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Hiring a Virtual Assistant – Lancashire Business View

As new green business sprouts begin to grow and businesses attempt to return to normal, many entrepreneurs are about to face the reality of rising employment costs.

This is a very real concern for business owners who are about to try to grow their business. One thing the pandemic has taught us is that businesses can operate remotely, secretaries don’t have to be chained to a desk in an office and marketing assistants can operate remotely, maybe it’s time to consider hiring a VA (virtual assistant).

Who are virtual assistants?

Traditionally, virtual assistants were people who specialized in performing specific tasks. Today, the virtual assistant industry has grown, with more and more virtual assistants offering a range of services such as:

  • Customer service
  • Administrative tasks
  • Marketing
  • Social media management
  • Data management
  • Accounting and bookkeeping

So why hire a virtual assistant?

Good question! Online personal assistants offer a more flexible alternative to employing full-time assistants. They support businesses by only charging for productive time, making hiring them a cost-effective solution for your business. Virtual Assistants:

But I’m too busy to hire a virtual assistant!

Whether you are busy or reluctant to give up your job, your business will only be limited to what you can physically do, unless you hire staff or involve others.

Ok, but how can I do this?

After making the decision that you really need help growing your business, the next step is to plan. Ask yourself some questions, “What tasks do I really need help with?” » If you’re not sure which tasks you can easily delegate or if you’re nervous about the whole process, start with simple tasks, such as managing your social media or updating your database and as your relationship with your virtual assistant grows, you can accomplish more and more work. Invest time in preparing for the outsourcing, writing down some brief instructions for a transfer.

How do I find a VA?

Once you have decided that a VA is right for you, you can ask friends or relations for recommendations or you can contact the Society of Virtual Assistants, (, which have over 3,500 members in the UK and set very high standards for their members.

… or you can start with us

Omnia Virtual Business Services has a wide range of skills and a flexible approach. Whether you have short-term needs, one-off tasks or a long-term project, we will support you every step of the way.

Call us now on 01946 848588 or visit our website where you can book a free consultation, where we can discuss your needs!

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