Minutes should capture the purpose of a meeting, the agreed outcomes and can be used for follow-up purposes. But, just how much detail should be included in a set of minutes?
According to recent survey data released by wireless presentation specialists Barco, a person will spend more than 8 hours a week in meetings. That equals about 11 weeks a year. Further, 59% of people feel their engagement is affected by the number of meetings in a day.
I’m sure we can all think of the many meetings we have unnecessarily attended. Times when we have been unclear of the outcomes or felt frustrated that a subsequent meeting has covered exactly the same topic.
Here are 4 tips on how you can host effective and valuable meetings.
Meetings are an important part of everyday business life. Meetings are a hub for brainstorming fresh ideas, solving problems, interacting with clients, and getting familiar with staff. Without them, your work life would be absolute chaos. However, a meeting only poses useful when all the crucial discussion points were properly noted.
Whether for an all-day strategy session, a monthly sales meeting or a quick internal meeting, getting someone professional, like an admin assistant, to take minutes makes perfect business sense. Here are 5 reasons why you should outsource the minute-taking of your meetings.
The average person in this day and age has a ton of things to get through every day which begs the question if 24 hours is really enough time to get everything done. Before you know it, your short days become so consumed with tedious yet necessary tasks, that one forgets to simply look up, breathe in and just enjoy the time one never seems to have.
One of the many benefits of working with a Virtual Assistant (VA’s) is the ability to tap into services anywhere in the world. One could argue time zone differences could challenge this thought, however…
Picture this: Send a piece of work to your VA in a different time zone and call it a night. When you hit the alarm for a 5-minute snooze the next morning, that very same piece of work is completed, ready to go, in your inbox.
Often overlooked, following up with customers or potential clients can open up new opportunities, bring money into your company, and generate new business.
No matter how business savvy, smart or talented you are, your success as a business owner depends on your ability to mobilise and motivate a team. Your clients know that you have integrity and can always get the work done according to their requirements, but what about your team? Do they share the same traits?
That’s the concern of many entrepreneurs when they consider hiring their first assistant. After all, they’ll be working remotely with someone they may never have met, how do they know that they can trust a virtual assistant?
Thankfully, tax season doesn’t have to be as daunting anymore. You don’t have to do your own taxes, and no one will judge you for it. You can get your accountant to do it for you, or you can hire a Virtual Assistant who also just happens to be a certified tax practitioner, to do the tedious task on your behalf.
Good employee communication is essential to running a successful company. If you haven’t made changes to your communication policy in recent years, it’s time to look at how SMS marketing can improve communication.
We share 3 reasons why outsourcing your business transcription is something you should consider.
Outsourcing your accounting processes can prove to not only be beneficial to your company, but to your sanity, too. Knowing that an expert is handling your finances with the utmost diligence is sure to allow any business owner a peaceful night’s sleep. We share a comprehensive list of benefits of outsourcing your back-office accounting.