01 Jan Do You Need A Starfish In Your Life?
Starfish are amazing creatures, aren’t they? They have no brain or blood, yet they have sophisticated defence mechanisms to protect them from predators, and a really strong stomach that eats pretty much anything it comes across. They’re known as the clean-up-crew of the shallows, and help keep a really important balance in our oceans. They also have incredible dexterity with each of their individual arms. They can even regenerate limbs after trauma!
It goes without saying that the team at Starfish Admin love starfish, and we see a lot of ourselves in them. No, we don’t live in the ocean, but we do have multiple arms and skills for our business, and we are generally the clean-up crew of the business world. We take on all those niggly little jobs that never seem to get done, but if they don’t the wheels of your business grind to a halt.
Now, you might be wondering why on earth we’re talking about starfish. But we want you to take a look back at 2019 and what you achieved, and ask yourself if you could use one of those amazing limbs to give you a helping hand and get more done. If you do, then you need a VA in 2020.
What Does a VA do?
There isn’t really a limit on what a VA can do for your business, but here are just a few examples of things we handle for our clients on a regular basis:
- Client liaison
- Invoicing and chasing payments
- Email marketing
- Appointment making and calendar management
- Email management
- Travel logistics and bookings
- General office duties
- Arranging resources for new starters
- Event management – bookings, logistics, attendee communications, on the day support etc
- Concierge services
- Data entry
And much, much more besides. The role of a VA is to take on all of those niggly little admin tasks and free up your time, so that you can spend it on running your business and doing your job. But listing them all out would take forever – so it would be much quicker for you to give us a call and see how we can help you.
So, What are the Benefits of Hiring a VA?
Because let’s be honest, your main concern is what’s in it for you. And really, the answer to the is pretty simple – it’s more time and less stress. No more family nagging you not to be working at all hours, just because you need to get that last bit of admin done. No more stressing and feeling like there aren’t enough hours in the day to do the little tasks that really need to be done, but don’t give you any real reward. And much more time to spend on yourself and your business. If you’re looking for a more concrete, bullet-pointed list to skim through, then just a few of the benefits include:
- Reduced costs (compared to hiring a full-time employee to do it all)
- Increased productivity (for you and your team)
- More flexibility
- Better quality of work
- No more missed deadlines
- Much easier to scale your business
- Access to specialised skills (without the big price tag)
All in all, a VA can help make your business bigger and better by giving you the space you need. With that little extra support, just think of all the things you could achieve this year!
So, what’s stopping you? If you’re feeling overwhelmed by admin already and want to start 2020 off on the right foot, then you need to talk to us. We’re a fully accredited team of admin professionals who just love to get things done, and we’re looking for businesses just like you to help. And the best part? Finding out if we can help is completely free! All you have to do is get in touch and arrange your free consultation, and we can have a chat about what you need. So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch today.