Small businesses get the help you need by using a virtual assistant so you can focus on building your business

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Audio Transcription, Content Management, Small Business Services, Social Media Management, Telephone Answering, Virtual Assistant, Virtual Office

Remote Working – The New Norm?

Do you work from home? Is remote working the new normal for 2021?

For us as virtual assistants, we’ve been working from home since 2004! This makes us experts in the virtual working arena.

So what exactly is remote working? Well it can be pretty much anything.

Here are a few examples of work from home jobs:

And the list goes on…..

Working from home as an employee means your employer determines and controls your working hours, holidays and work load.

As a self employed business owner you have more control over what you do and who you do it for.

So – what is the answer if you are self employed or if you’re a small business who doesn’t have any employees? Is it to employ remote staff?

Well, that’s one solution. But it also means you would have to pay your staff a certain amount each month. That would also include any holiday entitlement.

You would also be responsible for maternity and paternity pay for new parents. Plus any other employer contributions.

A simpler solution would be to invest in the services of another small business owner, such as a virtual assistant, or virtual office services business.

They would be able to carry out any or all of the above tasks and more, without any of the red tape.

So, it may cost a little bit more per hour but you would save on all the other employer costs. Plus you’re not usually tied in as you can normally pay as you go!

And the bonus is, if you’re not happy you can cancel anytime, or change service providers quite easily without any repercussions.

It’s certainly worth thinking about isn’t it?

So, if you want to know more then have a chat with us – just click the chat button bottom right to get started.

Online Shop
Small Business Services, Virtual Assistant

Online Shop Business Owners

Online Shop/E-commerce business owners – are you having trouble handling your customer service issues?

Are you too wrapped up in getting your orders out?

Have you got a professional customer service person taking your calls, giving product information and dealing with in box queries?

It’s all very well having a great product but if you want repeat custom you need great customer service.

Online Shop owners need to know that just handling a complaint properly can improve your customer retainment.

If you cannot employ someone in house then a virtual assistant is the next best thing.

The online customer service assistant can handle the complete process from enquiry, to order processing ando dealing with any complaints.

Get your orders and enquiries handled professionally by a fully trained customer service trained representative.

Dedicated to putting your company first so your customers reap the benefits.

Please contact us if you would like more information on how we can help you with your on line business and customer service solution.

Check out more of our customer reviews and testimonials. We think you’ll agree we know what we’re talking about!

Real Life Alexa
Content Management, Small Business Services, Social Media Management, Virtual Assistant

Real Life Alexa?

How many of you remember your first work computer? I do, it was a Commodore PC and was attached to a dot matrix printer. You know the type where you had to pop the paper over the little cogs at the side and ended up with reams of paper all over the floor?


This was back in 1984 when I was just 17! I remember my first job interview as I had to take a manual typing test and I was so nervous. I spent two years at this telecommunications first despatching engineers to fix telephone, emergency lighting and fire alarm systems.


Those were the days when I seemed to be able to memorise everything. Over the years as computers have been upgraded and we’re relying on them more and more my memory seems to have gotten worse and worse! Or it could just be an age thing!


What was your first job, and what type of equipment did you use? Have you found technology is affecting your cognitive ability or enhancing it? And with the likes of Siri and Alexa, are we becoming far too reliant on artificial intelligence?

If you would prefer a real life Alexa then get in touch as you can get 20% off virtual assistant services until the end of this year!

To take advantage of the 20% get in touch quoting ‘Real Life Alexa’.

Customer Complaints - how to handle them
Small Business Services, Telephone Answering, Virtual Assistant

Customer complaints – how to handle them

Customer Complaints are a regular occurrence when you don’t have properly trained staff to deal with them.

Scenario – you’re a service provider, and your customer is less than satisfied with the level of service received so has called you and is very irate – how should you handle it?

Here are the basics of handling a complaint when the customer is angry:

  • Let the customer rant without interrupting
  • When they stop ranting – empathise with your customer in an effort to placate them
  • Take ownership – do not blame others or give excuses!
  • Ask them what they need from you to fix the problem
  • Offer a solution and explain what you will do and DO IT!
  • FOLLOW UP in a few days to find out if the issue has been resolved

Customers are more likely to continue using your service or recommend you, if you take ownership and work with them to rectify the complaint.

A professional telephone answering service would provide a good solution if you don’t have trained personnel to take your calls.

Get your customer complaints dealt with effectively so your customers keep coming back.

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SME challenges

As a small business you are likely to have some SME business challenges. Some common complaints are:

  • I don’t have time to focus on building my business.
  • I cannot take calls while driving or in meetings so I am missing potential clients.
  • My response rates on Facebook are suffering and I’m missing out on potential sales.  
  • We have no time to check/respond to emails quickly and this is affecting customer service.
  • We run training events have no staff to respond to bookings and send out joining instructions etc. so this caused confusion in the office.
  • I’m from the pre-social media era and can’t get my head around social media management/marketing. 
  • I have a website that needs updating regularly but I don’t know how, or have time to do it.

If you can relate to any of the above, what are you doing about it? 

A virtual assistant is the answer!  A virtual PA/Temp/Assistant can take care of it all.  Benefits include:

  • Peace of mind that your customers are being cared for.  We specialise in great customer service and have had corporate training in this respect.
  • A remote training coordinator can deal with all the administration surrounding getting delegates on to your courses. 
  • A CMS virtual assistant can update your blog, website, install plugins, create posts and much more.

So if you need help with your SME challenges or you need support in other ways, then get in touch. 

Get 20% off all hourly virtual assistant, social media & content management services until 31 December 2020.

