Businesses are time-consuming things. They eat up all the hours in the day and, if you’re a solo entrepreneur, you’ll find that you can be closing your first sale one minute and trying to file your paperwork the next. And so, to make sure you’re heading in the right direction from the very beginning, it’s worth finding the best virtual personal assistant you can afford to help take some of the tasks off your hands.
Why use personal virtual assistant services?
Using a virtual assistant gives you a range of benefits that help you to build and grow your business:
Reduce your admin tasks – instead of spending time arranging appointments, making travel bookings, organising documents and booking meetings, let someone do it for you. Letting go of these day-to-day admin tasks gives you more time in the day to talk to prospects, look at service development and plan ahead.
Outsource financial jobs – from invoicing to bookkeeping, a virtual assistant can keep your new business finances in order. This is particularly important for new businesses, because cash flow is crucial. So a personal assistant can issue invoices on time, chase unpaid invoices and make sure that any supplier payments are made on time so you avoid any late payment charges.
Help with marketing – today, marketing is more important than ever. And most businesses need a presence on social media one way or another. So if you tweet with trepidation or get in a funk about Facebook, you can outsource this whole area of digital marketing to someone who can manage it for you.
Better budgeting – the real bonus of working with virtual personal assistant companies is that you can budget ahead. You only pay for the time you use, and there are no additional overheads for you, because the virtual assistant company that you work with covers all the business costs and employment complications on your behalf. All you need to do is know how many hours you can afford each month and you can get started!
And finally, hiring a personal assistant using a dedicated agency means that you also don’t have to worry about losing your assistant when they go on holiday or are ill – there is always someone there who will cover your work, so you can carry on concentrating on your business.
So, how do you find a personal assistant? Look for an agency so that you can get the holiday and sickness cover we’ve talked about above. Talk to them about the type of tasks you’d like to outsource – they may be able to take on more than you think. And look for testimonials or recommendations that give you the confidence that you’re about to hire the best virtual personal assistant for your business.
So, if you’ve just started your own business and you’re already finding you’re short on time and spending more time on admin than you really want to, feel free to call us on 0800 994 9016 or use our contact form in the menu above.