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Introducing S38 Business Management

Introducing S38 Business Management

Why I changed my business name You might have noticed a BIG change around here recently.  A new URL, a new logo, and yes, a NEW business name! The name of your business represents who you are, what you stand for, and the promise you make to your customers. Initially,...

What Does An Online Business Manager Do?

What Does An Online Business Manager Do?

Have you been wondering if an OBM could help you get on top of things in your business, but you’re not really sure what they do and how they can help? Read this article to find out more.

What’s Holding You Back From Business Growth?

What’s Holding You Back From Business Growth?

Reaching a point where you have the opportunity to scale your business should be exciting and fulfilling, not stressful and overwhelming. But it does mean letting go of control. It does mean getting help, which can feel like a really big step. In my experience, challenges relating to scaling your business usually fall into one of six areas.

7 Transformational Tips for Business Success

7 Transformational Tips for Business Success

This month marks three years since I took the plunge and started Virtual Associate Services. Three years ago my daughter was still a bub, not sleeping anywhere except in my arms. And so, I juggled, snatching moments of working time while she was napping on me or gently peeling myself from under her to work at night.

Naturally these milestones are a moment to pause and reflect. So, what would I tell my past self?

5 ways to get ahead in business with an OBM

5 ways to get ahead in business with an OBM

When you run your own business, things move faster and faster every day. And when you’re juggling business operations with everyday life, it feels impossible to get ahead and stay ahead in your business. But for savvy entrepreneurs, engaging an online business manager (OBM) has been the key to getting a competitive edge in business and the breathing room they need for life.

Taking care of YOU during Stress Awareness Month (and beyond)

Taking care of YOU during Stress Awareness Month (and beyond)

Taking care of YOU during Stress Awareness Month (and beyond) As business owners, stress is hard to avoid. Between managing clients, delivering to deadlines, working on our business and all the things, we have A LOT on our plates. And it’s easy to forget to take care...

Celebrating women in business: International Women’s Day 2024

Celebrating women in business: International Women’s Day 2024

Celebrating the Wonderful Women in my Business Life In the spirit of International Women's Day 2024, I’m giving a huge shout-out to all the trailblazing women entrepreneurs forging a path in the business world. And I’d particularly like to celebrate the incredible...

Building your strong small business foundations

Building your strong small business foundations

Building Solid Small Business Foundations A step-by-step guide to the key foundations your business needs Does running your small business make you feel like you're always juggling a million balls in the air (and you're terrified they will all drop at once)? And like...

Online Business Manager vs Virtual Assistant

Online Business Manager vs Virtual Assistant

Are you at that point of small business ownership where your to do list is overflowing and you can’t find the time to prioritise what matters? That point where you need someone to help you in your business, but you don’t know who? While some of your business buddies are saying you need a Virtual Assistant (VA), others swear by their fabulous Online Business Manager (OBM).

So, which one do you need? Well, that depends on what you want to achieve, because there are some pretty big differences between what a VA and OBM can do for you…

Five Ways To Improve Your Business Productivity

Five Ways To Improve Your Business Productivity

Being ‘productive’ is something we all aspire to because it makes us feel accomplished and valuable. The more productive you are, the more you can achieve with your time, effort, or money. As business owners we have control over how we structure our days and the work we do, so we should all be pretty productive, right?

The challenge most business owners face is that our ability to be productive with our time and resources and is often hampered by distractions that shift our focus. Research suggests we are only productive for about three hours a day – that is only about 40% of the average workday. We spend just as much time on social media as we do performing our work!

Continue reading for five ways to improve your business productivity.

How Accountability Can Unlock Your Potential in Business

How Accountability Can Unlock Your Potential in Business

One of the big challenges for small business owners is balancing their time between working in their business and working on their business. You need to work in your business to deliver to your clients. But you need to work on your business to help your business grow....

Who Is Keeping You Accountable In Business?

Who Is Keeping You Accountable In Business?

It is really easy for things to fall off the radar when they aren’t tied to a client deliverable and deadline. And so, we can struggle to make progress on our big goals and move our business forward.

Your Secret Weapon For Beating Procrastination

Your Secret Weapon For Beating Procrastination

Your Secret Weapon For Beating Procrastination What tasks have you put off this week? Procrastination is something that all business owners struggle with. Actually all people struggle with it! When we are faced with a task that we don’t want to do, or don’t feel...

