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14Aug/21

Ep 52: Ethics and Success

(12 min listen)

Our industry’s new crop of VA is a new generation – used to instant success, and influencers rather than mentors. This has brought with it a change in what is perceived as ethical, and what they define as success in business.

In this show I look at a recent discussion with one such new VA.

If we want our industry to continue into the future, we need to ensure we are all moving it in a forward direction, and not just looking after our own needs.

© Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show

Resources and Mentions:

Ep 36: VA Training

Kate Toon: 19 Things NOT to Do in a Facebook Group

Forbes: What Percentage of Small Businesses Fail?

Venture Beat: 50% of Businesses Fail in Their First 5 Years

Huffington Post: Small Business Failure

US Small Business Administration (Office of Advocacy): FAQs About Small Business

26Sep/18

Ep 36: VA Training – Do Your Homework

Previously I’ve said that I didn’t think it was necessary for VAs to have training – however with the evolution of the VA industry and so many new VAs coming from little to no experience in an office or admin environment, and others straight from school, getting training in running a business, or a specialist niche area, is probably advisable for some. However, not all trainers are alike. You have to do your homework and ensure you’re getting what you pay for! Do your research and ensure your trainer knows what they’re talking about! Check their background and credentials before you part with your money.

Remember: the VA industry is unregulated and there is no over-arching regulating/certifying body … therefore NO training can be “certified”. Getting a certificate at the end of a training isn’t the same as that training being certified. The articles I mention in the podcast are linked below:

I also include reference to what I consider legitimate, valuable trainers and organisations.  I’ve included links to those below:

For specialist Author and Speaker Assistant training visit here.

This should be plenty to get you on the road to a successful VA practice!

History of the VA Industry infographic – find it here.

© Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show

16May/10

Ep2: VA Coaching Club and OIVAC

We welcome Kathie Thomas of www.vacoachingclub.com and Sharon Williams of www.oiavc.com who share there thoughts on continuing education and some great resources for online learning. (Continuation from Episode 1)

 

© Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show

06May/10

Ep1: Importance of Continuing Education

Education and training is so important for small business owners and sole operators – yet it’s one aspect that many business owners let go. But it’s also one area they shouldn’t overlook.

 

© Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show