Good afternoon everyone,
I am working on my business plan so that I may launch my Virtual Assistant and Bookkeeping business. I have over 20 years of experience in offices in various industries (medical, oil and gas, enforcement, etc.). I have completed Medical Office Assistant and Business Administration education. I have kept my skills up to date and relevant for an online presence. I have create web forms and web sites. I enjoy working with spreadsheets and databases. My writing skills are strong as well.
Being new at this, I am not sure what to charge. Are there other Canadians here willing to share advice on billing their customers? I realize I will need to target companies that are well established to get the earnings I need to keep up with living expenses. Has anyone's business been affected by the current pandemic and are there strategies to deal with that?
Once I start up and have a company name, how do I find customers?
My asthma prevents me from working in traditional offices, and I prefer higher skilled work requests.
I hope to move to BC within the next year.