Want your business to succeed? Don’t focus on you!

It’s understandable that you want your business to do well. After all, you started it to fulfil a need or solve a problem you had. Whether that need was to be your own boss or your problem was childcare costs or redundancy, your initial drive to start your business was something YOU were looking to fulfil. However, if you want…

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The benefits of a discovery session in business

Discovery sessions are regularly used in service-based businesses – and is it any wonder? They’re easy to implement, non-salesy and beneficial for both the potential client and you. But what exactly makes a discovery session so good for you, your potential client and your business? Firstly, what a discovery session is – and isn’t Mention discovery sessions and there are…

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Are you exploring the true worth of your VA?

It’s a well-known fact that hiring a Virtual Assistant can free up your time. They can also be passed tasks that you either don’t have time to do or, for whatever reasons, are not inclined to do. However these really are the basic, surface-level benefits of hiring a VA. There’s also a wealth of hidden benefits available to you, that…

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The art of good listening

Communication is the keystone of any successful business. You need to be able to effectively listen and understand the differing needs of your clients and potential clients, in order to accurately and effectively help them. This is especially important when you’re in a service-based business, such as that of a Virtual Assistant, as you need to not only hear and…

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Boost your confidence with these assertiveness tips

Assertiveness and confidence often go hand-in-hand; the person who struggles with their confidence levels also tends to be the person who is quite timid too. This can play havoc in the business arena, as it stops them putting themselves forward for new contracts and promoting themselves and their services to new clients. This leads many to spend time working on…

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Do you know what your business standards are?

Business standards, they’re what set you apart from your competitors, instil confidence in your business and can help improve your bottom line, but what exactly are business standards and how can you set some up in your business? What are business standards? A business standard is an agreed way of doing something. It’s the rules and guidelines you put in…

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Why ethics in business are so important

Ethics. They’re what drive your business forward and highlight what you’re about. They dictate what type of conscience you have, both as a business owner and an individual person. So what are your ethics saying about you? Take a company that values honesty and integrity. Would you expect them to lie to you and work in an underhand way? No,…

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