Money Saving Tip for Businesses
Running a small business in a difficult economy can be challenging. As a business owner you are not only responsible for taking care of your clients but also taking care of all of the administrative tasks of your company.
The Dilemma: A good administrative person is a vital part of your business but they are a non-billable employee. As a non-billable employee you now have an increase in your overhead, the need for new or more office space along with furniture, supplies, equipment, taxes and compliance to state and federal regulations.
The Solution: Outsource. The way to outsource for an administrative person is to hire a “Virtual Assistant” or “VA”.
Benefits: A VA will take care of the administrative needs you are not able to do thus freeing up the time you need to make your business grow.
What is a VA?: A VA helps business owners save time and money by providing professional administrative, technical assistance to clients remotely from a home office. Common modes of communication are internet, email, phone, fax and on-line. They are an independent contractor which alleviates a business owner’s responsibility for employee-related taxes, insurance and benefits. There is no longer a need to provide office space, equipment and supplies. The business owners pay for 100% productive work on an as needed basis. The next time you see the need to hire an additional employee, maybe the most cost-effective way to go is a VA.