MT Virtual PA is born!

Ok, so it’s taken me a while, but now with my 2-year business anniversary approaching, I thought I’d take the plunge into the blogging world!

So, here goes, where to start……the beginning I suppose…

At the end of 2016 the firm I worked for in Jersey was acquired by a global financial services provider. My Principal, the COO of the Jersey firm, retired from the business at the time of the acquisition and I took the decision to accept voluntary redundancy and exit the firm at the same time. I must admit at the time this was a pretty scary decision. If it weren’t for the acquisition, I would not have left my EA role, I loved the job and the team I worked with. Initially I started the hunt for a new EA role, during which time I started to consider setting up my own business (well actually credit where it’s due it was my Hubby’s idea) and that is exactly what I did. In March 2017, MT Virtual PA was launched – my first ever business – eek!

Plenty to think about….

I spent hours and hours researching everything I could find about starting your own business and being a Virtual Assistant. I had to think about things like registering the business, data protection, logos, terms & conditions, marketing, business insurance etc, etc. There was so much to think about, it was a huge learning curve but one which I really enjoyed.

The first two years haven’t been easy there have been highs and lows. The highs most definitely outweigh the lows and I feel truly grateful that I:

  • run my own business;
  • work from home most of the time;
  • have the flexibility to work the hours I want to;
  • can walk my dogs any time of the day; and
  • have had the pleasure of meeting so many new people over the last two years.

Blog No 2!

Which brings me on to the subject for my next blog (yes, I think I’ll do another!) my first clients, the ones who started this business really happening for me and to whom I will always be grateful for giving me the opportunity.

I can’t sign off without thanking all my friends & family who have been so supportive during the last 2 years, I couldn’t have done it without them.

Published by Michelle

Since 2017, I have been supporting companies with traditional administration support. Enabling them to outsource critical business support functions to my business means they get precious hours back, allowing them to focus on more pressing work/life matters.