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Emma’s #iAlso story

You might have seen on our social media that Emma was included in the 2020 f:Entrepreneur’s iAlso awards. This campaign celebrates the UK’s inspirational and multi-achieving female entrepreneurs. The aim of f:Entrepreneur is to showcase multi-achieving women like Emma in the #ialso Top 100, to provide lessons of challenge and success for all small business […]

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5 Daily Habits for a Better Work Day

We rush from one task to the next and before we know it, it’s the end of the day and what have we actually achieved? This post highlights 5 small habits that we’ve adopted to become more productive in our working day. Get up and Get Dressed! Since we started Boatman Admin Services, we’ve never […]

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2019 – The Look Back Post

Not only is another year coming to a close but also another decade. If you’d have told Emma at the start of 2010 that by the end of the decade she’d be running a successful award winning virtual admin business she would have laughed in your face!  We celebrated our 4th birthday this year – […]

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Introducing Calendar Hacks for More Time in Your Diary

Here we are – racing into the last quarter of 2019!  Before we know it, it’ll be dark when we wake up and dark when we finish for the day.  This last quarter of the year always seems extra busy.   The lazy hazy days of summer are a distant memory and people are ready […]

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A Day in the Life of a Virtual Assistant

It can be difficult to explain what a Virtual Assistant does as our days can be SO varied – there’s a LOT of work that falls under the ‘admin banner’. By talking you through an average day… Emma has chosen a Monday as these tend to be her busiest days! 6.30am I’m up and out […]

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Why it’s Important to Celebrate the Small Stuff

It’s great running your own business – you manage your own diary, you decide the hours you want to work; if you want a cheeky midweek day off you can.  You answer to nobody but yourself.  BUT… If you work on your own however, it can be a lonely time.  Some days you might not […]

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5 Useful Online Business Tools to unlock your Potential

With a million things to do when running a business, it’s true that we should all be trying to work smarter. Being busy doesn’t necessarily mean you’re being productive. If there’s anything to help ease the pressure of our workloads, then we should be jumping on it. Here are some tools that we use to […]

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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 […]