London Virtual Office address for small businesses who work from home and want a proper business address.

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

SMEs and Covid

As the Covid restrictions are lifted, those who were confined to working at home will slowly start returning to their offices to work – albeit reluctantly!

If you are/were in this situation, do/did you prefer the solitude or are you the type of person who prefers to be in an office environment that enables you to interact easily with others?

Some of you may have started your own businesses from home and won’t have to return – how is that working out?

We’d love to know – maybe we can help?

Here at Freelance Office Services and Virtual Assistance we have always worked remotely so it’s second nature to us.

Struggling SMEs and Covid are not a great combination as I’m sure many have found out.

Plenty of businesses have suffered badly and many have lost their income completely.

If you are a sole trader or small business owner who has been affected by Covid – don’t fret as there’s help out there for you.

You can get support with any office based task such as:

  • administration
  • social media management
  • answering services
  • content management/marketing
  • customer service
  • audio transcription
  • training coordinator
  • event planning
  • project management
  • bookings/calendar appointments
  • secretarial support
  • order processing

Until August Bank Holiday you can benefit from half price services from our business support portfolio.

Take a look by following this link and give us a shout to find out how we can help get your business back up to speed breaking the bank

Virtual Assistant - Half Price Services Sale
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Half Price Services Sale!

Good news – our Half Price Services Sale has been extended!

This means we will be able to hone our services to meet your needs even more than we already do. 

Is there something as a small business owner, you’re struggling with or need help managing?  Have you been trying to get help but can’t find anyone to do it?

Get the help you need to grow your business. We take care of all the little things so you can concentrate on building your business. 

It’s been a tough 18 months or so for a lot of us so let’s pull together and get all small businesses the help they need to get back on track.

You can benefit from 50% off all services in our Half Price Serivces Sale – and you have until August Bank Holiday 2021 to take advantage. 

Some things you can get help with:

  • Answering service – get your calls answered when you’re out of the office or otherwise engaged
  • Order processing – on line retailers, get help processing orders on line/by phone and dealing with customer queries
  • Customer Service – need on line chat operators, or email responders to customer enquiries/complaints? No sweat!
  • Social Media Management – get your business properly set up on all the relative social media platforms such as GMB, FB, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube, Twitter and Linked In. We can even schedule posts and create content for you on a pay as you go basis.
  • Get your website content updated regularly. We can also help with your blog and email marketing from your WordPress or Shopify site and Mailchimp etc. Add new products, update special offers – whatever you need and don’t have time to do.
  • Plus any other office related task you need help with on a remote/virtual basis.

Get in touch – until August Bank Holiday 2021 you can still get 50% off any of our services for continuous service during our Half Price Services Sale!

Virtual Assistant
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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.

Startup
Small Business Services, Virtual Office

Companies House – Director

Startup director working from home?

Companies House – where a new director registers a startup business.

Covid has hit everyone very hard over the past year and with it has come much uncertainty.

People have been furloughed, or lost their jobs. Businesses have dissolved or stopped trading.

Many of you have resorted to working from home or have created a new startup business.

It can be daunting starting a new business but the first step to getting a limited company set up is to register the name at Companies House.

Many new business owners will start off working from home. It’s not always a good idea to advertise a home address so what can you do?

The simple solution is to get a registered office address, or virtual office address if you’re a sole trader.

A virtual office address is an alternative to a physical location where you get your everyday mail sent to. You can also advertise it as your business address.

A registered office address is the place you register your limited company and is for HMRC purposes only.

FOSVA offers a combination of the two in London – so once you have registered with Companies House, you can receive both your HMRC and your normal company post at no extra cost.

Until 31 December 2021 you can save 50% off the annual cost and you won’t have to pay the deposit either as that will also be waived.

Contact us for more information.

Grow your business
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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.

Small Business Services, Virtual Office

SMEs – got any street cred?

SMEs – what does your shop front say about you? Most start ups and SMEs will start working from home and while this is all well and good for cost savings, using your home address is not always practical.

For instance a client wishes to come and see you, but you work in your bedroom and your house is tiny or your children and pets are at home making a noise. You don’t really want to have visitors to you home.

While you would just go a meet your client outside or hire a meeting room, you still have to advertise your home address. You may not want customers just turning up unannounced or even knowing where you live.

If you live in an area that doesn’t reflect your business image wouldn’t it be better to have a prestigious London address on your website or headed paper?  First impressions count whether you like it or not.

For the rest of December we are waiving our £50 deposit on our London registered office or virtual office business address in the Royal Borough of Chelsea and Kensington.

#VirtualOffice #London #WednesdayWisdom

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Small Business Management

Managing your new small business is tough enough so why not get the help you need to free up your time and save on staff costs by utlising a virtual PA.  A Virtual Assistant can help with most back office tasks such as social media, administration, call answering, data entry.  Save costs on hiring staff by using a VPA.

Also, it’s never a good idea to use your home address for business, instead try a virtual office address.  You can choose from 2 prestigious addresses  in London.  Why not enhance that by getting an answering service to take those calls when you’re too busy.

If you’re a busy surveyor, lawyer, HR professional or private investigator you could benefit from having your recordings transcribed professionally with an audio transcription service.  You talk, we type.  Just send us your files and we’ll do the rest.

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