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How much are your background tasks really costing you?

Have you ever heard a business owner say “I definitely got into this business to do all the background tasks – admin, bookkeeping, follow-ups, documentation, website maintenance and all that other stuff?” Nope, me neither. Business owners start their company to do what they do best, the things they love to do and the things that bring them enrichment. But what about all those background tasks? They have to be done, because without them, business fails. But just because it’s your business, do you have to be the one to do all the work? Of course not!

An HHVA VA can provide all the assistance you need to get those pesky background tasks done. The most common refrain we hear from business owners is “It’s ok, I can do it myself”. But what are those background tasks costing you?

Let’s say you make $60 an hour when you’re out serving your customers, doing what you do best. While you’re spending time maintaining your accounts, creating blog articles, maintaining your website, filling out paperwork and doing all those other background tasks that are necessary for your business, those tasks are costing you $60 an hour. Because while you’re completing those tasks, you’re losing the opportunity to do what you do best. HHVA’s team can do all those tasks (and more!) from $30 per hour. Sounds good, doesn’t it?

HHVA’s team are all located in Australia. We provide a wide range of services to an equally diverse range of clients. We’re there when we need you, and then fade into the background when you don’t. Need more information? Contact us today to speak with our business owner Sarah Higgins.

Ten Brilliant reasons to hire a Virtual Assistant

So, you’ve started up your own business, and you want to remain focused on the core needs of that business.  That’s why you started it, right?  To do what you love to do, what you’re passionate about, whether it’s opening a boutique florist, starting a handyman business or teaching kids how to swim.   However, you are quickly finding that your days (and nights!) are being consumed by emails, phone calls, social media, advertising and bookkeeping, just to name a few.

That’s why you need to hire a VA!  We’ve listed the top ten reasons why you should consider it today, and realise the potential of how VA’s can help you in so many ways.

  1. Do what you love to do. This is one of the most important reasons to hire a VA.  A VA will give you the flexibility and the freedom to do what you love to do, focus on your business needs, and watch your business grow.
  1. Gain time. Administrative tasks are often quite time-consuming; delegate these tasks to a VA, and you will quickly notice that your time can be used so much more efficiently for core business needs.
  1. Save money. VA’s work remotely, so there are no overhead costs associated with office space, equipment and insurance.  Plus, it’s often more cost effective for your business to hire someone to attend to your administrative or online content management, rather than do it yourself.
  1. VA’s work flexible hours, and for the period of time that you require.  No job is too big or too small for a VA; they can be brought into, and out of the business as required.
  1. VA’s can bring specialised skills to your business and you can tap into a VA’s skill set whenever you need without hiring and training new employees.
  1. Customer care. Your customers are important to you, and if you get caught up in everyday tasks, customer care can suffer; a VA can help you maintain the customer focus that your business requires.
  1. A VA can not only manage your day to day administration needs, but they can also manage specific projects, or even your teams.
  1. At all times, a VA will maintain a professional relationship with both you and your customers.  A VA acts on your behalf, protects your interests and company’s reputation, while always maintaining confidentiality.
  1. Some VA’s are more than just VA’s, and have skills from other industries that they have worked in previously.  You can utilise these skills, and use them as growth opportunities for your business. 
  1. Less stress, more play. Work life balance is so important!  Business owners can become so stressed and overwhelmed that it can take its toll on their personal life; having the right VA to support them in their business helps them find the right balance between work and play, and that’s what we’re all striving for, isn’t it?

Hire a Virtual Assistant from HHVA, and Do What You Do Best

Small businesses are often created because you are passionate and skilled, and have a unique product to sell.  In running your small business on a day-to-day basis, you need to focus on achieving business outcomes, but you are wary of spending too much cash in the process.  You may ask yourself, is it worth paying someone to take care of your bookkeeping?  Is it worth paying someone to create and maintain your website, or provide business updates on social media? Is it worth paying someone to maintain your databases?

More often than not, the answer is YES!

If you’re spending a lot of time on menial tasks, then it is time to hire a Virtual Assistant, who are experts at taking these tasks off your hands, so that you can do what you do best!  You will be pleasantly surprised at the extra time and freedom you will enjoy, so that you can focus on the core needs of your business, and you can watch your business grow.

What can HHVA do for YOU?

HHVA are here to help, and with a growing list of skills and services provided by us, there is sure to be a task or two that we can take off your hands (further details can be found here):

  • Bookkeeping
  • Email management
  • Website creation and management
  • Social media management
  • Logo design
  • Newsletter creation and distribution
  • Virtual reception
  • 1 on 1 training
  • Training/procedural documentation
  • Business consulting
  • Tender submission
  • Grant applications
  • Document optimisation
  • Database management
  • Travel management