Monthly Archives: November 2017

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How LinkedIn video could become a key tool for your business

By April 2017, LinkedIn had reached half a billion members in 200 countries. That’s a huge universe of people based on just one website, providing a great opportunity to raise awareness of your business.

LinkedIn continues to innovate in order to remain relevant for their audience and rolled out live video from July this year. You can now post live video directly onto LinkedIn, in a similar way to how you would post video to Facebook using Facebook Live.


6 actions to take NOW to prepare your business for 2018

With less than 4 weeks to go until Christmas, 2018 is almost upon us. Take into consideration the Christmas rush, school holidays and general festive season, the remaining working days of 2017 are slipping away. Now is the perfect time to set your sights on next year if you haven’t already. Planning ahead allows you to start 2018 on the front foot, ready to make it the best year ever for your business.


GDPR is coming – are you ready?

As of 25 May 2018, businesses that hold personal data on EU citizens will be required to comply with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). They affect the way all businesses – regardless of size or industry – communicate and keep data. With just six months to go, concern is growing that small businesses are not taking the action required to ensure their compliance.

What is GDPR?

The general data protection regulations are designed to protect personal data. They stipulate how companies can collect personal information, as well as how they can use and store it. They also make clear what companies cannot do with personal data, and how they will be prosecuted if they do not follow the rules.

As a consumer, they enable us to see what personal information companies hold on us, find out what they plan to do with it, and give us the power to ask them not to.


5 things every business owner learns the hard way

This week is Global Entrepreneurship Week #GEW2017, celebrating entrepreneurship all over the world. During November around 35,000 events and competitions are expected to take place – connecting millions of participants to potential collaborators, mentors, and even investors across the globe.

The lifeblood of our economy
Entrepreneurs are a vital part of our economy, stimulating future growth. But, being an entrepreneur isn’t always easy. Entrepreneurs often have big dreams – which can hit a harsh reality. These are some of the lessons that many business owners learn the hard way:


Meet the VA: Claudine

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 virtual assistants Claudine, an experienced traveller with a flair for design and marketing:

Name: Claudine

Area of expertise: Graphic Design, Marketing & General Admin


Expert showcase: 5 mobile tools to increase your productivity

Here at Get Ahead VA our team of virtual assistants 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 this guide our founder and director Rebecca talks about her favourite ‘tools of the trade’ – the mobile tools that enable her to manage the business successfully.