Month: April 2015

  • Why you need to be registered for Data Protection

    The Data Protection Acts of 1998 and 2003 mean everyone who is processing personal information needs to register with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO). A good Virtual Assistant can set herself apart from the competition by, not only having indemnity insurance, but also being registered for Data Protection. This gives clients peace of mind, as […]


  • The financial side of running a business

    The financial side of running a business

    If you run your own business and are responsible for its success, you are classed as self-employed. You therefore need to register your self-employed status with HMRC within the first two years of your business. ( Once you’ve registered your business with HMRC, you will then be posted an activation code for the Government Gateway […]


  • What’s in a business name?

    Whats in a business name

    Your business name needs to convey your brand, expertise, value and possibly the type of business you’re in. Get the name right and your marketing and branding will flow easily – pick a wrong name and no one will remember who you are or what you do. Business names can be abstract, so they convey […]