I'm Louise, a York-based (but fully remote!) virtual assistant (VA) and business owner.
I've spent the past 16 years working hard to build up my skills and experience within different areas of business.
I always knew I eventually wanted to work for myself; being a VA seemed like such an obvious choice for me due to the experience I've amassed, plus the fact I love helping others and am highly organised. At the end of 2020, I decided to leave full-time employment, finally taking the plunge and setting up my own businesses. As well as running Louise B Virtual Business Support, I also have a small online shop which I run alongside it.
Key skills and experience
16 years' experience in admin, sales, marketing and customer service
Five years' experience in project management and people management
Sectors I've worked in include social housing, training, events, consultancy, memberships, retail and manufacture
Competent proofreader and transcriptionist
Experienced user of various software platforms including WordPress, Shopify, Canva, Mailchimp, Microsoft Office and Apple Pages/Numbers (I'm also a quick learner when it comes to software I've not used before!)
Qualifications and courses
BA (Hons) Business Management
NVQ Level 2 Business Administration
NVQ Level 3 Business Administration
Diploma in Marketing
Various courses with the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading
Leadership in Business