Australian Virtual Assistant Wins Prestigious Janet Jordan Achievement Award - An Honor Shared by Only Two Others on the Planet

An Australian virtual business owner has won this year's prestigious Janet Jordan Achievement Award.

Bathurst, Australia, June 13, 2008 --( Australian business owner Kylie Short, of Tilda Virtual Services, has won the Janet Jordan Achievement Award at this year’s online virtual assistant convention (OIVAC). The award honors a newcomer Virtual Assistant who has been in business for less than five years and has reached a milestone in their short career.

Tilda Virtual Services (TVS) recently reached two milestones. The first was a celebration of two years in business on May 15th 2008 and the second, moving into office space downtown. “It’s said that it takes a village to raise a child and I firmly believe that it takes a community to raise a VA”, said Short during her acceptance speech. “A lot of what I learned, I learned from the best.”

Nominees for the award are asked to submit application packets and the materials are judged by the OIVAC Steering Committee. The winner is chosen based on a set of specific criteria and a numeric scaling system. Short’s application materials apparently earned high points with the committee. Some of the criteria include industry memberships, mentoring and volunteering.

Janet Jordan, who died in 2006, was a recognized industry leader in the virtual assistance field. Along with running her private VA practice which included clients who spanned the globe, Mrs. Jordan also trained aspiring entrepreneurs to launch their own up-to-the-minute, compelling and relevant virtual assistant practices through Virtual Assistance U. Short is following in Jordan’s footsteps volunteering time to help educate various organizations and virtual assistants on technical and Web site issues.

Reflecting on the announcement, Short said, “I was so honored to be nominated but to actually win – I feel very humble, special and excited all at the same time.”

About Kylie Short
Kylie Short, Owner of Tilda Virtual Services has 10 years experience in Office Management and Bookkeeping with considerable time spent in Small Business Management, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Child Care and the Human Resource industries. To find out more about Ms Short, visit her blog at

About Tilda Virtual Services
Tilda Virtual Services partners with small business owners to provide personalized, cost-effective and reliable services that support the needs of their business. Providing bookkeeping, administrative support, contact management, newsletter, website design and hosting, Tilda Virtual Services is here to assist small business owners, freeing up their time and reducing their to-do lists. For more information visit the Web site at

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