Tag Archives: small business

22Jun/20

Ep 48: Gratitude

Gratitude is something we should all practice every day. Feeling appreciated is important to everyone.

But I’m amazed how little gratitude clients can show to VAs… and conversely, how little VAs can show for clients!

© Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show

12Feb/20

Ep 46: 20 Things I’ve Learned in 20 Years – Pt 2

On the 28th February 2020 I will have been in practice as a virtual assistant for 20 years. In this 2-part podcast I’d like to share with you 20 things I have learned in that 20 years being in business as a VA!

In this episode I cover 11 through 20 of the 20 things I’ve learned after 20 years in business.

You’ll find other episodes referred to in this podcast in the Show Archive.

Did you miss part 1? Find it here.

© Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show

05Feb/20

Ep 45: 20 Things I’ve Learned in 20 Years – Pt 1

On the 28th February 2020 I will have been in practice as a virtual assistant for 20 years. In this 2-part podcast I’d like to share with you 20 things I have learned in that 20 years being in business as a VA!

This episode covers the first ten.

You’ll find other episodes referred to in this podcast in the Show Archive. I refer to Kathie Thomas’s excellent article in this episode and you can find it linked below:

Kathie Thomas – Not Everyone Can be a VA

Part 2 – where I share the second lot of ten things I’ve learned – will be available 28th February!

© Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show

31May/18
How do clients find you if you don't market yourself

Ep 32: You Are Your Best Marketer

Do you rely on family and friends to help market your business? Do you feel ‘miffed’ if they overlook you? I think we all go through that – especially start ups – but no one knows your business like you and no one can market you like YOU!

 

© Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show

30Sep/16

Ep 29: More on Continuing Education

This is a short follow up podcast on continuing education. It’s so important as a VA to keep up to date with latest trends in tech so you can help your clients and keep ahead of the game.

 

Conferences to consider:

OIVAC

Australian VA Conference

 

(Image Credit: Jeshu John)

 

© Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show

13Sep/16

Ep 28: Peaks and Troughs in Business

If you’re going to go into business, you need to understand that there will be peaks and troughs. Business ebbs and flows. So what do you do to help you through those low points?

 

Some useful network links:

Australian Virtual Assistants Association

VA Directory

Alliance for Virtual Business

International VA Association

 

 

(Image Credit: Jeshu John)

 

© Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show

04Oct/10

Ep8: Business Tax Changes

Over the past few months I’ve been blogging about some pretty scary proposed tax changes for small business – and independent contractors in particular. Should you care? In this show I discuss what the changes are, what’s been going on behind the scenes that you may not have known about, and what you can do as a small business owner to have your views on the issue heard – before the proposed changes move into legislation and you miss the chance to have your views heard.

Resources and Links referred to in the show:

Australian Financial Review Smart Company

ICA Summary

ICA boilerplate letter

Parliament of Australia Whos Who

 

© Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show

20Aug/10

Ep6: Keeping Clients

In the third part of our 4-part series I give you some ideas on how to keep clients. The majority of my clients have been with me since shortly after I began my practice in February 2000. I share my tips on what Iâ??ve learned about how to keep clients coming back. It’s not as hard as you think!

 

© Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show

06Aug/10

Ep5: Getting Clients

In the second of our 4-part series we look at how you can get clients – one of the hardest things for any business owner to do! We’ll talk about where you can find them – both on and offline.

 

© Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show