Category Archive: Cashflow

Data Protection – As a small business, do I need to register with ICO?

As I know, being in business comes with many challenges, not least of all the legislation you need to know about. Data Protection is one of the most commonly misunderstood by small businesses. So I wanted to share with you, my view and understanding of this crucial piece of legislation. Overview of the Data Protection […]

What is the Late Payment of Commercial Debt (Interest) Act 1988?

If you are a small business, you will know how late payment can cause havoc with your cash flow. What can you do about it? You can apply interest to overdue payments The Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 is a Statutory instrument made on 4 October 1998 which came into force in […]

As a VA how can a quiet summer help you increase your income?

Summer is here and so nearly, are holidays. As a virtual assistant, will it mean less work than usual, or is it your busiest time handling all that holiday cover? If summer’s a quiet time for you, it can be a great opportunity to brush up on training, reading, networking or learning a new skill. […]

Accepting a new client – checklist for Virtual Assistants

You’ve been approached by your first client. Your initial reaction is to say “yes” to anything they request, whether that is 30 day credit terms, no payment up front, a job that’s outside your comfort zone, something you actually haven’t planned to do but you think you are capable of. How do I know that? […]

4 ways a contract helps you sleep: Part 2 – Relationships

Last week I looked at how contracts can help you sleep by sorting out your cash flow. This week I’m going to look at how a contract helps you focus your energy on the right areas of your relationship with your customer. If you are focusing on outstanding invoices, on money that hasn’t been received […]

4 ways a contract helps you sleep: Part 1 – Cash flow

You are waking up at night due to your business and problems going round and round in your head. You’ve tried counting sheep, writing a list, but nothing seems to work.  So how do you get your cash flow in order and how can a contract help you achieve that? Let’s look at Why you […]

Top 5 time tracking software and apps for virtual assistant reviewed

When you’re a virtual assistant managing multiple clients, it’s so important to have a quick, efficient way to track your time but how do you choose? How do you choose the right one amongst the huge choice of time tracker sofware and apps out there? This is a question that gets asked all the time […]

How do speakers manage their speaking gig enquiries?

Managing the logistics of speaking is really important. I know from experience, keeping track of enquiries, bookings, accommodation and the logistics surrounding speaking gigs can be hard. So how do you keep track of everything? Not having processes in place to keep track of these means they zap your time, your energy and sometimes your […]