2 Best Reasons the Future is Bright for Virtual Assistants

In 2015, some of Britain’s top business people and journalists were invited to join a panel of experts in discussing the challenges that small businesses faced on a daily basis. Interestingly, the conversation did not commence by highlighting large-scale industry challenges; rather, the discussion persisted on the daily frustrations corporations were experiencing, especially in terms of administration, project management and productivity. 

Business, today, is progressively dynamic and consumers’ tastes and spending behaviour change daily. Larger corporations seem particularly slower in making necessary adjustments to their business models in response to rapid industry changes and technological progress. Instead of moving with the pace set by customers, they waste time and resources trying to prove the efficacy of their existing, static model for success. Experience, however, shows that reviewing one’s business model every 18 months can be highly beneficial for corporate growth and keep your company in touch with developments in the market place. Many businesses will find this especially challenging. Nonetheless, developing a flexible and integrated business model is crucial for anticipating change from the outset, and providing you with leverage when confronting challenges. 

Large organisations do not have the time to stay informed. Between incessant meetings, project management and people management, very little time and fervour is left to keep one’s finger on the industry pulse. Small businesses, however, have a massive advantage over big incumbent firms, because they are able and willing to delegate tasks. Small businesses are open to virtual assistance for instance, as their only interest is to keep profitable and their sources of income open and flowing. In doing so, they are freed from internal duties and micro-management, and can focus their efforts on how customer needs are evolving and what changes are coming into place as a result of industry movements.  

The future looks especially bright for Virtual Assistants. This is due to:

  1. Continuous technological advances – With every new bit of technology introduced into the marketplace, the way we do business changes. Smaller firms can adapt easily as their changeover does not require massive upgrades. Larger corporations only benefit from technological upgrades in the long run, whereas small business experience an instant advantage.
  2. Better internet – As broadband gets better and more accessible to end users, more and more people are able to communicate their business intentions effectively, consequently adding daily to the number of start-ups world-wide. Furthermore, business is becoming more digital, and virtual assistance is fast becoming a standard customary service for business entities everywhere.

We are entering a world in which everything is and happens online, and where every item for sale or service is listed online. Small businesses and entrepreneurs are typically the first to recognise and capitalise on the internet’s immense opportunities and longevity. 


About Us

AdminAssist is South Africa’s largest and most trusted group of part-time assistants.

We love administrative tasks! And we’re really good at it too. So we do people, companies and various organisations’ admin on a part-time basis. Whether you just need someone to change your piling system into a filing system or a regular administrative assistant to support your daily operations, we have a solution!

Read more

Keep in Touch


Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Latest News


This is how you can be more relaxed, even before your holiday!

How time flies! It is hard to believe that Christmas is peeking around the corner....


How much do you know about "The Employee Experience"?

We are all familiar with the term “customer experience”. It is the result of any...


This is how you find the best person for the job!

Few things can stress entrepreneurs and business owners as much as a vacant position. Whilst...


4 HR Trends you need to know about in 2018

The 21st century has brought about many changes, and in turn this has given birth...


Need a cure for that Payroll headache? AdminAssist to the rescue!

As an employee, payday is usually the happiest day of the month. However, for employers...


The busiest time of the year is approaching. Are you ready?

It feels like just yesterday when we were ringing in the new year! It’s hard...


Is “Steve Syndrome” getting the better of you?

We all know a guy like Steve. Steve who comes to work with a creased...


Pink is the new black this October

October marks International Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is a disease that affects millions...


This is why you need to give customers something worth Sharing

Social media has made work more fun. No one thought that it would be completely...


How to get the Party Started with the help of AdminAssist

“To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time”-...


4 Tips on how to improve your Email Inbox (and save time)

Email is an extremely useful communication tool in business; it’s less intrusive than a phone...


We share 5 steps that will have you ready for Spring in no time!

The cold weather is slowly leaving us, big winter jackets are going into storage, heaters...


This is why you need help planning your Summer Holiday

It’s officially spring and that means holiday season is upon us! Whether it’s a short...


Are you suffering from "Definition of Done" disorder?

Have you ever asked yourself the question ‘Why do I need a Virtual Assistant if...


Keep Calm – It’s the Middle of the Financial Year!

First of all, you might take comfort in the fact that even accounting professionals find...


This is how we know what you need when it comes to a Virtual Assistant

So, you want a business that supports your life, and not one that takes over...


3 Reasons you should take Women in Business Seriously

The world was fighting the biggest war that mankind had ever seen. On 6 June...


The Number 1 Reason YOU Need to be Confident when Outsourcing

Hiring or sourcing a service is a question of confidence. Confidence in yourself, that you...


Don’t just take our word for it, the proof is in the hiring!

No, it’s not another marketing strategy or a way of making you think differently about...


AdminAssist and the Public Sector

The Public Sector of any country can be a busy environment – a place where...



Contact Info

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Contact Number: 065 842 4644
Part-time assistants: Pretoria, South Africa
Virtual assistants: Planet Earth

Our Map