Focus on Growth - Let a Virtual Assistant Manage the Mundane
Hiring a Virtual Assistant to help manage the day to day administration tasks in your business could be the best business decision you make - for a number of reasons.
Firstly, keeping on top of administration takes your focus away from the reasons you setup your business in the first place: to create a profit (or at least generate income, if you’re a ‘not for profit’ for instance), to provide a service to your clients and to develop that service or services over time.
Many businesses find themselves ‘standing still’ with everything ticking over, but little or no growth and with directors and managers struggling to find the time to implement new ideas and processes. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?
Well, not exactly. Engaging with the services of a Virtual Assistant can free up your precious time to focus on the things which will sustain the business in the long term.
Have you got plans for improvements and developments which you’ve as yet been unable to implement? Have you been burnt by hiring full-time staff too early and having to let them go? Are you uncertain as to quite how much you could offload to a third party, without feeling like you’re losing control?
These are all perfectly valid questions. But the fact is, hiring a Virtual Assistant is low risk. Why? Because you’re not their employer. You get all the benefits of a dedicated member of staff without the additional burden of full-time wages, tax and national insurance contributions, paid sick leave, maternity or paternity cover, pension contributions and so on.
The bottom line is, it makes good business sense.
Some of my business relationships over the years have lasted a substantial number of years, others just a few days or weeks whilst a new business finds its feet or an established firm gets used to new business processes or practices.
However long you would require the services of a Virtual Assistant when those services are no longer required, you’re not left in the difficult position of having to make somebody redundant.
What do you want to focus on?
It’s always good to re-evaluate your business from time to time. Why not make some time over the next few days to really think about what you’re wanting to achieve.
Perhaps it’s financial - greater turnover and profit to fund the expansion of the firm. Perhaps it’s in terms of quality of service - having more time to spend getting to know clients and meet their needs. Perhaps it’s as an employer - finding more time to dedicate to your staff, in training, appraisals and so on.
Whatever stage your business is at, freeing up some time to take stock can be an invaluable practice, and made all the easier when you can be certain that the day to day administrative tasks are being taken care of in a professional and reliable manner.
If you’d like to discuss how working with me as a Virtual Assistant could help you and your business, why not give me a call on 01947 811272 and fire some questions at me! Or, email me on firstname.lastname@example.org and request a call back at a time to suit you.