Virtual Assistant Colchester
I am Charlotte Doniger a Virtual Assistant and own Pink Spaghetti Colchester.
Running a business can be tough pushing you to your limits yet you find the strength to continue even in difficult times. I’ve always admired the entrepreneurial spirit and drive small business owners have. For some, in times of difficulty or change the access to highly skilled resource is prohibitive due to cost or the fear of employing the wrong person. I set my business up to give business owners in my local area the access to critical skills they need to deliver change and growth.
I live in Wakes Colne, just outside Colchester. I believe successful local businesses are critical to maintaining great, happy places to live with good jobs, good communities and strong economies.
I have consistently worked in sales and marketing for over 25 years. I started in the travel industry before quickly moving into the technology industry gaining a wealth of experience across blue chip technology leading organisations. I worked with some inspirational leaders and mentors who helped guide and shape my business development career within the sales and marketing function. I lead teams across multiple markets including Local Government, retail and specialist networking forums.
Naturally adventurous and curious, these roles required a huge amount of administration, imagination and discipline to deliver on time. Being organised is a skill in itself. I have gained the ability to build relationships at all levels to quickly understand what is required and offer ideas to support business owners with the ‘bigger picture.’ With a can do attitude, I’m passionate about helping you move your business forward whilst remining distinctive and delivering real value to
Why a virtual assistant?
Having someone you trust in your business is vital. Being part of your team is crucial to delivering tangible outcomes. A virtual personal assistant can be valuable asset to entrepreneurs and small business owner as we take on those tasks and activities which you don’t have time or the resource to do it well, but you know is critical to keep you moving forward.
Bringing trusted resource into your business as and when takes away the hassle and increasing employment costs. You only pay for the completed work either by the hour or on a monthly retainer agreement which gives you consistent support for a longer period or on a project by project basis. We are transparent and keep you up to date with our progress so there are no hidden charges allowing you to budget accordingly.
A virtual personal assistant gets to know you and your business. We become your right hand person to go to, giving you peace of mind the work will be delivered to your standards within an agreed timeframe.
Why Pink Spaghetti?
Being successful in business isn’t just about what you can do. It is also understanding and recognising that you may have gaps in your business which is slowing you down and therefore could benefit from highly skilled and flexible support.
Pink Spaghetti Colchester is part of the growing and award-winning Pink Spaghetti Franchise. What this means is I have access to even more skill and availability if my clients need it. Sometimes business owners come to me at the last minute and if I’m busy then I can reach out to my colleagues for help so you can be reassured the work will be done.
Having my own business, I understand the up’s and down’s, workload pressures and determining what to prioritise. Access to great skills and resource is vital for me to continue supporting you. There will always be someone I can call upon to help me help you concentrate on your business.
A range of Virtual PA Services
No one customer is the same. All have different priorities depending on their sector and customers. Adding value to their processes and revenue generating activities is usually at the top of their list, all of which a personal assistant can support with.
We help by providing small business administration and organisation support, suggest ideas for marketing and branding, social media scheduling, which is a job in itself, to managing engagement with potential new customers.
Planning is essential for any organisation. Using a personal assistant can help you achieve your goals in your business plan so you can stay focused and one step ahead.
Case Studies Here is how some of our customers use us.
Management Consultant Firm – Essex
A leading management consultant in the public sector, delivering highly complexed change and transformation projects. One particular project was to research a client’s competitors who operated within Local Government finance. The work was highly confidential and key to the strategy my client was proposing to his client. Part of the brief was to analyse the revenue performance and I worked with him to identify the gaps in their activities, collate results and design a new sales pipeline document for board use to help them manage the sales expectations and forecast.
HR recruiter – Basel, Switzerland
Ongoing work with a specialist recruiter within the Pharmaceutical Industry who operates globally. One area of work I support her with is sales support. This includes identifying and targeting prospects, CRM database management, newsletter creation and researching new leads to approach. The business is very successful and has a number of prestigious clients however, there is very little time for prospecting for new and my role is to help reach new clients and widen her reach.
Digital Marketing Agency - Petersfield
Content writing, LinkedIn profiles, thoughts for engaging email subject lines for a wide variety of clients with some unusual requests and products.
One particular client I worked on wanted to understand if LinkedIn was a platform for developing their business through. They had always been very successful on Facebook and Instagram and required some research and a proposed strategy on how to use this platform for a new direction their business was taking
IT Company - Guildford
Brief was to call 120 museums to find contact information to approach via email introducing the latest audience participation technology. Customer was struggling to get this due to time constraints and the resistance to pick up the phone.
What made this a great piece of work was I not only got the contact information, I also gained an amount of intel about the industry, their challenges and future plans which was invaluable for the client.
What our Customers Say
“Charlotte’s research capability was invaluable. Delivering structured research in an efficient and high quality product was essential to the successful completion of the assignment. Her ability to analyse sales performance against revenue targets and client spend helped me shape the high level strategy I was proposing to the organisation. I was under pressure and Charlotte immediately understood this and got on with it with real focus and determination.”
Areas Served By Our Colchester Office
Based in Wakes Colne, this office serves areas across the whole of the North Essex, including:
Harwich | Clacton-on-Sea | Witham | Coggeshall | Halstead | Castle Hedingham
Customer Service Support
Small Business Administration
Social Media Management
Virtual Assistant Services
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