Category Archive: Contract

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 […]

My view of the Queen’s Speech 2017 and what will it mean for small businesses?

What does the Queen’s speech mean? What does leaving Brexit mean? What were the bills talked about and what’s their impact? Personally, I’m comppleetely confused and baffled, everywhere you look someone is interpreting it differently and nowhere could I find a good summary, so here’s what I thought…. What do we really know about delivering […]

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? […]

Should I join a crowdsourcing website to get new clients?

Those of you who read my blog know how much I advocate networking. There’s nothing like it for meeting new people, connecting people with similar skills and finding individuals who can help each other. You’ll also know that nearly all of my customers came from networking referrals and introductions. But what if you are just […]

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 […]