When Lorraine Owolabi was made redundant last year it spurred her on to set up her own business (Lorraine FreelancePA) offering Virtual Assistant expertise that she had honed over the previous 18 years. With changing working environments and more organisations adapting their business practices to include the outsourcing of key services, the time was opportune for Lorraine to revisit her priorities as a working mum and get the right work/life balance.
Through the New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) programme, Lorraine received business advice from North Somerset Enterprise Agency (NSEA), enabling her to set up and run her Freelance PA business. Liz Gjoni from NSEA worked with Lorraine to ensure her business plan reflected the requirements to enable her business to launch and grow. Based on thorough research, Lorraine was able to identify the pain points that her potential clients experienced and make sure that the service she offered could minimise these, as well as supporting their business moving forward.
Lorraine offers a comprehensive virtual business admin service including social media support, marketing material creation and client/supplier communication. Her Start-up Power Hours help answer all those questions that new business owners have, creating a plan that provides clear direction on how to achieve their business goals without being overwhelmed by the workload that a start-up business brings.
As an advocate of planning and goal setting Lorraine says “making sure there is structure and flexibility to adapt to other factors that may impact on business activities is essential.
Business owners need to consider outsourcing certain parts of their business, which in turn will free up some of their time so that they can devote their attention to building the business and that’s what Lorraine FreelancePA can help them with”.
Lorraine FreelancePA offers complete flexibility tailored to meet the needs of businesses whether as a one-off project, or weekly or monthly support. Lorraine works with a number of other Virtual Assistants, all with unique skills and this is a huge benefit to her clients and ensures great service with outstanding results at all times.
Phone: 07507 691226