The role of a VA is still unknown to a lot of people, but it happens to be one of the most valuable (and inexpensive) support services that all SME’s can benefit from. So what does a Virtual Assistant do exactly?
In short, VA’s offer a solution to SME’s and entrepreneurs that find themselves limited by time.
How many times have you dreamt of taking your company to the next stage, but get bogged down with emails, presentations, bookkeeping, typing up notes, sorting out your filing, booking travel arrangements, or trying to make sense of spreadsheets and document formatting? Perhaps you have an idea of how to win new business but you need a fabulous presentation to convey your ideas, and haven’t got the foggiest where to start? Maybe your inbox is in such a state of disarray that you have no idea whether you are coming or going – what needs to be actioned or archived? These are all scenarios that a decent VA should be able provide help with; leaving you to be creative, make new contacts, and do what YOU are good at – running your business!
Many of you at this point are wondering why employ a VA instead of a PA – well two main reasons that spring to mind are flexibility and cost. The truth is, having a physical assistant takes up a lot more time and energy than a virtual one, so why not make things easier for yourself and outsource instead of adding to your payroll.
A Virtual Assistant doesn’t need any physical office space, ongoing training, or appraisals etc., therefore the cost of hiring one won’t increase your office overheads and the time you need to invest in them is minimal. You only pay a Virtual Assistant for the hours they work, so you don’t need to worry about paying for a member of staff who might have time to sit and twiddle their thumbs for a couple of hours per day. Hiring a VA instead of a PA means no additional payroll costs, no holiday entitlement or sick leave to worry about, no pension payments and no private medical.
Don’t get me wrong, the VA solution isn’t for everyone, but if you feel like you are sinking, running out of time on a regular basis, or just want to focus on the areas of your business you love (instead of the mundane admin tasks, that you didn’t really sign up for), then please call Lisa today for a free consultation and meet-up.