Have you been overwhelmed with routine office tasks and are nowhere near ready to hire a full-time or even part-time employee? Yet, your company isn’t efficient, and you’re losing business because you have no time to focus on business development. Not to mention servicing existing customers/clients.
It may be time to try another option, such as hiring a virtual services company.
They can handle routine tasks, but good ones have the experience to help you with more complex administrative responsibilities. They can also help oversee your third-party vendors while keeping you in the loop with progress reports.
To follow are some of the benefits you will experience with the right virtual service firm.
Flexible Work Environment
If you’re like many businesses, you aren’t busy all the time and some times of year may be more active than others. A good example is accountants who are much busier during tax season. If you have a heart, you don’t like the idea of hiring when it’s busy and then laying people off when the revenue slows down.
With a virtual services company, you aren’t under a long-term contract, and if you like them, you can hire them for specific projects whenever you need them. When you develop a relationship with a quality firm, you don’t have to repeatedly explain the same tasks.
Better Cash Flow Management
With a virtual services company, you only pay for the work they do. Some charge on a project basis, and others charge an hourly rate or a combination of both. They are responsible for their insurance, vacation & sick time, and the tools necessary to perform the tasks. Exception: If there is a specific tool or program used for your industry, you may need to supply access. This scenario reduces your out-of-pocket and allows you to have more control over your outgoing expenses.
You Can Focus on Your Core Business
In addition to having an extra set of hands, many virtual services form can perform those day-to-day tasks more efficiently than you can because that is their focus.
Unlike you, they’re not being pulled in many directions as it relates to your business. You will have more time to attend meetings, strategize for company growth, network, and perform business development tasks.
If you set it up so that they also answer your phones, you will look more professional and only talk to those that matter to your business (i.e., they can help weed out telemarketers and others who distract you from work). The virtual company can also perform such tasks as:
- Social media posting
- Website updates
- Ordering supplies
- Responding to emails
- Managing your calendar
- Answering your phones
- Collecting and sorting mail
Office Overhead is Reduced
You do not have to pay for desk space or office equipment, nor do you need to supply a physical location to work, which means you will have almost no overhead costs that come with hiring the right firm.
The virtual services company will have Internet, a phone line, computer(s), and a workplace. As mentioned above, there are exceptions if you have special software or more specialized tools.
This situation also allows you to be flexible with your work environment as you can rent a small office or work from home. Whatever works best as you can communicate with the virtual team via phone, Internet, chat, etc., without needing to be in the same location.
Will You Benefit from Working with a Virtual Services Company?
Are you ready to reduce your overall workload and focus on growing your business, reducing overhead while developing a relationship that can grow with you?
If so, you will want to consider talking to a reliable and trustworthy virtual services firm that can help reduce stress while you take your business to the next level.