If you’re a small business owner chances are you’ve got a lot to do! It often feels like they just aren’t enough hours in the day to complete all the ‘extra’ things you must do that comes with running a business. A Virtual Assistant could be the answer! A good VA can really leave you with the confidence that there are enough hours in the day, and sometimes there’s even that 25th hour you’ve been craving.
Diary Management. It might be that you don’t have enough time because you’re not using the time you do have efficiently. A Virtual Assistant can manage your diary for you, ensure that your schedule is set up for productivity and do all the meeting arrangements for you. This leaves you knowing exactly what you’ve got coming up in the day, and time to prepare for those meetings.
E-mail management. Emails can be one of the biggest time sucks. We can pop in and out of it all day, have loads of junk to filter through, and be overwhelmed by the sheer number of unopened emails in our inbox. A Virtual Assistant can get to your inbox before you do. They can sort out all the junk, file the emails you need to keep but have been dealt with, reply to routine enquiries, and leave you with only the emails you must see or deal with. Imagine how much more time efficient that is!
They can research for you. Doing research before you make a big decision can be a real drain on time. Perhaps there’s a new piece of software you’d like to try that has a 14 day free trial. You don’t even feel like you have time to download it, let alone set it up and assess its suitability. That’s where a VA can help. They can register the software, set it up specifically for your business, learn the core components of it and then give you a demo of how it might work specifically for your business so that you can make an informed decision.
Virtual Assistants can manage projects on your behalf. They are skilled at holding all the strings and having an overview of what’s going on. They could do the day-to-day management of a project and report back to you regularly so that you still have an overview of what’s going on.
Virtual Assistants are an affordable way to gain you extra time and capacity so that you really can have that 25th hour in your day.