For years I did it all: arranged client calls, prepared financial reports, returned client messages and e-mails, scheduled meetings, and even took care of my company's own accounting needs.
While I was more than capable of handling these daily tasks, I soon realized that it was draining me personally. A typical day in my life included meetings, trainings, then running to get home in time to take care of my kids and help prepare dinner. And after I put them to bed, I worked late into the night. There came a point when I was completely exhausted and knew that I needed to find a better way to handle it all as an entrepreneur.
One of the best investments I made was hiring a virtual assistant (VA) to help me with my businesses's myriad tasks and office jobs. A virtual assistant is a professional who works remotely to help you with a variety of business needs such as administrative tasks and technical and/or creative assistance, to name but a few.
When I began to utilize a VA, I had them answer calls and take customer messages as needed while I was out with clients. For any call that needed my immediate attention, I had them ping me. I soon found that with a VA, I had the extra time and energy I needed to focus on doing what I do best: supporting and interacting with my clients and building my business.
You might think you can't afford a virtual assistant if you have a start-up, or don't need one if your company is already established, but virtual assistants can be game changers for almost any business. After all, there is truth in the saying, "time is money." If you spend more time supporting your business instead of building it, you are not maximizing your efforts.
Here are some of the benefits of having a virtual assistant
As they’re working remotely, you won’t have to pay for overheads like their internet connection, laptop or other office space related expenses.
Additionally, they are paid on an hourly or task basis so you won’t have to hire a full time employee for a small or temporary job.
2.Lower Training Costs
You can also save on training costs by hiring a virtual assistant.
When you hire a first-time employee, you’ll have to invest a considerable amount of time and resources into training them on different aspects of their job. However, as virtual assistants only work on specific tasks that they already excel at, you don’t have to worry about training them.
They can get started right away! At E&S Group you can schedule a virtual assistant with as little as one hour notice. ( First come first serve basis of course!)
3.Scale Your Business Operations Quickly
As they give you the ability to quickly hire talent on a project-by-project basis, you can easily cope with increasing work demands without worrying about rushing your recruitment process.
You can use virtual assistants to quickly deal with sudden scope increases and then slowly hire full-time employees once things have settled down.