Thank you for the last 3 years.

October 9, 2015

Thank you, we made it to 3 years. October 7th 2015, marked the beginning of our 4th year in business. As with many businesses, we have not achieved this milestone on our own, and I’d like to dedicate this blog...

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Definition of a Virtual Assistant

September 26, 2015

How do you define a Virtual Assistant? VAs are many things to many business owners & entrepreneurs. We asked some of our clients what they thought best summed up what a VA is to them, and created these definitions. Which...

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8 tips Sir Richard Branson told me!

September 13, 2015

Okay, I’ll come clean, I wasn’t the only person in the room. An additional 2,500 or so people were also present, and listened as Sir Richard Branson shared the following tips on becoming a successful entrepreneur. Look forward not back....

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How do you take a break when you ARE the business?

August 19, 2015

We all know the signs. In fact our close family & friends probably know them better than ourselves. The signs you need to step away for a break. For a variety of reasons, business owners & entrepreneurs often are the...

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10 Tips to Grow your Mailing List.

June 22, 2015

Many people say your mailing list (or simply ‘list’) is the most valuable asset to your business. Your list consists of interested individuals who want to follow you, learn from you, and buy from you. A mailing list provides you...

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What happens when the room is full of VAs?

March 25, 2015

What I am about to share with you, is my review of the Australian Virtual Assistants Conference. AVAC, as it is affectionately known is an annual event that appears on most Aussie VAs calendars, as a must attend personal development...

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Should you really accept that LinkedIn connection request?

February 24, 2015

LinkedIn is one of the fastest growing social media channels. Tailored towards professionals connecting, sharing and networking online, it should be a key element of establishing and maintaining your personal brand. But does that mean you should be connecting with...

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VAs, just like Magic Dust!

December 12, 2014

When partnering with a Virtual Assistant, he/she will be aware of your goals, ambitions and values. They will represent your business with the same attitude, values and language you use! The partnership will seem seamless to those outside your business. Consider the...

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And the Stevie goes to….

November 21, 2014

Executive Virtual Associate™ has been named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Startup of the Year category in the 11th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s...

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What can a Virtual Assistant do over 12 Months?

September 30, 2014

So what can a VA do for you to give back your valuable time? Here is how we have supported some of our clients in the last 12 months. Download a copy of this infographic here. For further information on the benefits...

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8 Common Myths on Partnering with a Virtual Assistant

June 8, 2014

The benefits of sharing your workload with a Virtual Assistant (VA) are well known and clear. Recouping valuable time being the main benefit. But like any valuable strategy, myths and misconceptions are often present. This article aims to debunk some...

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7 tips to improve your Networking

April 22, 2014

We all know referrals or leads don’t come knocking at your door, you need to get out and about to create & grow your connections. Networking is one of the most successful ways to grow your business, your connections and...

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Australian VA Conference 2014

March 20, 2014

As a Virtual Assistant, the one event that is a must on my calendar each year is the Australian Virtual Assistants Conference or AVAC. While this year’s conference was the fifth of its kind, it was only my second year...

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21 ways to Save the Planet!

November 3, 2013

Climate change is a very real issue, and many businesses find it a challenge to manage day to day business operations while minimising their impact on the environment. Do you think it’s too hard to be environmentally friendly? Reducing the...

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National First for EVA!

October 24, 2013

With outsourcing on the rise, small business owners are looking to increase their productivity with reputable outsourcing partnerships that will add value to their business. But business owners face a real risk of outsourcing to freelancers who aren’t all they...

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It’s our First Birthday!

October 6, 2013

7th October 2013 marks the first anniversary of the launch of Executive Virtual Associate. It’s a proud and exciting time. Running a small business is not easy, and there has been times over the last year, when I considered if...

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Networking or Inspiring?

June 28, 2013

More than 9 months ago, I started on my own new career journey. While the nature and timing was not my own choosing, the path certainly was! While updating my personal profile on LinkedIn – I somewhat stumbled onto the...

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3 easy ways to keep your Clients coming back!

May 5, 2013

Without Clients every business would cease to exist. And we all recognise it’s much cheaper to retain your existing clients than it is to convert new clients. In fact it has been said that it costs 5 times as much to...

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What is good Customer Service?

April 24, 2013

Last year I established my own business. Like most small business owners, I spent (and continue to spend) a great deal of time reading and researching the best practises, tips and smart ideas to ensure my business succeeds. What amazed...

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Do you know the differences between a Temp & VA?

April 8, 2013

So you’ve decided to delegate some of your growing workload to someone else. Well done! You’ll soon see the benefits first hand of freeing up your time to focus on generating more revenue for your business. But now is the...

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Australian VA Conference 2013

April 2, 2013

The Virtual Assistant Industry is alive and growing at a rapid rate. I know this as I have just returned from a two day Australian VA Conference in Sydney. This was the fourth annual conference, but the first time it...

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