Virtual Assistant Ryedale & Scarborough
I am a virtual assistant working for busy small business owners in Ryedale & Scarborough to provide them with the help and time they need. If you can't find time to proofread your website, send out newsletters, declutter your office or keep up with all your emails, then why not let me help.
Time is booked by the hour, with no minimum booking times or contracts.
I set up my business because doing the background work everyone needs for their business makes me happy. I pride myself on being friendly, listening to my customers and going above and beyond for them.
My approach to customers is firstly to be able to take the weight off their shoulders and give them back time to work on the things that they love doing or to be with the people they love being with. Secondly, to train them how to do the things they know they want and need to do, but don’t know how.
Often our customers are busy business owners and entrepreneurs who simply don’t have enough hours in the day to do everything they need to do to run and grow their business and spend quality time with their family. Sometimes they don’t know what to “let go” of, but with my approach of starting small and building big, over time you can see the relief and happiness on their faces.
Why a virtual assistant?
Virtual Assistants work remotely so you don’t have to find them a desk / office space. A VA is cheaper than employing a full-time member of staff. There are no minimum hours or contracts so it is a ‘pay as you go’ service which you can use as and when you need it. Having a VA to take care of your business admin will allow you more time to focus on growing and running your business, safe in the knowledge that your VA is looking after certain tasks for you.
Small business owners often find it hard to switch off from their business, but a VA can allow you to outsource certain tasks that you either shouldn’t be doing, or don’t have time for. Using a VA will eliminate the need for interviewing, hiring and firing and the costs associated with that, they can also work flexible hours to suit you.
Busy at home as well as at work? Your VA can take care of errands such as planning or researching your family holiday, party or event (when we can all party again!). If you always feel like you need an extra hour in the day, a VA could be the perfect solution so you can channel your energy where it is needed.
Why Pink Spaghetti?
As a sole trader it is vital for both my business and my customers that I keep up to date with best practice, updates and advances, particularly on social media channels and WordPress. My aim is that I share my knowledge and skills with others as I am passionate about training my customers to both develop their skills and also to keep mine current.
Being part of a franchise means I have access to a wealth of information and experience in the other franchisees. There will always be someone who knows the answer to a question!
This also means that if you need cover due to holiday or sickness, you don’t have to worry as there is a whole network of talented ladies to back me up.
A range of Virtual PA Services
No job is too big or too small and I am only happy when the customer is happy. No one size fits all here – every customer is different and so I work to ensure I offer a bespoke service to exceed expectation. Something that is of the utmost importance is that I work as a personal assistant not just a virtual assistant. I often surpass a customer’s expectation by working with them to suggest new ideas and ways of working to perhaps be more efficient or productive.
Everyone’s definition of success is different and mine is to see a customer achieve theirs. I am not happy until they are happy! As the 25th hour in the day I help customers achieve whatever goals, objectives or vision they’ve set, this could be helping them with admin, organisation or social media marketing.
Case Studies Here is how some of our customers use us.
Afternoon Tea & Cake Company
I have worked with this afternoon tea and cake company helping them out with their daily admin, booking enquiries and order forms. I also help them with their bookkeeping which includes sending out and chasing overdue invoices. In addition to this we write and send out a monthly newsletter to their clients.
Sugar Buttons Cakes
I have worked with this Norwich based wedding cake maker for 2 years. I look after their admin, which includes responding daily to all their emails, taking enquiries about wedding cake consultations, updating any customer facing documents they have, dealing with general enquiries and sending out regular newsletters to subscribers. I also look after their LinkedIn profile, responding to any messages and posting about their latest news.
The Family Nutrition Expert
I have worked with this client for just over a year now. I look after their Facebook and Instagram accounts. This involves scheduling posts for the month ahead which relate to a monthly theme and sourcing relevant images. I also occasionally put together the text and images for a monthly newsletter to send out to their clients.
This is probably one of my most diverse clients in that I can do anything from social media scheduling, sending out emails to new clients and prospective clients, bookkeeping – including chasing overdue invoices, monthly finance spreadsheets, putting together client promotional packs, notifying clients of Christmas opening times and building up connections on LinkedIn to name but a few tasks!
What our Customers Say
“I really don’t know where to start about this fabulous lady. Pippa was recommended to me by a friend ages ago and I just kept on thinking that I could manage on my own! How wrong was I! Pippa has been helping me full time for nearly 2 weeks now and she is an absolute god send. I discussed with Pippa what I was struggling with and she grasped it all within minutes! She set up a mail chimp account for me with email templates to my customers and she then started to deal with all my enquiries for orders and then set up a spreadsheet for me for deliveries. She is extremely quick and efficient at what she does and she has literally surprised me every day this week with her ideas and what she does for me! I really don’t know how I have managed without her and when she tells me what she has done for me, it makes me smile from ear to ear! I work full time as well as my afternoon tea business and Pippa has literally taken so much stress and pressure away from me so that I can enjoy doing what I love best; baking and creating! Not only all this, but she is the most lovely and approachable person and extremely friendly and personable. Not only does Pippa help me with all that she does, but she also feels like a good friend already and I feel able to ask her anything without feeling stupid (I’m not technology minded)! I could go on and on about this lady as she deserves it. If you are questioning whether or not to take on Pippa as your PA, don’t think twice and just go for it! I promise you won’t be disappointed! Pippa, thank you so much for what you are doing for me. I could not be more grateful to you. You are truly amazing and deserve all these lovely reviews! X”
The Afternoon Tea & Cake Company
“Pip is an absolute angel! It was my first month of working with her in May and she has helped me SO much with setting up a new online program I have created which is launching this month. From social media upkeep to creating application forms to formatting/putting together sales documents for me - her help has been invaluable and I also don't know how she does it all so quickly and efficiently! I highly recommend and thank you Pip!”
Anna Rushmer Hypnotherapy & Wellbeing
“Pippa helped me to set up Mailchimp and trained me in its use. She is an excellent trainer - patient and thorough and provided written notes to help with any issues after the initial training. It saved me lots of time and peace of mind to know that I can now send out professional-looking-newsletters quickly and easily. Highly recommended and well worth the investment. Thank you Pippa.”
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Areas Served By Our Ryedale & Scarborough Office
Based in Slingsby, this office serves areas across Yorkshire, including:
Malton | Helmsley | Whitby | Kirkbymoorside | Pickering
Customer Service Support
Small Business Administration
Social Media Management
Virtual Assistant Services
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