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What are the Benefits of a Virtual Assistant?

Virtual assistants are trained business assistants who manage a variety of tasks for small and developing businesses. A virtual assistant, or Intelligent Assistant, is a valuable resource for business owners who are looking for a modern solution to business support. What are the benefits of a virtual assistant? Here are a few.  

Using a virtual assistant is more cost-effective and less stressful when compared to hiring a full-time employee.

Business owners understand the need for support, but hiring a full-time employee can be complicated and costly. From screening candidates to hiring the right person for the job, finding a full-time employee takes time and money. Not only does this process create unnecessary stress, it increases overhead costs.

On top of a full-time salary, employee benefits including sick days, vacation days, and health insurance must be accounted for. A virtual assistant provides the same services as a full-time employee without the extra costs, and a full team ensures that an assistant will be always be present for work.

Virtual assistants are trained professionals who are capable of handling a variety of administrative tasks.

There are common misconceptions about the professional capabilities of virtual assistants. Our Intelligent Assistants aren’t passive placeholders. They’re local, trained members of your team who actively manage the tasks necessary for business success. These are just a few of the administrative duties a virtual assistant can professionally manage:

  • Phone answering
  • Schedule appointments
  • Confirmation calls
  • Manage social media
  • Coordinate mailings and media campaigns    
  • Meeting prep
  • Intake questions

Virtual assistants can increase sales.

The varied skills of a virtual assistant play an integral part in the sales process. While a virtual assistant won’t be making final pitches to potential clients, they do provide the foundation for sales success.

As the first point of contact for clients and potential clients, virtual assistants are crucial for capturing and nurturing leads. That’s why our virtual assistants go through a rigorous orientation for every business they assist. Business owners are welcome to guide the orientation and training, ensuring that their assistants are prepared to build valuable professional relationships with existing and potential clients.

Virtual assistants offer freedom to business owners to do what they do best.

Businesses start with a vision, and that vision usually doesn’t include constantly answering phone calls and returning emails. A virtual assistant lets business owners get back to creating that vision – brainstorming, strategizing, and executing a plan that will continue their business growth.

The benefits of a virtual assistant are clear. If you’re a business owner looking to take the next step in the development of your business, a virtual assistant is the modern solution. Get a reliable resource and peace of mind with Intelligent Office. Find a location near you to get started.

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