Everybody deserves a holiday
It doesn’t matter whether your holiday is to exotic sunny lands, or to the great British seaside. They are the perfect opportunity to simply relax and forget about the to-do list you’ve left at home.
As idyllic as this sounds, the reality is that even when you stop, the business world doesn’t. Your clients or customers still need you and your business to be running; if you drop everything and run for a fortnight in August, you risk losing profits and potential future business.
Luckily there is a way to get around this problem without having to sacrifice your holiday.
You need to delegate tasks to a virtual assistant.
Trying to manage all your clients and tasks before you go away can lead to a lot of stress and anxiety. Not to mention if you are trying to squeeze in a fortnight’s worth of jobs into the few days before you leave! Many of these jobs can be easily and successfully taken on by a virtual assistant; this may include everything from social media marketing on Hootsuite, to following up new potential clients, to doing the stationary order! Just because you are a small business owner, this does not mean you have to miss out on holidays or come under extra pressure when you do take them.
Let’s say you’re a business owner of a small physiotherapist company. You have made sure you have no appointments during the time you are away, however there are still some things that are worrying you. What if a new customer calls or emails you? Being ignored for two weeks is likely to put them off and they will look for services elsewhere. A virtual assistant can monitor your calls and emails, booking consultations and appointments into your Outlook diary for when you return. They can also send out forms and other paperwork for customers to read through and complete in the meantime. A VA can delete trash emails and forward on any necessary emails to you if you wish.
Even if you’re the owner of a larger business, the summer holidays are likely to cause issues for you too. Most of your staff will want to have time off. This potentially leads to a staff shortage or rows about when employees can use their annual leave. Instead of going through the costly process of hiring and training a temporary member of staff, a qualified virtual assistant can simply work for you on or off site for the specific required time.
So, now is the time to enjoy that holiday! Get on the plane and wave goodbye to your stresses- we have it all covered!