Why I started Call on Jo

The short version…

HMeet Joi my name is Jo! In short….I am a wife and mum to two great children. Along with everything I do to support my family (think soccer mum and soccer widow!), I also love concerts, theatre, camping, spending time with friends and family, the beach and relaxing at home. I started Call on Jo with the ability to be flexible around our growing children whilst still being fulfilled working. See, the short version is nice and quick!

And for the long story…

Over the past 20+ years, I’ve worked in Administrative roles in a variety of companies in various industries including construction, project management, government, education and small business. I bring a wealth of experience having worked as a Personal Secretary, Receptionist, Administration Assistant, Operations Manager, Community Liaison Officer and Trainer to name a few and along the way have built up great knowledge to help support small businesses.

Full Circle

It’s funny how life comes around full circle – I honestly didn’t think I would be the type of person to start a business and doing what I thought I didn’t want to be doing! See, a few years ago, I decided that it was time for a complete change (perhaps the start of my mid life crisis….turning 40 and all!) and to move away from doing the admin work I had been doing for my entire life…so I started at University. I had to spend a year and half doing subjects that would enable me to be accepted into my degree and given how much I wasn’t a fan of school, I really surprised myself with how well I did. I then started my degree and during the past year, was often called on by friends/acquaintances to provide support to them in their business. At the end of 2017, I really had to decide if I wanted to continue along the University route or go back to my admin roots but do it my way on my terms and so I opted for the later!

Why I started?

In a nutshell, why I started was to enable me the flexibility to work around our children; to spend more time with our children whilst they wanted to (!) and still be fulfilled working. I also wanted to be able to provide affordable administrative support to small business owners hence Call on Jo was born offering a range of administrative, social media and website updates working remotely as a virtual office assistant. I’m slightly unique in that I also offer the flexibility of working onsite. I have broad range of experience and knowledge and as a YES person love to help others and I love learning new things. So I am more than happy to learn something new that can support other businesses.  If I can’t do something, I don’t string you along with false promises…that’s just not my style…but I will tell you and hopefully refer you to someone who can assist you.

Like anyone in business – building it takes time, but I am super excited to be able to offer my services to businesses providing them with a cost effective way to be supported on an as needed basis without the initial expense of hiring an employee. So if you are in need of a VA – give me a call today!

Until next time!

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