Rapid growth means more customers, new hires, more investment opportunities and many more demands on your time. As your business grows, various challenges will arise and it is crucial to have an expert on hand to deal with them when they do. Growth is fantastic, but it can lead to instability and the right team can help to keep your business on the path to financial success.
After you’ve taken the time to create and grow your business, deciding who you let into it can be difficult.
But how do you ensure that you get the right fit for you and your company?
Outsourcing will help support and grow your business allowing you to deliver high-quality results. You receive a professional service but on a flexible basis to meet your needs and budget.
As business owners we can totally appreciate the concerns when it comes to letting a ‘virtual stranger’ into your business, sharing delicate and confidential information and ensuring that the tasks are professionally and effectively carried out to a high standard and providing excellent service in return for your investment.
Get clear on what you would like to delegate. Establish an accurate record of all the hours worked on tasks in connection with your business – determining EHR illustrates how effectively you are working by identifying where you may be wasting time and energy in your business and where this can be outsourced.
Once you have an idea of what you would like to delegate: Look for a VA who specialises in this particular area. At Venice Virtual our professional VAs cover everything from Administration, to Business, Finance, Events Planning & Management, Marketing, Social Media and much more…
Personal recommendation – Nothing says it better than word of mouth. Ask your peers or networking groups who may have some insight. Once selected, make sure you check out their website, social media profiles and reviews. Take the time to meet the individual you will be working with and build rapport. Our onboarding process will give you the opportunity to meet your hand selected VA where you can answer any questions that you might have before any work begins. This is the opportunity to go over the required tasks you need us to take on.
We recognise that as businesses grow and develop owners will need assistance in different areas. Make sure you find out if they offer flexible long-term support. Once you’ve hired your virtual assistant, what if they need time off? Or what if your needs change? As a team with diverse skill sets, we provide an extensive range of business support, which means that we are able to provide additional, varied support as your business evolves and your requirements potentially change.
The legal bit – Is your Virtual Assistant covered/governed by UK law? Are they insured and are they GDPR compliant (especially when handling personal data or sensitive information)?
Growing your small business is incredibly exciting, but it’s often a nerve-wracking experience at the same time. A good VA truly is an investment in the financial health of your business, both now and in the future. Of course, every business owner has a unique set of needs and circumstances but identifying the best time to hire help will allow you to get back to doing what you do best.
Investing time into hiring the right Virtual Assistant, will save you time and money in the long run. Our advice: Do it once, do it right!