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How to write a to do list that actually works!

  We’ve blogged before about the importance of the to-do list in achieving better levels of organisation, but inspired by a recent meeting we had with a new client, we thought we’d look at how you actually create one.  Often regarded as a feat in itself, we’ve noted our tips to help make your list […]


The Apps that will rescue September

Ah September, full of organisational hopes and dreams. It is in fact one of my favourite months.  The joys of ‘new pencil case’ mentality still very much part and parcel of this time of year. But 2 weeks into the new term, do you find yourself struggling to get into the swing of a routine? […]


10 quick hit tips for business owners to survive the holiday guilt

I’m sure like any business owner, I find the holidays a real clash of the mind. On the one hand I love switching off, taking (and needing) a well-earned break, spending quality time with my boys. On the other hand, I find myself feeling guilty that I am neglecting the business and trying with all […]


Winners! North West VA of the Year 2017

“You’re live on speakerphone, please do not swear” These were Jo’s (Executive VPA) words to us as I answered my phone from a rather glitzy sunbed in the south of France. Enjoying a much-needed girl’s weekend away (yes, we may be business partners, but Helen and I are still best mates!), we were sadly unable […]


The No. 1 Secret of Organised People   Recently updated !

We’re often complimented on our organisational skills; who knew “I wish I was as organised as you” would be a phrase that would make us feel so proud!? We have been this way since we can remember, introducing systems to the way our toys were stored, putting tapes (revealing our age!) in alphabetical order and […]

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Jane and Helen from Queen Bee PA

2016 Review and a Beeline for 2017!   Recently updated !

As we swarm over the finishing line of 2016 we’re ready for a rest and a glass of bubbles! But equally this Christmas break is a great time to let the dust settle, look back on some fantastic moments and clear your head ready to set out your goals for 2017. For Jane and I, […]


Countdown to Christmas

  Forget the 12 days of Christmas, as a small business owner the countdown to Christmas needs to start much earlier.  Being organised, prepared and informed will ensure a smooth run up and give you the headspace to maximise the many sales opportunities that the season brings.   Over the next few weeks, we’ll be […]


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Winners at the Manchester PA of the Year Awards 2016!!

Last night saw the return of the Manchester PA of the Year Awards and what an occasion it was.  Marked in the calendar of PA’s across Manchester and beyond, with hair and nail appointments just before, the evening seeks to recognise and celebrate the significant contributions of the support professional to businesses throughout the city. […]


So what exactly is a VA?

This is the question we’ve been asked on more than one occasion. “I have to admit, I had to Google it” said a friend of ours when we announced our recent runner up position for North West VA of the Year. And chatting to other virtual assistants at the NorthWest VA Conference, we’re not the […]

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Speaking at the event

Celebrating Women in Business with Variety, the Children’s Charity

The Variety Vixens – Fiona, Paula and Jo – who have voluntarily been organising fundraising events in Greater Manchester for Variety for over 4 years, contacted us about speaking on the subject of social media. We thought it would be a great opportunity to explore the topic of why, as busy professional women we should […]