Colleen Atwood - Virtual Assistant
Offering cost effective solutions to business owners
Colleen Atwood, founder, and CEO of Atwood, LLC, is passionate about business administration and assisting other small and medium-sized business owners with those tasks they simply don’t have time for during the day. She understands how overwhelming it can get to try to balance work and personal life – and still achieve those business goals they want. With fifteen years’ experience handling business administration tasks in the maritime, higher education, manufacturing, and emergency preparedness industries, Colleen can handle those jobs for you with ease.

She grew up in Seattle and is minutes away from Harbor Island, Nucor Steel, Alki Beach, the Duwamish, and the downtown waterfront. She loves everything to do with the maritime and manufacturing industries and is thankful for the opportunities she’s been given over the years to work with incredible and very unique individuals.

When she can find the time, her hobbies are writing her books, crochet, cross stitch, baking, golfing, an occasional hike, and loves taking a drive up in Snoqualmie with her husband. During October, she is Head of Parking at the local haunted house – something she is known to both love and find as a stress relief.


Q: What type of education do you have?
A: I have a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Q: Do you hold any certifications?
A: Yes. I hold a Supply Chain Management Certification.

Q: Are you currently working on advancing your professional skills?
A: Yes. Professional and personal advancement is very important to me, as the world is constantly changing. There are several avenues I am brushing up on and have included in my business plan a schedule to continue developing my skills over the next five years and beyond.

Q: Why did you choose to offer your services to the manufacturing and transportation industries for your business?
A: At heart, I am a blue-collared girl with a white collar education. I find these particular industries to be more down-to-earth and the people within them very unique. Our personalities are much the same and getting dirty at a job has never bothered me. I decided to pursue these industries not only because of my work experience but because I have always had a fascination with them. Why not work in what you love doing?

Q: Who is your ideal client?
A: My ideal client is the small or medium-sized business owner who is looking to grow their company but is becoming overwhelmed by all there is to do. They find that they are working more than having a personal life - which is why they started their business to begin with! They have great ideas about what they want to do to expand their business and attract new clientele but simply don't have the time to pursue those avenues. That is where Atwood, LLC will come in and give them that peace they are hoping for and the opportunity to concentrate on the larger picture, while I help with those dominating - yet important - smaller tasks.

Q: Are you willing to work with larger companies?
A: Absolutely! Entrepreneurs and larger, more established, companies all need help in some way.

Q: What kind of partnership do you expect to have with your clients?
A:  Candid and open are priorities, as well as long-term. I want to help small and medium-sized business owners grow and starting the process early with a professional who will learn your business with you can be very beneficial.