When It Comes To The Personal Assistant It’s Time To Get Familiarity Into PerspectivePosted by Tracy Baker on May 30, 2014 in Blog, Mind Matters | 0 comments
Flexibility and an ability to move with the times are two essential traits for any small business owner, or so you would have thought. But when it comes to this type of flexibility it seems that there is quite a lot of recalcitrance when it comes to the all-important personal assistant.
A successful small business owner will long since have realised that it is impossible to move forward with any real expansion plans without some form of direct personal assistance. There are so many tasks that need to be done, the majority of which are relatively mundane and should not take up the time of the executive him or herself. These business executives or small business owners often look at the personal assistant as an essential “Man Friday.” After a period of working with an effective personal assistant the business owner will simply not know how to proceed without this type of support. All those years of trying to go it alone in the past would be recalled with an element of regret. After all, just think how much further forward one would have been if this relationship had been kindled at an earlier stage.
So, when it comes to that personal assistant a small-business owner can often appear to be slow to change when change is needed. An element of stubbornness will set in. Maybe it is something to do with familiarity, due to the fact that each and every day the business owner may walk into the office and see the personal assistant ready and willing to get to work. This by itself may be the reason why those business owners do not really consider the options now available to them. It really is feasible to get a virtual personal assistant today and to get that same level of support and productivity without many of the direct costs attributable to the real-life, in person assistant.
During the past few years almost every business has seen changes in the way that it operates. Our ability to communicate virtually has changed the face of the business world and no matter what line of business you’re in there is little doubt that more activity is being conducted online than ever before. Therefore there is no reason to be afraid of reaching out to a virtual personal assistant. In many respects this progression is simply an extension of the type of work that the small-business conducts online anyway. There are so many different ways to communicate virtually and many different ways of ensuring that information sent back and forth online is secure and readily available. The virtual personal assistant can be as present and connected as the “real life” counterpart.
As more and more business owners become aware of the cost savings associated with employing a virtual personal assistant we can be sure that one way or the other each and every entrepreneur will be faced with a stark realisation; is it really necessary to absorb the direct costs associated with bricks and mortar offices and those associated personnel within?
Have you considered a Virtual PA to assist you and become that “right arm” in your business?