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How many times have you said to yourself (or anyone who would listen), “I need an assistant!”? Well, now you can actually have one…a virtual one!
Hi! I'm Shani, Founder and Discombobulation Specialist at Crucial VA. My passion lies in helping people and businesses realise their full potential. I start with the foundation; getting to know you and your business. After all, every empire needs a strong foundation. I focus on understanding what it is that may be weighing you down or holding you back and provide the solutions to eliminate those issues.
Why choose me as your virtual assistant?
With 20 years’ administrative experience and a BSc degree in Music and Entertainment Industry Management, I have the knowledge and expertise to take care of you and your business, giving you room to focus on the reason you do this in the first place.
Over the years, I’ve worked closely with executives from a variety of industries, including banking, insurance, media and medical, with the sole purpose of assisting in making their day-to-day objectives more manageable and achievable. There are many “moving parts” to their operations, and it has been my job over the years to bring everything together and make it all feel like one big, well-oiled piece of machinery.
My specialty areas are in the Entertainment, Music and Corporate Travel sectors.
As a business owner myself, I understand how frustrating mundane tasks can be. They can get in the way, but someone has to do it.
But it doesn’t have to be you. With my years of experience, I can help make your life easier.
Here are eight in-depth reasons why I should be your virtual assistant:
Music and Entertainment Industry background
With a bachelor’s degree in Music and Entertainment Industry Management, I have a solid understanding of the music industry and can assist you with industry-related tasks. Whether you’re a musician, music manager, publisher, or anything in between, I know it can be difficult trying to unleash your full creativity when there are speed bumps such as admin and other mundane tasks slowing you down.
Let’s work together to relieve the unwanted stress and stimulate your creativity further.
Extensive corporate travel experience
With a ten-year-strong Corporate travel background, I cover all things travel! That includes accommodation, flights, trains, car rentals, chauffeurs, ferries, helicopters…you name it!
In the dazzling world of travel, there are often many ways to get from A to B. But in some circumstances, there may only be one way! Whatever the scenario, you can rest assured that I have the knowledge and the know-how to get you where you need to be, when you need to be there.
Certified proofreader and copy editor
I’m a qualified proofreader and editor, certified by the College of Media and Publishing. Any documents that you have worked hard to put together (reports, articles, books etc.), hand them over to me and I’ll vet them for spelling and grammatical errors, typos, accurate referencing, page numbers, etc. You know; all the fiddly, yet important bits.
No nasty budget surprises
I accurately track my time and send you weekly updates on your current usage and time remaining to avoid any nasty budget surprises.
Also, any time block that you purchase is valid for three months, so you can be sure you’re getting your money’s worth.
If you are not satisfied with the work carried out and I’m not able to rectify the issue, I will refund 100% of the money paid for the work. All I ask is that you give me the opportunity to fix it for you (at my own cost).
I donate a percentage of my profits to an organisation close to my heart – MENTIVITY. By working with me, you’ll be giving back too.