VA TIPS - Why a Virtual Assistant is the ideal first hire for your small business
Posted on 11th February 2021 at 20:42
Small businesses face countless challenges which are becoming increasingly more complex in the fast changing economic climate.
But, small businesses also have a huge advantage...
They’re able to innovate and adapt swiftly, they don’t face the lengthy, complex and mammoth task of shifting huge operational procedures or ingrained company cultures. They are used to being lean and resourceful. Small business owners are innovative and creative - which are certainly the necessary requirements to navigate these uncertain times.
Keeping overheads low and ensuring that the return on any investments made are high are two key focus areas for any savvy small enterprise.
And that’s why a professional Virtual Assistant is the ideal first hire for a small business...
Hiring a Virtual Assistant - the five main benefits to a business small in size and big in ambition.
1. A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT IS COST EFFECTIVE
When you factor in office space, equipment, software and subscriptions, training, holiday pay, pensions, tax and NI contributions as well as the time and fees associated with recruitment itself. The ‘true’ cost of recruitment can easily be double that of the salary paid. By hiring a professional Virtual Assistant, you don’t have to worry about any of these ‘hidden’ costs or logistics.
2. A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT IS FLEXIBLE
3. A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT IS HIGHLY SKILLED
Not being restricted by geography means you a free to tap into a global talent pool. You can plug high calibre soft and hard skills straight into your business.
4. A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT GIVES YOU A UNIQUE COMMERCIAL ADVANTAGE
Robust commercial awareness and solid business acumen are not necessary things that are immediately thought of when you think of a Virtual Assistant. Having an Alchemy Virtual Assistant on your side can also bring a sometimes surprising commercial advantage.
As well as having varied and lengthy experience supporting a diverse array of enterprises, our incredible Virtual Assistant team are also savvy small business owners themselves. Gaining that high level of commercial awareness in your regular employed admin support is rare.
5. A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT HAS AN UNPARALLELED VESTED INTEREST
Your Virtual Assistant will have a deep rooted commitment to the sustainability and success of your small business because their business will grow with yours.
There’s no risk of employment fatigue or your support leaving you for greener pastures. By choosing your Virtual Assistant partner through an established Virtual Assistant company, such as Alchemy VA, you’re guaranteed our consistent and unwavering support. You will have a professional, dedicated Virtual Assistant as long as you need them.
We would love to chat more and help you discover if an Alchemy Virtual Assistant is the ideal first hire for your business like it has been for the countless other ambitious and successful small business owners we’ve supported over the years.
Get in touch with the award-winning Alchemy Virtual Assistant Team.
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