Using the services provided by a VA was a great fit for my business. It gives me flexibility during the early, volatile years of my business when hiring an employee is not always viable. Using a VA has proved to be low risk and high return by targeting specific tasks to be managed.
I had previously used an overseas VA but found it didn’t suit my requirements. I needed someone locally who understood the NZ context, had NZ industry experience and had the ability to meet, in person, to discuss business goals and plans.
At the outset, we worked together to create and implement systems so that my VA has all she needs to be more efficient, allowing me to get out of the way and communicate quickly when I need to.
My VA Liz, sees the bigger picture, fills in the gaps and holds me to task. Having another person in the business keeps me accountable to my priorities.
Having a VA has freed up my time to focus on my passion. By taking the administration pressure away from me it has cleared my mind to focus on the strategic side of my business. A Smart Assistant gives me my mental space work on the business and get out there to promote it more.