I’ve been reading some articles about how virtual assistants can help small business and came across this article. Here are some of the highlights:
Entrepreneurs start their ventures with bold visions and big plans. However, it’s all too easy to get bogged down by the mundane tasks involved in building a business empire. No matter the industry, every company has these critical tasks that can’t be ignored, and ultimately keep entrepreneurs from the work they do best. This is where a virtual assistant can come to the rescue. Questioning whether virtual assistance sounds like a fit for your small business? Here are five of the biggest benefits of using their services.
More Time to Do What You Love- Running a business can seem like an endless parade of pesky emails, phone calls, meetings, and appointments. These can quickly begin eating into your free time, leaving you with less time to handle the important stuff.
Rely on an Expert- As the virtual assistant industry grows, so too does the breadth of skills available to call upon. VA’s often have years of experience under their belts in areas such as marketing, copywriting, social media, human resources, and even bookkeeping.
Less Hassle- As your business grows, you’ll likely need help. Unfortunately, you may not be ready to hire a full-time administrative employee. Establish how much you can afford to pay to get important admin tasks done, then find a virtual assistant to work within those boundaries. You don’t have to worry about the tax implications, benefits, or get locked into long-term contract agreements.
A Personal Business Relationship- It’s natural at the beginning for a virtual assistant to concentrate on simple tasks like data entry, email management, or making travel arrangements, but as the relationship grows, you’ll learn to rely on them more and more. With time and trust, you can ask your virtual assistant to take on more aspects of your professional life, becoming your own administrative rock start, and leaving you more time for…
Strategic Thinking- Through the growing pains of a small business, you’ve probably become accustomed to taking a “do everything yourself” approach to management. If you’re pulling 100-hour work weeks, it doesn’t really leave much time for big-picture thoughts about direction and strategy. Delegating tasks to a virtual assistant means more headspace to devise new projects, big decisions or creative ways to grow your business.
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