How a virtual assistant can help during the busy times and the quiet times
If you run a business chances are that you will have busy weeks and then not so busy weeks. In fact, believe it or not there are actually many businesses that will make most of their annual profits during just a few months! This means there may be times in the year when you have to take on additional staff and then, later in the year have too many.
Help in the busy periods
While you always have the option of taking on a temp, this can be a time consuming and costly process, especially when you factor in the cost of extra office space, training and equipment. One great solution for this is to use an online secretarial service or virtual assistant. This is because not only will they provide their own equipment, experience and training, but they can also work evenings and weekends. The other advantage over a temp is that a virtual assistant will only charge you for the hours worked, so there is no need to factor in sick or holiday pay and therefore you can choose exactly how much you want to spend without any nasty surprises.
Help in the quiet periods
Even if your business is seasonal, it is generally impractical to shut everything down during your quiet periods and you may find yourself having to turn up to work, just in case, when many times you have nothing to do and what rather be enjoying some free time. One possible solution is to use a virtual assistant to keep things ticking along during your quiet times. The beauty of using an online secretarial service or virtual assistant is that they are available as and when you need them. This means that they can get large amounts of work done when you are busy or provide cover while things are quiet.
Here at Transcription City, we provide a range of virtual assistant, secretarial and transcription services for our clients. If you are interested in our virtual assistant services, it is always best to contact us to let us know your exact requirements, including the nature of your business and the amount of hours that you are likely to need cover for. With this information we can provide you with a tailor made package to ensure that you are matched with a suitable secretary and get the most for your budget.