Over the years, in part due to the advancements in technology, the necessity for brick and mortar office environments have become obsolete. Owner operators are more mobile than ever and through shared resources common tasks can be delegated to free up time on revenue producing activities. By offloading time-consuming activities to virtual professionals, small businesses can leverage their time and be more productive in the growth of their core business.
Many small businesses get bogged down by focusing energy on the administration of marketing campaigns (i.e., social media, direct mail, and advertisements), accounting and general office activities. While these mundane tasks are important for the administration of business, they are a byproduct of productivity. Focusing on the core product and positioning the business in the marketplace will reflect greater upon the bottom line than spending four hours filing paperwork or generating content for the next marketing push. This is a very common concern among entrepreneurs.
I had a conversation with a fellow business owner. One of their biggest concerns was the amount of time and energy spent on completing office related activities. When you look at how you can better spend your time by growing a successful business, generating revenue and reputation through sales and service is the productivity that will build your business to a better future.
The dilemma that most small businesses encounter is that those non-revenue producing activities don’t just disappear. Some businesses might contemplate hiring part-time staff to alleviate these challenges. The hiring process is cumbersome, expensive, and often an unreliable approach and may not make sense for mobile businesses. This is where hiring a Virtual Assistant may be paramount to your business future. Virtual Assistants are trained in areas of office work and LOVE doing those mundane tasks that you spend your time pulling your hair out over.