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Need Help Starting Your New Business?

Starting a new business is a monumental task. What makes it even more daunting is that most new business owners are doing it on their own, with no employees or other people to help them get everything in place. This is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of the services of a Virtual Assistant. There is so much that can be done online or remotely to position your new company to start off on the right path. Since you can hire them hourly, even new business owners on a tight start-up budget can afford to use a VA service.

Five Ways A VA Can Help With Your Start-Up

There are some aspects of starting a new business that can only be handled by the owner. Setting up bank accounts, getting the proper licenses and many other details need your authorization. However, there are many other important steps that can be outsourced to an experienced VA to speed up the process of opening your business. Here are five ways a VA can help:

  1. Research. There are many legal and administrative aspects that need to be covered before you can open your business. Give your VA the task of research what licenses, insurance and other permits you will need, where you can get them and what they will cost.
  2. Social Media. One of the basics of marketing for any business is having an online and social media presence. Your VA can get your social media profiles started, getting the word out before your business even is officially started.
  3. Competition. Use your VA to research your competition online. What are they offering, where are they advertising and what kind of following do they have?
  4. Create a marketing plan. Your VA has worked with many businesses and can use their knowledge and experience to help you with your marketing plan. They may have ideas that you had not considered.
  5. Branding. Your VA can help get your business off on the right path with proper branding. Use their talents to get your logo created, order collateral and begin your website design.

A Virtual Assistant is the perfect solution for new business owners that need an extra pair of eyes, ears and hands to get their new enterprise off the ground. Harness the experience that a VA can offer to make sure that your start-up business is a success from day one.

photo credit: dlofink

Posted on June 2nd, 2014 by Rachel Braam, Office Manager

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