Virtual Assistants – what are they?
Happy New Year! We hope you’re festive period has been a relaxing one.
As coordinator of our South Essex Business Woman’s Network, I am often asked; “So what can a virtual assistant help me with and how?” Hopefully, this will answer some of your questions.
Ours has been bliss, thank you very much. Now we’re looking forward to working with you all to get your day-to-day tasks finetuned so they operate like clockwork.
But let’s rewind for one minute. Some of you have worked with us before so know what a Virtual Assistant is and can do for your business. Others may be saying Virtual What?! For those of you, here’s a quick run-down of what a Virtual Assistant is, and how we can make a big difference to your business.
Think of us as Personal Assistants, secretaries, administrative assistants, events organisers, marketeers and more, all rolled into one. We have spent time working in different organisations so we understand how different businesses operate and what needs to be done to support senior leaders do their job well.
We get on with all those jobs you’d rather leave til later, but which you know you should do.
Here are some of the things we’re quite good at, even if we do say so ourselves.
- You’re not employing us so you don’t have to worry about paying tax, NI or benefits for us. Give us a job and we’ll get on with it to budget and to deadline.
- We’re flexible and fit into your work routine as and when you need us. If you’re particularly busy and need extra support – give us a call.
- We’ve worked for many clients across a range of industries which is good news for you. It means we’ve picked up effective ways of working over the years which will benefit our clients in the future.
- Sometimes all you need is a different perspective. We can give you that. Coming from the outside we can see clearly where you need support and how best we can offer it.
- We have LOTS of contacts. From suppliers to contracters and tradesmen to caterers, we’ve worked with them all. So we can get you a good price for what you need.
So if you know you’ve got a busy year coming up and could do with an extra pair of hands to help with marketing, social media, admin planning, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call 0844 500 7818.