Sam Wilson

17
Sep

Sleep and how it affects your work

Our modern, busy lifestyles mean that these days most of us don’t get enough sleep. And whilst we may think we have bigger things to concern ourselves with than being ‘a bit tired’, there is an increasing body of evidence to suggest that actually, we really should start worrying about it. Sleep deprivation can have serious and far reaching consequences.

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31
Aug

Under the Spotlight: Jennie Winhall

Each month we showcase some of the fantastic stories our community of business owners and professionals have to share. This month Jennie Winhall speaks to Virtalent about her inspiring consultancy business, which keeps her very busy indeed, and her plans for the future. Hi Jennie, can you please introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about your business? My

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17
Aug

How to manage email overload

Ah, the humble email. It is, without a doubt, an essential tool of modern business. It’s convenient, it’s quick and it’s less intrusive than a phone call. It allows us to run our businesses from anywhere in the world, at any time of the day or night. This offers us enormous benefits but what makes it great is also what

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9
Aug

Under the Spotlight: Virtalent’s Newest Team Members

Each month we showcase some of the fantastic stories our community of business owners and professionals have to share. But this month we’ve decided to shine the spotlight on ourselves and the people that make Virtalent tick. So who are we? Virtalent was founded by Sam and Ellie Wilson in 2014 and over the last year or so, it’s success

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27
Jul

Expand your team the virtual way

So here you are, running your own business, freelancing, working for yourself.  You’ve worked so hard to get to where you are, to be your own boss, to have more time for the fun stuff in life. But wait? What time? Where did it all go? You’re pretty sure no one told you you’d end up working more hours than

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29
Jun

Want your business to be awesome? Then you need a killer marketing strategy…

So you’ve done it. You’ve started your own business. And things are going… well they’re going OK.  But now you’re ready to kick it up notch. How though? Well, one of the things you need to do is get yourself a killer marketing strategy. ‘Yes! A marketing strategy! Let’s do it!’ I hear you cry. But then the panic sets

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18
Oct

Midlands VA of the Year 2017 Award For Virtalent

Thursday 21st September was an exciting day for the Virtalent team. Virtalent had been nominated for a VA of the Year award 2017 for the Midlands region. Co-Founder, Ellie Bekalo, attended the awards which featured as part of  Business Growth show at Edgbaston Stadium. Aside from the awards ceremony, it was a great opportunity to network with other small business

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14
Aug

7 Benefits of Building a Virtual Team

As a business owner, one of the most challenging aspects of growing your company is building a great team. There are so many different things to consider. Where will they work from? What skills do they need? How much will it cost to hire someone? The list can go on forever. However, in this day and age of connectedness, we

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24
Jul

Why UK Virtual Assistants Love Working at Virtalent!

This post may seem a little self-congratulatory but, both to reassure prospective clients that they are indeed hiring a happy, motivated individual to join their virtual team and to reassure prospective VAs looking to apply to work with us, today I want to highlight exactly why our team of UK Virtual Assistants love working with us at Virtalent. From Executive Personal

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15
Jul

How to Create More Time for Yourself as a Business Owner

Work, sleep, work, sleep, work, sleep. This is often an all too familiar pattern of lifestyle when you are running your own business. There never seems to be time for anything else. You are constantly being pulled in so many different directions you just don’t know when you are going to have time for yourself. It makes you start to

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