Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Freedom Solutions Ltd, Virtual Assistant Services.

I love a new year, it gives me the chance to reflect on the past year and look at the year to come. This January I’m focusing on strategy for my Virtual Assistant business. I’m sure thousands of other small business owners are doing the same.

This time last year, I had just found out I had the opportunity to take redundancy. A lot of people may have viewed this as a huge disaster. But I viewed it as an opportunity. I loved the idea of working for myself and had researched being a Virtual Assistant a couple of years previously. This was the opportunity I needed. I was excited, but also terrified of leaving my well-paid comfortable job to go it alone.

One year on and my fledgling business is starting to grow. I’m thinking about how I can get my business where I want it to be. I want to focus on doing the things I love, have time with my family and work when I want to. Let’s face it, that’s why we start our own businesses, isn’t it?

If you’ve found that owning your own business isn’t giving you these things, isn’t it time to work out why not? I would guess it’s because you’re spending more time on admin than you should be. Did you really start your business to end up doing admin? I know I did, but I’m sure the majority of small business owners did not.

If your business strategy for 2018 includes offloading some of your admin, why not consider hiring a Virtual Assistant? I can work when you need me so you only pay the hours you use. You don’t have the hassle of on-boarding me. I work from home so no need to find me space in your office or buy me a laptop. And you don’t have to pay PAYE or NI (or holiday/sick/maternity pay).

I’ll do your admin, and you can rediscover the reasons you started your own business. More time to do the things you love.

Happy New Year!