2021 Year in Review: My four big lessons: What are yours?

2021 Year in Review: My four big lessons: What are yours?

No doubt about it, 2021 has been a year to remember (or maybe forget). The impact of extended COVID lockdowns and restrictions has touched us all. For some it has seen business growth and new opportunities. For many it has meant loss of income, reduced work and...

What everyone must know about repurposing content from podcasts

What everyone must know about repurposing content from podcasts

Repurposing existing podcast content is a great way of making the most out of a good piece of content. You can turn an already published podcast into different formats and engage with a broader audience across different platforms as well as continue to drive traffic...

Expectations vs Reality – How to tell if your OBM/VA is a good fit

Expectations vs Reality – How to tell if your OBM/VA is a good fit

Have you ever met someone for the first time and found that you both just clicked? You might have found that you have similar values, laugh at the same Dad jokes, understand each other’s concerns and worries of running a business and juggling family. You feel as...

Advantages of hiring a Podcast Manager

Advantages of hiring a Podcast Manager

If you have been running a podcast series for a while you’ll know that the process can be a time-consuming beast. From choosing a topic, to writing, finding a co-host, recording, editing, uploading, sharing and lastly promoting your podcast, to then start all over...

Four tips for podcast success in small business

Four tips for podcast success in small business

If you are new to the world of Podcasting and want to learn how you can get your podcast discovered, here are some tips to help you. Tip 1: Share your podcast to more than one podcast platform What is a Podcast Platform? A podcast platform is usually an app that can...

Why working on your business is important

Why working on your business is important

I’m sure we’ve all heard the saying ‘work on your business, not in your business’ but what does that mean? Working in your business is providing services or products to your clients and customers. Whereas working on your business is about business growth and what the...

Time management for business professionals

Time management for business professionals

How do you manage your time? Some people are good at this, some are great, and some are poor, all for different reasons. Are you inundated with work? Is there a structure to your day or week in place? Where do you draw the lines with boundaries? As a busy business...

Tools that save you time and help you be more productive

Tools that save you time and help you be more productive

As a busy business professional and Mum to a young daughter, I find it's important to make the best use of my time, and get as many of my admin tasks set up and automated so I can get on to the next thing on my to-do list as well as help my clients. In my last blog...

The power of outsourcing and how it can help business growth

The power of outsourcing and how it can help business growth

Outsourcing in small business is not utilised enough. There will always be a cost involved but the best perspective to have is that it’s an investment for your business. By having someone who you can share the workload with, and delegate tasks that you find mundane or...

How to stay focused on your business with an Online Business Manager

How to stay focused on your business with an Online Business Manager

We all know that January is usually a good time to sit down and draft out a yearly plan or list goals you want to achieve throughout the year, but with the coronavirus pandemic still affecting many businesses and our way of life, staying focussed can be hard. When you...

Creating a work-life balance while working from home

Creating a work-life balance while working from home

Let’s face it, it can be hard working from home and especially during this time. Trying to complete deadlines all while looking after a family member. There are many distractions with working from home but today I am going to share with you my top tips on how to...

Keeping a positive work mindset during COVID

Keeping a positive work mindset during COVID

Times are hard at the moment especially with COVID and how it is affecting everyone across Australia. In business, it is hard not to worry about what is happening and what is going to happen. We need to keep a positive mindset during this time. Knowing that we have no...

How to prepare before hiring a virtual assistant

How to prepare before hiring a virtual assistant

There are endless possibilities with working with a virtual assistant, and it has never been a better time to work with a virtual team. You may be wondering, ‘how does a business owner work with a virtual team?’ I have listed seven key steps on building and having a...

7 Benefits to working with a virtual executive assistant

7 Benefits to working with a virtual executive assistant

There are many benefits of working with a virtual executive assistant, from time-saving to reducing operation costs. I have listed what I think are seven benefits of having a virtual team and how it can help your business thrive! What is a virtual executive assistant...

The truth about virtual assistants

The truth about virtual assistants

There still seems to be a stigma around Virtual Assistants (VAs) and who they are and what they do. Let’s start at the beginning. For the past couple of decades Virtual Assistants mainly provided secretarial services. As time went on and the internet became more...

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