Do you find there just aren’t enough hours in the day and it’s leaving you feeling overwhelmed? It’s a vicious circle, the more your business grows, the more administrative tasks you have; the more time you spend on administrative tasks, the less time you have to generate new business and so it continues.
Work out your hourly rate, perhaps it is £50 an hour or £100 an hour? This is how much it is costing you to perform those small and often trivial admin chores yourself. The sensible solution is to delegate those less profitable tasks by hiring someone more than capable of carrying them out, but whose hourly rate is somewhat less than your own. So what’s stopping you?
You may not need a full-time or even part-time employee but just require someone for occasional or limited hours. Then there are the employer’s responsibilities, employees are entitled to sick pay, maternity leave and paid holiday and often seek generous benefits packages. It is estimated that the true cost of an employee is over double and often up to triple the cost of their annual salary in terms of benefits and liabilities.
Significant for some potential employers is also the loss of privacy and space – are you working from home or have limited office space? You may not want an employee working from your home or simply not have the room for an additional employee in your office or all the equipment they may need.
Wouldn’t it be perfect if you had an assistant that was always ready to work for you, but only when you need them? Working from their own home or office, using their own equipment? Meet the Everything Answered Virtual Assistant (VA). A virtual assistant (VA) frees up your valuable time so you can concentrate on the important things that only you can do in your business.
There is no need to share office space or even for your VA to live in the same town or city. Work assignments are communicated through email, telephone, WhatsApp and online calendars.
Everything Answered invoices you only for the actual hours worked or by tasks completed, and is the perfect solution for a busy small business or entrepreneur. When you hire a VA you get all the benefits of outsourcing – no employer liabilities, tax and benefits issues, coupled with the loyalty and steadiness of a company employee.
With a VA, you have someone to whom you can delegate your tasks. Your VA can return telephone calls, answer e-mails, and draft letters for you. They can take your telephone calls, filter your email, deal with your post, book your doctor’s appointment and even remind you of your wife’s or mother’s birthday and source the perfect gift if necessary! We are already computer trained and can assist with your specific needs from traditional office support services to highly specialised areas including web page design. You can also equip your VA to go beyond administrative support to client development and marketing support.
You can easily justify a virtual assistant in terms of your greater productivity and your greater efficiency. You need to be the leader in your business and your VA will ensure that you focus on what is important, rather than urgent. Your VA can also lend ‘size’ to your company, which will impress potential clients.
As more and more businesses move their marketing and communications to the Internet, VAs are becoming the obvious solution to staffing issues. For an hourly fee often less than the cost of temps or the real cost of employees, businesses can take advantage of professional assistance and a variety of skills at the click of a mouse.
To find out more about how an Everything Answered VA can assist you – get in touch today by calling us on 01638 741079.
Removing things from your to-do-list means you’ll have more time in your day; more time to focus on growing your business! Here’s just a few of the tasks we can take off your hands to lighten your load:
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