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Is a Virtual Assistant a Secret Weapon for Small Business? - Conversational - Blog

Is a Virtual Assistant a Secret Weapon for Small Business?

Fortune Magazine editor Leigh Gallagher knows the power of using a virtual assistant. She’s been working with a virtual assistant for the last four and a half years, and after her experience, she’s dubbed virtual assistants her “secret weapon.”

Is a Virtual Assistant a Secret Weapon for Small Business?

That’s no exaggeration on her part. Virtual assistants work behind the scenes on the time-consuming minutia that goes into running a business – answering calls, replying to emails, scheduling appointments, etc. – allowing you to work on the projects and priorities that are most important right now.

Accurate, consistent results

Virtual assistants are a secret weapon because they allow you to get your work finished accurately and consistently without letting others know you’re not working 60+ hour weeks to pull it off. Leigh notes that the amount of work she’s able to mark off her to-do list is remarkable with the help of a virtual assistant, and that others are in awe of her consistent level of output.

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“Many of our virtual assistant clients say working with Conversational has allowed them to work “normal” hours again. When a virtual assistant is working diligently to check items off a client’s to-do list, that list is a lot less daunting for the business owner at the end of the day. That’s why they’re a ‘secret weapon.’ The time-saving benefit virtual assistants provide is so important for business owners.” – Tanya Lamont, CEO, Conversational

Working behind the scenes

Another reason virtual assistants can be a secret weapon for small business? Their ‘behind the scenes’ method of working. Unless you decide to advertise the working relationship to others, your use of a virtual assistant is completely confidential. That means you’ll be able to better focus on the projects that matter most to you right now with the knowledge that your day-to-day tasks will be completed accurately and on time. You can benefit from your virtual assistant’s knowledge and expertise while they work behind the scenes to manage your administrative and personal tasks.

Delegate the things you hate

There are a ton of ways virtual assistants can be a business owner’s secret weapon, but perhaps the luxury of delegating dreaded tasks to a qualified, cheerful person is the most illustrative. With a mountain of work to be done every day, business owners are forced to spread their attention thinly in order to get to (at least some of) their work that day. Some details are overlooked and brushed aside in the interest of saving time and getting to the next task on the to-do list.

Buy back some of your time

It’s a natural part of growing your business – you find yourself with less and less time to actually run your business, and tasks you dislike are increasingly ignored. Virtual assistants are the secret weapon that allow you to start delegating some of the day-to-day actions of running your business for an affordable price while focusing on your priorities.

A virtual assistant is a secret weapon for small business because they manage to help keep you organized, informed, and prepared from a remote location without stepping foot in your office. They enable you to take the first steps of really growing your business. They make the stress and worry about unfinished work or outstanding to-dos dissipate. Find out how a virtual assistant can be part of your path to success today – find our pricing plans here.


Publish Date: November 23, 2016 5:00 AM

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