Black, MO – Small business owners who want to make 2014 more productive and profitable than any year yet have a talented and cost-effective resource at their fingertips: a virtual assistant.
Kathy Goughenour, virtual assistant and owner of Expert VA Training, knows just how much a VA can do to help small businesses thrive. “A virtual assistant isn’t just someone you hire to make phone calls and file. A good VA has high-level skills, is focused on helping you succeed and can become an indispensable part of your overall business strategies.”
Of the many reasons to work with a VA, Goughenour believes these five have the most impact:
- Critical Expertise – Almost all virtual assistants have a college degree, some type of technical training and many years of experience in the business world. This means they can handle a wide variety of important work and also know the right people to call on for additional knowledge.
- Reduced Expenses – A virtual assistant will only charge you for the time spent working. Employers do not have to pay for a VA’s sick time, vacation time, or medical benefits. VA’s don’t require space in the business and buy all their office equipment, supplies and training courses.
- Better Use Of Time – An enormous number of tasks are necessary to run a business, and these often keep business owners from the more important work of finding new customers and developing market strategies to grow the business. Hiring a VA gives small business owners more time to focus on higher-level management responsibilities that can lead to increased success.
- Consistent, Reliable Support – Because they work from home, virtual assistants can be on the job earlier or later than normal working hours, such as when regular employees are still commuting to or from the office. This flexibility to work “off hours” allows a VA to consistently complete required tasks and meet set deadlines.
- Competent Short-Term Help – In those times when regular employees are sick, when a project requires an extra set of hands or there are short, recurring tasks to complete, a virtual assistant is a viable solution. With just a quick search, business owners can find a VA to create a monthly newsletter or handle a one-time support emergency, often without extensive training.
“Virtual assistants provide expert support where you need it, when you need it, whether that’s every day or on demand,” says Goughenour.
To help small business owners quickly and easily find the right virtual assistant for any situation, Expert VA Training has created Small Biz Smarts, a monthly newsletter that offers tips and how-to advice to help small businesses find, hire, and make the most of virtual assistants. If you’re ready to take your business to the next level in 2014, Small Biz Smarts and Expert VA Training can make it happen.
To receive Small Biz Smarts starting in January 2014, visit http://expertvatraining.com/sign-up-for-small-biz-smarts/. Learn more about Expert VA Training and search for highly qualified virtual assistants at http://expertvatraining.com/find-an-expert-assistant.
About Kathy Goughenour:
Since 2001, virtual assistant, trainer and VA coach Kathy Goughenour has successfully built and managed several internet home-based businesses. Expert VA Training has been featured in major media markets including All You Magazine, the book 101 Ways To Start A Business For Less Than $1,000 by Tom Corson-Knowles, The Huffington Post and the International Freelancer’s Academy. Along with many years of corporate marketing experience, Goughenour holds an undergraduate degree in Marketing and an MBA, but she believes her greatest achievement is showing people the way to their best possible life.
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