Tag: Outsourcing

18
Apr

Virtalent: the Story Behind Our Name

Our team often get asked why we are called “Virtalent” or even, “how do I pronounce it?”. Today I wanted to explain the meaning and relevance of our brand name to our mission as a company in the Virtual Assistant industry. Names have been around since the times of the cavemen as a way to categorise and understand the world around

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24
Oct

How “Successful” People Cope with Stress

Any business owner will tell you that one of the major challenges they face is getting the right work life balance and learning to cope with stress. For any business owner there are a hundred and one different things to do – organising staff, products and services to get out to customers, marketing strategies to implement, networks to forge and competition to

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11
Oct

Double Your Size: Our Top Tips for SME Growth

If your company has been moving along quite nicely since you started but you now want to implement strategies for growth, the prospect of doubling in size will no doubt be appealing. While SME growth is top of many a business owner’s agendas, there are a number of factors to take into consideration however. These include the sector you are

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5
Oct

Under The Spotlight: Karina Melvin, Artful Eating

Each month we showcase some of the fantastic stories our community of business owners and professionals have to share. Over the past month or two, the team at Virtalent have been working intensively to support Karina Melvin, Founder of Artful Eating, who recently signed up to use the Virtalent platform. Over this period we are proud to have been able to accommodate all

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2
May

The Benefits of Hiring a UK-Based Virtual Assistant

Every entrepreneur and business leader wants to expand their company, take on staff (in one form or another) and, most importantly, increase their bottom line. However, only a select few of these passionate business owners consider the downsides of limited time and increased workload. A growing business demands investment of immense number of hours and multi-tasking skills, which is not easy for one

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21
Jan

The Guide to Ultimate Productivity

Running a small business can be extremely difficult. Some days you can feel “on top of the world”, with everything going exactly to plan and you feeling highly effective in your role as a Company Director, whereas others can leave you feeling constantly distracted and like things aren’t working out as you hoped. Most of us accept that this is simply

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24
Aug

The Death of the 9-5 Job

Good news – the world of work is changing! Bad news – this is because you are working longer. There’s a steady shift on the horizon surrounding the world of work. In the ever-changing and technology dependent world we live in, we are seeing a disruption to the work-life balance and the slow death of the traditional 9-5 job. The

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7
Aug

News: Work Smarter, Not Harder with Virtalent

Virtalent is a cost-effective outsourcing solution based right here in the UK. Virtalent were featured in the Birmingham Business Post Magazine and were asked to talk about their business and the success they have enjoyed to far. Here’s the official release: “A business that supports busy entrepreneurs and professionals by matching them with UK Virtual Assistants has recently signed up the

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6
Oct

How to Assess the True Costs & Benefits of Outsourcing

When in business, we all need to ensure we are as profitable as possible and so assessing the true costs and benefits of any project we undertake is essential. The same applies to outsourcing. But, why outsource? “Outsourcing” involves handing over business-related or personal tasks that you don’t have the time to deal with, or simply don’t have the skills to complete

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30
Sep

The Power of One: Increase Your Productivity

Telling yourself to focus on one thing at a time may seem straightforward, and perhaps even obvious, but there are still so many people that we come into contact with that do try to do everything at once. This is not a productive way to grow your business and maintain a happy, healthy life. We’ve all been there, but trying to

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