Taking a break for a small business or entrepreneurs can be a very stressful time. If you own a business or are the only person in the business, then the thought of losing clients and money could ensure you never take a holiday. Some business owners falsely believed that if a business owner decides to take a break, then the business will fail and all their customers will go elsewhere. As a business owner, you need to learn how to take a break and run a business for your own peace of mind and that of the business. On the other hand, for most employees, it’s an enjoyable experience and staff look forward to their holidays. Plans for the holiday start weeks, sometimes months in advance. Money spent on hotels, flights and money exchanged. The countdown to the holiday (more…)
A virtual office address is perfect for self-promotion of micro businesses. Legally you have to register your business with HMRC and Companies House. As a result, this is known as your registered address. However, your day to day post needs to delivered somewhere. A virtual address is ideal for businesses operating from their home. Additionally, a virtual office helps a business look and promote a larger corporate image without the high costs or renting or buying.
Once a Virtual Office has been created; mail is automatically delivered to the new address. You then have a choice on how mail is actioned, you could have (more…)
When starting a business, the owner or director will have some business expectations. The first expectation will be, the business will be a success. Secondly, there will be financial rewards and personal achievement. Very few people start a new business expecting it to fail or have limited financial reward. The new business owner will be looking forward to creating fantastic relationships with both clients and suppliers. A relationship that will ensure:
- Their clients will value their product or service
- Clients will become an advocate for their business
- Invoices paid on time and in full
- Clients will be courteous and respectful
I know there are at least three significant advantages of working with a Virtual Assistant or Virtual PA. (Not taking into account the many smaller benefits). I know that this is correct from the feedback I have had over the years from my clients. They have:
- Grow their businesses
- Taken holidays
- Re-balanced their lives
myPA have been Virtual Assistants and Virtual PAs since 2005 so we have had a lot of feedback
Working in any office can be stressful, however, with a dog in the office, stress levels are reduced considerably. It doesn’t matter if you work for yourself, work on your own or in a corporate environment, stress is now a factor in our working lives. The skill we have to master is trying to manage that stress. We also have to be aware of when our stress levels are overflowing. It is true that we all can manage a certain amount of stress, we are hard wired for it, but an overflow can be dangerous and unproductive.
There are many tools, therapies and strategies on the market to help elevate stress, but have you thought about have a dog in the office?
Twitter for business – does it work? well, I have had a twitter account for some time now, and to be honest, I go through stages where I love it and can spend hours looking at posts and updates. Indeed, this is how I became a Virtual International Speaker on Networking. There are times however when I just want to hit my head against a brick wall. There is some much information on twitter it can be difficult to figure out which information is valuable, which is a waste of time and which is pure dribble.