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7 Reasons Your Business Needs a Virtual Assistant

April 25, 2017

Is the juggling act just not working anymore? Are the sales calls getting pushed aside? Are the supplies running low? Is your weekly bookkeeping getting messy and disorganized? Business owners and entrepreneurs are drowning in daily tasks that are keeping them from the growth they desire.

 

The solution to the I’m-juggling-more-than-I-can-handle problem is hiring a Virtual Assistant. A Virtual Assistant (VA) is an independent contractor who works remotely (usually from their home) to do administrative, creative and technical tasks.

 

Virtual Assistants are revolutionizing businesses around the world. Not sure you can afford to pay someone full time with benefits? Hire a Virtual Assistant. Not sure you like the idea of hiring people for the busy season, then laying them off when things are slow? Hire a Virtual Assistant. Have nowhere to put an extra employee? Hire a Virtual Assistant.

 

Here are 7 reasons your business needs a Virtual Assistant (VA).

 

1. Space

 

Hiring a new employee usually means figuring out WHERE to put them. Hiring a VA is far more affordable than remodeling that tiny storage closet into a workable office. Your VA is with you virtually wherever you go, and you won’t have to invest in extra equipment for them, either.

 

2. Cost

 

Vacations, paid time off, health benefits, personal days – these are all EXPENSIVE. Why pay for the baggage that comes with hiring a full-time employee when you can hire and pay a VA to do work for you as you need it?

 

3. Time

 

Sales calls, managing QuickBooks, reformatting a document, crafting emails and maintaining a website can be extremely time-consuming. When you are running a business and more importantly, growing a business, these tasks take up valuable time. A VA can handle all these tasks and more.

 

4. Availability

 

Business owners would probably all agree that their work day doesn’t end at 5pm. The great thing about a Virtual Assistant is that they are available beyond the typical work day. They are available during the holidays, weekends, off-season/in-season – whenever you need them.

 

5. Production

 

This may seem like a given, but hiring a Virtual Assistant will increase your productivity astronomically. By taking mundane, time-consuming tasks off your plate (think data entry, creating spreadsheets, etc.) you free yourself up to be more productive in other areas of your business, and in your personal life as well. Grab that extra cup of coffee and snag that new client!

 

6. Flexibility

 

Looking for someone to help with administrative tasks, scheduling calls/meetings, and QuickBooks, but don’t have enough work to hire an expert in each of these fields? A VA can handle all these and are flexible to handle any random business task that may come up.

 

7. Seasonal

 

You own a landscaping company, and the winter months are slow. You hired an administrative assistant back in August when your seasonal business was booming, and now you don’t know what to do with them. With a Virtual Assistant, you are never looking for time-fillers during the off-season.

 

Hiring a Virtual Assistant will save you the embarrassment of dropping all the balls in your juggling act. They will pull you up from the water and save your business from drowning. Jennasis and Associates has Virtual Assistants that can meet your needs and give you the time you need to grow your business and see your vision come to fruition. Contact us at digitalmarketing@jennasisassociates.com to hire a VA today!

 

 

Becky Martin is a freelance writer, "boy-mom" to Charlie and Lucas and a master in the art of frolicking. When she's not writing or taking care of her little ones, she can be found binging on coffee, Netflix and young adult fiction. She and her husband reside in the bustling suburbs of Philadelphia - follow her on Instagram for lots of pictures of her cute kids.

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