Firing A Client

Firing A Client

Firing A Client

Getting a client is hard, but firing a client can be harder.  Businesses of all sizes spend hundreds of

As a Virtual PA sometimes you have to Fire a Client

Firing a Client

thousands of pounds trying to get a new client.  There are adverts in newspapers, television and local magazines, special offers and financial incentives.

Small Businesses find their clients slightly differently, however, the effect is the same. A significant amount of money spent to attract a potential new client. Adverts in local magazines, investment in websites and social media.  Also, small businesses often attend business networking meetings.  Meetings could have a joining fee, a monthly fee and a weekly fee.  In addition to the cost of the meeting, the time at the meeting, the time following up leads and then the time generating the paperwork and information needed to entice the potential client into being an active client.

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Business Expectations for Small Businesses

Business Expectations for Small Businesses

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Business Expectations can drive business goals

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

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Benefits of working with a Virtual Assistant or Virtual PA

Benefits of working with a Virtual Assistant or Virtual PA

Using a Virtual PA in Oxford

Using a Virtual Assistant in Poole

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

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Having a dog in the office as Stress Relief

Having a dog in the office as Stress Relief

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A dog in the office can help reduce stress

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?

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Twitter for Business – does it work?

Twitter for Business – does it work?

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.

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“Mail forwarding and Virtual Office address in Oxfordshire”

“Mail forwarding and Virtual Office address in Oxfordshire”

myPA are here to help you with your personal and business needs. We take pride in the level of customer service we offer our clients. This could be from our Mail forwarding to our virtual office, our virtual assistants or answering services. All of which are highly competitive in price and can provide your business with a professional look and feel.

Mail Forwarding Address

Virtual Office Address

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