Owning a business is not an easy thing. Whether you want it to or not, your business will grow and change over time. As opportunities come, you will find yourself realizing that to grow you need to add personnel, even if at the time that looks to mean that profits may decrease for a while. Remember that every person only has a certain capacity and can only put in so many hours in a day. Than means if you want your business to grow, you need to add to your staff. But what if you don’t need a full time person? How do you know if you can afford to add help?
Think about it this way; how much do you charge for your time? How long does it take you to do those things that are not your “forte”? By hiring someone who specializes in the tasks you need done you will get those tasks done in a timely manner and pay out a small percentage of what you charge for your services. Also, by hiring someone to do those tasks you are opening up your time for you to grow your business. How do you know the kind of person you need? How do you know what tasks you can hand off?
Inc. Magazine published an article written by an entrepreneur that did a great job of outlining the top reasons to hire a Virtual Assistant (VA). We are going to follow those reasons and expand them using the knowledge we have gained.
You started your business. You laid the groundwork. You had the sleepless nights and 23 hour days. You invested the money. This is your baby. The hardest thing to do is to let any piece of it go and have someone else take care of it. However, lack of delegation leads to burnout among over 50% of entrepreneurs. With our experience in a wide variety of administrative tasks, we can help you with pretty much anything your company may need.
2. Reduce labor costs
By using a virtual assistant, you save on having to bear the tax and healthcare expense of an employee. You also save by not having to provide a work space, equipment, and any other incidentals that would accompany having an in office full or part time employee. This allows you to put your money back into your business. VA on the Spot uses professional services and equipment to provide the best service to you and your company.
3. Support sudden needs
As your business grows and changes, tasks may suddenly and randomly come to the surface. Tasks that need to be addressed asap and you don’t have time or the need to hire a new employee to cover this task. By establishing a relationship with the virtual assistants at VA on the Spot, we will able to assist with any sudden need that arises as your business grows.
4. Improve organization
Sometimes business growth is slow, but other times its all you can do to keep up with day to day tasks. As your business grows, you will need to bring on more people, but what happens if everything is so disorganized that no one understands what needs done or maybe even what your company does? We have VA’s specialized in creating and writing policies and procedures. Allow us to come in and help you get organized for growth.
You may be in a position where you don’t even know what you need but know you need help. Give us a call for a consultation where we meet with you, learn about you and your company, and work with you to figure out where you are, where you want to be, and how we can help you get there, one task at a time. Call us at 317-288-5748 or visit our website at VAontheSpot.com
Article referenced: https://www.inc.com/amy-vetter/why-hiring-a-virtual-assistant-is-best-move-entrepreneurs- can-make.html