Virtual assistant


Even though the term virtual assistant is not a commonplace concept for many, it has been in existence for over 20 years, created by Thomas Leonard in 1996 and emerging as a formalized profession in 1997.  So, what does a virtual assistant or VA do you ask? Well think of us as your very own executive assistant, only better.  From a businesses perspective, hiring a VA means you don’t need to add another employee to payroll, pay health benefits or invest in expensive training costs that go along with hiring a new employee.  Even if you don’t own a business, you can still reap the benefits of Simplify’s VA services by delegating research, appointment setting and reservation bookings.


Compiling facts and figures and gathering data and material is one of those tasks that you either love to do or avoid altogether.  It’s also very time consuming and so quite often it gets relegated to the bottom of the to-do list.  Perhaps you’re a small business that needs some data compiled on local, speaking engagement opportunities or you’ve just booked the family vacation to France and need to know the top ten best places to eat – either way, we have you covered!  Hand over your research requirements and we’ll happily go down the rabbit hole and dig up your data!

  • compile data for a vacation
  • contact suppliers + contractors for quotes
  • industry analysis for businesses
  • article + blog research
Data Entry + Document Formatting Services

For any small business, data entry is a key task to managing, developing and growing your business.  It’s also a task that easily slips to the bottom of the list and before you know it, you’re behind on your paperwork.  Likewise, administrative work such as creating or revising existing documents can sometimes take a back seat to the other priorities required in growing your business.  Get back to what you love to do, working in your business rather than on your business and let Simplify handle the day-to-day operational work.

  • business expense entries
  • creating spreadsheets + basic documents
  • updating or revising existing documentation
Calendar + Email Management

For an entrepreneur, scheduling business meetings and appointments with clients and staying on top of your inbox can be a full-time job in itself!  Let Simplify look after this administrative task so you have more time to develop these important relationships.  It’s all about working smarter, not harder.

  • schedule business meetings
  • schedule personal appointments
  • set reminders for important meetings
  • read + prioritize emails for review
  • organize + file emails into folders
  • reply to emails on your behalf

Contact us today for a free consultation or quote.


Louise’s attention to detail, willingness to take on new challenges and delivery of superb results, makes working with her a real delight.

Caroline T., NADUM Inc., virtual assistant service

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Louise Nettleton, Owner + Chief Simplicity Enthusiast




Port Hope, Cobourg, Clarington, Peterborough

& surrounding Northumberland County