LinkedIn is now the biggest online professional networking service and has become a worthy part of any small business owner’s web presence. But getting real results from the site takes time and effort; something that few of us can afford. This is where your virtual assistant comes in! There are so many different ways that a VA can help you to maximise your potential on LinkedIn. Here are some key areas: Continue reading
Boost Business Support has been shortlisted as a Finalist in the Grampian Awards for Business Excellence 2013 in the category of Most Promising New Business.
The Awards, hosted by Enterprise North East Trust and sponsored by RBS, celebrate the achievements… Continue reading
Home working seems to be taking a bit of a beating just now, with some big companies pulling the plug on their telecommuting policies, citing a need for increased collaboration and innovation.
This week, I joined a number of business representatives at Kemnay Academy for the school’s first Business Breakfast; an opportunity for the Senior pupils to ask questions, find out about the qualifications needed to enter different industries and the options open to them when they finish school. The event took the form of two speed networking sessions, where students were given 4 minutes to get the answers they were looking for from each delegate. But what did they want to know? Continue reading
Last month, I had the pleasure of attending Inverurie Rotary Club as a guest speaker. It was a presentation I had delivered before, “An introduction to Virtual Assistance”, but it’s always a bit daunting presenting… Continue reading
When it comes to virtual file sharing systems, Dropbox is, undoubtedly, one of the market leaders. A big factor in its success is its simple, user-friendly design, which requires minimal product knowledge to get started. Dropbox allows you to upload your files for storage on remote, encrypted servers, commonly known as “the cloud”. Storing files in this way means that you can synchronise them across multiple devices, as long as they are connected to the internet. Handy, as more and more of us use a desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone, sometimes simultaneously! Continue reading
Here at Boost, we’ve got fantastic clients who, very often, make referrals to us from their own contact sphere. We really value this support and have been wracking our brains for a way to repay our customers for their loyalty and generosity. We came up with The Boost Business Support Referral Reward Program. Continue reading
You may notice that over the coming weeks there will be some subtle changes to Boost’s ‘virtual shop front’.
Nothing drastic, don’t worry! You’ll still recognise the big yellow ‘B’. But just in case you start wondering, I thought I’d let you in on what’s been happening behind the scenes… Continue reading
Have you been thinking about hiring a virtual assistant as a flexible, cost-effective way to grow your business? Great idea!
But before you go in all-guns-blazing, I want to make sure you get the right person on board for your circumstances. With so many assistants out there to choose from, taking the time to consider my “4 essential factors” will ensure the success of your new virtual partnership: Continue reading
This article has been republished with the permission of The Press and Journal
Published in The Press and Journal (Aberdeen edition), Wednesday October 17 2012 (p. 34)
By Ross Davidson
A young north-east entrepreneur has launched her own company just one year after graduating. Continue reading