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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Executive Insights

The Value of Hiring a Virtual Assistant for Your Business

Business leaders have a lot on their plates. This is despite all the innovative tools available that are supposed to simplify complex processes and streamline a large amount of tedious tasks. Indeed, if you want your business to grow, you will have to focus more on the activities that really matter to your bottom line and, more importantly, get the necessary help when it comes to maximizing such tools.

Let’s face it. Productivity is your main priority. You want to get rid of barriers that could impede you from realizing critical goals. You simply don’t have enough time to deal with all the time-consuming activities lined up for you each day. Along these lines, hiring additional staff would seem practical, so long as your budget permits it.

At any rate, getting a virtual assistant who can work for you opens up a whole new world of opportunities for increasing the efficiency of your core business tasks. And aside from being more cost-efficient than growing an organic workforce, there are also other advantages virtual assistants can bring.

Access to quality skills

The most compelling reason why businesses hire virtual assistants is that it saves time and money for training and skills development. A virtual assistant already has marketable skills that could add value to your business. Whether you’re looking for someone to run digital marketing campaigns or set up appointments with potential clients, a virtual assistant can do all these things right away and without the need for a lengthy adjustment and training period.

Access to the right tools

Digital adoption draws the line between success and failure in the modern business landscape. If you want your business to outcompete everybody else within your market, you will need to acquire the latest software tools that can provide adequate support for your business. Sure enough, obtaining these tools may cost too much time and money. Fortunately, you can get around this issue by simply hiring a virtual assistant who is fully equipped with the right set of tools. For this, look for someone who already has access to a W2 generator for processing taxes, accounting software for managing the payroll, and other applications that are readily available.

Reduce administrative workloads

There are more important things your office assistants can do other than filling in forms, doing online market research, or making follow up calls to prospective clients. With a virtual assistant, you effectively reduce the amount of paperwork your staff is handling. This allows you to free up more manpower for other business functions that are crucial to the growth of your business.

Increase productive capacity

It’s always a race towards getting a lot done. In the field of business, you will have to focus on streamlining repetitive processes. By outsourcing some of these to a virtual assistant, you can free up more time for brainstorming ideas for new products or services, or venturing into other markets. You can do all this without sidelining the activities that keep your business running.

To CEOs that have too much to deal with day in and day out, a virtual assistant is a heaven-sent gift. They just have to look for the right people for the job.


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Sophie Ireland
Foreign Correspondent for ​CEOWORLD magazine media. Policy Advisor, writer, professional restaurant recommender, and native New Yorker. I have approximate knowledge of many things.
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