No matter what industry you’re involved in, there’s an administrative side to your business operations. “Administration” usually refers to tasks such as scheduling, writing policies, and record keeping. There are so many perks of hiring your very own administrative assistant but here are just a few.
Though people who do administrative jobs are sometimes thought of as “pencil-pushers,” they help keep businesses running smoothly.
What benefits could your business realize by hiring an Administrative Assistant through SUMMIT VA SOLUTIONS?
You might be surprised, especially when you decide to hire a virtual administrative assistant.
1. SAVE YOU MONEY
Since virtual assistants work virtually, you will be able to save money by having to hire with no extra expenses such as wage deductions, benefits, office equipment, or supplies.
You can expect to save as much as 78% in operating costs from getting a virtual assistant instead of a traditional, in-house employee.
2. CLERICAL DUTIES
An administrative assistant will manage daily tasks like answering the phone, scheduling meetings, running reports, ordering office or project supplies, etc.
As simple as it may seem, a professional and friendly face to greet any guests or clients also goes a long way in creating the successful image of your company.
What's more, they can help by streamlining all these tasks. By booking travel early, they are able to make sure you’re getting the best deal. By running your reports earlier, they’ll make sure you have time to adequately prepare for important meetings too.
3. CONNECT TO EVERYONE
Administrative Assistants are something like switchboard operators. Communication may be centralized through them. They can take and relay messages to various employees, then follow up with clients and vendors.
This often smooths relations between different parties, as well as makes communication more seamless. Instead of a vendor becoming frustrated because they can’t reach someone in accounting about an unpaid invoice, they know they can reach out to the Administrative Assistant.
4. TIME TO FOCUS ON GROWING YOUR BUSINESS
Since your administrative assistant will be responsible for the tasks listed above, it frees up your time to focus on big-picture ideas and strategies that will help grow your business. Letting go of those tasks might seem like a hard step to take, but it is necessary to be more successful.
5. OFFSET YOUR WEAKNESSES
Everyone has their strengths. As a manager or business owner, yours might be in sales or marketing. You may even be quite talented at the organization. Maybe you’re more of an idea person.
A skilled administrative assistant can help you fill the gaps by offsetting your weaknesses. You might be great with marketing, but you’re less skilled at customer service. Maybe you have visionary ideas but writing company policy isn’t your strong suit. The assistant can help.
HIRE THE VA YOU NEED. HIRE A SUMMIT VA SOLUTIONS VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
Whether you need someone to look after scheduling, answer the phones, or are in need of some help with other clerical tasks, hiring an assistant to help you with the administrative side of your business is a great idea.
SUMMIT VA SOLUTIONS could help you find the perfect fit! Each of our virtual assistants is given 160 hours of meticulous training geared towards understanding the end-to-end process of the real estate world.
Each SUMMIT VA SOLUTIONS virtual assistant is college educated, background checked and DISC-tested professional who is ready for all your administrative assistant needs.
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About the writer: Shaura Cuyan writes all the hottest Real Estate trends and predictions for Summit VA Solutions! She has previously written for a number of freelancing gigs both locally and internationally. An owner and writer to her own blog on lifestyle and current issues. She is a Graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Communication and has a Masters degree in Development Communication.