7 ways to saving time and money whilst trying to run a business – got to be worth a read!
Owning a business is an incredible feat, but one that comes with hard work, time and money. If you’re just starting your business venture, it can certainly seem hard to balance these aspects of business life. Therefore, you may benefit by working with a Virtual Assistant to help manage your everyday tasks so you and your business can thrive. If you’re not convinced yet, here are just a few ways a VA can help you save time and money:
A Virtual Assistant can help you get your everyday life organised and efficient by managing your calendar for you. By scheduling meetings and planning any events, a VA could save you a lot of time and stress. Not only will you be saving time and money, but having an efficiently organised schedule will allow you to flourish and allow you the time to focus on your business’s growth, without having to worry about organising your calendar.
Hotel and Travel Arrangements
If your business requires a lot of travel, a virtual assistant can be invaluable in terms of ensuring your travel and accommodation needs are met. A virtual assistant can ensure that your accommodation is booked and adequate and research your options in terms of traveling. Having this assistance in organising any travel can greatly save your time, as you will not have to worry about researching your options. A virtual assistant can help you to save money in this way too, as a VA could help ensure that your travel and accommodation are cost-effective for your business.
Chasing Outstanding Invoices
Chasing outstanding invoices can feel like a task that takes up too much time and causes unnecessary stress. Of course, receiving these invoices is essential in keeping your business functional, and allowing it to grow. Therefore, having a virtual assistant to chase any missing invoice can be invaluable in making sure the business is succeeding, without you, the business owner, having to spend time doing this. This will also allow you more time to focus on the growth of your business. Again, saving time and money.
Development of an Operation Manual
Creating a standard operating procedures manual for your business can be incredibly beneficial for streamlining your business and reducing the likelihood of mistakes within your business. This can help your employees to work as efficiently as possible. However, taking the time to collate such a manual is not feasible when you are a business owner, and therefore it could be beneficial to work with a virtual assistant, who could build this document for you, to ensure the efficiency of your business, saving time and money in doing so.
Social Media Management
Undoubtedly, social media has become a massive part of running a business, however, this does not mean to say it is an aspect you have to manage alone, as the business owner. Social media marketing and management is certainly an aspect of running a business which can be outsourced to a virtual assistant. Your VA would ensure that your social media reach is increasing, make sure your business is presented professionally and handle any customer service queries on a variety of platforms. Not only will working with a virtual assistant reduce your workload and give you more time to concentrate on the growth of your business, it will also ensure that your customers are satisfied and maximise engagement with your business.
As a business owner, your inbox is likely inundated with emails at any given time, and replying to this correspondence can seem arduous when you are trying to maintain or grow your business. This is where a virtual assistant could be helpful. Having a virtual assistant to manage your emails will result in a more organised inbox and more time for you to focus on your current projects. A virtual assistant can respond to any customer service issues via email, to reduce your workload, but also create email campaigns so that your customers stay informed. This can help your business to grow and flourish even further, if you work with a virtual assistant to market in this way to increase the reach of your business, whilst keeping current customers satisfied, saving time and money.
Customer service quickly becomes a part of everyday life as a business owner, but there is no need to get bogged down in handling customer service issues when you could work with a VA to manage customer service. Naturally, keeping your customers happy is a crucial factor in maintaining your business. However, a Virtual Assistant could take this task off your hands, undoubtedly freeing up your time so that you can commit. A VA can respond to any customer queries with confidence, allowing you, the business owner, to focus your energy and time on making your business as successful as possible, all while being confident in the knowledge that your current customers are being looked after.
Ultimately, a virtual assistant can very effectively help you manage everyday tasks so that you can focus your attention on your business. Not only is this a cost-effective solution, as you are paying for the hours your VA is working for you but it is also scalable, as you can work with a virtual assistant to determine how much you need to outsource. This can help you to save valuable time in your day, so you can commit to the growth of your business, confident in the knowledge that any number of tasks from admin to management are being handled by your virtual assistant.
If working with a virtual assistant is something you are interested in to help make your business dreams come true, or if you have any questions for us at Virtual Hand, please do contact us for a free 30-minute chat to discuss your options.
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