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How a VA can help streamline your business

Streamline Workflow

As any entrepreneur knows the first big step in your business journey is to get your business established in its respective marketplace. Once you have accomplished this, you have made the first big step however the next step, which is to streamline, would prove even tougher.

There’s no doubt that you’ve put in a lot of time and effort to get to this stage but it’s now time for you to look at areas where you can start to streamline. Streamlining is important in any business because not only does it save you money it also frees up your time to allow you to focus on moving your business forward.

If you’ve found yourself at this stage in your journey you’re probably wondering what you need to do next. Well, today we’re going to focus on just one way. And that is through employing the services of a VA or a Virtual Assistant.

Next Steps

First, let’s look at what exactly a Virtual Assistant does and then we can look into how we can help you streamline your business. As we are virtual we typically don’t need to be located in the same office. This means we can be of assistance to you no matter where you are located. VAs offer a wide range of services and you must find the right VA(s) for you. Yes, you can have more than one!

As a Virtual Assistant I help my clients with*:

  • Email and diary management
  • Travel arrangements
  • Credit control
  • Minute taking
  • Audio Typing
  • Research
  • Document creation
  • Home-life organisation
  • Implementation of systems and process
  • Email marketing

Some Virtual Assistants specialise in social media, bookkeeping, website design. The list is endless.

So now we know what a VA does, you’re probably wondering how we can help streamline your business. Well, simply put, you’re no different from anyone else in the business. You have the same 24 hours in a day as anybody else and the trick to success is making the most out of the limited time you have. The tasks we’ve mentioned that a Virtual Assistant can cover for you can be time-consuming and can sometimes distract you from focusing on moving your business forward and getting your brand recognised.

The tasks that a VA can do on your behalf can free up a few hours for you each week. Now, this may not seem all that much at the start, however, over the course of a year it quickly adds up. During these hours that you’ve now freed up, you will be able to spend time on other areas of your business such as marketing, sales or product development.

As a business owner if you are undertaking administrative tasks yourself you are probably costing your business money. Think about it this way, if you were to charge yourself for an hour of your time it would certainly be way above what you would pay if you were to outsource these tasks to a VA.

How I can help

I’ve helped my clients set up both digital and manual filing systems, reviewed their existing systems and processes and found ways to make them more efficient, you can read more on this in my blog what could you do with an extra 73 hours per month [https://setchfieldvaservices.com/what-could-you-do-with-73-extra-hours-a-month], created annual leave records and even written standard operating procedures to help them with succession planning.

Between the time and money, you can save it makes total business sense to outsource. If you feel that your business can benefit from the services of a Virtual Assistant why not get in touch with me to see how we can streamline your business today.

*Please note this list is not exhaustive. For a full list of my services please contact me on heidi@setchfieldvaservices.com

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