If this describes you, then I have the solution for you! As a Certified Online Business Manager (OBM), I help business owners manage their business – operations, teams, projects, systems, product and service launches, and much more. Allowing me to take over daily operations and office management, allows you to focus on those areas only YOU can handle.

A trusted partner in your business

My services as a Certified OBM are available on a retainer basis. Packages can be ongoing or for a set period starting at a minimum of 20 hours/month. Reserve a set amount of hours per month for ongoing support and be assured that I am your ‘right hand’ when it comes to strategy, planning, systems, tech setup, team & project management.  I also offer VIP days for shorter term commitments that focus on delivering specific results.

Free up your time and focus on your clients and revenue creating activities by hiring the right support. What takes you ages, I can do in a fraction of your time. What you don’t like (tech, nitty gritty details, planning & implementation), is what I love.

Operations management

operations management

HR & team management

HR & team management

Systems Management

systems management

Project Management

project management


Kate Sullivan

Virtually Connected Solutions offers online business management services by partnering strategically with business owners, entrepreneurs and executives to manage your day-to-day operations, administration, teams, systems and projects so you can free up your time and grow your business resulting in greater profitability and a more balanced lifestyle. 


Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia

Kate Sullivan, Virtually Connected Solutions joined Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia as an online service provider to support the Board of Directors during the final stages of its major restructuring during Covid in 2020. Like most not for profit organizations, this was a challenging time with resources stretched while undertaking major reforms. Kate was brought on as an experienced ‘pro’ who knew how to support a Board – its Chair, Committees and Executive during a dynamic time with many competing interests. Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia was fortunate and blessed to have Kate working with it in 2020-2022.

Kate, provided important work in coordinating information for Board and Committee meetings, in addition to providing governance insights and structure to the board of directors in terms of process and flow of meetings. Additionally, Kate also established informative weekly board communiques and background information to support various projects and initiatives. This included a by-law refresh, hiring a new Executive Director, creating board orientation materials and assisting with revamping the employee handbook.

I have known Kate personally for nearly fifty years and professionally for over three decades. Kate’s knowledge, professionalism, meticulous attention to detail, political acumen and insights are exceptional. I would highly recommend her to any business, corporation or government operation who would benefit from her experience, skill set and talents.

Kevin Riles

~Kevin W. Riles, Past Chair, Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia (Nov 2017 – Nov 2020)~

Contact Centre Nova Scotia

“I can’t begin to say enough positive things about Kate @ Virtually Connected Solutions. She is knowledgeable, strategic and gives specific action steps to move our business forward. Kate helped organize our board of directors governance materials, our CRM back-end, set up workflows for lunch & learns and social media too! If you are in the market for a dedicated professional ready to give your project 110%, you’re on the right page. I could not be more grateful to have Kate’s help and would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to grow their business and manage their online presence.”

Carla White

President, Contact Centre Nova Scotia

Spryfield Business Commission

“I have known Kate Sullivan for many years. We have volunteered on various projects over the years as well. I have always known Kate to be a conscientious, hard worker and anyone who uses Kate’s services will be well served.”

Bruce Holland, Executive Director

Spryfield Business Commission

Former Municipal Councillor, HRM

“I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Kate for many years in a volunteer setting in my previous role as Municipal Councillor. Kate was former Chair of Clayton Park West Neighbourhood Watch; Chair of Engage Mainland North; and, most recently sat on the Board of Directors for the Community Monitoring Committee (CMC) as a citizen representative and municipal appointee. Kate was an engaged and dedicated volunteer and actively contributed in her service to these organizations. In my role as Executive Director of CMC, Kate stepped down from the Board to manage our website. She was able to quickly organize our logins and data; bring us up-to-date on shared files; and streamline our website information. Kate is very easy to work with and I would highly recommend her executive and administrative services to anyone.”

Reg Rankin

Former Municipal Councillor, HRM

Founder of WordPress Halifax Meetup

“We had the pleasure of having Kate volunteer for our WordPress conferences. She brought dedication and warmth to her positions, both in registration and speaker liaison. In the world of events, sometimes unexpected things pop up, and Kate would be first to offer up her assistance with grace and leadership – a most important quality in volunteering, in my opinion! Kate’s passion for organizing details is a standout quality of hers, and I whole heartily recommend her.”

Alison Knott

Lead Organizer of WordCamp Halifax 2017/18

BOW Communications

“Kate was a long time volunteer with Chebucto Hiking Club having set up our very first website many years ago and was happy to maintain updates as needed. She also designed and contributed to our newsletters. Recently, Kate had opportune to give our website a major overhaul which contributed to much positive feedback. She also assisted with the Becoming an Outdoors Woman website, guiding me through the creation and technical aspects. She is very tech-savvy, having founded the Chebucto Hiking Club Facebook page, one of the first hiking clubs online. I’ve also had the pleasure of working with Kate both as a tax preparer and customer service rep at H&R Block. She is very well organized, responsive and professional and has great attention to detail. Her ability to multi-task is impressive. I would highly recommend hiring and working with Kate as a virtual assistant for your business!”

Nancy Parsons

H&R Block

Halifax Harbour Bridges

“Kate was my EA and coordinator to the board for over 14 years and supported me with a range of adhoc admin tasks, event planning, travel arrangements, research and document creation and management. Her organizational skills would benefit anyone looking to have a helping hand keeping their business running smoothly and I highly recommend!”

Steve Snider

General Manager & CEO

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