Is your Business VA ready? Three Signs it’s High Time You Hired a Virtual PA

Posted July 28, 2014 - in General

3 Signs It's High Time You Hired A Virtual PA

For many entrepreneurs and business leaders, recognising it’s time to scale up can be hard to judge. How do you know if you’re ready for a Virtual PA? Here are three tell tale signs it’s time to hire a Virtual PA and give your business the support it deserves.

You’re missing important business opportunities
I’m not just talking about phone calls here, but opportunities to take on more business. When you’re stuck doing the essential but low value tasks (such as answering calls or book keeping) there’s no time to work on big-ticket opportunities.

If you find yourself saying something like, “Sorry, but I’m fully booked until…” it could be time to hire a Virtual PA to take care of certain tasks, so you can free up more time to grow your business.

For an idea of what some of those tasks might be, check out this post – 27 items a Virtual Assistant Can Take Off Your To-Do List Today.

You’re making mistakes
If you find yourself forgetting appointments, struggling to coordinate travel times, missing important family occasions or not finding the time to prepare for important business meetings, it’s time to get a Virtual PA.

These mistakes are not an indication of being disorganised but rather, a sign you’re doing too much and need some help so you can focus on what’s really important to both your business and life.

You need more balance
Running or leading a business takes time, energy and focus. There can come a point when you need more time for other things, such as family, friends, your health or a new business venture. Handing tasks over to a capable virtual PA can help you do this.

If you recognise these traits in your business, you’re no doubt ready to hire a Virtual PA.

Here are a couple of other things you might like to consider as part of the journey to hiring Virtual PA:

  • Read our essential guide to working with Virtual PA’s 
  • Initialise the use of scalable systems and processes in your business
    We’ll be dealing with this in a future article. For now, consider how you might begin to establish a set way of doing things that can then be replicated by others, and what tools you can use to support this process. Some ideas might be the way you invoice clients, a sign-up process or customer service protocol.

If you have any questions or would like further information on hiring a Virtual PA, please do give us a call on 0161 820 6080 or leave a comment below.

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