SPEAKING

Emma and Justine are available to speak at live events (dependent on location), teleseminars and webinars on a range of different subjects around the Virtual Assistant industry, please find below their signature talks.

How to Run a Successful VA Business Working Child Friendly Hours (Emma)

Do you want to balance your VA business around your kids without having to work in the middle of the night to get everything done?

Productivity is a major issue for any busy mum as there is so much that has to get done – both on the business and home front!

I often get asked how I manage to get so much done whilst working completely round my daughter’s – this includes the school run and social life of a 6 year old mixed in with taking care of my baby girl.  I will reveal some of the simple strategies I use that allow me to earn more money and get more done.

  • How to run your business when it’s the school holidays
  • How to find the balance between business and mum
  • What it takes to run a successful business around the kids
  • How to go from overwhelm to productivity queen!

How To Work With a Virtual Assistant (Justine)

The information Justine shares includes:

  • Why you need a Virtual Assistant
  • Is working with a Virtual Assistant for me?
  • 25 things you can delegate now
  • What else can I delegate?

Building Online Relationships (Justine)

The information Justine shares includes:

  • Importance of building relationships online
  • What the first step is in building an online relationship with website visitors
  • How you can get visitors to your website to give you their contact details
  • What you can do with those contact details, how you can keep in touch with them and push them along the buying process
  • How else you can build online relationships and really build that list of prospects

How To Create An Information Product (Justine)

The information Justine shares includes:

  • What an information product actually is
  • The disadvantages to digitally delivered information products
  • How a service based business, that delivers its normal service on a 1-1 basis, can they use information products
  • Why information products wont devalue the 1-1 services you offer
  • Why you should create information products and not just sell more 1-1 services
  • How to create an information product
  • The technical know how you need to create an information product

How to Avoid The Common Start Up Mistakes Most New Virtual Assistants make!

Do you want to start up your own Virtual Assistant business without making some of the most common mistakes ‘newbies’ make?

This is your opportunity to learn some insider secrets from 2 of the UKs most successful Virtual Assistants who have been there, done and it and own the t-shirt with over 9 years experience running our own VA businesses.

We are going to answer some of the most pressing questions you have when just starting out to make sure that you learn from our mistakes and create a solid foundation to build your own profitable business.

  • How do you successfully transition from employee to being the boss?
  • Is the market saturated with Virtual Assistants?  How can I sell myself when there is so much competition out there?
  • What are the essential skills needed to set up a VA business?
  • What skills and services are in demand?

How to Attract Your Ideal Paying Clients That You Love to Work With

Do you want to know what it takes to attract ideal clients to your Virtual Assistant business who are happy to pay your rates and you love to work with?

This is your opportunity to learn some insider secrets from 2 of the UKs most successful Virtual Assistants who have been there, done and it and own the t-shirt with over 8 years experience running our own VA businesses.

We are going to answer some of the most pressing questions you may have about what it takes to actually get those all important clients so you can build a successful AND profitable VA business.

  • Should a Virtual Assistant provide general or specialist services?
  • How can you stand out from the crowd of other Virtual Assistants?
  • Are sites like Elance a good place to find clients?
  • How can I get results from social media and make sure it isn’t a time waster?

How to Make Sure Your Networking Activities Aren’t a Waste of Time or Money

Do you want to use the number one marketing tool to attract clients through networking but want to actually get results and not waste any time or money?

This is your opportunity to learn some insider secrets from 2 of the UKs most successful Virtual Assistants who have been there, done and it and own the t-shirt with over 9 years experience running our own VA businesses.

We are going to answer some of the most pressing questions you may have about promoting your business at networking events and use it as a platform to build a successful AND profitable VA business.

  • How can I gain confidence in networking when I’ve never done it before?
  • But I’m an introvert, I can’t possibly do networking
  • Do I need to do pushy sales at events?
  • What are the different types of networking events available and which should I do?

About Emma & Justine

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 2 young daughters. This means juggling business with the school run and social life of a 6 year old mixed in with taking care of a newborn (born August 2012) – it certainly keeps her busy!

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.

For more information and to book Emma or Justine for your next event, please email us at info@vasuccessgroup.co.uk