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5 Ways a VA Can Help Your SME

Want to know the ways a VA can help your business?

You do? That’s great, keep reading.

Running your own business can be extremely rewarding but it also comes with its own challenges. Being responsible for every aspect of the business, especially those that aren’t in your zone of genius, can easily cause overwhelm and stress.

But there are ways you can ease the pressure.

By outsourcing some of the mundane daily tasks that drain your time and energy to a VA, you can free yourself up to focus on the areas only you can do.

So how can a VA help?

This is something that people ask all the time, so I have put together a few areas that a VA can help. It’s worth noting that not all VAs carry out the same tasks or provide support in the same area, so you will need to have that conversation with any potential VAs. However, many of us collaborate with other VAs who have different skills to our own, so if we can’t do it, chances are we know someone who can.

This list isn’t exhaustive but will provide you with an indication of some of the areas you can outsource to a VA in order to regain more time.

Is your name known?

Maintaining visibility and finding new opportunities is one of the things that can be forgotten about when things get busy. Researching PR opportunities is one of the areas I help clients with from finding awards for them to enter to writing up PR bios and contacting publications on their behalf.

Is your brand message consistent?

Consistency is key in business so maintaining this across all your work is imperative. I have helped clients create branded documents, basic graphics and processes to ensure consistency in all areas.

Are you keeping one step ahead?

Keeping an eye on how your competitors are performing is a key part to running a successful business, but you don’t want it to take over your day. I can help by conducting quarterly research and audits on your competitors so you can keep an eye on any potential gaps in the market.

Are your images eye catching?

If you see an eye catching image while scrolling through social media, chances are you are more likely to stop and glance over the post itself. By creating branded images you can improve your visual marketing and make your brand more noticeable so people become familiar with your product or service.

Is admin the thing of nightmares?

Last, but not least, is the general admin associated with running a business. I help clients with their diary and email management, updating CRM systems, chasing payments, ordering gifts, booking travel and hotels and any other general admin tasks that occur as part of their business.

This is just the tip of the iceberg

As you can see from the above, the services a VA can offer SMEs reach far beyond just basic admin. By outsourcing some, or all, of the above you can not only regain your time for the things you enjoy, but you will also be able to grow your business.

Outsourcing will help clear your head of the mundane tasks as well as giving you time to gain clarity on those projects that you want to do but need time to plan first (and if you need help with the brainstorming and planning – I can help with that too).

If you want to know more about how a VA can help or would like assistance in any of the above areas, then book a discovery call today and we can have a chat.