Started a company? Why you should get a Virtual Assistant sooner than later.
Admin positions in organizations are sometimes like the Rodney Dangerfield of hires ‘They just don’t get no respect!’ And it’s a shame because there’s an argument that an executive admin can be one of the company’s most important assets.
An assistant can take care of necessary logistics, navigate client complaints, manage busy calendars and more. A good assistant will most certainly save an organization money in the short and long term. So why do a lot of business owners put off getting an admin to join their team? The reason is the tasks, on the surface, seem simple and quick:
Sure, you can reply to that email yourself.
You can send out that meeting invite.
You can print that shipping label.
You can pay that invoice.
You can review employee hours.
You can post that instagram update.
You can schedule that doctor’s appointment…
You can. But it doesn’t mean you should.
Little by little, these seemingly simple and quick tasks can take up an entire day that could have been spent focusing on your core competenancy within the company. Instead of thinking about the big picture it’s easy to get bogged down with the little details.
This type of logic is understandable, especially for young companies. It’s harder to balance the budget when you’re a start-up. Every dollar counts. If you can boot-strap and do the work yourself, it’s tempting to take it on. However, this type of thinking can lead to delays in the growth of your business. Projects that could have taken a week with an extra set of hands end up bleeding into months. Unfinished tasks get left on the to-do list. Having a Virtual Assistant is like getting a superpower: getting more time in your day.
ChatterBoss Virtual Executive Admin app was created with start-ups in mind. An admin is essential to the success of your business, but justifying a full time hire can be hard for a young company and sometimes not necessary for a seasoned business or professional. It’s why we offer an on-demand model with 2 dedicated assistants. You pay only for the time that you use, but still get the benefit of having assistants who become a part of your team. You can work with them as much or as little as you need, and be sure that the work will get done. You don’t have to worry about teaching someone new your company culture and on-boarding them each time. You on-board your assistants once and we take it from there.
Every day we encounter bussiness owner that feel like they can do it all themselves. And they can…but it’s much better with a team:)