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A new look, and a new outlook

A new look, and a new outlook

Thrive has a new look online, and that’s meant we have taken a bit more of a look at ourselves, what we offer and how we work too!

Why I love what I do

Why I love what I do

With Valentines Day approaching, I wanted to take a different approach. I mean, I love my husband very much - don't get me wrong!! But this year, I wanted to talk about another love in my life - my business, my clients and the work I am doing with Thrive.   Owning a...

Thrive’s Top Tips: Tame those Tables!

Thrive’s Top Tips: Tame those Tables!

This post is a part of the series 'Thrive's Top Tips' - focussing on a specific topic to help you #worksmarternotharder, with some of my personal shortcuts and tips thrown in for good measure! This post is about creating and managing tables in Microsoft Word. If you...

It’s our first birthday!

It’s our first birthday!

Welcome to 2021. By now, most of us are all back at the desk (in some form), and starting to get a feeling for what we want this year to be. Here at Thrive, it's no different. I've been back for just over a week now, and there's so much happening. But today, I wanted...

2020 – A reflection

2020 – A reflection

Now, I know what you are thinking - oh, gosh (or swear word of your choice!), it's another one of those '2020 was so horrible but I'm #blessed' posts. Well, it is and it isn't. I'm about to switch off for a couple of weeks, to spend time with family, as you do at this...

Thrive’s Top Tips: Say it with Styles

Thrive’s Top Tips: Say it with Styles

This post is a part of the series 'Thrive's Top Tips' - these blog posts are focussed on a different program or system that can help you to #worksmarternotharder, with some of my favourite ways to use these programs that might be new or helpful to you! Today, I want...

Thrive’s Top Tips – Word Templates

Thrive’s Top Tips – Word Templates

This post is a part of the series 'Thrive's Top Tips' - these blog posts are focussed on a different program or system that can help you to #worksmarternotharder, with some of my favourite ways to use these programs that might be new or helpful to you! As a virtual...

Thrive’s Top Tips – Canva

Thrive’s Top Tips – Canva

This post is a part of the series 'Thrive's Top Tips' - these blog posts are focussed on a different program or system that can help you to #worksmarternotharder, with some of my favourite ways to use these programs that might be new or helpful to you! Today, we are...

How do I work out what to outsource?

How do I work out what to outsource?

This is a great question - it means your business is growing, and your calendar is full. You love your business, but you have realised that you simply can't (or shouldn't) be doing all the things. Being a business owner is amazing, but it does come with an expectation...

What’s in a name?

Specifically, file names. Why is the way you name your files, and folders, important? It comes back to my favourite thing - saving you time and effort! When your files are named and stored in a way that makes it easy for you to find them in a hurry, you know that you...

Making your Fact Find work for you

Data entry. It's a really important part of your role as a mortgage broker. It has to be done right to make sure the client is evaluated fairly. It has to be done fast, so that their pre-approval or approval can be confirmed, and they can get on with that...

So, like, what do you do?

So, like, what do you do?

Anyone reading this who is a virtual admin, or has worked in admin in any form before, has probably been asked that very question. Admin is this magical term - it's everything, but nothing. It's a combination of all the things that need to be done, but it's secretive...

Get EOFYthing in order

Get EOFYthing in order

And just like that, it's the end of the financial year here in Australia. Already? Wow. That means half of 2020 is already over (but, to be fair, there's already been a whole lot going on!). For small business owners, particularly sole traders and professional service...

What can I save by using a Virtual Admin?

What can I save by using a Virtual Admin?

This is such a great question, and can be answered in lots of different ways. There are some really great infographics on this (and I will probably create my own at some point!), but for now, I wanted to cover a couple of important points. Save money Now, to anyone...

Knowing when to fold them

Knowing when to fold them

This is not the sort of post I thought I would be writing now. Not given the current economic and employment situation all over the world. Yet here we are. And maybe it's not even the sort of post you are expecting, given the title. As a self-employed person, and as...

Settling in, and finding my voice

So, it's been a while between posts. I wondered if a blog was the right thing - for me personally, for my business, and for you out there. There are so many blogs around, and sometimes I don't really feel like I have anything of value to add. But then I spent some...

How to let it go – and be better for it

The biggest part of being a virtual admin is being able to demonstrate the value to a client in that very simple phrase: Let it go. And, no, not the trademarked Disney one (sorry to all those parents with kids singing that endlessly!). When you start a business, it's...

The inevitable Working From Home post

These are everywhere, aren't they? There are posts from people who used to work in offices, writing about how they are pivoting, adjusting, creating new routines, juggling etc. There are posts from people like me, who were working from home before this all began,...

Impostor Syndrome in a Virtual World

Impostor Syndrome in a Virtual World

Like a lot of the world right now, I'm a little anxious. I'm anxious about the current pandemic, yes, but underneath that is an anxiety that I have had for much longer. I sat on the decision to make the leap to being a virtual admin (VA) for a really long time. I...

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