What is a virtual assistant?
“A virtual assistant (typically abbreviated to VA, also called a virtual office assistant) is generally self-employed and provides professional administrative, technical, or creative (social) assistance to clients remotely from a home office. . . . Virtual Assistants usually work for other small businesses.”
Some VAs have a niche, either by the clients they work with or the services they provide. Each small business is different, each small business owner is different – as are their technical abilities and “pressure points” when it comes to their admin. Often business owners have become so bogged down that they need help to clear a physical space where they can sit and focus.
Enlisting the help of a professional VA is a great way of getting help – where you need it – but without having to employ a member of staff. So no holiday pay, no tax or NI, no need to buy expensive equipment – and they are just a few of the benefits. A professional VA will also be fully insured and registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office for data protection – which will give you peace of mind.
An experienced VA can really help your business to grow by freeing up your time to allow you to focus on what you do best. We have a great network of VAs within DBN, so why not give us a try! Contact Rachel Locke at Arlo Private PA Services and Michelle Dobson at Michelle Dobson VPA.