Tanya Kuhrt, Virtual PA

By Tanya Kuhrt

Happy New Year!

Hopefully you have all come back from the festive break with renewed energy and raring to go.

2014 was a great year here at The Office HQ, rounded off nicely with winning the Best Newcomer VA Award in November. I was thrilled to win this prestigious award and you can read more about it here.

So what’s in store for 2015? Well, with more and more small businesses choosing to outsource, I think this year will be a very busy one indeed for us Virtual PAs!

It is now almost universally agreed that business owners who get bogged down in day to day details find it difficult to see the bigger picture and will find it far harder to succeed. As Michael Gerber pointed out in “The e-Myth Enterprise”:

“If your business depends on you, you don’t own a business—you have a job. And it’s the worst job in the world because you’re working for a lunatic!”

In other words, to build a successful business you need to bring others on board. However, for many of today’s small business owners, a team of full-time staff working on-site is just not possible – both financially and practically speaking.

With many businesses operating from tiny offices or based at home, a Virtual PA working off-site with their own equipment is just the ticket!

Using today’s technology – cloud based software, mobile phones and apps – it’s becoming easier and easier to work with a Virtual PA.A Multi-Tasking Virtual PA

And that’s not the only benefit! Here are some more:

  • No PAYE scheme to operate, no holiday pay, sick pay, maternity pay or pension contributions
  • No recruitment fees or time spent screening and interviewing candidates
  • Your Virtual PA has years of experience behind her (or him!)
  • If your business has quiet periods you won’t be paying someone for doing nothing
  • No staff training costs
  • No equipment costs
  • Offload the jobs you hate!

Make it your New Year’s Resolution to join the thousands of other business owners who outsource to a Virtual PA – and free up your time to focus on taking your business to the next level!