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Jul 1, 2019

Running a Virtual Assistant business with associate team members with Claire Grace

Have you ever thought about hiring a Virtual Assistant to support you in your business? 

Could hiring a Virtual Assistant save you time AND money? 

In this week’s episode, I interview Claire Grace, who is the founder and CEO of a Virtual Assistant business that supports female entrepreneurs. Whether you’re looking for ongoing support to manage your workload or help with a one-off project or event, Claire and her team have got you covered. Claire also supports female business owners with social media strategy and as an Online Business Manager, who is someone who helps you co-ordinate operations, projects, and people in your business. In this interview, Claire shares her experience of starting her own Virtual Assistant business after an ‘accidental’ 15-year-old career in banking. Specifically, we talk about the choices that Claire made when starting her business and why she opted for an associate business model, rather than working as a solopreneur. 

You will learn…


  1. What a Virtual Assistant is and how they can help you in your business (because it’s not just about getting ‘stuff’ off your to-do list!). 
  2. Why creating a team of trusted associates who help you in your business isn’t just a great benefit to you but to your clients as well. 
  3. Why open communication and building honest relationships are key when you’re starting out in business. 


More about Claire

You can find Claire on her website, on Facebook and Instagram. Here’s the link to Claire’s Virtual Assistant ROI Calculator.

Other resources mentioned in this episode

Georgina Chapman, Virtual PA – the Virtual Assistant I mention and recommend in this episode. 

My one-day mastermind in Belfast

I am running a one-day mastermind on the 22nd August 2019 in Belfast to help you move your business forward and set yourself up for success for the rest of 2019. On the day, you get 30 minutes in the hot seat to discuss any issue or questions you may have about your business and receive support and input from myself and other like-minded entrepreneurs. So if you want to grow your business online this year, email me at to reserve your spot. 

Social Media Bootcamp – Content Marketing for Business. 17th October 2019, Belfast

Following the success of our first Social Media Bootcamp in May 2019 at the iconic Titanic hotel in Belfast, my friend and colleague Ashleigh Watson of Copper Square Communications and I are proud to announce that tickets for our second bootcamp-style conference are now on sale. The second Social Media Bootcamp is all about Content Marketing for Business and is taking place on Thursday, 17th October 2019 in Belfast. 

*Super early bird tickets are on sale until the 31st July 2019*. 

My monthly membership - The Social Bee Academy  

I run a monthly membership, The Social Bee Academy, where I can teach you how to raise your visibility online through social media, email marketing, podcasting, blogging, and much more. The first month is only £10 if you use code SOCIAL-BEE-TRIAL. After that, for only £30 per month, you get access to me and the rest of the community to ask for help with anything you need to grow your business online. 

If you’re in Northern Ireland, I also run regular workshops to help you use social media for your business, so keep an eye out on Eventbrite for any upcoming workshops you may be interested in. 

My social media podcast series 

If you want to know more about how to use social media for your business, I’ve recently run a series of podcast episodes that you might find useful. 

How to use Facebook Groups in 2019.

What’s working on Twitter in 2019.

How to use LinkedIn in 2019. 

What’s working on Instagram for your business in 2019. 

What’s working on Facebook for your business in 2019. 

More about me. 

If you enjoy the show, I’d be very grateful if you could share it with at least another person and leave me a review on iTunes. You can also come and join my Facebook group for podcast listeners: Social Beehive where we chat about the topics I cover on the podcast.

And if you want to find out more about how you can work with me or what events I am running in the future, head over to my website or email me at

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