Today Virtually Yours (Assistance) called VYA turns eight.
It all started on this day in 2009.
Had been at work & had a thought for a couple of friends who were looking for extra cash.
Talked to one after work but then had to wait to reach the other person after 6pm.
When they both agreed, we then had to decide on a name for what they’d call their service & what the company (me) would be named.
The advertising exec in me started brainstorming different names until it felt “perfect”.
Finally at 6:30pm the right sounding name was chosen & with assistance in brackets.
With my less than impeccable entrepreneurial skills back then, created a Facebook Fan page.
Friends raved about how great it was to land my “first contract” with what seemed to them was a large company.
Had to laugh and say I am the company that hired me!
First jobs consulted of placing ads & sending leads to service providers on a commission basis.
Next was finding focus group attendees which I’d done in the past for select companies.
Fast forward from then to now.
In the past seven years there’s been a lot of changes.
Much development of myself & skills as the company has grown from just a one woman show.
Newer services being added frequently, help given to worthy & the addition of tech tutorials.
We are actively working on making a difference towards reducing global poverty.
This was the dream of my Maternal Grandmother.from
She’d grown up in extreme poverty & during my early childhood years this is what she instilled in me.
As we go forward into year eight, here’s to more continued growth & achieving more successes.
One goal I want to strive for is to win an award; that’s something I’ve always wanted but never got.
Here’s to us and our Executive Team of Firecrackers!