trust and motivation for staff, greater loyalty and increased time for business owners to manage the [...]
Top reasons to say NO to working with a VA Are you on the fence about the idea of outsourcing to a VA. You've probably convinced yourself that it just won't work for you and won't add benefit to [...]
Managing your inbox According to a study by The Independent, workers in the UK spend the equivalent of 30 days a year on emails, typically two hours per day. I would imagine that this figure is increasing with so [...]
Working from home with kids 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 [...]
How does project management work virtually? One of the first questions a client asks me is “how can you look after my project if you're not in my office?” It’s a good question, many projects have lots of moving [...]