Growing a business requires a gear change in mindset and there comes a tipping point when you need to act.
You realise that you don’t have to do everything yourself, but you are responsible for ensuring the business has what it needs to run efficiently and be productive. To regain valuable time, could working with a virtual assistant (VA) be the answer?
A VA is a term that can cover a telephone answering service through to freelance executive assistants, so it’s important to identify what you need help with, and who can provide it.
You’re in the best position to use a VA when:
And when choosing a VA, you should consider:
Consult your network for recommendations and refer to associations such as bemyva.com and societyofvirtualassistants.co.uk before taking a decision.
Once you’ve chosen a VA, the best way of getting started is to have a defined project or a To Do list to work through. Set a timescale and provide access to appropriate information.
Once done, review between you how it went, anything that could be done differently and things to build on. I promise you’ll never look back!
NB: This article appeared in the Spring 19 edition of the Suffolk Director magazine https://www.suffolkdirector.comThe art of minute-taking | Opportunity: delegate to put a spring back in your step »
Get in touch and let us know what you need assistance with. We’ll suggest how we can help, what tasks we can take off your hands and a way forward.