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To Do List of a Virtual Assistant

The ‘To Do’ list of a Virtual Assistant – it can be endless!:

  • Wake up 7am, have some porridge & coffee & get dressed
  • Watch a bit of morning TV on Amazon Firestick & make a cup of tea
  • Take the dogs for a walk around my Turkish mountain village
  • Log onto PC 11am (2 hours in front of UK)
  • Check all emails & enquiries for my customers
  • Make another cup of tea
  • Answer the phone & process a few orders for a bed company
  • Process a quote for security staff for a security services customer
  • Update website content & schedule social media for the bed company
  • Screen PR calls for a journalist & transfer appropriately
  • Have a bite to eat & another cup of tea
  • Renew a London virtual office for a company based in the South
  • Deal with enquires for a Sharepoint company & forward via email
  • Collate customer data for a mailshot and send out newsletter
  • Schedule social media posts for a beauty salon in Sharm El Sheikh
  • Install a few plugins to my own website and update blog
  • Feed the dogs
  • Transcribe a schedule of condition and HR disciplinary
  • 7.30pm log off, sit down to a meal, then TV for the evening.

So what does your day look like – can we help with your ‘to do’ list?

Get in touch and save 20% until end of 2020.

Social Media Management, Telephone Answering, Virtual Assistant

Help For On Line Retailers

Help for on line retailers is available.

To all budding on line retailers with limited resources:

Scenario:

  • You have established your on line business. You’re selling your products via many avenues such as your company website, perhaps on a Facebook page as well as showcasing products on GoogleMyBusiness. You could also be selling by way of the big players such as Amazon, eBay and Etsy.
  • Orders have started to come in but now you’re finding you cannot deal with all the enquiries, processing of orders including taking payments over the phone and you’re missing out on potential orders because you’re tied up with logistics
  • You don’t have enough staff to cope with the sudden influx of orders, or deal with any enquiries efficiently due to cost constraints or other reasons.
  • Customers have started to complain they can’t get through, or they have a problem and are not able to get it sorted in a timely fashion
  • It may even have got so far as to have received negative reviews or complaints which have affected your sales and reputation or may well do in the future

So, what do you do? Carry on regardless or address it head on? There is help for on line retailers.

For more information on how you can get the extra help you need, when you need it get in touch.

To learn more click here.

Still not sure? For inspiration check this out.

Remember, There Is No Plan B! Don’t be a ‘Crazy Fool’ – If you’re in a predicament and need a fast, reliable service, then maybe you can hire ‘VA Team’!

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There Is No Plan B

Small business owners There Is No Plan B just in case you haven’t noticed as time is money!

Is your ‘to do’ list already overflowing and you don’t know where to start? Don’t waste time working in your business when you can focus on building it.

If all the running around driving you mad – don’t be a ‘Crazy Fool’ – There is no Plan B! If you’re in a predicament and need a fast, reliable service, then maybe you can hire ‘VA Team’!

FOSVA (Freelance Office Services & Virtual Assistance) – Servicing customers satisfactorily since 2004!

Save up to 25%

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Virtual Assistant Offer 2020

Small business owners can save 20% all year round with our virtual assistant offer. Why waste time working in your office when you can focus on building your business during 2020.

Take our virtual assistant service anytime throughout 2020 and save a whopping 20% for as long as you use the service a minimum 2 hours per month. Offer remains in effect for continuous service.

For a further 5% discount please add a review here.

To claim this virtual assistant offer please call 03302 235170.

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Your virtual assistant is a Jack of All Trades, but but no Master of None!
Telephone Answering, Virtual Assistant

Small Business Owner?

Small business owner? How is your day going so far? What’s that you say, no time to scratch your bum???

Why is that? What issues are you facing as a small business in relation to time management?

Perhaps you have too much work to do and not enough hours in the day.

Or you’re constantly on the road or in meetings and keep missing phone calls from potential customers or indeed your current ones.

Customer service is paramount so if you’re struggling to get things done or keep on top of enquiries.

A virtual assistant or call answering service would definitely help to improve your bottom line and customer satisfaction and retention.

Not only are we offering half price rates on our virtual assistant service during December, but as an extra special Christmas gift to you, you can now get 4 months for the price of one if you need a simple call answering/screening service.

So if you’re a small business owner who wants to add a more professional feel to your business then hire a virtual assistant to take your calls and keep on top of enquiries.

So what are you waiting for? Take out the service before 31 December to benefit. Tel: 03302 235170 or get in touch.

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Virtual Assistant Savings

A Virtual Assistant is an absolute must when you’re a small business owner with limited resources.

Business owners & entrepreneurs. How are you managing your time?

Are you so busy working ‘in’ your business that you cannot focus on ‘building’ it?

Well you can get affordable help without the expense of employment costs. To find out how get in touch on 03302 235170. For more information.

Do it before Christmas and you can save 50% on hourly rates.

What’s more you get that rate for as long as you’re using the service consistently (min. 2 hours per month).

What’s not to like about that?

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Is your smallbiz visible?

UK SMEs, Startups, Entrepreneurs, Smallbiz – how are people buying your products and services? How are they getting in touch primarily? Is it by telephone, Facebook messaging, Twitter direct messages, via your website or another means?

Do people still use the phone or are more and more people now using social media to get what they want?

Are you finding it easy to sell your services or products on line, or are you still using old fashioned methods? What is working for you?

Being in the virtual assistant and social media management business I think I know the answer but I’d be interested to hear your views as the dynamics have changed dramatically in the last 15 years of my business.


I have something to give away to 2 small businesses (smallbiz) who have the most interesting views or who are struggling to manage their time due to lack of resources.

It will depend on your answers and to what you need help with the most.

Contact us now.

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