A Virtual Assistant (VA) or Virtual Office Assistant is an entrepreneur who provides professional administrative, technical, or creative (social) assistance to clients from a home office.
We all know that technology has completely changed the way business is conducted. You could also say that technology has pushed business out the door and into the global marketplace. Today’s business owner, entrepreneur and independent are very mobile and rely heavily on technology to stay ahead of the game. Virtual Assistants have rapidly become one of the most practical and beneficial technology tools available to business today.
VA’s are a great fit for those who don’t have the space, budget or large enough workload for a conventional employee, but still need someone who can proactively contribute to getting things done beyond performing routine tasks. True VA’s operate on this level.
For many businesses and individuals, VA’s have become an essential component in maintaining a solid, seamless connection to business associates and sometimes the office itself. A Virtual Assistants administrative skills are portable and a good VA can plug those skills into a clients business making it even easier for that client to be successful.
VA clients feel free to leave the office and not worry about missing a beat. Their VA’s, working from her (or his) home office, support them as efficiently and as effectively as an on-site employee but without the expense associated with a traditional employee.
So – business has left the building and professional Virtual Assistants are right there with you.
Becky Gregory is an Executive Virtual Assistant and the owner of Virtual Administrative Services (VAS) www.virtualadminservices.com