How can a VA support your business when you reopen?
So how can we help you when you reopen? As your business reopens you will need to think about keeping your customers safe. This means reviewing how you run your day to day business. So when you reopen those doors, it might not be the business you were used to running before the doors were closed.
Chichester District Council recognise that the wealth of the community is generated by its successful businesses, so they have designed a range of ‘Stay Safe, Leave a Space’ social distancing signage for the district to use.
Getting ready for when you reopen:
When you get ready to reopen, you need to look at changing the layout of your offices and shops to introduce 2 metre distancing and one way systems, by reviewing the Covid-19 guidelines.
Lockdown might mean you have closed your shop doors and not been able to work. Or you have had to furlough your staff so they have not been able to work for you.
So when you go back to the office, it is not just getting used to a new working space. You may need to look at how you run your daily administrative tasks. Will you have three months of work to catch up on, and how will you prioritise?
Prioritise when you reopen:
- Write a list of all the jobs you need to do, which ones are priorities and which ones someone else can help with.
- Ask for help if you feel like you might not be able to get on top of the work. A Virtual Assistant could be that extra pair of hands you need.
- Delegate and let a VA help you get organised so you can focus on opening those doors and get your business up and running again.
A new working environment:
You may need to move to a remote style of working as your premises might not be suitable for the 2 metre distancing rules. Will you be able to do this with your staff or will they need help adapting to this new way of working? A VA is used to working from home, so a few hours of help and guidance might be all you need to get them up to speed on the virtual working world.
Or if you are looking for help on a wide range of tasks, you can take support from a team of VA’s who each specialise in their own areas. How much work and the cost to your business is up to you, you just pay for the help you need.
Free up your time with extra support:
If you need to spend more time on the daily running of your business, you can use a VA to help support with those daily tasks that you have to leave to the end of the day. Not only can they help you catch up on those three months of emails, they can:
- Stay on top your emails,
- Manage your marketing,
- Boost your social media,
- and, Stay on top of your daily admin tasks.
One of our Virtual Assistants can help you negotiate your way out of lockdown, with these benefits:
- All of our VA’s are UK based.
- They are office based in their own homes, so there is no additional cost of office space and overheads.
- The team have a range of skills and are used to working for many different industries.
- They take out their own liability insurance to offer you protected professional and confidential support.
- Being experts in their speciality they take away the need to pay for staff training.
- There is no worry of PAYE, they are self-employed and handle their own TAX and NI payments.
- They work the hours you need, which can be on an hourly basis or on a monthly retainer.
- You get your time back, no more late nights catching up on paperwork.
- They are there to help, offering an extra pair of ears to discuss ideas.
- No more boring jobs, they are all done for you.
Want to know more about what services we can offer to help support your business get back on its feet. Or looking for something more long term to help your business develop and grow in the future. Get in contact today to speak to one of the team [email protected].
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