We all hate having to do our business ‘housekeeping’ chores; whether it’s organising your filing, sorting out your business cards, typing up letters or just simply getting your tax return done… the list is endless. So how can a virtual PA help you become more effective, more efficiently?
Any why is it more important to consider hiring a virtual PA in 2021 than in previous years?
Top Ten Reasons to use a Designated Virtual PA
- Got a big presentation to do? Let the professionals take charge!
With minimal supervision, we can turn around a document in Word, Excel, PowerPoint or even Canva and turn it from a jumble of numbers and words into a coherent work of art, fit for any boardroom. As businesses more from kitchen table to a more corporate environment, it’s more important than every before to keep teams engaged. No death by PowerPoint over here thank you!
2. Flummoxed by figures, or simply no time to file that tax return?
Why not get us to take a look at the books and help you get back on track, whilst you concentrate on making the big bucks. Though many of us have been busier than ever working from home, we were used to being distraction free. As we move back into the office those small pesky tasks you forgot about will creep back in and can swallow your time.
3. Give us an inch and we’ll go the extra mile
We are never happier than when we have a new project to get our teeth into; whether it’s investigating new business opportunities, or following up existing leads, we like to help you make a difference. We know that some of the most important business research can fall to the bottom of the list, especially when you’re playing catch up in 2021. Let us cover this area for you and stay on top of what your competitors are doing whilst you focus on the day to day running of your business.
4. Lost for words?
As a team of experienced professionals, we are well-versed in the art of creating compelling copy and putting together savvy sales pitches.
Writing copy is time-consuming, especially when post-pandemic, we need to be more aware and sensitive than ever to our customers, clients and colleagues work/personal situations.
5. We do it, so you don’t have to!
Don’t have time to enter all those potentially lucrative prospects into your system? All we need is a list and we can upload, annotate and amend to your heart’s content.
6. All dressed up and nowhere to go?
Networking can be a time-consuming activity, but just one well-connected contact can pay dividends. We can help advise on which groups are suitable and research any hidden costs or lucrative opportunities that you hadn’t considered.
7. Let us organise your life, leaving you free to concentrate on what makes your business tick.
We can coordinate meetings, arrange travel, type up minutes, compile documents, respond to email on your behalf and even contact previous clients for their feedback on your product or service.
Particuarly this year when there are so many rules and regulations which are ever-changing and differ depending on where you would like to go. Our PA’s are in touch with highly experienced travel professionals who can ensure both business and pleasure trips are fully managed.
8. Raise your game and we’ll up your ante!
We can search for, and post, relevant, interesting, compelling content onto your social network profile pages, with the click of a mouse and the tap of the keyboard. We can also help you optimise your pages, reach out to your contacts and keep your pages fresh and relevant – leaving you free to go and do the networking you were born to do!
9. Take the chaos out of conferences
Use us to project manage your corporate events. We get to grips with the gritty details, ensuring no glass is left unfilled. Whether you need client hospitality, private banquets, or large scale exhibitions organised, we are there to calmly communicate and coordinate with your clients and suppliers.
10. Ever get that sinking feeling?
The superpowers of a good PA are often overlooked; whether it be the ability to efficiently manage calls, whilst juggling emails and monitoring a jam-packed diary, or tracking down lost and forgotten receipts. Being able to depend upon a reliable set of hands, eyes and ears can be the difference between staying on top, or getting mired in an administrative nightmare. Never is that more apparent when you are in desperate need and don’t know where to turn. Enter, Designated! We are often able to put you in touch with fellow super-powered assistants, potentially looking for a step up, down or change in direction. We can also vet CVs, write up job adverts or simply field responses until you have time to start interviewing.
So, if you are looking for your next PA or just know you need help but can’t justify the cost of hiring someone on a full-time basis, perhaps going ‘virtual’ is the best way forward – after all, you’ve only got time to lose. Get in touch and chat to us about how we can help.