17 Jan Why We’re Better than other va’s (really)
Let’s face it, there are a lot of VA’s out there. Just a short Google will give you hundreds of listings, and it can be a bit overwhelming to try and pick one to work with. If you’ve ended up here, then we’ve made it into the running on your shortlist – which is amazing! Thank you for considering us. But let’s not beat around the bust – you don’t want a bit sales pitch. You want to know why we are better than the other VA’s whose websites you have open right now in other tabs, and why you should choose us over them. So, without further ado, here are just 3 reasons. (There are more, but we ran out of room)
And trust us, that isn’t something you hear often in the VA world. Because really, anyone who is very good at organisation could set themselves up as a VA – and that’s how many VA’s get started. But at Starfish Admin we work with business professionals, and we wanted to be able to provide the best, highest quality service we could, so we studied hard and got our accreditation as part of VIPVA.
Accreditation for VA’s is exactly what you think it would be – a VA who has been checked, vetted and deemed to be great at the work they do. It means we meet the industry standards expected of us, and we are passionate about pioneering those standards, giving you a safe pair of hands for your business. After all, you’re using a VA to do admin tasks, which often means we will have access to sensitive information or be working with delicate situations. We want you to be able to trust us to handle that with care, and be confident it’s all safe and secure. That’s the guarantee our accreditation gives you.
Want to know one of the most common tasks we end up performing for businesses? Invoicing, bank reconciliation and payroll. In short, all of the financial stuff. But technically, if someone is handling your bookkeeping or other financial tasks, they should be registered for the Anti Money Laundering Regulations. Now, there is a concession in those regulations stating that VA’s who do small tasks as part of their overall work for clients do not need to register, but we don’t believe in loopholes or shortcuts. We want you to feel safe and secure, and like you can trust us with your financial information. So we’ve gone through the process and are fully registered with Anti-Money Laundering Regulations. This means we can offer a higher level of support to our clients, and work with larger amounts of money if needed, without any unnecessary issues.
We’re a Team
A lot of VA’s you come across will be sole traders and lone workers. This has a lot of advantages – you know who you’re dealing with at all times, and you get a very personal service out of it. But it does have some drawbacks too – like the knowledge and skill limits of a single person, and later down the line capacity issues, since there is only so much a person can do in one day. Which you know all too well, since you’re hiring a VA to do some of those jobs! But at Starfish VA, we are, well, a we! We’re made up of a team of experienced VA’s, each with their own specialist skill set, years in the job and a lot of time between them. So you never have to worry about a skills gap, a capacity issue or trying to find someone who can do that very specific complicated task. We will have someone in house who can do it for you. And we don’t sacrifice the personal touch either – you will still have a dedicated VA as your point of contact – but they will be able to draw on all of that experience to get the job done.
Basically, at Starfish Admin Services we have spent years building up a strong team of VA’s to support any and all businesses who need us. We make a point of going above and beyond whenever we can, and take pride in providing the best service out there. If you would like to know more about our services, how we work or meet our team, just get in touch with us today.