Is there something you’re finding particularly challenging about running your business at the moment?
Have you got plenty of ideas for your business growth but a little bit stuck or nervous about putting them into action?
Are you feeling like you’re working all alone every day, lacking motivation and needing some accountability?
Need help with systems, processes, your website and marketing?
Are you just starting out and would love to pick the brains of someone who’s been doing what you want to do for a long time, and still doing it with success today?
You’re in the right place!
I’m Jo Sparkes and I’m here to be a friend and mentor to you. I can help you get some clarity on putting your ideas in to action, help you pursue your dreams, and give you advice based on my 15 years of experience.
I’ve been Director of Expedio Virtual Assistance since 2003, one of the first businesses of its kind in the UK. I wanted to work from home after my son was born, and even now he’s grown up and at university, I wouldn’t change the lifestyle I’ve got for the world!
Since I took the plunge 15 years ago, virtual assistance has become a huge industry, and I get lots of emails from people wanting advice on setting up their own business. That’s why I set up VA Pro Magazine, in 2011, as a way of giving others all the skills I’d learned over years as a VA so they can reach their goals.
Sometimes you need something more
Now and again you just need a straight talk with someone who’s been there and done it before you. Not just another article to read though
When I was setting up I had to learn everything the hard way, I’d try things and sometimes they’d go well and other times they’d fail spectacularly.
I can tell you that I’ve had my share of wonderful and terrible clients, been a sole trader then limited company and VAT registered, rented an office, worked with associates, had employees, then gone back to working from home again, faced almost every possible problem a small business could and still survived to tell the tale!
I don’t claim to have a six-figure business (any more, but I did get there). What I’ve had over the last 15 years is a profitable, sustainable, business that’s paid for all of my bills and holidays, allowed me to work from home with a child at school, supported me whilst I was ill for a couple of years – and now allows me to work as often or as little as I want, from wherever I want.
I was in your shoes once
Looking back I think how amazing it would have been if I’d had a friend that had been there, that understood running an online business, that knew what it was like to work remotely from clients, that had tried different ways of getting clients, retaining clients and packaging their services.
Now I love what I do, and I want you to love it too. I want you to have all the advice and help I didn’t have when I first started as a VA.
My aim is to get you and your growing business where you want to be.
Jump on a call with me and we’ll work together on your business.
I’ll give you my support, my advice, help you work through any challenges and give you the chance to work ON your own business and its growth and pick my brain at the same time.
You don’t have to spend a fortune. All you need to do is book a call with me for only £70, let me know who you are, a bit about your business and what you need help with… then just show up!
You’ll go away with renewed focus and an action plan so you can take the next steps with confidence. A week after our call I’ll then follow up with you by email in case anything else has arisen and to see how you’re getting on.
I can’t wait to meet you!