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Hi, I'm Paddy and I'm a Virtual Assistant

A What Now? Have you heard of a Virtual Assistant?

Invoices

According to the Wiki...and we all know that is the root of all explanations...A Virtual Assistant (typically abbreviated to VA, also called a virtual office assistant) is generally self-employed and provides professional administrative, technical, or creative (social) assistance to clients remotely from a home office."

Cloud-based vs Traditional Methods

Invoices

Recently more and more people are looking at cloud-based accounting systems and moving away from the traditional desktop based systems.

People prefer to know a bit more about their business than they used to. Especially Sole Traders and Entrepreneurs who need to be aware of exactly where they stand financially to make informed business decisions.

Phew...I survived, Did You?

Year End Accounts!

Almost pulled my hair all out, but its done now and 31st January is gone!

Invoices

Looking back I wondered why I was so stressed, mine was done and dusted in October, but my clients on the other hand, well there were a few last minute daredevils out there! It made me look at various ways sole traders or entrepreneurs record their income and expenses.

31st January 2017...what's the first thing that comes to mind??

You survived the first month of 2017?

You failed on the New Year's Resolutions already?

Dry January is a thing of the past?

OR is it

Tax Returns

TAX RETURNS ARE DUE!

If you are stressing about this, please do get in touch and Virtual Diamond can give you a hand. Or if you prefer to go through it alone, HMRC have provided a few very handy webinars to assist you.

Stop Wasting Billable Hours!

Being an Entrepreneur myself, running a business and a life, I have realised that while helping clients achieve their goals I have let mine slide a bit...Just a bit mind!

Stop Wasting Billable Hours!

I took a look at the various things that were occupying my time and realised there are a few things I can do to manage my business properly! It could help you too! So...here are some ways to work for efficiently!

The Cost of Success!

I was scrolling through my Facebook page as you do first thing in the morning before the kids are up and your brain kicks into gear when I came across this picture.

I started reading it and as I got to the end I wondered if that was me.

The Cost of Sucess?

So I put the phone down and thought of my journey here.

Why I work for myself?

I have been asked many times...what made you think of being a Virtual Assistant? Why a Virtual Assistant? And today, I am going to share!

In 2014, I was a working mum with a full time job. My beautiful kids, Dylan and Leyla were only 6 and 2 years old respectively.

My day started with a very early jolt, well before the kids were up. I sorted out their clothes, food and the kitchen sink for their day ahead, then myself, and just before I left the door I would pop into their rooms to kiss them good morning and goodbye. And then it was husband's job to take over.

Free Conference Calls...REALLY?

As a small business, or any business for that matter...you need to save money where you can right?

Sometimes you need to talk to more than one person at a time...but the logistics of getting them all in one place is a nightmare!

Firstly, the cost of providing a venue and refreshments and secondly...unless the reason for the meeting is important to the participants...they probably don't want to take the time out of their day to attend an onsite meeting!

This is where a conference call comes in! It can:

Taking Time Out

When was the last time you just sat there?

taking time out

Stared into space and didn't think about the invoices you haven't sent or the people who owe you money!

When was the last time you actually took a break? Serious break...no email checking, no Facebook trolling, no client calls...just took a break?

Virtual Diamond can give you back some time! Virtual Diamond can create some headspace! Call now - 0207 100 1973

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