The Heroes of Small Business

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A Virtual Assistant does not wear a cape and cannot leap buildings in a single bound but they can rescue your business from inefficiency. A recent ABC News report spotlighted the need for business owners to refrain from going it alone. The message boards following the story were buzzing with stories from real life business owners who had endured hiring nightmares.

In the life of every business comes a time when you need to hire help. As the ABC news piece pointed out, “No one has the skills to do everything. Some think they do, but it is impossible.” Small and growing businesses are not typically awash with excess capital but not hiring help can actually prevent you from making more money.

Business coaches and successful entrepreneurs preach the need to work at your business and not simply in your business. Whether you own a flower shop, restaurant or marketing agency there will come a time when you must delegate to others so that you can work on the business. A restaurant owner who prepares the food, serves it, collects the payment and buses the table will have no time to actually work on developing more business.

According to Heather Villa, President of IAC Professionals, when it comes to hiring help a penny saved is not a penny earned. “Business owners make a fatal mistake when they fail to delegate tasks that are outside of their area of expertise. They may believe they’re saving money by being a one-person operation, but in reality it’s costing them in productivity, resources and lost opportunities.”

Yet, many business owners try to be a one man restaurant. One cost efficient way to hire help is to begin outsourcing tasks like accounting, legal, and general administration to a Virtual Assistant.

“IAC clients value the flexibility of being able to pay for and receive exactly what you need. Our VA’s have handled everything from client follow up to customized project management tasks,” comments Villa.

A Virtual Assistant (VA) can work as few or many hours as you need. Hiring a VA gives you flexibility and helps you control costs. You can hire a VA for a few hours a month or a few hours a week. You are only paying them for the work they do so your dollar is maximized.

The other advantage to hiring a VA is the level of service and professionalism. VA’s are running a business just like you. As fellow business owners they understand the importance of providing you with exceptional service. Their business depends on them getting the job done.

A VA has chosen a business in which they specialize. They can get your tasks done better and faster than you could do it yourself. While your VA can’t get you a cup of coffee in the morning they can be just the jolt you and your business need to keep going throughout the day.

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This article was published on 2010/05/23