As a small business owner, how often do you find yourself working late, or working on tedious tasks instead of doing what you are good at – running your business? Overwhelming workloads can lead to health issues, and your business can suffer as a result.
In the past, businesses would have resorted to hiring a Secretary or Administration Assistant. However, this is not always a financially sound option. Hiring your own member of staff means paying their wage; plus overheads such as holiday pay, sick leave, pensions, etc. You will also need to provide office space, equipment, heat and light for them. There is also the problem of keeping them busy when there is not so much work around.
So what is the answer? Well, the answer is ‘Use a Virtual Assistant’! Virtual Assistants provide all the services a Secretary or Administrative Assistant would provide, but they do this from their own remote office, and you only pay them for the tasks they carry out. Most of the work takes place over the internet, telephone and mail, and much of the work does not require a physical presence. If you do want to meet with your Virtual Assistant, it may be worth finding a local one who can meet up with you from time to time.
A Virtual Assistant should be someone who you can consider as a trustworthy business partner who free’s you up to do the things you do best. Someone to whom you can delegate the tedious, time-consuming and energy-draining tasks; enabling you to move your business forward.
In a world that is growing smaller by the minute, most professional relationships are now virtual. So why not outsource your administrative tasks to a ‘Virtual’ assistant?
As if to prove a point, Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin, recently wrote an article about the value his assistant brings to his life and business. He says that “having a brilliant virtual assistant is one of the ways he is able to keep on top of businesses in dozens of different countries and industries.”
For further information on how a Virtual Assistant can benefit you and your business, visit www.curlewsecretarial.co.uk