Lorraine is actually my middle name (from my Grandmother.) I wish I had a dollar for everytime someone called me Lorraine not Jessica! (It's okay, I love the name so I don't mind ?)
I am a creative virtual assistant who is passionate about helping small businesses get back to their core business by assisting them with the behind the scenes of their business.
Having owned my own small handmade business, I understand the struggles and time constraints surrounding small business.
I have known for a while that a life purely in administration was not going to be enough to satisfy me. I have a fiercely passionate creative side and feel like I have more skills to offer.
I have worked in administration for the past 10 years in various roles and loved every minute of it! I thrive on procedures, lists and organisation so these roles have certainly satisfied those needs.
I started my own small handmade business a few years ago as an outlet for my creative side. Although I have now closed this business to focus on helping other small business, I am so grateful for the people I met and connected with throughout the journey. It has given me so many skills for the next part of my life.
I love the administration side of small business, however I knew that not everyone did. So many small business owners would rather focus on their core business and not have to worry about all of the behind the scenes. They say when you start up a small business 80% of your time will be spent on the start up and only 20% on the creating.
So I decided to reach out to the small businesses I had connected with to offer them a helping hand with the behind the scenes of their business.
I was fortunate enough to be able to help enough businesses that I took the plunge at the end of 2017 to leave my 9 - 5 so I could focus purely on my Virtual Assistant services.
I have worked with some incredible businesses around the globe and cannot wait to meet more of you and help you reach your small business dreams!