Entrepreneurs and local business owners are used to wearing many hats and doing it all. But there’s a fine line between productivity and burnout. When you’re getting bogged down in administrative tasks, you can lose sight of why you started your business in the first place and lose control over the quality of your work.
Virtual assistant work covers a wide gamut of tasks. Getting a virtual assistant who can work for you opens up a whole new world of opportunities for increasing the efficiency of your core business tasks. And aside from being more cost-efficient than growing an organic workforce, there are also other advantages virtual assistants can bring: access to quality skills; access to the right tools; reduce administrative workloads and increase productive capacity.
The following are signs you need a virtual assistant – empower yourself:
- You spend more time on administrative tasks than the core business itself.
- You are big on vision but short on the execution.
- You are stressed out and overwhelmed.
- You are working too long hours.
- You need help but can’t afford a full-time employee.
- You have multiple closing deadlines.
- You don’t want to be tied to your business 24/7.
“You can do anything, but not everything” – David Allen.
And the number one sign you need a virtual assistant…
“I didn’t go into business to be my own assistant!”
Most of you will probably experience work-related stress. Mainly, this comes from having so much to do, and hardly any time to do it in. You stress while you’re at work, but you carry on stressing when you’re away from work too. Every night, you get home and start thinking about all the work you couldn’t do – or the things you need to do tomorrow. The same goes for weekends; you can’t stop thinking about work, which causes a lot of stress and impacts your life.
By using virtual services, you will dramatically decrease the amount of work-related stress you feel daily.
In sum, a virtual assistant is a dependable, reliable, experienced and professional support at your fingertips to help you maintain a successful business and achieve a healthier work-life balance. Here at Global Virtual Partners, we are all about focusing on business growth. Contact us to find out how we can help you take your business to new heights!