What’s on your New Year’s resolutions list for 2024? Eat less crisps? Drink less wine? Push your small business to the next level? We guarantee at least one of those is on there! And if it’s the latter, a Virtual Assistant might be the perfect solution to ensure that resolution doesn’t go out the window come the second week of January.
If you’re looking to really level up your small business in 2024 but might need an extra pair of hands to help you achieve your small business goals, here’s how a Virtual Assistant might be able to help…
Boost Efficiency and Focus
One thing that should be on your 2024 resolutions list for your small business is boosting your efficiency and focus. That means ensuring all your processes are streamlined and running smoothly, while also giving yourself time to focus on high-value tasks that will help grow your business.
Sounds simple enough, but we all know that resolutions of that nature tend to go out the window when things get busy, and you have less and less time on your hands.
To help you stick to that resolution, a Virtual Assistant can step in. VAs are incredibly skilled in time management and can help you to prioritise tasks that will be most beneficial for your business. They can take care of time-consuming tasks like admin, data entry, research (all the super fun stuff), leaving you with some extra time on your hands.
That extra time can be reinvested back into your business, giving you the opportunity to work on tasks that will push it to the next level.
Saving money is a NY resolution staple. It hovers close to the top of everyone’s list, every year, only to be bumped right down when things (usually expensive things) crop up. You have a quiet month in terms of sales, for example. Or you invest in a costly new website to help boost exposure.
Stuff happens, and most of the time, we have to fork out for that stuff. One of the things you don’t have to fork out for, however, is a Virtual Assistant.
VAs come with their expenses covered, meaning no set salary for you to pay, or employee extras like sick pay or holiday pay to worry about. This gives you access to all the services a Virtual Assistant can offer, but without the added financial burden that comes with employing in-house staff.
With a Virtual Assistant, you only pay for the hours worked. So, if you’re having a quieter month or need to invest in some new resources, there’s nothing to stop you scaling that support back for a period and saving some money. Equally, you can ramp up their services when things are looking good financially.
The most important thing here is that your business will benefit from the added support, without suffering a financial hit.
Improve Work-Life Balance
If improving your work-life balance isn’t on your 2024 resolutions list, it certainly should be. More and more often, small business owners run themselves into the ground trying to do everything themselves. The effort and dedication are commendable, but unfortunately, it isn’t always sustainable.
Just because you’re running your own business doesn’t mean you should have to sacrifice the other parts of your life to do so.
A Virtual Assistant can help you restore that balance if you feel things are looking a bit wonky. They can step in to take tasks like content creation, admin or credit control off your hands to give you a bit of your precious time back. You’ll be able to take that day off to spend with your parents, finish early to make your daughter’s Christmas play or book in a holiday abroad without feeling guilty, and without worrying about what’ll happen to your business while you’re gone.
Access to All the Skills
Virtual Assistants come with all the skills. And we mean all of them. There are so many specialists and experts out there who will be able to help your business with its specific needs. Say you require a social media campaign for your dog walking business, for example. There will be a VA out there who specialises in just that. Or perhaps you need expert help with some aged debt. We guarantee a VA out there will be able to help.
If your resolutions for 2024 include seeking out support when you need it, a Virtual Assistant could be the perfect solution for you. No more struggling with tasks you aren’t confident with, have little experience in, or simply dislike. Get someone else to do it for you and you and your business will feel all the better for it. Trust us!
We touched on this briefly earlier, but one of the best things about Virtual Assistants is their flexibility. We have the ability to expand and contract our services depending on the level of support you need. If scaling up your business is on your resolutions list for 2024, we can be there to take on extra workload and really help push your business to the next level.
On the other end of the scale, if your 2024 resolutions include reducing overhead costs for your small business and scaling things back a bit, guess what? We’re still here! A Virtual Assistant can step in to help redesign processes and procedures to align with your new scaled back business.
And when you don’t need us anymore or need to cut back on costs a bit? Poof! Gone. You only pay for what you need, meaning a Virtual Assistant never has to be a financial concern, no matter where you are on your business journey.
Virtual Assistant Support with The Edwards Company
Here at The Edwards Company we support small businesses with admin, content creation and credit control. If you’re looking for an extra pair of helping hands into 2024 to really push your small business to the next level, we can help.
For more information or to book your support service, please do not hesitate to get in touch.