Just like a secretary, a virtual assistant is there for you to take care of the things you need to do to help your business run smoothly………without the extra expense and hassle of having an actual office or actual employees.
You have the benefit of a professional performing tasks that you don’t have the time (or the desire) to do; a professional who will intimately understand the workings of your business as little or as much as you want her to, as well as someone who can efficiently run your back office for your peace of mind.
This leaves you with more time to grow your business, build client relationships, or maybe even give yourself a bit of a break and spend time with your family!
At Secretary Central, our staff are English speaking with several years of experience in professional environments, including brokerage firms, real estate offices, insurance companies, and law firms. We have have superior organizational, problem solving, and interpersonal skills, and we are readily available to meet your business’ needs.
Let’s talk about the costs. Hiring an actual employee involves more than considering just a salary. Social Security (6.2% of employee’s salary), Medicare taxes (1.45% of employee’s salary), Federal Unemployment Tax (.8% of employee’s salary) in addition to your state’s unemployment taxes are the additional “real” dollar considerations. Health benefits, insurance, retirement plans, and all of the extras needed to keep a good employee are additional expenses.
Hiring a virtual assistant is different. Your VA uses her own computer, supplies, and resources as an independent contractor. You will give her a 1099 at the end of the year, and she is responsible for withholding her own taxes. This simplicity keeps your costs down, while increasing your business’ efficiency.
Call Secretary Central today to have your needs assessed!
The field of Virtual Administration is a growing and evolving one! Besides providing quality and professional services to our clients, we also seek to educate the business community about Virtual Business Administration, and how it can work to help make a more streamlined, productive company!
Below are some articles to help you decide if a VA is right for you and your business!