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How to make Batch Working work for you

Most of us probably start our working day with a ‘bit of a plan’ as to what needs to be completed by the time you switch you computer off. BUT how many of us are jumping from one task to another to another. What is batch working and how could it work for you? Multi […]

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5 Achievements in 5 Years

Celebrate!!! We’re so proud to be celebrating our 5th birthday with you this month. We couldn’t let it slide by without sharing our Top 5 Achievements with you all. Getting Started When Emma left her corporate life after almost 15 years at the same company, she wasn’t sure where her path was going to take […]

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Using a Virtual Assistant – a case study with Reshma Field

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. Reshma Field runs two very different businesses but remains super passionate about both of them.  A former partner at a law firm in Kent plus the head of […]

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5 tasks you can easily hand over to a Virtual Assistant

You’ve made the decision that you want to start working with a Virtual Assistant but how on earth do you decide what tasks you can immediately start to hand over? Calendar Management Calendar management can be critical when running your own business. We’ve all experienced trying to set up a meeting and it’s taken 5 […]

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What is the new ‘normal’?

It looks as though June 2020 is the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. The last 9 or 10 weeks of lockdown has caused a lot of reflection for both us at BAS HQ and for our clients. Whilst there is talk of ‘normal’ – what will that look like and will people […]

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Tips for Managing Stress in your Business

April 2020 is Stress Awareness Month so we thought it would be a good time to stop and think about how we run our businesses. You can have a LOT of plates spinning if your running your own business. Running 3 businesses in our case is BUSY and we work in a fast paced environment. […]

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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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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 […]