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5 Reasons to Outsource your Admin

The role of a Virtual Assistant is a fast rising one – ranked at number 8 as the fastest growing freelance skills in this Entrepreneur article. Whilst we’ve been out and about networking it’s apparent that some people are still a little confused as to what it is a VA can ACTUALLY help you with. […]

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How to decide what you should delegate?

We love Richard Branson’s quote ‘If you want to grow as an entrepreneur, you’ve got to learn to delegate’ In an old blog post from 2015 on Virgin’s website, Richard admits that he lacked crucial knowledge in the early days of Virgin which meant he had to learn how to delegate quickly. He also talks […]

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Using a VA – A Case Study

If you’re thinking of hiring a virtual assistant but are still unsure whether it’s right for your business we’ve written a case study to help better explain. Helen Rich is the owner of Taste of Bath who specialise in making gift boxes, using artisan produce sourced within 15 miles of Bath.  Helen is a former […]

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Self-care for the Self Employed

Being self-employed is super exciting and an amazing opportunity. You get to be your own boss and live by your own rules. It’s easy for inspiration to hit at any time of the day or night but that also means it’s super easy to work 24/7. Your business cannot run at 100% if you are […]

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The Benefits of having an accountability buddy

When you run your own business, you’re accountable for EVERYTHING.  Doing the marketing and keeping up to date with social media, getting the accounts in order, managing workload and ensuring you’re hitting deadlines…oh, and doing the ACTUAL work!  There is probably no doubt that you have tasks on your to do list that may have […]

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Small Biz 100 Winner 2018

Small business is big business in the UK and we’re SUPER proud to have been selected as one of the 100 businesses to be profiled as part of the national ‘Small Business Saturday’ campaign for 2018. Small Business Saturday is a campaign which is aimed at highlighting and celebrating the many and varied small businesses in […]

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The Importance of Taking a Break

We all know what it’s like…if we’ve got an office day, we’ll sit at our desks in the morning and before you know it, it’s 4pm and you literally haven’t stopped for lunch OR we’ve grabbed something and then eaten it at our desk. This was definitely the case for me when I worked in […]

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Benefits of working with a Virtual Assistant

Here at Boatman Admin Services, we strongly believe that our clients see us as an investment, not an expense.  If you’ve never worked with a Virtual Assistant and want to know why you should have someone like us on your team, then here’s a few benefits… As an independent contractor to your business, you don’t […]

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The Importance of Maintaining a Work Life Balance

When you run your own business it can be all about the work, work, work, work, work, work, work (as said by Rihanna). Work–life balance is a concept including proper prioritising between “work” (career and ambition) and “lifestyle” (health, pleasure, leisure, family and spiritual development/meditation) however we all know that this can be extremely difficult […]