When it comes to the virtual assistant industry, both Emma and Justine have been there, seen it, done it and bought the proverbial t-shirt. Both have started their businesses from scratch and gone through the steep learning curve as they learned everything the hard way. As a result they now run two of the most successful VA practices in the UK, as well as developing other successful businesses.
Now you can learn all the secrets form the best in the business. Two successful entrepreneurs and business women who are devoting their time and effort into helping you succeed. They will teach you all the insider secrets they have learned along the way so that you can benefit from their extensive experience, build your business on solid foundations, get it off to a truly flying start and grow your business to bursting point!.
Emma Walker started her virtual assistant business in 2005, which specialises in helping coaches, entrepreneurs and home-based businesses concentrate on the money making activities within their businesses with full PA support.
Having established her VA business, Emma was keen to share her knowledge and wrote her first e-book, ‘So you want to become a Virtual Assistant’. She felt there was a gap in the market for information relating to starting and operating a business, especially a virtual assistant business.
In 2010, Emma created the Mumpreneur's Mentor as a way of helping mumpreneur's succeed in business through a variety of products, tools and resources designed to help clients go from idea to business, the easy way!
Emma fits running her businesses around her young daughter. Being her own boss has allowed Emma to devote extra time to her daughter, and to watch her grow and develop into an amazing little girl, who is the inspiration behind everything that she does.
Emma is a serial entrepreneur, author and busy mum.
Justine Curtis is the founder and chairman of The UK Association of Virtual Assistants (UKAVA). The UKAVA was formed in 2005 to fill a void in the virtual assistant market. Virtual assistants were becoming more and more in demand as small businesses and sole traders flourished but there was no real association where prospective clients or existing and new virtual assistants could go for information, advice and recommendations.
What the industry needed was a one-stop shop for both potential clients and virtual assistants alike – the UKAVA was born.
The UKAVA has gone on to become the number one resource for Virtual Assistants wishing to advertise their services to potential clients, and for potential clients looking for their perfect business partner. For more information visit www.ukava.co.uk
Justine is the author of the first book published in the UK on the subject of “Setting Yourself Up As A Virtual Assistant”. Available in paperback from Amazon.com or as an eBook download from www.ukava.co.uk
Justine is also the founder and Director of My Virtual Assistant Limited. My Virtual Assistant is a flourishing virtual business support service, rapidly expanding through a network of licensees across the UK, providing virtual office support, personal assistance, secretarial, business support and administration services to entrepreneurs and small businesses. For more information see www.my-va.com
Justine has been interviewed as an expert in her field by BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour, The Times, The Independent on Sunday, CNBC Business Magazine and the London Evening Standard and is proud to be able to pass on the benefits of her vast experience of the VA role to aspiring and progressive VAs as a Co-Founder of the VA Success Group. For more information about Justine, go to www.justinecurtis.com
In her spare time, Justine enjoys sailing, diving, horse riding, yoga, driving fast cars around racetracks, watching Formula 1 motor racing and raising money for various charities, including, The Mango Tree and Oxfam.