One year anniversary!

A little email recently popped up in my inbox – a reminder to renew my website fees and ICO registration as the end of my first year is approaching. One whole year in business nearly over! 

I’ve learnt a lot.  A lot.  In fact, I’ve learned something from everyone I’ve worked and spoken with since deciding to start up and go it alone.  When people talk of steep learning curves, they’re really not joking. 

I don’t have many deep philosophical insights like many people manage to convey so eloquently but I do know I couldn’t have done this without the support and input from my family and friends.  So, thank you to my friends, family and everyone I have had the pleasure of working with over the past twelve months.  

I can’t wait to find out what the next year brings - hopefully another summer as good as this one and even more interesting people. 

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One chocolate Hobnob is never enough ...

Gratuitous holiday pic

Gratuitous holiday pic

“One chocolate Hobnob is never enough”.  So, who thinks this is an appropriate cookie policy for the GDPR?

2018 has been quite a ride so far!  Building the business alongside snow days, holidays and multiple birthdays has led to my poor old blog and Facebook page becoming quite neglected.

With recent clients needing interview transcription, transfer of information from paper booking forms to manageable computerised data and providing a full PA and secretarial service, the upcoming GDPR legislation (shudder) has raised itself in my mental to-do list from “must get around to that sometime” to “argh, get it done now and get it done good”! And no, my cookie policy is not “one chocolate Hobnob is never enough”, although this could easily be standard operating procedure in our house.

With some time spent researching the requirements and an excellent guide from the ICO, I’m proud and relieved to say the Privacy and Cookie policies for Adams Admin are now fully up to date and GDPR compliant.

If you’re struggling, this guide from the Information Commissioner’s Office has some great tips to use as a starting point:


To blog or not to blog

What a dilemma.

Should it be personal or professional?  Make it relevant to your business but don’t hard sell.  Make it SEO efficient in order to get Google bots crawling over your website.  Make it personal and thought provoking enough to entertain your readers but contain content that may help grow your business. It’s a minefield. 

Try and research blog writing online and you get masses of results from people who blog about writing blogs – a media snake endlessly eating its own blogging tail. 

I guess it’s part of setting up your own business and getting your name known out there – overcoming the ingrained desire of not wanting to boast or blow your own trumpet.  Only you can make your business a success and that is going to involve the bits you don’t like, whether its self-promotion or creating (and sticking to) a survival budget.

For me the writing, typing, and general office organising comes easily and is (sadly) enjoyable.  The selling myself and my business to clients is a new challenge!  But challenging days are interesting days and it’s never boring.  If you’re in the happy place where you need some help around the office please get in touch, I’m always happy to have a cup of tea and a chat. 

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So, Halloween is almost upon us.

Now, I'm not actually a massive fan of Halloween – a true child of the 80s, I’ve always been scared Freddy will get me while I sleep or Pinhead will visit.

Perhaps a serial killer will whip me off the street when trick or treating or the apples will be filled with razor blades. 

I blame too many horror films way too young!

But I do like pumpkins and sweets, so it's not all bad. 

And if you're feeling spooked by the amount of paperwork building up in your office, or scared of your secretary going on holiday, get in touch and see what Adams Admin can do to help, WE'RE definitely not scary.

Launch Day

So.  There's lots of excitement at Adams Admin at the moment.

Not only is it my favourite season but our new website is now live and the launch of our remote secretarial service at the start of October is fast approaching.

If you're unsure what a remote secretarial service can offer, just think - whatever a secretary or administrator can do on a computer, I can do for you.  No headache of recruitment, none of the costs of a permanent employee - and without drinking your coffee!

Keep an eye out for upcoming posts and get in touch for more information.