Specialist Business Insurance for Virtual Assistants www.hallsdale.co.uk/virtualassistant
“The Virtual Assistant Insurance policy from Hallsdale was recommended to me and made sense straight away. To have tailored insurance for this industry is a huge benefit, as you are paying for what you need. I was able to do everything online, which saved me a lot of time – always a bonus. Not wanting to go for it without knowing some comparison prices, I contacted the FSB and asked them about their cover. They were unequivocal: they said I wouldn’t get better cover at a better price. Recommendation indeed!” Lisa Dunn, Hexagon VA
Online accounting – www.xero.com
Brad Burton, Inspirational motivational speaker, Founder and CEO of the largest business breakfast networking organisation in the UK www.4networking.biz and author of Get Off Your Arse www.bradburton.biz
Inspirational Speaker and Personal Brand Expert – Vinay Parmer c/o Open Blue www.openblue.co.uk
Inspiration women’s networking group, The Athena Network, run by Founder, the inspirational Jacqueline Rogers, also an NLP Trainer www.theathenanetwork.com
Marie-Claire Carlyle, Wealth Coach – www.howtobecomeamoneymagnet.com
Read her worldwide best seller: How to Become a Money Magnet
Resources for Freelance Trainers – www.thetrainerstrainingcompany.co.uk
The IAVA – The International Association of Virtual Assistants www.iava.org.uk
FSB – The Federation of Small Businesses www.fsb.org.uk
Ecademy – Online networking www.ecademy.com
Everywoman – Advice, Tools & networking for Business Success www.everywoman.co.uk
WIRE – Women in Rural Enterprise www.wireuk.org
Enterprise Nation – www.enterprisenation.com
WHAT ELSE WE LOVE…
Do you love radio? Well, there is a budding new internet radio station which is truly innovative as it supports communities, especially the business community.
If you are starting out or growing a business or are a lady who loves to hear ‘Womens Thoughts’ then tune into Flying Start and Scarlet Ladies on www.redshiftradio.co.uk.
Having been on there myself, it is a great set-up and you will be inspired by what you hear. Look at the schedule and listen to what grabs your interest. Follow them on Twitter @RedShiftRadioUK for up-to-date news.
In addition, if you or a client runs training sessions or seminars and events, then Red Shift Radio also provide Media Services. They can film and record your event and create DVDs and CDs for you to sell on to your clients.
Women who Want to Connect and Chat with Other Women
I have had the pleasure of recently meeting one-half of Women’s Thoughts. This is an online community where women of all ages, from all over the UK, where you no longer need to feel alone. In fact you can listen to the radio show Christine and Anne host ‘Scarlet Ladies’ on RedShiftRadio on a Friday at 12noon.
The site is divided into rooms like a house. In the kitchen forum you will find great recipes, discussions about keeping chickens, how to set your Christmas table and lots more. In the bedroom (well I will leave it to your imagination what they chat about in there!!).
This is such a great idea and I have never come across anything like it before. Do have a look www.womensthoughts.co.uk. Are you based in Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Oxfordshire? Then let me know if you are interested in building a Women’s Thoughts community in the area and happy to contribute articles.
Based in the NW of the UK? Want to Learn About Social Media and How it Can Increase Your Business Opportunties?
I would like to recommend Koogar, run by social media expert Amanda Daniels (another regular on RedShiftRadio). Amanda is running a series of affordable workshops on aspects of understanding how to put social media into action and how to raise your profile. Go to her website for more information www.koogar.co.uk and you will be delighted with what you learn.
Are You a Mum Starting Out in Business, OR a Mum Experienced in Business?
Then do find out about your local www.mumstheboss.com clubs. An innovative way to network with other mumpreneurs, established by award winning mumpreneurs Sam and Helen. There are facilities to put your child/ren into the creche, network with other likeminded business mums, be inspired by some amazing speakers AND eat some home made cake…yes it is all home made!
This is not just about mums starting out with candle making businesses, this is about mums from ALL areas, experienced and new, creative and corporate. What it does give you is a great boost to learn from other business mums as well as be privy to possible business opportunities. Do check them out, in fact you may even want to join the team and open a club in your area.