Do you spend time developing new ideas for your business? A recent survey by Sage found that a third of UK entrepreneurs are too busy to come up with new ideas. Even more worrying, they said they had lost customers as a result of not having sufficient time. Lack of skills, too much admin and the pressures of keeping customers happy were cited as reasons they were unable to focus on their business. Yet without new ideas, it is difficult for a business to grow and develop and without customers, you don’t have a business.
So many of us these days are time poor, so how can we begin to find time to grow our business? A Virtual Assistant (VA) can give you the support you need to set up efficient admin processes within your business, as well as taking on some of the tasks which take your time away from developing your business. The flexibility of working with a VA means you can increase and decrease the hours they work for you as suits your business need. Unlike when you take on an employee, you don’t have to worry about employee benefits, sick leave or providing them with a desk and equipment. Your VA is a professional business owner like you, and they have a reputation to uphold, so they will treat your business as if it were their own.
Hiring a VA is not just about freeing up your time, it’s about investing in the future of your business so that you can focus on what you do best, which is probably the reason you set up in business in the first place!