A little bit of R&R

A little bit more about R&R VA Services........


Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Wimbledon is bad for my business!!!!

I am spending way too much time being sucked into the tennis...and not just Andy Murray making me shout at the TV until 11pm at night!!!! I am something of a tennis fan but particularly Wimbledon!

However, this does mean that my precious and limited time to work on R&R VA Services slips away whilst I scream about first services rates etc! And this is a problem shared with a lot of people who run their own businesses. The evenings are when we work on our business and not that of our clients, but we all need a break sometimes. I got into being a VA partly to improve my work life balance so dealing with the guilt of not working on my business for a few nights is a little challenging.

I have to remind myself that this is what I enable other people to do and if I don't recharge my own batteries occasionally I'm no help to them either. Plus me screaming at the TV really does seem to make a difference to his game........honestly!

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Monday, 22 June 2009

Researching that potential client

It's what I'm currently doing as I have a couple of meetings coming up in the next few days with potential clients, checking out their websites, newsletters, Facebook pages etc...gleaning enough information to sound informed at the meeting. But also it gives me an idea of what they may need from my services.

It always pays to go to meetings prepared why not have a VA do the research for you and save some time :)

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Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Time management......remember yourself!

It has to be considered....planning! Yep we all know we need to do it,we do remember sometimes and we know we should do it more.

I'm in the process of working out a schedule for myself to ensure those regular jobs I need to do for my own business actually happen, it's all too easy to put them aside when someone else wants to pay you for your time but they are important.

And then there is also the inclusion of time off!!! I can hear you gasping from here but we all need the odd evening to ourselves...if I don't have some time with my family and some sleep quite frankly you won't be getting the best service from me, trust me!

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Thursday, 11 June 2009

Facebook business page

I'm just in the process of setting up my R&R VA Services Facebook fan page. Won't be in time to get enough followers to get my vanity facebook url but it will be good for business!!!

I'll let you know when it's up and finished and you can all come and massage my ego by becoming my fans hehehe!! I can always create one for you too!

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Wednesday, 3 June 2009

That guy who knows everyone....

I met him today...or at least one of those people. I used to work for one as well. If you needed anything cultural, social or political he had the contact. Today's guy was on a much more business and practical level and it got me thinking, part of a VAs role is something similar to that. To know who to put you, the client, in touch with when you need something done. Or to at least know someone else to ask if they know the right person or company.

And today I met someone else!

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Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Networking Opportunity for Creative Businesses

For anyone in Leicester hope to see you at the below event this Thursday at the LCB Depot!!

TBC Social
Thursday 4th June, 6pm – 8pm, £free
Networking Event for Creative Businesses. Informal Networking plus updates on the latest business support schemes.

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