Meet the Client: Be Leadership

Here at Get Ahead VA we are privileged to work with a wide variety of clients ranging from will writers to window cleaners, financial consultants to fashion designers. All of our clients are motivated and driven business owners, with clear plans for business growth. They recognise the value of outsourcing, passing onto others tasks that either they lack skills in, or tasks that drain their valuable time.

Here’s 60 seconds with one of our clients Shannon Banks from Be Leadership who was looking for a flexible way to scale up her business:

What situation was your business in when you came to Get Ahead VA?
My business was just starting its third year and was growing rapidly. I was getting more requests for business than I could handle. Meanwhile I was becoming stretched – doing everything myself from arranging flights to delivering leadership development programmes. I was struggling to figure out how to scale up and I realised it was time I tried to find someone I could trust to help me.

What problems were you experiencing?
I was starting to turn away new clients as I simply didn’t have the capacity to deliver what they wanted. I was concerned that the quality of my work would start to slip if I stretched myself any further. I was becoming frustrated as I knew I was spending time on things that I didn’t need to spend time on.

What might have happened if you hadn’t taken any action?
The business wouldn’t have grown was quickly as I wanted. Opportunities would have been missed which in the long term may have caused my business to stagnate if I wasn’t able to grow and delegate tasks that weren’t a valuable use of my time.

How did Get Ahead VA help solve the problem for you?
When I met Rebecca from Get Ahead VA I knew I had found the answer. I had spent a few months looking for a virtual assistant and talked to a few companies but I wasn’t convinced they understood what I needed. But Rebecca instantly seemed to understand what support I required. She introduced me to Jenny who also seemed to get it straight away. I wanted someone who could do many things and was willing to just jump in and help with what I needed. I really feel I have found that in Jenny. She has completed a variety of tasks for me including travel, design and admin, meaning I can focus on client service and delivery.

Why did you choose a VA and not a part time member of staff?
I didn’t feel ready to employ a part time member of staff yet and I like the flexibility of being able to pay for what I need, when I need it. I can scale up and down and change my needs at any time.

What has this meant to you and your business?
I have had a more successful year and I continue to feel good about the work I am delivering. I feel better prepared for next year where I expect to see the business continue to grow. I know I have got the right support behind me in Jenny. When you run a small business and are used to doing everything yourself it can be hard to delegate. But having gone through that process and built a trust relationship with Jenny I feel better prepared for the future and am excited to see just how far my business can grow.

Get Ahead VA’s nationwide virtual assistance services enable small business owners and entrepreneurs to get back to what they do best – growing and running their businesses. Our team of highly experienced virtual assistants in the UK love to take on the tasks you don’t have time to do, don’t have the skills to do, or simply don’t want to do. If your business could benefit from help from Jenny or any of the rest of our team please get in touch on 01483 332220 or email us at We pride ourselves in being the staff you don’t see, but the difference you do.


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