Embarking on a new business venture can feel overwhelming, but with the help of a VA you can get the support and expertise you need to get your business up and running.
A big part of the early stages of a business requires research. A VA can do market research for you, sending out surveys to get feedback to help you find the right direction for your business.
They can also help you brainstorm business and domain names and check which ones are currently available. If you need suppliers - such as an accountant - a VA can search for someone who is the right fit for your business, as well as researching apps that will help make life easier.
This could be helping you find the right desk and chair for working from home or searching through office lettings to find the right space for your new venture.
Get your business started in the right way by creating processes for everyday tasks.
This will help you keep track of how you do things and also make it easy to pass on to someone if/when your team grows.
This could be tracking how you create invoices, when they need to be sent and when they need chasing up. Or your VA can create a document explaining what you need to do when you get a new client enquiry - what form to send them, where to find the contract and file documents, etc. This will organise your business and help things run smoothly.
Remember, a VA is a business owner themselves so they already have experience setting up a company. They’ll know how to purchase a domain name and set up inboxes for different purposes, such as accounts or enquiries.
They can also set up online storage for your files, such as G Drive or Dropbox. Part of this support could be organising your folders so that you know where to store different correspondence and documents.
As a VA works with different apps for a variety of clients, they can suggest the best tools to help your business run smoothly, such as accounting apps or a booking system.
If you’re employing staff, a VA can arrange job adverts, look through CVs and draw up contracts to take the stress out of it for you. If you still need help once things get going, they can manage the company admin for your business.
Marketing is a huge part of a business, especially in the early days. To help get your company off the ground, a VA can create a website, set up social media business pages and create social media content ready for the launch.
Other tasks include ordering business cards and finding appropriate networking events so you don’t have to waste valuable time searching yourself. They can also assist you by researching designers for the company’s logo, taking the stress out of some of the back and forth.
Working with a VA doesn’t have to be a long-term commitment, they can just be there to help kickstart your new venture or offer advice when you need to chat through ideas. A VA is flexible, so they can provide support however and whenever you need it.
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