Now you know my dirty little secret, you can see that I am candid. Along with integrity and loyalty, these values build my business and reflect through my work.
I aim to make you successful. So, I'm going to do everything in my power to do that. If there's something that's not within my ability - I will tell you, as that could have an impact on the success of your business.
I have worked in many fast-paced industries, and my ability to adapt is frightening - you will think I have worked with you forever! I am observant, system-focused, and I crave organisation. A cluttered desk is a cluttered mind.
It was quite hard to come up with a name for the business when I launched in October 2019. I wanted to ensure that my business name encompassed my personality, my proofreading speciality and lastly, the business support service of the business.
So, when my husband and I came up with the name PUNCT it took the cake in meeting all of those requirements.
The name in terms of proofreading reflects punctuation.
With regards to being a virtual assistant, it highlights punctual.
And my personality, well I guess I'm a bit of a punk. I've got tattoos and coloured hair - but don't let that fool you! I really am a peach.
There are many descriptions of a virtual assistant. Put simply, I work remotely helping business owners manage work flows to ensure they are maintaining sales and efficiencies within the business.
You may ask 'why not just hire a staff member?', well a virtual assistant does not require a desk, computer and won't charge you for toilet breaks!
I also offer the flexibility of hourly packages and ad-hoc hours as you may not need a full time or even part-time staff member.
Wouldn't you want to choose someone who is 100% focused on your success?
As a Quality Certified VA I have successfully completed the VA Institute Quality Certification which includes:
Being organised is my forte and I have an odd passion for business documentation. I also excel at adoring small dogs.
I enjoy completing sudokus and crosswords so I must be logical and smart, right?
Caring about the earth and its creatures is important to me. Ensuring my environmental impact is minimal is a priority in running my business.
Armed with the following Diplomas:
Locked and loaded with short courses in:
Over 10 years of experience in business, from front of house, marketing & sales to personal assistant.
Industries spanning law, retail, governance and horticulture.
If you are interested in saving your business time and money, I'd love to talk and see how we can help your business succeed, together.
SHANNON DOWSING - COMPANY DIRECTOR
GISBORNE, NEW ZEALAND
AMY RICHARDSON - CLIENT MANAGER
GISBORNE, NEW ZEALAND