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2022 Look Back Post

Here we are writing another look back post! Our word of the year was Build.  I think it’s fair to say we’ve built the business in lots of different ways…and Emma has built her confidence. Building…the awards cabinet We didn’t think we’d be including awards in this year’s roundup! After a much delayed event, in […]

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Support for VAs

Why you should be tracking data in your business

When you are running a business it can be a nightmare trying to keep track of absolutely EVERYTHING from your social media followers, your leads, to how many cups of tea you’ve had in a day (did that really push your business forward when you reviewed the tea chart?!) How do you know what you […]

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Business Wellbeing

What I learnt from networking and how it helped my business

Networking…it’s a little bit marmite – you either love it, or you hate it!  Initially, I was in the hate it category.  Being an introvert, I hated having to walk into a room that was already full of people who probably knew each other and then have to start making conversation with them. I realised […]

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Support for VAs

Is it important to have a niche as a virtual assistant?

This is a big buzzword that lots of people talk about in business.  There are lots of pros and cons in having a niche and you can get lost in the conundrum of whether you need to ‘have one’. I truly believe that to begin, you just need to get started in your journey as […]

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Business Wellbeing

5 Reasons You Need to Trust Your VA

When you start to outsource your business, you’ll no doubt have reservations about who you can trust.  You’ve spent years building your business and you don’t want someone coming in and destroying your reputation by making a silly mistake.  It’s a little bit like someone looking after your baby – you want to be 100% […]

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Business Wellbeing

How to use lists in the most productive way for better organisation

Long-time followers of the Boatman Admin Services blog know we love a list and working our way through it.  There is a saying at Boatman HQ – if it’s not on the list, it’s not getting done!  We wanted to share with you how we use lists to stay super organised. Whilst having a list is […]

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Business Wellbeing

How to Improve Productivity with the Pomodoro Technique

How many times have you sat at your desk procrastinating about a task?  It probably feels like such a bigger task than it actually is…and you know it!  We’re a big fan of the Pomodoro technique and want to share it with you. What is the Pomodoro technique? This was first developed in the 1980’s […]

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Business Wellbeing

Why you should invest in a high-quality headshot

In this day and age of the smartphone, it is easier than ever to grab a quick photograph whenever the fancy takes you. It is no wonder then that it is becoming more common-place for people to rely on their smartphones to take photographs when they need them for their business. This is particularly true […]

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Admin Services

How best to prepare your business for working with a VA

You and your business are absolutely flying at the moment which is incredible.  However, are you finding that it’s coming at a price?  Are you working all the hours, not knowing which way to turn, and drowning in an ever-growing to do list?  It’s probably time you thought about hiring a Virtual Assistant but how […]

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Business Wellbeing

5 tips for being successfully organised in business

Running 3 businesses, running a home, keeping fit, staying in touch with family and friends, walking the dog – the list goes on and on!  A question we get asked frequently is how we stay SO organised and manage to achieve so much in a single day.  These are the top 5 tips on how […]