Hi! I’m Karen Newing owner of La Petite Assistant.

For over 40 years I have worked in and with small businesses in the Ballarat area bringing a passion for presentation, organization and attention to detail with me. Armed with an extensive and impressive collection of post it notes and spreadsheets, I love nothing more than seeing my clients take back their home/work balance and letting me help them to breath again – free of the administration work their business requires. 

When not wearing my administration hat I am never far from my trusted camera. Over the past year I have gained the endorsement of Menulog, UberEats and Deliveroo as Ballarat’s official photographer and have worked with both start up businesses and established firms to fill all manner of photography briefs.

A few years ago, after helping many Ballarat small business owners find balance, I embarked on finding some of my own. Qualifying as both a Yin Yoga Instructor and Reiki Master allowed me to add a further degree of support for others, teaching at a local wellness centre and taking private clients for both Reiki and meditation.

In short, if you have ever thought the paperwork was swamping you, your accounts just won’t balance to that last cent, that you just don’t have time to improve your website, or you just feel that between home, work, family and life there could be better balance… reach out to me, I’m sure I have a hat here somewhere that will be the right fit.