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Partnering with a Virtual Assistant (VA) - How partnering with a virtual assistant can increase business and your bottom-line. Top 10 reasons entrepreneurs partner with virtual assistants.

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  • 1. Partnering with a Virtual Assistant (VA)
    How partnering with a virtual assistant can increase business and your bottom-line.
    PRESENTED BY: MARYANN CRUZ
    http://www.think-vs.com
  • 2. Content
    What is a Virtual Assistant (VA)?
    Types of services provided by virtual assistants
    Top 10 reasons entrepreneurs contract virtual assistants
    Utilizing virtual assistant services
    Benefits
    Partnering vs hiring a full-time employee
  • 3. What is a Virtual Assistant?
    A virtual assistant (VA) is a professional who specializes in providing continuous, customized, collaborative-style administrative and management support to entrepreneurs.
    Virtual assistants operate from their own office utilizing today’s technology to deliver services and communicate with clients.
    Virtual assistants are cutting edge administrative experts, who sometimes offer additional specialties services that are creative and/or technical in nature.
  • 4. Types of Services Provided by Virtual Assistants(including but are not limited to the following):
    Bookkeeping
    Branding
    Contact Management
    Database Creation/Management
    Desktop Publishing
    Electronic File Management
    Event Planning
    Marketing
    Presentations
    Reports
    Research
    Social Media
    Spreadsheet Design
    Travel Arrangements
    Web Maintenance
    Word Processing
  • 5. REASON #1 – STRESSED!
    TOP 10 REASONS
    ENTREPRENEURS CONTRACT VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS
    Most entrepreneurs are not only the owner but also serve as:
    - Sales/Marketing person
    - Employee
    - Bookkeeper
    wearing multiple hats causes for much stress and anxiety.
  • 6. REASON #2 – Overloaded with paperwork
    Entrepreneurs are responsible for both management and administrative paperwork including:
    Inquiries
    Responding to RFP’s
    Contracts
    Reports
    Research
    Marketing
    Legal Documents
    and more…
  • 7. REASON #3Not enough hours in a work day, week, or month
    Most entrepreneurs will initially work on average of 60-80 hrs/ week.
    While they are working on simultaneous projects they may occasionally miss important contract deadlines…
    Or even a family event.
  • 8. REASON #4Need help with time and/or schedule management
    Being your own administrative assistant can be very challenging.
    Entrepreneurs must be extremely organized when planning their schedules and they must always be prepared for the unexpected.
    It’s very common for entrepreneurs to double book and sometimes triple book themselves.
  • 9. REASON #5They need to network
    To be a successful entrepreneur one must always have a new list of potential clients.
    The most common way of getting new clients is through networking.
    Partnering with a VA not only allows more time to attend networking events, but it also allows for entrepreneurs to tap into the VA’s existing network.
  • 10. REASON #6Spend more time with clients
    Most companies will succeed and/or
    based upon the customer service they provide.
    Entrepreneurs must spend time getting to know their clients as well as maintaining that relationship.
  • 11. REASON #7Need assistance with preparing presentation(s)
    Depending on the business, entrepreneurs may be presenting to:
    Clients
    Partners
    Investors
    Or all of the above
    A virtual assistant can assist with researching and gathering data, creating the presentation as well as packaging it.
  • 12. REASON #8Need assistance with reporting and bookkeeping
    While some entrepreneurs may have purchased software to expedite processes for example:
    Client Management Systems
    Bookkeeping
    they may not be utilizing the software to it’s full extent.
    Ensuring that data is accurately entered into the system(s) and producing reports is something a virtual assistant can do.
  • 13. REASON #9Increase bottom-line
    When partnering with a virtual assistant, not only does one get someone who will take over those time consuming tasks , allowing one to grow his/her business, but one also gains a partner to brainstorm with.
    Some VA’s will assist with budgeting, marketing strategies, goal setting, etc.
  • 14. Reason #10Get important projects completed
    When starting a business most entrepreneurs have a written business plan for areas that need to be completed within the first year. However, once they get clients and become busy some of those goals continue to get pushed aside.
    Examples:
    Website
    Marketing Collateral
    Policies & Procedures
  • 15. Benefits
    Benefits
    No more stress over administrative tasks
    No need to expand your current office or purchase additional equipment
    Do not have to offer medical benefits or paid time off
    No payroll taxes
    Assistance with delegation
    Stronger goal orientation
    Work with a seasoned professional and only pay for the hours used
    Make your time more productive and increase your bottom-line
    Utilizing virtual assistant services
  • 16. Partnering vs hiring an employeehttp://www.think-vs.com/FAQs.html
  • 17. Questions & Answers
    Contact Information:
    Maryann Cruz
    Office: 860.904.2452
    Fax: 860.904.2453
    E-mail: maryann@think-vs.com
    www.