Hello fellow VAs.
I’m Emma from Tonbridge in Kent. I started my VA business last month (August) and I’m still finding my feet.
I have a strong background in Project Management, Operations, and Business Admin. My last two jobs were working for small businesses (less than 5 employees) so I have a good understanding of how to run a small business and what sort of support it it likely to need.
The story is, I have been struggled with my mental health since a child. Through medical intervention and self-management, it now only has minimal impact on my life. My coping mechanisms include being hyper-organised and having laser-focus on detail… which also help me be really good at my job
However, through the pandemic I found myself really struggling and it all came to a head earlier this year. My job was making me incredibly unhappy and was having a serious negative impact on my MH. After months and months of deliberation, I decided to quit my job. Thankfully, I have the support of my amazing partner and am very fortunate that he has offered to and is able to bear the load.
So here I am; going it alone and taking steps to build my business! My MH has already improved dramatically (despite the lack of income) and I’m feeling more like myself again. I’m here, and I’m ready to make a success of things.
I just need to find that all-important first client!
Wish me luck, folks! I’m looking forward to being a part of this community and getting to know all of you