Hello, I’m Marsha Lake, the owner of Marsha Lake Secretarial Services.
I was born in the UK and during school holidays would work in my late father’s printing company, where I learnt many tasks including general layout and proofreading.
Upon arriving in Australia I worked with employers for many years as a Junior Secretary and thereafter a respected Secretary and Executive Secretary, responsible for many staff and I became an ‘organising expert’ and a ‘time management specialist’!
In my last job as an Executive Secretary for a CEO, I had become pregnant. During this time I reflected on whether I wanted to work for an employer when I returned to the workforce or start my own typing business.
After a year I decided that I wanted to be my own boss – but how could I do it? How do you run a business anyway?
Walking the streets near my home, I met the manager of a real estate agency who required typing assistance and walked out of his office with piles of work! That’s how MLSS began, 41 years ago! Has it been that long?
Now I am becoming a co-author of a global book, being published in February 2024 along with 44 other successful businesswomen from Australia and around the world. Who would have thought?
What have I learnt over the years? My team and I have built up a long and very successful business with myself at the helm, being natural, honest, down-to-earth, sense of humour, hard-working, confidential and with a professional approach. I have built up trust and long friendships from clients that I have had the privilege of working with over the years.
Always happy to chat on the phone and look forward to speaking to you to discuss your requirements.