Monthly Archives: September 2017

Get Ahead VAArchives

Meet the Client: Be Leadership

Here at Get Ahead VA we are privileged to work with a wide variety of clients ranging from will writers to window cleaners, financial consultants to fashion designers. All of our clients are motivated and driven business owners, with clear plans for business growth. They recognise the value of outsourcing, passing onto others tasks that either they lack skills in, or tasks that drain their valuable time.

Here’s 60 seconds with one of our clients Shannon Banks from Be Leadership who was looking for a flexible way to scale up her business:


Google’s new feed: Why the future is personal

Google recently announced that it’s unveiling a new feed for users – a feed that will reportedly provide people with Facebook-style updates.

The latest move comes on the back of the tech giant adding a news feed to its mobile search app at the end of last year. We explore what the new feed involves and, more importantly, what it means for users.


What is a business accelerator?


If you are looking to start or grow your business, then you might be thinking about using a business accelerator. But what are they and what do they actually do? Are they the same as business incubators or different? Here we try and demystify some of this growing area of business development.

Businesses Accelerators are organisations that offer a range of support services and funding opportunities for startups
Business accelerator programmes are designed to grow small businesses or start-ups in a short space of time. They usually work by enrolling you in a programme which offers mentorship, office space and other resources as well as access to capital and investment in return for equity.


Expert Showcase: Melanie – How to capture screenshots and video your screen with CloudApp

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 deliver 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 one of our virtual assistants Melanie talks about how you can communicate and collaborate quickly and easily using a clever piece of software called CloudApp™.


Calling all mums! Meet us at the Mums Enterprise Roadshow in London on 25th September

Here at Get Ahead VA we are busy planning for the Mums Enterprise Roadshow which takes place at the Business Design Centre, London on Monday 25th September. Now in its fourth year, this free to attend, flexible work and business show is aimed at mums on a mission. It is designed to help those looking to retrain, find flexible work, start or grow a business. 2017 is shaping up to be the biggest show yet with over 1,500 mums expected to attend and plenty to see and do throughout the day.

We are excited to be exhibiting at the show to promote our new franchising offering, which could be a fantastic solution for those ambitious mums looking for a new, flexible career. Our first franchisee Carrie will be there to share her personal experience with budding franchisees. Rebecca and Tarn will also be there to talk about Get Ahead VA and what working in a virtual agency really feels like.


Meet the VA: Laura Sands

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

Here’s 60 seconds with one of our new virtual assistants Laura who recently joined our Get Ahead VA Reading team. Laura is a copywriter and blogger with 17 years of marketing experience:

Name: Laura Sands

Area of expertise: Copywriting and proofreading


Happy 7th birthday to us!

Here at Get Ahead VA we are celebrating our seventh birthday this month and we are excited to see what lucky number seven year ahead has in store.

After a career in corporate buying for retail giants Superdrug and Sainsburys, Rebecca Newenham founded Get Ahead VA back in September 2010. She recognised a gap in the market for virtual assistance services that offered the flexibility, value and performance that small businesses and start-ups need in the 21st century, digital economy. Rebecca says: “Since I started the business in 2010 outsourcing has seen a huge rise in popularity. Companies are increasingly recognising that using external resources can enable them to remain agile and control costs in a challenging economic environment.”