August 18, 2017
Almost every industry will have a busy and slow season whether it’s the Christmas period or the six-week holidays. It’s during the slow season you’re going to struggle to stay afloat. However, if done right, it is the ideal time to plan ahead. Planning ahead makes it easier to make it through the slow season and helps you plan unforeseen circumstances. Forecasting is tricky business and knowing where to start is even harder, fortunately, this stress can be relieved with the help of a virtual PA. Here’s how:
What is a Virtual Personal Assistant?
A virtual PA pretty much does what it says on the tin. Essentially, you pay a monthly fee and get matched with an assistant that meets your needs. They can handle as much or as little as you want. Virtual PA’s can undertake everything from E-mails and travel booking to research and other tasks. The whole idea of a virtual personal assistant is that they’re not based with you, they’re typically based at home and can work all over the country.
How Can They Help You?
Virtual PA’s can help you undergo research which they can then report back to you. This research can be on potential competitors, exploring the market for new products and even checking up on potential employees. This can shave hours off of your working week.
Another handy role a virtual PA can help contribute to is the collection and analysis of raw data. If you wish, they can then convert this raw data and transform it into a clear PowerPoint which you can then use to present to bosses or even fellow colleagues.
This is possibly one of the most convenient jobs to assign to your virtual PA. They can keep track of all business expenses. Deal with any outstanding invoices and unpaid bills. Of course, this will require the sharing of important information, so ensure that you are able to trust your virtual PA before-hand.
So, there you have it! There are three benefits that a virtual personal assistant can add to your business. Not only that, but it gives you more time to focus on the important things that matter most like forecasting and planning during lulls in business. The Bespoke Support Network can offer you a virtual PA service. If you would like more information about the services the Bespoke Support Network offers, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
June 18, 2017
Perhaps you have stumbled across this blog in the desperate hope to find last minute Father’s Day gifts. Well, unfortunately we can’t help you in buying a wacky tie or box of chocolates but we can help you to remember any important events you have coming up when we put you in touch with one our quality virtual pa’s.
If you are particularly busy running your own business, it can hard to keep up to date with changes to events and important days alongside dealing with any business concerns.
We can put you in touch with a virtual PA who offers a host of different services including:
A virtual PA can use your existing diary or provide you with a brand new, online one to remind you of any important events coming up. Not only can they remind you of events, they can book appointments, arrange meetings and organize reservations with ease before adding these to your diary. Your personal assistant can also manage changes to your travel arrangements and business accommodation should you need it.
They are able to provide you with a daily itinerary by email a day in advance in order to supply with the right information for your busy day. This could be maps, route details, public transport times, as well as locations for events.
If you’re planning a special event but cannot cope with the stress of event planning, why not enlist the help of an expert virtual PA? Each PA is has passed our due diligence standards and are experienced in managing events, from small seminars to large business conferences and even birthday parties! They’ll help you to source the venue, catering suppliers and audio visual equipment as well as sending out invitations.
Are you in need of a virtual personal assistant? Then maybe it’s time to speak to the team at Bespoke Support Network. We are able to put you in touch with the very best virtual PAs to suit your specific needs. Call 0300 303 3441 for more information.
April 28, 2017
Are you running your own business? Then you most likely don’t have time to be rushing around running errands and other miscellaneous jobs. A virtual personal assistant can save you important hours in your working week, meaning you can spend more time growing your business.
Most virtual assistants will be employed through a contract or freelance contract that run your administrative tasks from their own office, much like an executive assistant or secretary. Here are some of the jobs Bespoke Network’s virtual PA’s could do for you:
One of the most popular things a virtual assistant can do is keep tabs on your bills and other bookkeeping matters. A lot of small businesses choose to share their bookkeeping systems with their virtual assistants who can follow up on tasks such as outstanding invoices or unpaid bills.
Maybe you’re heading to a meeting and need research carried out upon the company you are greeting, the place you’re heading or possibly you would like help vetting potential employees, in which case a virtual P.A. could help! A virtual personal assistant would be able to carry out Internet research for these jobs and more on your behalf.
Whether you have incoming information for existing contacts or you are organising an event for clients, our virtual PA’s are fantastic at managing your current database.
Don’t waste valuable time organising and managing your own emails, our virtual assistants will filter your most important emails and respond to the rest on your behalf. For our team, this type of email management is easy to do remotely but we recommend you provide strict guidance to ensure that you get exactly what you want as everyone likes their emails handled differently.
Could you be in need of a virtual PA? Bespoke Support Network has a team of organised and professional virtual personal assistants who are able to manage all of your administrative tasks for you. To speak to one of the team, call 0300 303 3441.