Are you considering a Virtual Executive Assistant(VEA) for your business? Maybe you’ve heard the name tossed around, but don’t know what a virtual assistant is or how they can benefit your business. Whether you own a small business or run a nonprofit organization, a virtual assistant can be a valuable resource and help boost productivity. Here is a little more information on VEAs and some of the tasks they can help you with.
What is a VEA?
A VEA is essentially like any other Executive Assistant; they’re professionals who provide office support and services to busy entrepreneurs, retired executives, non-profits, and even large fortune 500 companies. VEAs are there when you need them and can be reached through phone, email, or even video calls. So why would you want to hire a VEA instead of hiring someone on site? Hiring a VEA means you don’t need office space to house an assistant. It can also save you money because you’re only hiring someone for the amount of time you need. Going virtual gives you the convenience of having someone handy when you don’t have the time to do the re-occuring tasks yourself. This route allows you to have a high-level VEA, for a fraction of the cost. Which in turn, allows you to focus on your business instead of being tied up working in the business.
Tasks a VEA Can Help You With
Now that you know what a VEA is, it’s time to figure out what they can do for you. The tasks and services can range from answering the phone to handling your social media. Here are a few of the most common services a virtual assistant can provide for you:
1. Bookkeeping/ Database Entry
Keeping track of bills or compiling data together can be time consuming. A VEA can help take care of these things. With these types of tasks, make sure your assistant has access to your bookkeeping software and knows how to use applications like Excel.
2. Email Management
Similar to answering the phone and taking messages an assistant can help you organize your email and filter out the most important emails for you to respond to. Tasks like this can easily be done remotely and can save you valuable time sifting through your unread emails.
3. Calendar and Travel Management
Just like any Executive Assistant, a VEA can help you schedule your meetings, prepare for meetings, book flights, or map out travel itineraries. Your assistant can help you find the best deals when business requires you to travel. They can also manage your day-to-day schedule so that you can focus on more important things.
4. Creating Presentations and Research
Whether you’ve got an important meeting or just want to keep updated on recent statistics, an assistant can create a presentation or chart information for you. This service can come in handy when you don’t have the time or If you’re not confident in your presentation skills.
5. Social Media Management
Having a strong social presence takes time and concentration. A VEA can help you handle tasks like posting on accounts or responding to questions and comments. Hiring a virtual assistant for this purpose will give you peace of mind that your follower’s comments will be answered in a timely manner.
What’s on your list? What comes to mind when you think “If I had the time, I would make _____ happen?”
At Worxbee, we match you with one of our talented VEAs based on the needs and characteristics of your business. To learn more about Worxbee, and find the right VEA match for your company, feel free to schedule a call!
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