Most entrepreneurs and businesses require some sort of administrative or office support & in the past that meant hiring a Personal Assistant or office staff. Have you ever considered virtual (or off-site) assistance as an option? A Virtual Assistant can be an invaluable resource to you or your business. If you are skeptical or are unsure exactly how one could benefit you, we’ve put together a list of reasons why you could (& should) consider using a Virtual Assistant.
13 reasons why hiring a Virtual Assistant can be beneficial to your business:
- You are an entrepreneur, small business owner or non-profit organisation and you need assistance but simply cannot afford to employ someone yet.
- You need flexible and affordable administrative assistance to ensure you focus on getting the important stuff done and growing your business.
- Your business does not have the office space or resources to accommodate an employee.
- You don’t have enough work to justify employing someone yet you need help from time to time.
- You do not have the time to recruit, hire & train an employee. A good Virtual Assistant won’t require training in their areas of expertise (other than familiarisation with your Company specific systems and processes).
- Your business saves money as you only pay for productive time and the work that actually needs doing.
- You will receive dedicated support on required tasks.
- Working with a Virtual Assistant can offer the flexibility you need to suit the peaks and troughs in your business’ performance & workload.
- Your existing staff members can focus on completing the tasks they were hired to do.
- A single employee may not be able to offer as great an array of expertise as a Virtual Assistant business could.
- You need not worry about covering employee pension schemes or tax costs, nor will you ever need to pay for extended kitchen breaks!
- With technology as advanced as it is, the fact that a Virtual Assistant is working away from the office should not prove a problem. Real time communication and data sharing software means that you never need have downtime.
- You need personal (or professional) administrative support to ensure you maintain a healthy work-life balance.