Your business is growing, and you are busier now more than ever. You could use an extra set of hands, let me suggest that you use a virtual assistant at Thompson Virtual Office Support, LLC (“TVOS”).
Most business owners have no idea what a virtual assistant is or for that matter, how a virtual assistant can help their business. If that is the case, small business owner, it is time for you to step into 2016 and become virtual and add your business to the growing trend of those utilizing virtual assistants.
What is a virtual assistant?
A virtual assistant is a highly skilled professional who offers business support services virtually. Meaning they are located off site and work remotely. At TVOS we are independent contractors and entrepreneurs who specialize in providing an array of services such as administrative, creative, technical and legal support.
What tools do we use to get the job done?
TVOS can handle any task that does not require a physical presence. There are so many tools available to us online to make working remotely easy for everyone. We love DropBox for file sharing, we use Gmail and/or Outlook for our email, calendar and contacts, we use Skype for communicating – just to name a few. Of course, you may recommend new technologies that you use in your business and we are more than happy to use these also.
Truth is that most professional relationships today are virtual. Almost all business transactions are conducted via e-mail and occasionally phone.
What are the Benefits of a hiring TVOS?
Valuable Skill Set: We are highly skilled independent contractors who have a broad range of experience. We understand your industry better than someone who doesn’t focus on a particular niche.
Saving on Hiring a Full-Time Employee: A key benefit to using TVOS for your business is the saving aspect. By working with us you will save on the expense of hiring a full-time employee. This includes the amount of time and money spent on interviewing and training a new employee. This also includes the cost of employee benefits such as health insurance, employee-related benefits, and tax savings. As independent contractors, we are responsible for our own bookkeeping and taxes. You will not have to worry about incurring such costs.
Save on Office Space: Since we are virtual, we work off site. This allows you to save on expenses such as ordering a new desk and purchasing a computer. As a matter of fact, we use our own resources. So you save on the space that a new employee would incur. This is a win particular if you happen to work remotely or independently yourself. You can work remotely and at the same time have the additional assistance you need.
Only Pay for Time Spent on Projects: This is a great benefit for your business budget. When you utilize TVOS, you only pay for time spent on projects. So you can budget for the projects that have a high priority for your business. For example, TVOS offers discounted monthly packages, which provides savings to our clients. Our clients know consistently what they will be billed for on a monthly basis or what they can allot for based on a project.
What can I outsource?
Now that you have a clear understanding of TVOS, let’s talk specifically about some tasks that TVOS can provide to your business.
Administrative Services: Most businesses need a good administrative assistant. TVOS can handle all types of administrative services, which include managing company email, scheduling and confirming appointments, managing business correspondence, entering data and assisting in bookkeeping. We can also take on additional administrative projects that you don’t wish to handle. Thankfully, you will find that TVOS are Microsoft Experts.
Legal Secretarial Services: All attorneys need an all-star legal secretary to keep them on top of their game. TVOS can handle your legal secretarial needs, which include digital transcription, preparing legal documents from written or dictated form, drafting initial case filing forms, preparing your case for trial by creating trial binders, scheduling depositions and meetings, coordinating with the courts, opposing counsel and clients and making calls on your behalf, e-filing and entering time and invoicing clients. You gain a business partner with over 20 years of experience.
Social Media Assistant: Handling social media for businesses can become time consuming for business owners and other staff. This is time that can be spent on other revenue generated tasks. TVOS can plan and schedule your social media marketing on your Facebook page, Twitter, Linkedin and Goggle pages as well as on any other social media site that you use. We can research content, monitor and engage the users and assist in building your network. This is a great task to outsource to TVOS, as most businesses spend anywhere from 5 to 20 plus hours per week on social media.
Website Administration: If your company needs assistance with its website, which includes adding and updating content, or a blog, using TVOS would be great for your business.
Marketing Assistant: Similar to the function of a social media assistant, hiring TVOS is a great tool for marketing. This would include assisting with launching any marketing campaigns and tracking their success. TVOS can be used to assist with implementing your marketing plan by helping with email campaigns. We can help you implement and track analytics of the email campaign itself. Another great way to use TVOS in marketing is to have us promote your blogs. This is a much needed aspect for any business that has a blog. It must be promoted, updated and managed.
TVOS can be a great resource for all phases of your business ownership. In some cases, businesses contract with TVOS for short term projects. In other cases, businesses have chosen to have us on standby or provide ongoing services over the life of the business. Whatever your particular need is, we can help. TVOS can be a great benefit for your business.
TVOS’ mission is to provide our clients with superior administrative support services with the highest level of professionalism, integrity and confidentiality. Let us help you improve your business and make your life easier and less stressful. I know that together we can make your business soar to new heights.