The best place to “Brainstorm”!

If you are anything like me you always come up with your best ideas in the shower or just as you are about to fall asleep, however I have discovered that a good old fashioned walk works wonders, all that fresh air literally clears your head.

Modern technology is rapidly expanding and with the memo function on most phones, (whether that’s Apple or Android) it’s easier than ever to get out, and release your mind of all your wonderful new ideas whilst recording them on your phone. Continue reading

Super PA!

I have a superpower!

I can make things disappear!

You’ll grin from ear to ear,

when you hear me say,

I can take your tasks away.

I’m the go to girl your company needs,

Your expectations I will exceed.

Your blogs, your flyers, your admin and more,

I can work for you, nothing is a chore.

You’ll be safe in the knowledge that,

I’m your super PA and I can take your stress away.

Don’t delay,  Hire Happy today.

Steps to get your business ready for the Christmas holidays.

No one wants to spend Christmas working if you don’t have to, so start getting everything in order now. If you are one of these companies that ramps down rather than up during the Christmas season, then here are some tips to make the Christmas shutdown easier.

Keeping relationships good with suppliers and customers alike is a great achievement. Send Christmas cards to your key clients, you may not have enough money for a gift, but it’s the little “thank you” that counts.

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Can Virtual Competitors Collaborate?

There is a simple answer to this and it’s of course we can, why not?

Many would choose not to risk a collaboration in fear that they may loose custom to their competitors, however I wholeheartedly feel that a collaborative approach can only be a good thing, here’s why:

So think about it, at this moment you’re in your office, with one computer and one knowledge base. Wouldn’t it be great if you knew you could take on additional projects, larger projects, which you would’ve otherwise had to turn down?

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Hire Happy is supporting Camp Amazing in local shopping event.

Today, Christchurch based, PA and Marketing company Hire Happy announced that they are to support the upcoming charity event “All the trimmings” Charity Christmas Event, held by Dorset Women in Business (DWIB) for Dorset charity Camp Amazing.

The event will be held at The Brit, Poole on 14th December where as many as 20 stalls will set up for the evening for local crafters, beauticians, artisans and bakers to showcase their unique wares. The community can shop local and support home-grown business.

Ellie Howes, Owner of Hire Happy:”I was honoured to be approached by Dawn Cook from DWIB to design the posters, help with social media and organise the background running of this event. It is for such a super charity, that is little known in the area, and hasn’t had he exposure deserves. Camp Amazing, assist so many children and their families, it was a no brainer for me to help where I could”

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The benefits of working for yourself…

It was early in 2015, that I decided that I was big enough, and ugly enough to “go it alone”.  Stepping out from the comforts of employment was huge.  However I am grateful that I done it, as stepping out from the constraint’s and hindrance of employment, liberated me.

For many working from home, can sound horrific, being stuck in a room, for hours on end without any interaction from colleagues.  I find working virtually from my own home office empowering, diverse and challenging. I certainly don’t feel as though I am boxed in.  I see more people now, than I ever did before.  I engage and interact with a diverse range of people, including collaborative virtual assistants, clients, networking peers and such like.

The humdrum of being constrained to working a 9-5 job will surely have to evolve?  The road infrastructure, for one is screaming to me that it cannot take the rat race anymore.

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Can a V.A help my business?

Can a V.A help my business?

There is a multitude of ways where a virtual assistant can help your business grow, or indeed start.  You will firstly need to assess exactly which skills you have and which skills you need to hire in?  Or which areas you feel your business needs assistance.

You could ask an experienced Executive Virtual Assistant to do a Business health check, this would enable you to know exactly where your business is and where you want to take it, more importantly in what timescale and how you intend to do this. In essence this business plan is what you will need to ensure you keep your business on the right track.

“Plan the work – Work the plan”

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What is a Virtual Assistant?

What is a V.A?

V.A. is an acronym for Virtual Assistant.

N.B Personal Assistant that works from their own premises (virtually). They would be a self-employed sole trader, freelancer, or possibly operate as a multi V.A. Company.

Virtual assistants are can also go under the guise of V.P.A (Virtual Personal Assistant), E.V.A (Executive Virtual Assistant), Online Assistant, Online Admin Assistant, just to name a few!

Virtual Assistants offer a flexible way of working and have a multitude of skills including administrative, finance and bookkeeping, start up support, marketing and sales along with event and trade show management and PR expertise.   The experience and expertise will vary from one assistant to another. Continue reading

So it continues

EllieThere seems to be so much to prepare for, the original month has turned into a buffer of three months now, I figure this will be the optimum time to also hand my notice in at work and “go it alone” so to speak!

However I cannot wait for the time, that I will venture into the unknown world of business ownership, and be have the ability to help like minded business’ grow and project their company into 2015, just for a start.

As “E.V.A” – Executive Virtual Assistant, I will of course be  doing all the things that I love to do, including;

  • Marketing
  • Event Management & Organisation
  • Travel Planning & Booking
  • PR

I cannot wait to put my exemplary customer service skills to the test as I really enjoy not only what I do, but seeing other business’ grow as a stepping stone from my services.

Happy by nature – you can be assured of that.