Hazel Theocharous is married with 2 young boys – James, (11) and Myles (4). Hazel was prompted to start her own business when her oldest son just started school and realised that she needed a major shift in work/life balance.
As with most new business owners, Hazel wasn’t sure what to do and where to start. However, she had a bonus, she had already assisted her current employers with the start up of their own businesses and realised that if she spent time piecing together where she wanted to be and what she wanted to do (and could do), perhaps she could also start up her own business.
Once decided, Hazel commenced a concierge business after discovering successful in the US and UK, but as it was fairly new to Australia, it was difficult.
After thinking hard about what else she could do, Hazel decided with 20 years admin experience, she could quite capably assist other businesses with exactly that, admin! Hence the virtual assistance business began to hear about Hazel…
It was slow to start off, but it has given Hazel the flexibility to be available to her husband and her two beautiful boys as well as look after her clients and her business.
Now, thanks to Hazel’s confidence in herself and her abilities, Hazel has grown her clientele to cover a variety of startup and small business owners.
Hazel has become a speaker, educating audiences not only about ‘Outsourcing’ and ‘Micro-Management’, but also about having confidence in yourself to move your business to the next level.
Hazel has been the host of a fortnightly segment ‘VA Biz News’ on My Business Help Radio program (as well as being the host while Amanda Rose was on assignment).
In addition to this, Hazel was the co-host of The Business Woman radio program. Now, Hazel has launched her own radio program ‘The Small Business Show‘ on 2RRR set to interview other small business owners who have an expertise in their industry.