There are countless ways a Virtual Assistant can help a start-up business. But with a tight budget and limited income, you may think it’s an unnecessary expense. It’s critical that you keep an eye on your expenditure at the early stages, but if you hire the right person, their input will prove invaluable. An experienced Virtual Assistant can help you avoid common start-up pitfalls. By tapping into their broad experience, you will also save time and money later down the line Continue reading “How a Virtual Assistant can help your start-up business”
I first heard the term “Virtual Assistant” in 2017 while looking for a new role. It sounded like my dream job. However, I assumed it was a concept only used in trendy Tech / Media companies. After lots of research, I discovered that VAs were in fact being used by many different types of companies. From sole traders to large multinationals, they were being hired in increasing numbers.
Virtual Assistants are growing in demand and when you look at the benefits of using someone like PA Polly, it’s easy to see why. Continue reading “Why Use PA Polly Virtual Assistant?”
Although the popularity of Virtual Assistants has been growing over recent years, it’s still a relatively new concept for many people. In talking about my business, I usually get asked the same questions. “What is a Virtual Assistant?”, “How does it work?”’ and “Who’s Polly?”. This is usually followed by a number of reasons why a VA wouldn’t be suitable for some businesses. So, in this post, I’m taking on some of these objections. Continue reading “6 Reasons not to hire a Virtual Assistant”
A successful business can not survive on good ideas alone. Robust infrastructure and administrative processes are essential to growing your business and providing a professional service to your customers. So, if you’ve identified the need for help, you might be wondering if you need a Personal Assistant (PA) or a Virtual Assistant (VA). On paper, they can provide many of the same services. So, what’s the difference and which is the best option for your business? Here are some things to consider when deciding. Continue reading “A Virtual Assistant or a Personal Assistant?”
When I decided to launch PA Polly, I thought I had all the skills I needed to be a Virtual Assistant. I had spent over 2 decades supporting very important people, do very important things. How wrong I was! What I had not anticipated was the stupidly steep learning curve I would have to undertake to simply launch my business. Having always worked for someone else, support was always available. If I had IT issues, I could call the helpdesk. If I needed marketing material, there was a team for that too. There was always someone, somewhere to help. Continue reading “How setting up my own business has made me better at my job”