Busy expos are tiring, but the work doesn’t finish when you take your stand down. It’s important to keep the momentum going by following up with the people you met at the expo as soon as you can. If you don’t follow up, some of your work at the expo will be wasted – a real shame when you consider how much you’ve invested in the event.

Here are our top tips for effective follow ups:

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Regular followers of Get Ahead will know that we love an expo, and our regional directors have really enjoyed getting back out to promote the business. But did you know that we also support our clients before, during and after business expos? An expo is a big commitment, but with our help, clients can get more from the event and embrace all the opportunities it gives them.

Here’s how Get Ahead supports businesses at expos.

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If you’re researching franchises and are considering joining the Get Ahead family, you might already have strong experience of people management. However, we also know that managing a team of employees is different from the Get Ahead model, where you’ll be working with a team of freelance virtual experts.

You’ll be pleased to hear that all our regional directors have established great relationships with the virtual experts they outsource client work to, even though they’ve had to navigate a learning curve. In this blog, we look at ways of building trust with your evolving team, and ways to empower themselves and you.

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It’s easy to see how Get Ahead’s outsourcing model works for small businesses and sole traders. But did you know that we also support larger teams and have some well-known brands among our clients?

Larger businesses outsource to Get Ahead for similar reasons to small businesses: it’s a flexible, cost-effective solution. However, working with larger teams is a bit different from working with small businesses. Let’s take a closer look.

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There’s a lot more to working with a VA than just having your admin done quietly behind the scenes. You might be surprised to hear just how much a VA has to offer!

We caught up with Melanie McDowell, one of our most versatile VAs, who shared her own experience of being a virtual assistant to a firm of actuarial consultants in the City.

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A hybrid conference or meeting is one which is held both in person and virtually. More conference organisers are choosing this approach since the pandemic showed us all the possibilities of remote and hybrid working. Get Ahead have been offering Zoom services since the 2020 lockdown, continually refining our approaches to provide a streamlined service and successful outcomes.

Let’s take a closer look….

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Attendance at business expos is a significant part of the role of a Get Ahead franchisee. Expos are a great way to attract new clients, and also to tap into the wealth of knowledge available at the event.

In this blog, we look at the benefits of business expos, and why they are important for Get Ahead’s regional directors.

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As outsourcing experts and flexibility champions, the team at Get Ahead can see many reasons why delegating admin to a virtual PA (also known as a virtual assistant) is great for your business. It’s worth noting that we outsource our admin to our own remote team, doing just what we recommend to our clients and reaping the same benefits.

Here are the top reasons working with a VA is an efficient solution for your business.

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One of the headaches of running your own business is staying on top of the admin. However, it’s not as big as the headache you find yourself with when you can’t find a vital file or you’re late with your tax return. Admin may not feel as important as your core business, but it still has to be done.

Here are our five top tips for staying on top of business admin:

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Spring is sprung! Just seeing the daffodils come up makes us all feel better, even if the clouds can’t decide whether to come or go. If you run a business, why not tap into the energy of springtime and shake up your social media?

Our social media managers shared five of their favourite ideas:

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