Start-up? This is why you should have a Virtual Assistant

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whether you have a brand new business or one that’s taking the next step and growing, a Virtual assistant can transform the way you work and help set your company on the right course of growth. Virtual Assistants are admin assistants who work remotely, at their own office, and deliver completed tasks via electronic means such as e-mail, Skype and Google Calendar. They can shave hours off of your business day and work schedule by doing those menial tasks that drain your energy.

Here are a few reasons Virtual Assistants are perfect for start-ups:

1.       Virtual Assistants don’t share an office with you

This means that firstly you don’t need an office and secondly, if your office is actually your garage, you don’t have to upgrade it. The remote working arrangement of a Virtual Assistant is non-invasive and saves you a lot of money.

 

2.       Virtual Assistants typically do more than regular assistants

Virtual Assistants are typically contractual or freelance workers who usually have several clients and work flexible hours. Because of this, they have a reputation and service level to uphold and are able to do work after hours if agreed, thus enabling them to meet deadlines which your office assistant could not.

 

3.       VA’s enable you to get a specialist on each task

The number of Virtual Assistants in the world is increasing rapidly. This means that more and more qualified individuals are entering the virtual assistant sphere who can meet each of your company’s unique and specialised requirements. Each VA has a certain set of specialised skills, and therefore, the agency you're signed up with can meet your needs with someone who is specifically suited to the task at hand.

 

4.       Virtual Assistants allow you more flexibility

VA’s are talented and flexible people who have the time and availability to do what you need done in a precise and effective way. VAs are able to fill numerous and multiple roles around your workplace.

 

Some typical tasks that VA’s fulfil for start-ups:

  • Virtual Assistants can take the role of a secretary. Offsite, VAs are also able to:
  • manage and filter email accounts
  • book appointments and send out reminder notifications
  • follow up with clients for feedback
  • purchase or order items for you 
  • manage hotel and flight bookings
  • sift through CVs in order to shortlist candidates
  • transcribing and note-taking 
  • virtual file management
  • bookkeeping 
  • manage a business's social media 
  • manage a business's blog by writing posts for them and replying to comments
  • do research
  • prepare presentations 
  • compile reports 
  • build and analyse databases

 

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