Outsourcing comes naturally to us, but in conversation at a networking event, Caroline was asked by a fellow founder: why would I need a VA when I have a team of employees?
The huge benefits, efficiencies and value of outsourcing isn’t always as obvious to the people who really need it as it is to us!
Here are 5 reasons why you should consider outsourcing to a Virtual Assistant, no matter the size of your business, or team.
Maintaining in-house staff can be expensive, on top of salaries you need to think about office space, equipment, insurance, benefits, investments in training and development etc. By outsourcing to a VA you can reduce your overheads and only pay for the time and services you need. The average annual cost of an employee at a London offices is over £48,000* and that’s not even including their salary.
By delegating tasks to a VA you can free up your in-house team to focus on higher priority tasks that play to their strengths. Your team will be able to allocate more time and energy to your core business, and increase their productivity.
Access to experts
Upsource Virtual Assistants are experts in their fields. When you bring a VA onto your team you gain access not only to their specialised skills, but also the wider team. If you need help with marketing, rather than giving the task to an employee who might not have the right skills or experience, bring a marketeer in to make sure you get the results you want for your business.
Flexible and ready to scale
A growing business has fluctuating needs. Working with a VA allows you the flexibility to scale your business without over committing to a full time employee when you just might not be there yet. If your business is seasonal, you might need to bring someone in for a fixed term, a VA can help.
Invest in yourself
Yes, you could outsource business tasks to your Virtual Assistant, but maybe the best way to support your business and its growth is to create some headspace for you. A Virtual Assistant can help you with personal admin, and free up your time so you can really focus on your business.