Tag Archives: Working from home

 
Executive Virtual Assistant

What makes a Virtual Assistant Executive?

There are many types of Virtual Assistant, but a Kaleidoscope Executive Virtual Assistant is unique. The main reason for that is that word, ‘executive’, which refers not just to the …

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Virtual Assistant team is growing

Our team of Virtual Assistants is growing

Great news!  We have just recruited our 6th Executive Virtual Assistant.
I would like to introduce you to Lisa Wilson…..
Lisa is a highly experienced PA with over 24 years …

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Virtual Assistant at the ready

Do you have a contingency plan for success?

Have you defined your Olympic gold yet?
I recently challenged you to decide what you were striving for – to define what Olympic gold in your business would look like …

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I miss my virtual assistant

I miss my Virtual Assistant

As Virtual Assistants we expect our clients to delegate to us. Part of our role is to help them understand what they can delegate successfully and confidently so they can …

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Success in the home office

Success in the home office No. 5

Set up great systems
What do you do with the handful of business cards you inevitably come away with after every networking event? How do you keep track of your …

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Success in the home office

Success in the home office No. 4

Reward yourself
Goal! When you hit your target, complete your tasks, or tick off everything on your to-do list (that will never happen!) you need to have a little celebration.

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Holidays for the Self Employed Virtual Assistant

A postcard from Cuba

Today I am jetting off to sunny Cuba with all the ingredients of a recipe for relaxation – a swimming costume, my walking boots, an enormous pile of books and my …

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Join our Virtual Assistant team

Kaleidoscope is recruiting!

If you’re an experienced PA looking for a flexible, challenging new opportunity, you could find it with Kaleidoscope.
We’re now recruiting self employed part-time executive Virtual Assistants to work alongside …

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Strive for progress not perfection

Is perfectionism hobbling your business growth?

When is good good enough for you? What holds up your projects? Do you hang onto pieces of work because they’re ‘not quite there yet’?
I heard a piece of …

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Success in the home office

Success in the home office No.3

Welcome to the third of my top tips series on discipline for home workers.
Set goals
This is one of my favourite methods a home worker can use to stay …

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Effective partnering with a Virtual Assistant

Effective partnering with a Virtual Assistant

The success of virtual teams in large corporate environments, such as software development, has been proven.
However, the principles behind that success apply in exactly the same way for working …

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Success in the home office

Success in the home office No.2

Welcome to the second of my top tips series on discipline for home workers.
Work with your body clock
It’s one of the best things about working from home. You …

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Time Management

How to make your productivity simmer

I heard Nick Bramley, of Jorvik Associates, say something very interesting at an event he was running recently. He received some questions from delegates who said they had a time …

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Virtual Assistants are Working from home

To some workers, there’s just no place like home

Modern communications technology and flexible working practices have led to a sharp increase in the number of business professionals working from home. But while home-workers benefit from freeing up commuting …

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Success in the home office

Success in the home office no.1

Welcome to the first of my top tips series on discipline for home workers. With more than a few years of self-employment behind me I’ve learned a lot about how …

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Virtual Assistant Contingency Plans

Be prepared for the worst

Something like an earthquake took place in my computer system last week.

The image on my computer screen started shaking up and down – this was all I needed: …

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When Virtual Assistants go professional

When Virtual Assistants go professional

Looking back at the evolution of my industry – administration and office management – its traditional roots lay with the secretary sitting outside the boss’s office, acting as gatekeeper and …

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