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karl Hopson
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Consider a Virtual Management Assistant

By using a virtual assistant you can 'shave hours from your workweek'. But knowing which tasks to delegate can be tricky, whether you're starting or growing a business or managing a large business.

Virtual assistants are contract or freelance workers who do their jobs from home and focus on administrative tasks that are similar to those of an executive assistant or secretary.
Virtual assistants are increasing. Entrepreneur can use a virtual assistant for everything from making vendor or customer service calls to sending thank you cards to clients. Itís important and tough to build trust, just as you would with permanent employee. A virtual assistant can become a team member who just happens to work remotely.
Not sure where to start? Here are some ways to use a virtual assistant to improve your business:
  • BOOKKEEPING matters can be one of the easier things to assign to a virtual assistant. Many small businesses choose to share their bookkeeping systems with their virtual assistants.
  • INTERNET RESEARCH: You can easily farm out Internet research to virtual assistants. Common requests include finding information on corporate websites, exploring new products and business contacts.
  • DATABASE MAINTENANCE: Whether it's entering new business cards picked up at a conference or updating information for existing contacts, keeping databases current is a suitable task for virtual assistants.
  • CREATING PRESENTATIONS: Making a clear PowerPoint presentation or summarizing research findings in a Word document can be a huge timesaver when prepping for meetings
  • EMAIL FILTERING: To keep you from wasting time in your email inbox, some virtual assistants will filter your most important emails and respond to the rest on your behalf.
  • SMALL PERSONAL MATTERS: Virtual assistants can be a good to handle tasks such as writing holiday cards or sending thank you notes.
  • TRAVEL: Virtual assistants are a great way for finding hotels, booking airfares and mapping out travel roads both for business.
 

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karl Hopson
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PROs and CONs of Having a Virtual Assistant Compared to a Real, Physical Management Assistant

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Consider a Virtual Assistant

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topic Personal Energy Management
topic Time Management Laws | Principles of Time Management
topic The Getting Things Done (GTD) Method (David Allen)
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topic Dealing with Distractions
topic The 18 Minute Technique to Plan your Day
topic Group Time Management Excercise: Time Bandits
topic Why Time Management? Reasons and Benefits
topic How to Create Awareness for Time Management
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