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The Busy Bee Blog

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Looking after your mental health as a busy business owner

As a business owner, stress can be a part of everyday life, and this can have a negative impact on our mental health. In 2024, most of us are aware of the importance of looking after our mental and physical health, but often when business gets busy, looking after ourselves can fall by the wayside. But, without a healthy mind,

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Unlocking Net Zero: Breaking Down the Jargon for Sustainable Businesses

As part of our commitment to the environment and working towards reducing our business carbon footprint, to become a net zero business, I have been conducting research as well as attending courses (including a Carbon Literacy course), to learn as much as I can about the sustainability space. As with many things, the more I have learnt about the climate

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24 Pivotal Practices to Adopt as a Small Business Owner in 2024

24 Pivotal Practices to Adopt as a Small Business Owner in 2024

“You choose the future with your actions each day.” James Clear. Since becoming a Virtual Assistant almost 3 years ago, I have supported more than 50 small business owners with their digital marketing and administration. During this time, I have learnt both from working with clients and from growing the Planner Bee Hive that there are certain practices that many

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Founder Maya delivering a talk about her journey growing an ethical Virtual Assistant business

Running an Ethical VA Business – Year 2 Reflections

September 2023 marks 2 years since I founded our ethical VA business, Planner Bee VA Services and it has absolutely flown by! Last year I wrote a blog post with my reflections and learnings from our first year in business, so I thought I would continue the tradition and sum up some of my highlights and learnings from year 2.

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