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Has your business reached breaking point?
Forgetting about COVID-19 for a moment (!?), every business has its ups and downs. One week you're really busy and the next you can find yourself wondering where everyone went.
And if your business has gone for months/years of success, the chances are, that you employed the staff that you required during that spell of busyness right? But when things start to get quiet and customers aren't turning up in the same numbers, what happens then?
Do you increase your prices to cover the loss of income? If you do that, you might lose customers and things could get even worse.
Do you reduce your employees' hours? Doing this may encourage the employees to look elsewhere for other job opportunities.
Do you have to let some staff go? This is something that no business owner would want to do but desperate times sometimes call for desperate measures.
But then it starts picking up again and you don't have enough people to get the work done. You don't want to risk going back to where you've just come from so what other options are available?
A Virtual Assistant (VA) could be the answer to your prayers. Or depending on the size of your operation, a number of Virtual Assistants!
Here are just some of the benefits:
Contracts can be timed or open-ended
Only pay for the hours you need
Find a Virtual Assistant who offers just the niche services you require or go for an all-rounder that can assist with multiple tasks
No holiday or sick pay
No pension payments or N.I. contributions
If you find yourself needing additional help, your VA may be able to help or can find you another VA that can
Whether your business is struggling because of the COVID-19 situation or just because it can be hard running a business at any time, a Virtual Assistant could be just what you're looking for to get you back on your feet again.