6 apps to help you increase productivity

When it comes to achieving more in business, I’m a firm believer that we should all be aiming to work smarter, not harder. Being busy isn’t an admirable status anymore, especially amongst those people (like you and I) who are self-employed because we’re looking for a...

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How a Virtual Assistant can help you achieve more

When creative video and audio producer Steve Folland found himself with an overflow of admin work, he reached out to enquire about my Virtual Assistant services. I was able to turn Steve’s task around within 24 hours and provided a “seamless, professional experience.”...

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The top 6 benefits of hiring freelancers

Ask a seasoned recruiter to list the benefits of hiring freelancers and she’ll likely write you an essay. In this post, I've covered the top 6 of those benefits and backed them up with facts. Ready to find out why freelance workers are the future? Good. Let's get...

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What should I delegate to a Virtual Assistant?

In the words of Richard Branson “If you really want to grow as an entrepreneur, you’ve got to learn to delegate”. A 2015 blog post on Virgin's website recounts an interview Richard gave to entrepreneur.com. Talking about the early days of Virgin, he admits lacking...

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5 tips to help you grow your freelance business

You’ve been at this for a while now and so you’re ready to grow your freelance business. You’ve achieved the goals you set yourself when you first started and now it’s time to aim a little higher. But where should you start when you want to take your business to the...

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Detox your inbox

Is your inbox bursting with unread emails? Some of us have hundreds, even thousands. We stop noticing them, accepting that we’ll never clear the backlog. You might not think having a full inbox is sapping your productivity, but believe me, it is. Imagine your inbox is...

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Business card mistakes

I recently completed a rather large business card data entry project for my lovely new client. She had accumulated approximately 450 (I didn't count them all...!) business cards through the many networking events she attends and had never done anything with them. My...

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What is #ElyHour?

#ElyHour is what is formally known as a Twitter chat, but in reality we are much more relaxed than most Twitter chats. There are no rules, restrictions or guideline topics. We just get together on Twitter on a Wednesday evening between 8:00 and 9:00pm to say hello,...

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