Business Support: 6 Things I’ve Learnt!

Happy Birthday!! Happy 3rd Business Birthday To Purple Violet Business Support. What a journey it’s been!!! Having being unexpectedly thrown into redundancy after 15 years in my Corporate role I started my virtual assistant business in 2018. I could never have imagined the rocky road my business was going to take along the way. Starting … Continue Reading

Do You Keep Going Off Piste?

All Good Intentions As disciplined as we may think we are in getting our tasks completed I’m sure we are all guilty of going off piste! You set your tasks list for the day but somehow you are distracted. Your whole set of good intentions go out the window! Recently, even as a virtual assistant, I … Continue Reading

What is [Social Media] Support?

Have You Started Planning Your Social Media Content For 2021? As we’re heading to the end of 2020 I’m sure you’ll now be well on your way to planning your social media content for next year. Are you stressing over what you’ll post on your social media? Are you worried you won’t have time to get it … Continue Reading

13 Tips To Improve Your Time Management

Are you staying awake at night worrying about all the things you aren’t ticking off your  ‘to do’ list? Have you missed another important deadline? Were you late to your last meeting? Do you make promises to your customers that you  can’t keep? Are you always late finishing a project in the time scale you allocated? Does … Continue Reading

Case Study – Digital Organising

A local charity under goes change A local charity was undergoing a period of structural and organisational change with a view to streamlining the business and its procedures. I was engaged to provide my business support services to assist the Executive Director of the charity. She wanted to streamline and update the charity filing systems. This … Continue Reading

What challenges are you facing right now?

My biggest challenge So I’m back to work this week after my lovely holiday with my precious babies. We all have challenges whether it’s a challenge you are facing in your personal life or you can’t work out how to grow your business. Incidentally I do worry about that ‘grow your business’ challenge as many … Continue Reading

10 tips to better productivity

How busy are you right now? Do you need some help to stay on track and be more productive? Life is busy for everyone I know! Especially now we are into the summer holidays, trying to stay on top of entertaining the kids as well as going to work. Every morning I wake up I … Continue Reading

Changing Time

Don’t forget to change your clocks!!! I don’t look forward to losing an hour in bed but do look forward to lighter nights that come with changing time. Don’t you think it makes you feel brighter? It lifts your mood and kicks you into action. A bit of spring cleaning, gardening after work and more … Continue Reading

It’s all in the name

Where Did I Get It? After I was thrown into the unexpected realms of redundancy from my job in corporate land of 15 years, with only 2 weeks’ notice, the decision to work for myself didn’t take long. It was something I always wanted to do and I worked out that I’d provide virtual marketing … Continue Reading

Building bricks

Getting the balance right Earlier in the week I spent some quality time with my son. Together we tried to build the biggest tower we could using all his bricks. It took a while to work out but we did it. Getting the tower to balance was an ongoing struggle. We had to juggle bricks, … Continue Reading