I often hear from medical secretaries who are looking for employment with Virtual Medical Secretary, and I also hear from medical secretaries who are interested in starting their own business but they do not know where to start. I love helping those who get in contact to find their way and set up their own Virtual Medical Secretary business.
There could any number of reasons why medical secretaries want to move away from the employment they are currently in, I get that, as that was me.
Reasons for setting up business
I had a number of reasons for starting my own business but the number one reason was becoming a mother. After returning to work as a medical secretary after my first child I really struggled. I had to work as I had bills to pay but it just did not feel right for me anymore, put that together with unsupportive colleagues and I really was miserable. It was then I started the lengthy process of planning to launch my own business (it was very long as I had a toddler and a young baby). I started with a virtual assistant course, which helped me, but it was not focused on the medical field. When I fell pregnant with my second I knew that I did not want to go back to my workplace. I started the process of setting up my business while on maternity leave.
In the beginning
I thought of my business name, set up my website, business email and social media pages when on maternity. This meant I did not have any childcare cost as I did not need childcare when doing all of the groundwork. I could do this round the kid’s naps/bedtimes or family helped look after them and it meant I could enjoy quality time with my children on maternity leave. Due to some health issues I could not return to work straight away but I started to look for clients. I then had some potential clients in the pipeline but then the pandemic came!
It was then I was approached by a company that required my skills to help train a team to medical secretaries. This led to me training a team in medical terminology and medical secretary processes. This experience was really enjoyable and it sparked a passion for training and I realised I really enjoyed the training and teaching side of things. Following this I was then approached by my first client which then led on to more clients!
I learned a few things about myself along the way, like not to jump at the first opportunities that come your way and to make sure that the client is a good fit for you! The beauty of running my own business like this has meant I can be there for my children more. It also means that my childcare costs have not been as high as they would have been in a 9-5 office job. It has meant that I can choose my hours and I can be there for the school runs which is so important to me.
What do you get?
After a while of running Virtual Medical Secretary, I then decided that I wanted to take everything that I have learned and help other medical secretaries launch their own business. This led to me creating my first free download and to creating a course called ‘How to start-up your own business as a Virtual Medical Secretary’. It is my passion to help others launch their own business through everything that I have learned while setting up Virtual Medical Secretary. I want to help, advise and support others as much as I can.
The course I have created gives everything needed to set up a Virtual Medical Secretary business:
- Information and guidance on how to set up your own Virtual Medical Secretary Business
- Profile Document Template
- Client onboarding template
- Bonus modules
- Printable worksheets to help you plan your business
- Downloadable videos
- A list of recommendations with special discounts
- Complementary appointment with financial advisor
- Membership of a private Facebook group for support
Keep checking my blogs and website for free tips and advice in setting up your own business and for free downloads covering different topics. Please get in contact and let me know if there are any specific topics you would like me to cover or if there is anything else I can help with. I am so excited to be on this journey and am excited to start supporting and advising people on their business set-up.
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