The Virtual Business Academy Presents "Business In A Box"

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In this information age, more and more people are looking for ideas and opportunities to create a business that works around their lifestyles rather than living their lives around their business.

One of the easiest ways to create a work from anywhere lifestyle is by becoming a Virtual Assistant. A Virtual Assistant (VA) is a skilled, professional who provides companies, businesses, and entrepreneurs with online assistance in areas of administration, creative & technical support and they work remotely, usually from their home-based office.

They can perform a wide variety of tasks … in fact, the services that you can offer are endless and all depend on your background training, experience, and skills.

Here are some common tasks that Virtual Assistants complete:

  • o Email Correspondence
  • o Diary Management
  • o Internet Research
  • o Data Entry
  • o Editing Customer Service
  • o Writing
  • o Bookkeeping
  • o Marketing
  • o Blog Management
  • o Proofreading
  • o Project Management
  • o Graphic Design
  • o Tech Support
  • o Event Planning
  • o Social Media Management

Employee or Entrepreneur — which route is right for you?

When you work as a Virtual Assistant you can choose to work as part of a Virtual team/agency or you can setup your own business. There are pros and cons with each arrangement. When you work as part of a virtual team you don't have to invest any money up front or find your own clients, but your pay rate, working hours, and how you work will be more restricted & determined by someone else.

When you set up your own VA business, you have more flexibility with scheduling, choosing clients, and setting your rates, but you'll also have to find your own clients, setup your business, and pay self-employment taxes. Setting up a Virtual Assistance business is very straight forward when you have the right mentor support and it has relatively low start-up costs. Some items you'll need to get started are an email address, computer, printer, good Wi-Fi connection and a Facebook page / LinkedIn profile to market your business.

Most people do not realise the skills that they may already have to create the lifestyle they desire. Sometimes it just takes a simple strategy learned that can make a person aware of the possibilities that they can achieve.

Discover how you can also create the lifestyle that you deserve, and reserve your place here at The Virtual Business Academy

Allow yourself the opportunity of discovering how this will work for you.

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Pat Slattery

Pat has studied, researched, written and spoken for 20 years in the fields of Business and Personal Development

Pat is internationally, a known lecturer, a consultant in personal and business development, and has worked with government agencies, colleges, companies, and non-profit organisations in the areas of training, mentoring, motivation and communication.

Having masterminded with some of the world’s greatest business and personal development strategists certainly puts Pat up there as one of the world’s leading experts in personal and business development

Leaving school at 14yrs old and going into the workplace created a mindful of experiences that Pat put into practice and went on to grow several very successful companies creating multiples of millions of Euro for both Pat and his partners.

Later pat went back to college and has graduated in business and law.

He is a frequent communicator on radio, business magazines and other media sources, and has conducted seminars and workshops on various aspects of personal and business development which have been attended by thousands of people.

He has written and produced audio and video learning programs that have been used by thousands of individuals and companies.

He speaks to corporate and public audiences on the subjects of Personal and Professional Development, including the executives and staff of many of many large companies and organisations.

His exciting talks and seminars on Leadership, Selling, Self-Esteem, Goals, Strategy, Creativity, Change and Success Psychology bring about immediate changes and long-term results.

Pat is a powerful, passionate and persuasive speaker, and his ability to ignite any audience into action is remarkable. It makes him one of the most exciting, relevant and memorable speakers in the world

Carmel David

Carmel David is one of Irelands leading Professional VAs, having spent the past 16 years honing her skills she has a great understanding of business and has personally looked after and organised many high-profile clients.

As a Global Business Owner, Mother and Philanthropist, time is of the essence. She knows how to delegate virtually and measure each task.

Her approach to business is very practical and she sets a very high standard for her client’s business. Her systematic approach to her services promotes best practice to both her and her client’s business.

She brings the highest integrity and focus to the table, her attention to detail assures that nothing gets overlooked or forgotten. She supports business owners all over the globe, allowing them to focus on growing their business, reaching their goals & giving them peace of mind that she is managing their business virtually. She is passionate about building relationships between her clients and their customers, that her nurturing customer care service is always in high demand.

Project management is crucial for any business when setting goals that must be achieved within a time frame. Carmel has developed outstanding templates and systems that ensure tasks are completed on time all the time.

Her research is expertly done. Her customer support is fast and on point. She is great to work with because she’s smart and insightful about simplifying processes and time saving systems. She understands how to support executives and business owners by making projects easier and less time-consuming.

She is proactive, not reactive, and that’s what sets her apart from anyone else.

It is no surprise she is in high demand.

“We provide responsive, proactive support that leaves you with the peace of mind and freedom needed to focus on your goals.”

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