When an entrepreneur first opens their own business, they normally just worry about breaking even – but if you’ve been in business for a few months, you are probably starting to wonder how to grow your business.
Maybe you want to hire a social media marketer, or maybe you are looking for more office space – or maybe you should consider hiring a virtual assistant. Virtual assistants are a simple and affordable way to grow your business, and while the service is relatively new it is already extremely popular. In fact, virtual assistants are currently helping over 13 thousand businesses in Britain!
Here are four ways a virtual assistant can help to grow your business.
1. Reduce Your Budget
If you are looking to reduce your spending, you’re not alone; a recent study found that over 50% of business owners worry about money, and it isn’t hard to see why. Office space can cost hundreds of thousands of every year, and there are so many other things to budget for (such as wages and stock). Thankfully you can reduce office space spending by hiring a virtual assistant; they will work from their own home and stay in touch with you via Skype and email, so you don’t need to worry about paying for their work space.
2. You Can Hire Specialists
You can add more expertise to your business by hiring virtual assistants who specialise in different fields. In the past most virtual assistants worked as P.As or secretaries, but now the field is much more varied. It is possible to hire e-commerce experts, marketing experts, software experts and financial experts. This will make your business seem more knowledgeable and professional, and it also means you can offer new services to your customers.
3. Scale Up
Has your business has been earning more and more each month? If so, it may be time to scale up using virtual assistants. Increased demand can be difficult to meet, especially if you only have a small team, but it is important to continue providing a great service if you want to keep growing. Virtual assistants can help with demand, and if they live in a different time zone they can also provide services when you are sleeping. This means a longer daily service, so you can service even more customers every single day.
4. You Can Stop Doing Basic, Boring Tasks
Another benefit of hiring a virtual assistant is that you can delegate basic admin work to them. This includes calendar management, customer services, social media management, bookkeeping and appointment setting, so you will have more time to focus on growing your business. This is perfect for business owners who spend most of their days dealing with basic, boring admin work!