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About

Do you need more hours in your day to focus on a new project, or spend more time with your family?

Are you overwhelmed and overworked and would love to delegate the details to an experienced personal assistant, but don’t have the resources to employ one full-time?

Do you have a big project [conference, trip] coming up, and need some help with organising the details?

If any of these sound like you, then you may like to know how I can make a difference to your life.

My name is Natalie Algar-Hedderson, I’m a virtual assistant (VA) and I love taking care of the details so that you have space to breathe and focus on more important things.

With nine years experience as a personal assistant, my time management is legendary, I have the utmost respect for your confidentiality, and I’m a fast learner. This makes me a great choice as a VA. I will help you organise your time, plan your travel and events, and apply my excellent organisational skills to your business.

 

Why hire a Virtual Assistant?

Simply, who doesn’t need assistance in today’s world? Running a business takes a lot of work and time, and if you can outsource some of the administrative tasks that consume your work day and keep you from growing your core business, then why not hire a Virtual Assistant (VA)? Hiring a VA saves you not only time but money. In today’s economy hiring a full-time assistant may not be a viable option, nor is employing a full-time assistant but not needing them full-time. Because VAs work on an “as needed” basis, hiring a VA can save you money. You don’t have to worry about benefits, equipment or supplies.

It is important to build trust with a Virtual Assistant, as with any other employee, and ultimately they become a member of your team, they just happen to work off site. And while there are professionals available for tasks such as data entry and travel arrangements it is convenient to have one source to complete these tasks, further minimising your admin.

More about Natalie

My name is Natalie Algar-Hedderson and I am located in Cape Town, South Africa, having lived and worked previously in the United Kingdom. My qualifications include a BSc (Hons) degree and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Secondary Education. My work experience includes 6 years as a High School Mathematics and Science teacher, followed by 9 years as an Executive and Personal Assistant.

I am married with 2 young sons. I am a cricket enthusiast and enjoy whipping up a batch of cupcakes when time permits. I love to decorate them.

My most recent position as an Executive and Personal Assistant required frequent communication with the United States. I am capable of representing your business globally, being aware of the necessary cultural differences.

 


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How can I help lighten the load?

I offer a number of different virtual services based on your particular business needs. Explore the options below to find out more about how I can help save you time and money.

Personal

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Tasks including

  • Make purchases on your behalf
  • Source and book restaurants
  • Source and book plumbers, decorators etc
  • Arrange and confirm personal appointments
  • Research and source gifts
  • Manage personal insurance
  • Manage car licence renewals (online)
  • Holiday cards
  • Party planning

Administrative

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Tasks including

  • Manage your schedule
  • Arrange and confirm meetings
  • Travel planning (flights, accommodation and everything else)
  • Arrange conference calls
  • Call or email you with reminders
  • Keep your contacts up-to-date
  • Process paperwork
  • Transcription (voicemail, video or audio, podcasts etc)
  • Create/edit and format documents
  • Create and update presentations
  • Source and purchase products and services
  • Process orders from your website
  • Sort your expenses and receipts
  • Find and order office supplies online
  • Check and respond to phone messages
  • Check and respond to emails
  • Event/conference organisation
  • Create and send event invitations
  • Data entry
  • CRM/database management
  • Manage website orders or shipping
  • Add your receipts and invoices to your accounts software
  • Process orders and payments
  • File management (Dropbox etc)

Marketing

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Tasks including

  • Creating and managing an email list
  • Proofreading
  • Manage social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn)
  • Manage your blog (WordPress editor skills)
  • Moderating blog comments

Research

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Tasks including

  • Research your competitors
  • Research a product or service (including Intellectual Property)
  • Research a company
  • Research a specific topic
  • Research potential customers
  • Research new markets

Human Resources

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Tasks including

  • Manage your recruitment mailbox
  • Read, screen and filter applicants
  • Follow up with references
  • Arrange interviews with candidates/applicants
  • Reject unsuccessful candidates
  • Write and submit recruitment advertising
  • Deal with leave requests
  • Record absences
  • Keep employee records up to date
  • Schedule employee reviews
  • Answer employee queries
  • Prepare employment contracts
  • Prepare offer and termination letters
  • Training new staff
  • Conducting employee/applicant background, credit and criminal checks

Financial

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Tasks including

  • Handle financial tasks in payroll and accounting (Pastel experience)
  • Send client invoices
  • Source quotes from suppliers

Pricing

My pricing is structured as follows on a per month basis.

1-5 hours

  • R250/hr
  • 50% due upfront with the balance due on completion of hours worked

6 – 10 hours

  • R225/hr
  • 50% due upfront with the balance due on completion of hours worked

11 – 15 hours

  • R200/hr
  • 40% due upfront with the balance due on completion of hours worked

16+ hours

  • R175/hr
  • 30% due upfront with the balance due on completion of hours worked

 

Contact

Contact

Email me on natalie@TCB-assistant.com

Call me on +27 84 622 1823