Helping Hands You Can Count On
Dactylus Virtual offers virtual assistance and support services to small business owners and solopreneurs who aim to make a positive difference for people or the planet. Running a business is relentless, but we can take some pressure off. Simply give us the tasks or projects that you don't like, you don't want to be focusing on, or you are just not good at. This way, your work keeps getting done no matter what else is happening around you.
I was the nerdy kid at the front of the class, reading three chapters ahead and spending my evenings playing around with Excel and Word. Let's just say my weekend lemonade stands were always a little extra, with their nicely formatted menus and add-on offerings of raffle tickets for whatever prize I'd dug out of the basement that day.
Since my lemonade stand days, I've worked my way through three different careers, held positions in half a dozen industries, lived in three countries, and learned to speak three languages along the way. I hold diplomas in Small Business Entrepreneurship and Tourism Management. I'm passionate about using my skills and experience in practical ways to amplify peoples' efforts to improve our wold.
What is a Virtual Assistant?
A Virtual Assistant, or VA, is a self-employed professional who provides administrative, technical, or creative business support to clients from a remote location, such as a home office or co-working space.
Benefits of working with a VA
Decrease your costs. With a VA, you don't have to pay for idle time, office space, or computer equipment. You don't need to provide vacation time, benefits, or sick time, either. You only pay for the hours we work.
Complement your strengths and weaknesses. Let's face it, doing everything solo is a great way to burn out. Hiring a VA allows you to spend your time on what you do best. Let us do what we do best!
Scale your operations without rushing. Avoid the pain of recruitment and hiring by contracting work to us. We can provide the help you need as and when you need it.
When is it time to hire a VA?
When you need help but don't want to hire an employee. When there are tasks that only require a few hours of work per day or per week, hiring someone can be expensive and impractical.
When you're spending too much time on non-core tasks. Too busy maintaining operations to work on your business? Hiring a VA can free up your days (and evenings) to focus on what's most important to you.
When you could do it yourself, but you don't want to. Great news, it makes business sense not to! By offloading the things you don't enjoy, you're less likely to procrastinate or rush (risking costly errors), and you can spend your time on higher ROI efforts.
Certifications & Education
Constantly LEARNING to Serve You Better!
- Certified Dubsado Specialist
- Managing Successful Projects & Events
International Association for Public Participation
- Planning for Effective Public Participation
- Techniques for Effective Public Participation
Indigenous Corporate Training
- Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples®
- How to Negotiate with Indigenous Peoples
- Indigenous Consultation and Engagement
International Air Transport Association
- Assisting Travelers with Special Need
The VA Connection
- Virtual Assistant School
The Virtual Savvy
- Savvy System for Virtual Assistants
- The Tech Skills Course
- The Design Skills Course
- Tourism Management Cooperative Education Diploma
- Small and Medium Enterprise Management Diploma
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