NEWS - Celebrating Eloise's First VA Business Birthday
Posted on 24th July 2021 at 19:58
We are celebrating Eloise Robb's first Virtual Assistant business birthday!
Our Eloise has certainly bucked the trend in her first year of trading by supporting more than double the number of clients than the Virtual Assistant industry average* – despite starting her VA business during the pandemic.
Eloise Robb set-up her Alchemy Virtual Assistant franchise hub from her home office in Chorley in July 2020 when she realised that virtual ways of working were here to stay and she needed far more freedom and flexibility in her career.
Our Eloise has a degree in business, used to be an assistant headteacher and is one of a growing number of people taking advantage of the booming business support sector by building a thriving Virtual Assistant franchise business that is already servicing over twice as many small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) than other VAs*.
As the whole Alchemy VA family celebrate her first VA business birthday, Eloise says her successes are due to the growing acceptance of homeworking, her personalised approach to offer a truly tailored Virtual Assistant service, and the unwavering support from the wider award-winning Alchemy VA group.
“It really has been an incredible first year,” says Eloise, who was able to leave her employed job much sooner than planned, has started to grow her own Virtual Assistant team, and has since renovated a more suitable tailor-made home office space.
“I’ve been working with coaches, financial advisors, graphic designers and many other specialist business owners in many different sectors who have chosen to invest in remote PA support but it’s not all been about admin and email management..."
“My clients often work alone, so they see me as a trusted colleague and a strategic partner. The VA support I provide is holistic, which probably stems from my teaching background. Beyond the admin, it’s about being there to share ideas, identifying more streamlined and innovative ways of working, implementing and training more efficient processes and creating ways to boost business in this changing landscape.
Ultimately, I give my inspirational clients back their time so that they have the headspace to focus on further growth."
There’s a common misconception that VAs are in the background to simply churn out menial admin tasks, but at Alchemy VA we are much more than that, we become a seamless extension of our clients’ teams.
We are a true family business, big enough to deliver, yet still small enough to really care - which is exactly what attracts our clients and why they remain loyal.
Co-owner of The Brady Creative, Hannah Brady, says Eloise’s VA services have played a significant part in their business growth.
“I believe 100% that we would never have experienced such rapid and consistent expansion without a virtual assistant. We just wouldn’t have got to where we are today,” said Hannah, who set up The Brady Creative – a specialist marketing agency -with her Mum Helen in March 2020.
“We launched at the height of the pandemic, so a really challenging period for a new business, but we still realised in the first three months that we needed someone to help with day-to-day diary management, social media scheduling and invoicing. That’s where it all started with Eloise, but it’s developed a lot since then.
“She has naturally taken on more and more, and now plays a crucial role in the initial sales process, managing all our prospects. She is the first point of contact when enquiries come in, and books all our appointments which takes huge pressure off of us as business owners.”
Eloise’s successes in her first year with Alchemy VA have been phenomenal.
Her achievements and the lengths that she has gone to, to support her clients as well as her family through these uncertain times is nothing short of inspirational.
We are immensely proud to be able to support Eloise making such a positive impact on her clients’ businesses and lives. We're also giddy at the prospect of what’s in store for Eloise in the months and years to come...
To get to know Eloise and learn more about her Virtual Assistant services for entrepreneurs and small enterprising businesses you can get in touch with her directly via Eloise.Robb@alchemyva.co.uk or 01257 733192.
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