The information you submit via our enquiry form is shared only with the franchise business(es) that you have selected.

The franchise business will contact you by means of email and/ or telephone only to the email address and phone number you have provided.

By submitting the enquiry form you are consenting to send your personal information to the selected franchise business.

You also agree to receive further newsletter email marketing from What Franchise.

Close

Get Ahead VA franchisee: “I am a believer in tackling the hardest job first as getting it done motivates me for the rest of the day”

Get Ahead VA franchisee: “I am a believer in tackling the hardest job first as getting it done motivates me for the rest of the day”

Franchisees share how they are adjusting to the new normal

As more of the UK turns to self-isolation and social distancing, balancing personal and professional lives with home-schooling and other duties, remaining positive through these trying times is paramount.

In this new series, we speak with franchisees and franchisors from across the UK to find out how they are coping with “the new normal”.

We speak with Marie Peters, Get Ahead VA franchisee West Surrey, about flexible working and virtual collaborations.

On working from home with children

“Working from home with kids around is definitely a challenge – balancing both work and personal lives, all within the same space. Our kitchen is no longer just somewhere we eat but an office space and classroom too. I am amazed at how quickly we, the businesses and our families alongside us, have adapted to the new normal.

“Workwise, I have been busy sharing our expertise on home working to those recently adopting it and helping clients with video conference software, managing social media content, customer communications and other projects. Get Ahead VA founder, Rebecca Newenham, has also introduced a weekly call on Microsoft Teams for the entire Get Ahead team of over forty virtual assistants and seven franchisees, so we can all catch up, share what we’re working on and how we’re feeling and generally support each other during these challenging times.

“For me, being organised is important, planning out time for both work and the kids during the day and then maintaining the boundaries between work and school. I do try and write a to-do list the night before as it helps me keep on track. I am a believer in tackling the hardest job first where possible as getting it done makes me feel motivated for the rest of the day. I make sure we regularly reward ourselves for tasks achieved, whether it’s work completed, or school projects finished.”

On staying positive

“To stay positive, I have been making the most of the beautiful sunshine this week on our daily exercise and in the garden. Stepping away from the desk is so important to maintain a sense of perspective. Although these are difficult times, it has been uplifting to see so many small businesses adapting their service offerings and products, demonstrating how agile and forward-thinking they can be. I really hope that some good can come out of this crisis and it becomes a turning point for flexible working. There is and always will be a need for quality face-to-face meetings and interaction, but virtual collaboration is becoming more commonplace and valued.”

Get Ahead logo

Start your own Get Ahead franchise

Profit Chart
Funding Support Available ? Help is available. Check out our franchising funds guide.

Yes

Find Out More
Expected Revenue After 2 Years

Assuming you have grown a team to...


Request Free Information
Find Out More
Get Ahead logo

Request Free Information

Send a free enquiry to Get Ahead for further information!

By sharing your email, you're agreeing to our privacy policy, cookie policy and terms & conditions.

Exciting Franchise Opportunities

HOODZ logo

Start your own HOODZ franchise

Profit Chart
Funding Support Available ? Help is available. Check out our franchising funds guide.

Yes

Find Out More
Expected Revenue After 2 Years

N/A

Request Free Information
Find Out More
HOODZ logo

Request Free Information

Send a free enquiry to HOODZ for further information!

By sharing your email, you're agreeing to our privacy policy, cookie policy and terms & conditions.
Funding Nav logo

Start your own Funding Nav franchise

Profit Chart
Funding Support Available ? Help is available. Check out our franchising funds guide.

Yes

Find Out More
Expected Revenue After 2 Years

£200,000

Request Free Information
Find Out More
Funding Nav logo

Request Free Information

Send a free enquiry to Funding Nav for further information!

By sharing your email, you're agreeing to our privacy policy, cookie policy and terms & conditions.
Christies Care logo

Start your own Christies Care franchise

Profit Chart
Funding Support Available ? Help is available. Check out our franchising funds guide.

Yes

Find Out More
Expected Revenue After 2 Years

£400,000

Request Free Information
Find Out More
Christies Care logo

Request Free Information

Send a free enquiry to Christies Care for further information!

By sharing your email, you're agreeing to our privacy policy, cookie policy and terms & conditions.
Local Eats logo

Start your own Local Eats franchise

Profit Chart
Funding Support Available ? Help is available. Check out our franchising funds guide.

Yes

Find Out More
Expected Revenue After 2 Years

In excess of £70,000

Request Free Information
Find Out More
Local Eats logo

Request Free Information

Send a free enquiry to Local Eats for further information!

By sharing your email, you're agreeing to our privacy policy, cookie policy and terms & conditions.
Scooperb logo

Start your own Scooperb franchise

Profit Chart
Funding Support Available ? Help is available. Check out our franchising funds guide.

Yes

Find Out More
Expected Revenue After 2 Years

N/A

Request Free Information
Find Out More
Scooperb logo

Request Free Information

Send a free enquiry to Scooperb for further information!

By sharing your email, you're agreeing to our privacy policy, cookie policy and terms & conditions.
View all opportunities

What Franchise Newsletter

Keep up to date with all the industry news

Thank you, your sign up was successful. Please check your emails for a verification link.