Monthly Archives: November 2016

Get Ahead VAArchives

5 things a Virtual Assistant can do for your Small Business

This Saturday 3rd December is Small Business Saturday.  Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ to support small businesses in their communities.

As a small business you can visit the website and download and print free marketing packs and logos to advertise that you are part of the nationwide campaign.  You can also get involved online by listing your business on their ‘Small Business Finder’ for free.

On social media you can get a free shout out for your plans for the day on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, using the hashtag #SmallBizSatUK.  Last year #SmallBizSatUK trended at number 1 all day on Small Business Saturday with over 100,000 tweets sent in support of the day, reaching more than 25 million people.  That could provide fantastic exposure for your business.


Meet the VA: Lucy

Name: Lucy Andrews

Area of expertise: PA, Office Manager and Administrator

When & why did you join Get Ahead VA: I joined Get Ahead in November 2018 after a friend recommended it to me. Having two young children I was searching for a job that would offer me the flexibility to be there for my family whilst having a career and doing a job that I love. After meeting with Rebecca I knew Get Ahead was the company for me.


How to set up a Webinar

We are really excited to introduce you to our new email newsletter. Each month we will be asking our readers to ask us a question that they have not got around to finding the answer to.

This month one of our contacts asked us….’How do you set up a webinar?’

So here goes…Carrie one of our Marketing Specialists explains how do you set up a webinar?

You’ve watched webinars yourself or seen them advertised across the web. Everyone is talking about them and you would like to give one a go.

It just seems like far too much trouble and you don’t know where to start. There’s the huge cost and research to be done into creating one and hosting one!!!

I promise you, it is affordable, easy and you will be able to do it, I’m here to help you!

Expert Showcase: Meet the new LinkedIn Company Pages

Here at Get Ahead VA our team includes experts in a wide variety of fields.  From Accounting to Admin, Hootsuite to Holiday cover, Email Marketing to Excel, our VAs can add value to many aspects of your business.

In our Expert Showcase series our team are delivering some of this expertise to you, with a series of ‘How to’ guides to help you get the best bang for your buck in your business.

In this guide our award winning social media expert Angela talks about how Linkedin Company Pages are changing and ways in which you can make the most of the new format:

Meet the VA: Hazel

Here at Get Ahead VA, our people are everything. Our ever-growing team includes a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise and personalities to ensure we can find exactly the right virtual assistant to match our customers’ requirements.

Here’s 60 seconds with one of our VAs, Hazel, who joined Fiona’s team in Leeds this year.

Name: Hazel Spencer

Area of expertise: Social Media Management, Online Research and Data Entry.


The Business Show

The Business Show takes place at Olympia, London next week on 17th & 18th November and offers a wealth of opportunity, advice and information for businesses large and small.

The free exhibition is packed with speakers and exhibitors as well as networking opportunities

  • 25,000 businesses are expected to attend
  • 250 seminars are available for you to learn from leading experts
  • 12 free to attend masterclasses offer the chance to develop your skills
  • 350 exhibitors will be there to talk about a wide array of business services


Get Ahead VA is a finalist for prestigious Surrey Business Awards

We are delighted to have been selected as a finalist for the SME Surrey Business awards in the Waytime Technologies Business of the Year <50 category.

The SME Surrey Business Awards are a sought-after accolade of achievement, an endorsement of hard-work, determination and enterprise in business.  Sponsored by the University of Surrey Surrey Business School there are seventeen categories available in this year’s awards.  Businesses both large and small, old and new will be recognised alongside not for profit organisations as well as individual business leaders and employees.

We have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Waytime Technologies Business of the Year <50 category.  This award will go to the business that shows outstanding initiative, boldness and imagination as well as sound management practices.