It’s a new year and maybe a new start for some. There is definitely a growing trend of home based businesses. How convenient would it be to do your work around the baby sleep times, school hours or whatever other commitments you may have.
Along with home-based business is the rapidly growing Virtual Assistant industry. Virtual Assistants help businesses with their administration, personal assistant and marketing needs from their home based office. It is such an attractive alternative for small business owners to get the help they need without the having to commit to hiring staff. They also do not have to have office space and equipment for them, pay sick or holiday leave or superannuation. They simply pay for the work completed.
For the Virtual Assistant it is the perfect work/life balance. A career that you can design to suit your needs. You control how much work you take on at different stages of your life.
The 5th annual Australian VA Conference is being held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on 14-15 March 2014. This is great opportunity to learn more about the industry and speak to other Virtual Assistants. If you have started your VA business, AVAC provides you with the wonderful opportunity to develop professionally and personally, while mixing and mingling with your peers, often meeting some of them face-to-face for the first time.
We have a fantastic speaker line up covering all relevant topics from personal and professional development, marketing, blogging, right through to legalities of running a business and financials.
Amanda Stevens will be our MC. Over a 17 year period she has built a multi-million dollar marketing consultancy (which she sold to a global recruitment firm in 2011), collected an impressive array of awards (including Young Australian of the Year for Career Achievement) and written five books.
Amanda has chalked up over 500 presentations in 12 countries, sharing the stage with the likes of Donald Trump, Sir Bob Geldof, Sir Richard Branson and Condoleezza Rice.
When in business our own personal and professional development should be at the top of the list (under family needs that is).
Each VA Conference has been well worth attending and the delegates have gotten so much out of it. Many have propelled their businesses forward because of something they heard or experienced at an AVAC event.
You can find out more and register at www.australianvaconference.com.au Hope to see you there.