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7 reasons to hire a VA today

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Why do you need a Virtual Assistant (VA)? Do you know what a VA is? Because if you did, we are sure you would already have one!

As a VA they become part of your business, they help you grow and become more efficient with your time! They are there for you to remind you why you started your company, as we are sure it wasn’t because you love admin tasks. They become your simple solution.

As a business owner you are looking for supportive solutions to help manage your business and business owners who succeed in their ventures do two things really well:

- They face business objectives strategically
- They make use of the available resources around to give their business every advantage they can

Let us tell you why you need a VA……

1. They save you money!

When you hire a Virtual Assistant you can make instant savings! As you are growing your business the need for staff and space is essential, this makes expansion very difficult and costly for small businesses. Virtual Assistant service's provides you with the opportunity to expand without the cost of expensive overheads. These are some of the costs that can be reduced for your business by hiring a VA:

* Office space
* Holiday and Sickness pay
* Employee Training
* Tax & NI
* Office Equipment
* Utilities
* Salary
* Employee Benefits
* Overheads

Having tasks outsourced is a great money saving option for business, using a VA to cut down on your operational expenses will mean your profit margin will start to rise.

2. You only pay for the work they do for you!

With an employee you pay for coffee breaks and bathroom visits, with a VA you only pay for the time spent on the actual work they do. Coffee breaks are not included in your hours, once a job is completed they stop the clock meaning you only pay for the time they worked on your company! This guarantees you get your money worth every time!

This is one of the cost advantages you get when you outsource your daily tasks to them. This allows you to have the job at a high quality standard and as a cost effective solution.

3. Reduce your stress levels!

When you have to plan your week, book all your appointments, manage your emails, take phone calls, it doesn’t sound too bad but it can easily get messy and become very stressful to manage and that is something you do not have time for!

One of the benefits of hiring a VA is that they can handle these for you. As a business owner you have a lot of responsibilities and you do not want to be stressed out by the little things, you started your business to make peoples lives easier, not harder for you.

4. Increased productivity and reduced workload for you!

Have you ever worked hard all day thinking you have done so much, but really you haven’t accomplished as much as you thought and wasn’t very important?  If this sounds like you then you need a VA, they will help increase your productivity as they handle your day to day tasks so you can focus on the more important ones, like expanding your business ,improving your customer relations and doing the work you love.

The important tasks that you as a business owner should be doing can be overshadowed by the consistent daily tasks meaning you have no time to work on your business. This is where they can step in to allow you to focus on what’s important. How would you feel if you had some of these tasks of your hand?

* Email Management
* Scheduling
* Call Answering
* Research
* Document Production
* Online System Management
* Office Duties
* Merchandise
* Diary Management
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and many other things…

They can help you keep everything organised and completed in a timely manner. This allows you to keep the business running smoothly.

5. VA's can drive your business growth

Managing your business is difficult, handling all the tasks yourself can be overwhelming. This is where they can provide an extra hand to give you the support to enable your business to grow. Working together can allow your business to get to the next level.

Having a virtual team behind your business will give you the resources to push ahead and overpower the competition.

6. Confidentiality

When we work with a company we are dedicated to protecting your interests and the company’s reputation. As Saint Financial Group is Licensed by AAT we are ethically obliged under Confidentiality but if needed we can sign NDA so you are completely satisfied.

One of the most important things for running an efficient business with a VA is building trust. A VA acts on behalf of your company to make it the best it can be.

7. A little bit of everything!

They are here to help make your life easier, personal or business tasks, they can take the stress away and save your time. Whatever the tasks ahead is, they will be by your side to get it completed.

We know what you’re thinking, ‘This is too good to be true!’ ‘How have I never hired a VA before?’. Well nows your chance, you can have your own Virtual Assistant today to help you grow and expand your business! While they are taking care of the admin work you can stay focused on the high level tasks that make the difference to your business.

If you are interested in making your business more efficient and have the jobs you don’t want to do off your hands, then get in touch today!


Are there any hidden costs?

Nope! All you pay for is the time we spent on doing your tasks, we also provide you with a report at the end of each month to show how you used them!

What happens if I don’t use all my hours?

If it appears that you will not use your hours in a that month, your designated VA will notify you and suggest ways that you can use all of your hours – for example; research, document production, merchandise, ordering gifts

What is a Virtual Assistant?

A Virtual Assistant is a Simple solution for you and your business to become more efficient and productive in doing the work you love to do

Why Saint?

We become part of your business, we care about the growth of your business and your success is our goal. We are also completely cloud-based this means you will have access to all your files and diary whenever you want! The best part is every time we upload a file or make changes it will instantly update so you always have the most up to date information!

This article was written for Saint Financial Group, a multidisciplinary group based in the UK that helps construction businesses develop and grow. SaintFG offers a range of quality solutions in supporting businesses.

Saint provides the luxury of free business consultancy for of our clients, call now for your free consultation with a friendly business advisor to discuss your burning questions and put that energy back into your business!


Written by:

Caitlin Minns

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