When you’re a busy entrepreneur, a virtual assistant may be the secret to keeping your small business afloat. Virtual assistants could reduce your operating costs by 78% and be 13% more productive than your office employees.
Being an entrepreneur is no easy job and can be a real juggling act. And, you know what they say “time is money”. So, with time being one of your most essential resources, any task that wastes your time is holding you back from helping your business grow.
Lucky for you, it’s never been so easy to unload some of your time-consuming tasks. How? By hiring a virtual assistant to help you with various functions that keep you from completing the core processes of your business. Data shows that a VA can help you cut operating costs by 78%, be 13% more productive than their office-bound counterparts, and can also become your full-time employee if you need long-term help as 59% of VAs worldwide are full-time employees.
So, what is a Virtual Assistant? As the experts from Virtalent explain ” VAs can be independent contractors or work as part of a larger organisation like ours, offering support to businesses, just like a regular assistant or secretary would, but from a remote location.” There are many tasks that a virtual assistant can handle for you when you are a busy entrepreneur, but here are the five tasks they care of most commonly.
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You may be surprised how much time answering the phone can make you waste, especially when some calls are wrong or intrusive such as wrong numbers or insistent telemarketers. Answering the phone to clients, partners, suppliers, etc. will make you waste a lot of time you could have spent on getting more important things done.
Luckily, this is the type of tasks that a VA can easily handle for you while you get the time to focus on core tasks.
Think of all the time you’d waste to send emails, trying to agree on a time and date for a meeting. When you are a busy entrepreneur, you can’t really afford to lose all this time. The good news is that a VA would take care of scheduling meetings, appointments, and all your calls.
Just like answering phone calls, emails can also be a huge vacuum for your time. And, when you are a busy entrepreneur, you most likely receive hundreds of emails every day. A virtual assistant can help by managing your inbox and sort and filter all the emails you receive, respond to those that are important and delete the spam ones.
No matter what sector your business is in, keeping spreadsheets and databases are an essential part of keeping track of your business information. But, from centralizing all the information to analyzing it, everything takes a lot of time. So, leave it to a VA who can handle all these tasks for you.
HR and recruiting
Recruiting is a very time-consuming business process but also an essential one to the success of any business. A VA is the perfect person to manage all the tasks, including posting job ads, interviewing, and handling paperwork.
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