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What Entrepreneurs Wish They Knew Before They Started

October 30, 2018

 

Every entrpereneur knows that time is money-- especially if both are running low. 

 

But what they didn't know is that there's a solution. 

 

A Virtual Assistant is an online business manager who assists entrepreneurs and small business owners in daily tasks as well as stand alone projects. It's a misconception that Virtual Assistants only handle administrative tasks-- at some select Virtual Assistant companies, team members can do so much more, like digital marketing, social media management, website design, copyediting and more. 

 

Entrepreneurs hire Virtual Assistants for a number of tasks. Some common focus areas are:

  • Market research and competitive analysis

  • Bookkeeping and tax preparation

  • Expense reporting

  • Strategize and execute on social media or other digital marketing plans

  • Grow your social media presence

  • Develop content

  • Manage e-mails and correspondence 

  • Coordinate travel

  • Customer service 

  • Organize your calendar

  • E-mail marketing campaigns 

Entrepreneurs who hire Virtual Assistants comment that they wish they would have made this investment sooner. While they may shy away from hiring part or full-time employees - because they smartly want to stay away from dealing with payroll, worker's compensation, unemployment insurance, employee handbook compliance and more - a Virtual Assistant comes with none of that. In fact, the Virtual Assistant's employer will take care of all of that for you. 

 

As an entrepreneur who focuses on productivity and efficiency, it's important to realize that Virtual Assistnats are high performers who are highly productive with their work. A Virtual Assistant may work in your business 20 hours a month, whereas an employee might cost you 4x that in lost productivity, breaks, vacations and more. Having a broad range of talent - you can literally work with anyone in the country - allows entrepreneurs to hand select the perfect talent. 

 

Overall, a Virtual Assistant team proves to be an invaluable tool to any business, one that will help you grow instead of remaining stagnant. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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