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Taking the Strain: Talking about Workplace Stress

I am very happy to say that I will be a speaker at the forthcoming Casino Beats conference in which I will be part of a panel talking about mental health and the workplace.

I am passionate about finding a good balance and a positive working environment that allows people to flourish and work constructively even whilst under the natural stresses and strains of a high-paced industry

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How to Manage a Hectic Schedule

It doesn’t matter what you are doing, from a tech start-up to a vegan food site, it often all falls on you to do everything and your schedule can become crowded to say the least. All those time-consuming tasks, chores and admin that you may have never imagined… so here are 6 Tips to Manage a Hectic Schedule successfully and spend more time working ON your business and less time IN your business.

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Using a Virtual Assistant for Social Media

The biggest growth area for virtual assistant services has undoubtedly been in Social Media Strategy, content creation and management.

The most common request we get from clients is can we get a Social Media Virtual Assistant to help us manage our online presence, expand the channels we cover and optimise the way our brand is viewed… but, we have changed in the way we manage Social Media.

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Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet 2019

Why are Social Media platforms always changing their image sizes? 

It often feels like a chore to have to redo these things and, worst of all, often the networks themselves are not exactly forthcoming with the preferred dimensions.

So, in order to make your life slightly simpler we are offering you a simple clean guide to image sizes for the major social media platforms; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn (Business), LinkedIn (Personal) and Pinterest.

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Video Tips: 10 Tips for Communicating with Remote staff

In this week’s video I am going to talk about 10 tips for communicating with remote staff. Naturally these are relevant to our line of business - working with virtual assistants - but increasingly business is global and workforces are fragmented.

Many businesses are now not only feeling the benefits of working with VAs but also using outsourcing platforms such as Freelancer, People Per Hour and individuals and agencies across the globe to deliver tasks.

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Mental Health Awareness | Self Care Tips for Business Owners [Video]

Being a small business owner has many perks. It puts you in charge of your destiny, gives you freedom, and can be more rewarding than any career you might have imagined for yourself. But what a lot of business owners will also admit is that this can come at a cost – pressure, responsibility, long hours that can all contribute to a lack of self care and potential mental health problems.

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Video Tips: Social Media Strategy

In the last few weeks we have been working on differing social media and marketing strategies for 3 clients and given that Social Media was high on the list of New Year’s Resolutions I thought I would do a video with some quick tips. 

As I mentioned I think there is a lot of angst around Social media in business because there is the perception that if you are not on every social media with your brand you are missing out on millions of clients. The truth is never that simple. So here are some tips on putting together a social media strategy.

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How to Work with a Virtual Assistant to Clear Your Inbox

When you are a small business owner, you spend a fair share of your day sifting through your inbox trying to decrease the number of emails in it. It is a very big part of your daily routine and the one you might feel you need to have the most control over.

However, if this aspect of your business is eating away at your already limited (and precious) time, it’s best to start thinking about relinquishing some control.

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Using a Virtual Assistant to Manage your Blog 

Having a successful blog and creating compelling and engaging content are some of the most effective marketing tools today. As such, they do require a lot of your time which, it is safe to assume, is already probably quite scarce.

When it comes to content creation, the job might seem straight-forward and not so challenging. However, as with any job this one comes with many routine elements which can easily be outsourced

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