Like many small businesses most of my clients have engaged a VA and they’re playing a vital role in their day to day support. However, some of the challenges I am seeing are:
Even with a VA – you are time poor:
As a busy entrepreneur, your time is precious, and you need to focus on critical tasks that drive your business forward. While virtual assistants are a great asset for handling routine administrative and operational tasks, many require consistent communication and management. Juggling communication challenges, coordinating their workload, and ensuring smooth operations only increases as your business expands.
– My clients on average are spending at least 8 hours hours a week managing their VA. That’s a full day of their time.
You are still directing processes and technology to use:
The skill set of the VA is great for routine tasks. As your business and their role evolves, so does your need for technology skills. We are seeing that while tasks are getting done, they are not completed in the most optimised way and the skill set for developing new processes and technology isn’t where you need it to be.
Scalability of the business is stalling:
Scalability of the business can be tricky when relying solely on virtual assistants. While VAs can handle routine tasks efficiently, many don’t have the expertise or capacity to handle more complex and strategic responsibilities that come with business growth. As your company expands, the demands on your business operations and processes also increase. Virtual assistants may struggle to keep up with the growing workload, leading to potential bottlenecks and inefficiencies.
So what’s the Solution?
I’ve been working with some of my long standing clients over the years to address these exact challenges and seen some amazing results. I have taken the day to day management of their VA away, work with them to roll out their growth strategies and provide all the training and support to level up their VA’s skills. Resulting in them receiving more time to think, sell and deliver whilst their day to day operations run beautifully.
I’m excited to now offer this as a stand alone service – you can learn more here.
How much time are you spending managing your VA – I’d love to know!