Before launching The PA Portal, I was quick to recognise that as a new business owner I needed to become much more social media savvy.  So, what did I do?  Well, I went on some courses and stalked the hell out of lots of other...

It’s been pretty busy around here these last few months. I often advise my clients to reclaim some work life balance by signing up with a Virtual Assistant.  So today, I thought it was time for me to live and breathe my mantra, to take...

Call me weird, but I love filling in forms.  I even remember form filling being part of my childhood role-play in my very early years.  Don’t judge me!  I suppose this explains a lot about the career path I've taken, and why I am a...

A great week at The PA Portal keeping my clients organised and suggesting new ways of working to streamline processes.  I’ve also had some new client leads to follow up, so it’s been a busy one! This weekend I am going to kick back, and...

In our hectic, hassled and busy business lives we really need a reminder now and again to cut out the complexity. So, this week’s blog is all about focusing on the simple stuff. It’s not rocket science, but it will help. I promise. It was World...

A hot sticky end to The PA Portal week.  Working from home and being your own boss has so many advantages, but I can’t lie I would kill for an air-conditioned office right now! It’s been an eventful week.  Some really important contracts have been signed, sealed...

My principle location as Virtual Assistant is working from my home office (which of course I love!). It's also great sometimes to have the opportunity to get 'out and about'. This week I've been doing just that! I started the week on a site visit with my Property...

A fantastic and fulfilling week at The PA Portal engaging with my first client, and liaising with a whole new network of business professionals, from solicitors to accountants, councils and planning offices. Property is a secret passion of mine and I am delighted to have...

Calm and in control. A busy 2nd week at The PA Portal, completing my Social Media Marketing course, plus finishing off lots of legal documents, sorting insurances and data protection registration. It feels great to finally be getting The PA Portal house in order. For someone like...