Your Right Hand

My Virtual Assistant Limited


My Virtual Assistant and UKAVA Assists BBC Live and Learn and Gets New Start Up on the Road to Success

My Virtual Assistant and UKAVA founder Justine Curtis was recently called upon by the BBC to give advice to a virtual business start up taking part in their Live and Learn series. As a successful virtual business owner herself, Justine was asked to pass on the benefit of her experience and expertise to a young mum setting up her own virtual marketing company.

Justine is the owner of My Virtual Assistant (www.my-va.com) a company offering PA and secretarial services to entrepreneurs and small businesses virtually from her home in the UK. She is also the founder of the UK Association of Virtual Assistants, (www.ukava.co.uk) an organisation set up to raise awareness of the role of virtual assistants (VA’s) and provide a one-stop shop for information and advice for both VA’s and their clients.

The BBC’s Live and Learn program focussed on Claire, a young mum setting up her own virtual Internet marketing company. At the time she was introduced to Justine by the BBC, Claire was in the initial stages of setting up her company and was keen to learn the next steps, how to build her client base and how to let the world know her business existed. In a filmed meeting that took place on a chilly day in February 2006 in Basingstoke, UK, Claire was given the opportunity to ask all her burning questions. Justine freely gave advice about how to approach previous and existing contacts, how to network for new contacts and various organisations that could help her. She also gave advice on the importance of marketing your web site when your business is ‘virtual’ and how best to go about it. At the end of the meeting Claire took on board the advice about networking and began by taking Justine’s business card in case she thought of any more questions she’d like to ask in the future.

The whole interview can be seen on the BBCs Live and Learn series, presented by Melinda Messenger, and can be viewed on BBC Interactive by ‘pressing the red button’.

Resources: Justine Curtis is the founder of My Virtual Assistant, a virtual office service operating across the UK, providing virtual office support, personal assistance, secretarial services and administration services remotely from its UK based office. For more information about Virtual Assistants visit www.my-va.com.

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Leave a Reply

  • Information Pack

    Services, Prices and Packages - it's all here!

    * indicates required
  • Delegate 25 Things

    Feeling swamped but don’t know where to start?

    This free report will give you a clear idea of what you can shift from your ‘In’ tray to ours right now.

    * indicates required
  • Memberships

    UK Association of Virtual Assistants
    An accredited member of the UK Association of Virtual Assistants. The one-stop information resource for virtual assistants and their clients.
    http://www.ukava.co.uk
  • RSS Latest Blog Posts

    • Adding In Extra Help By Hiring A Virtual Assistant 05/13/2022
      Need an extra pair of hands but can’t justify the expense or don’t want to take the risk of hiring in a new employee? Ever considered outsourcing those tasks to an experienced and professional virtual assistant? Whether you are a solo entrepreneur, a small business or a large corporation, the question often arises, should you […]
    • Kashflow Accounting Software 05/06/2022
      Your cash flow, and the effective management of it, is imperative to the financial health of your business. One of the first decisions you’ll make when starting out in any new business is what accounting software to use. At My Virtual Assistant, we deal with many different customers, using varying systems and programmes to complete […]
    • What Is Outsourcing and Why Should You Do It? 04/29/2022
      Outsourcing is a term often used in business and it is gaining popularity on the Internet as millions of web site owners discover they do not have all the tools and skills necessary to handle each and every function necessary to the efficient running of their businesses. Unlike having to recruit, interview, and take on […]
    • Writing Effective Copy for your Website 04/22/2022
      Initially writing the text copy for your website seems quite simple. You just tell them who you are, what you sell and how to contact you, right? Err, no actually. Many business websites drone on and on about when they started, what their “mission statement” is, what technology they use, blah, blah, blah. I hate […]
    • 3 Tips to Build Your Newsletter Subscriber List Part 5 04/15/2022
      When you’ve added previous newsletters to your web site, Twitter the link to the article page. Make sure there is a link to ‘sign up for more articles like these’ at the bottom of the article page. When you’ve added previous newsletters to your web site, add the page address to your Facebook status. Make […]


↑ Top