As the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve, we all made grand plans for the year ahead. We vowed to exercise more, eat healthier, and organise that cluttered garage. But let’s be real, by January 31st, most of us will have broken our resolutions. According to a survey, a staggering 80% of people who make New Year’s resolutions eventually break them, with a third not making it to the end of January. Business owners/ Entrepreneurs, in particular, are guilty of this resolution-breaking behaviour.
Are you a small Business owner/Entrepreneur who is serious about scaling your empire, but feeling overwhelmed by the never-ending to-do list? With limited time and mental capacity, it can be challenging to keep up with the demands of running a business. From managing staff, paying bills, and dealing with clients, to performing administrative duties, it’s no surprise.
But fear not for there is a solution that can help you achieve a better work-life balance while scaling your business, and that is by hiring a VA.
VA’s are like the Swiss Army knives of the business world, they can help you with just about anything, and automating mundane tasks is one of the many capabilities that our team can assist efficiently.
Here are just a few examples of how VAs can help you automate your business and take it to new heights.
Email management: Are you drowning in a sea of emails? VAs can help you stay afloat by managing your inbox and filtering out the important messages from the spam.
Newsletter creation: With our help, you can ensure that your newsletters are crafted with the right tone, messaging, and audience in mind, providing researched and curated content, design and format while managing your mailing list and scheduling the newsletter to be sent out at the optimal time.
Data Entry: Our VA’s can help you keep your records organized by handling data entry tasks such as inputting customer information, updating inventory, and creating reports.
Customer Service: Let us help you ensure the happiness of your customers by handling customer service tasks such as responding to inquiries, following up on complaints, and even managing your live chat support.
Following up on leads: You know that feeling when you see a missed call from a potential customer, and you know you missed out on a sale because you didn’t pick up the phone fast enough? A VA can make sure that you never miss out on a potential sale again, by being available to answer calls from your most promising leads, and by ensuring that these leads are added to your customer database.
Bookkeeping: Managing books is for most Business owners/ Entrepreneurs not exactly on the top of the “favourite things to do” list. However, what if we told you that we have a dedicated team of VA’s who not only love the job at hand, but who are beyond happy to help with such tasks? From expense reporting to invoice generation, our VA’s can handle it all. Be productive and ask one of our superheroes of the hour, and voila, be left with more time to focus on expanding your business.
Find more time for family, friends and you! One benefit of hiring a VA, that many people don’t think about, is increased time with your family and friends. Alternatively, you could spend more time on hobbies and interests. Many non-business resolutions relate to leading a healthy life. Your newfound free time can be spent on exercising, playing sport, cooking, and spending time outdoors.
Support and accountability You may not realise what good company a VA can be. This is especially relevant if you are working from home in a remote or isolated environment. You will have somebody to bounce your ideas off, and provide you with support, which is invaluable when you want to achieve goals.
A VA can be like a cushion, one whom you can always bounce back to when you’re struggling. And they’ll always have solutions for all your problems, who doesn’t like that especially when it’s there from the start of a new year?
So this New Year while the year’s fresh and calendars are clean, get yourself a virtual assistant asap! Go ahead, and take the first step towards a more efficient, successful business, and a more fulfilling, less stressful lifestyle by calling us today.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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