Do you know it’s only 6 weeks till the Australian VA Conference is on in Sydney?  We’re on the countdown and things are being organised behind the scenes. We’re currently making decisions on the conference bags for this year. We loved last year’s so much it’s going to be hard to top those!

Have you checked out our Sponsors yet? and are our two major sponsors.  And we have three Bronze Sponsors: Virtual Business Development Hub, Port Phillip Insurance Services and ExpertVA.

We thank our Sponsors for their involvement, because without them, we’d be unable to put this event on for you.  Or we’d have to raise the pricing for attendance considerably.  And the volunteers behind the scene are doing just that – volunteering! So please make the most of the event and get your bookings in now. And if you know someone who might like to sponsor the event, we still have places available.

This week I’d like to introduce Qote to you.

QOTE was established in 2004 and is an 100% Australian owned and totally independent production company specialising in the management of design and printing for a wide range of materials, including all publications, signage, display systems and large variety of promotional items. As experts in our field, we pride ourselves on our ability to meet client budgets and control quality at every stage of the process, from conception through to final product.

Services we provide are:
• Graphic Design – from Publication Design to Multimedia Design
• Finished Art and Quality Control
• Typesetting & Editing
• Print Management
• Mailing and specialised fulfillment
• Signage Production
• Promotional Products
• Advertising Concepts and Placement
• Complete Publication Management

Have you seen our speaker lineup yet?  We are delighted to have Nick Bowditch presenting on Facebook for our conference.

Nick Bowditch – Facebook for Virtual Assistants

Close to broke with a young family, Nick Bowditch took the courageous step of quitting his city job and starting his own business.

He built up that business from a customer database of just four when he started (none of which have travelled since!), to more than 4,500 a year later to now more than 12,000 subscribers two years later – all without staff, a shop front, and without any mainstream advertising in print, radio or television – instead opting to promote his new business using Social Media Marketing.

In the last year, he has gone from having one online business to three, his e-books and electronic products have now been downloaded thousands of times, and he is now a sought-after keynote speaker, MC for conferences, professional blogger and author.

The story behind his success involves a lot of hard work, and a liberal use of social media.  We are privileged to have Nick speaking at our event in 2013.


We look forward to seeing you at AVAC 2013 in Sydney next month.  Make your booking today!  By the way, if you can’t make both days, you can book for just one day.

Cheers, Kathie Thomas and the AVAC Committee

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