Whether you're a micro business, small or large business, charity or social enterprise organisation, a virtual assistant could be beneficial to you and your business.
Partnering with a VA gives you the support of someone who's invested in the success of your business and who will help you grow.
As a business owner, the more time you spend on your back-office operations, the less time you're spending on billable work. With a VA, you can get those back-office tasks done in a professional, cost-effective manner (usually at a charging rate lower than your own), so the simple maths shows that it's a good business decision.
Using the services of a virtual assistant is an ideal way to grow your business. It provides you with the flexibility to gain support when and where you need to, managing your overheads carefully while at the same time allowing you to concentrate on the more profitable side of your business. 'Time is money', as the adage goes.
Your virtual assistant could provide valuable insights and suggestions on more efficient ways of working.
It's very easy to get into a situation where instead of running your business, your business runs you. Maintaining a healthy work-life balance becomes difficult, and burn-out a real danger - jeopardising everything you've worked so hard for.
Identifying the tasks that are eating away at your time but which could be done instead by a trusted VA is the first step in mitigating this risk.
Once you've identified the virtual assistant you feel most aligned with and who has the appropriate skill set, you can start delegating - step by step, if you prefer.
Whether you're a start-up or an established business, a VA can be a game-changer.
Micro Businesses and Small Businesses
Partnering with a VA can provide long term support for you and your team. They become your second pair of hands, eyes and ears, allowing you and your team to concentrate on what you do best. They're available as often or as little as you need but are always invested in the success of your business.
A VA can provide a cost-effective solution to larger businesses who experience peaks and troughs in their workload or seasonal fluctuations. They may also be called upon to cover the duties of staff who are temporarily absent.
A virtual assistant might provide small but regular PA support to senior executives according to your needs and budget. The VA might also provide lifestyle management support - gift sourcing, travel planning, restaurant bookings etc.
Charities and Social Enterprises
Charities and social enterprises sometimes work with virtual assistants when they need support on a particular project. This may take the form of minute-taking, email management or more specialist project management. Working with a virtual assistant allows you to monitor your spending and work to your budget.
Doing your due diligence ensures you hire the VA who's the best fit for you and your business.
However, don't take my word for the benefits to be gained from working with a virtual assistant. See what my clients say here.
If you're working flat out and recognise the benefits of outsourcing some of your back-office operations, please feel free to contact me. I'd love to have a chat and see where it takes us!