I am so excited! I have been nominated for the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards!

When I think about how I got here, I see women who have lifted me up with their expertise and generous sharing of knowledge, and I want to spotlight those incredible people that have stood beside me on this journey.

Today, I am spotlighting Carrie Bullee, the Founder and CEO of Virtual Assistant Plus Inc. Carrie and I worked together in the Corporate world, and she has been Hire Value’s Virtual Assistant for the past 5 years. I invite you to keep reading and learn more about Carrie and her business.

Carrie is the Owner and Founder of Virtual Assistant Plus. After working as an administrator in a Corporate environment for nearly 2 decades, she started her own business dedicated to helping small business owners succeed. She loves black coffee, shopping at Staples, cuddling her kids and dogs, reading and camping. She is known for her independence, entrepreneurial drive, and mad organizational skills. 

Who was the greatest influence in your life?

I’ve been so lucky to work with many incredible people throughout my career that have taught me little things along the way, but the biggest influence on me has been Shelley.

When we first started working together in Corporate land, she believed that I was capable of way more than I thought I was. She pushed me outside of my comfort zone many times with projects that I didn’t know how I would accomplish and helped push my career on the trajectory that it has taken. Shelley was also my first VA client, and I still get referrals from her all the time! I wouldn’t be where I am without her guidance.

What book do you recommend?

Atomic Habits by James Clear

What are you most grateful for in your life?

My two kids. They are the reason I do what I do.

Why did you choose to be an entrepreneur?

I was working full time for a corporation and my kids were in daycare. I hated being away from them for so many hours of the day and felt like I was missing out, so I started my own business as a way to use my strengths, make money and be there for all of their special moments.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

Manifest what you want, and it will come your way (The Secret by Rhonda Byrne), and “Never stop learning.”

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