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  • What is a Virtual Assistant?
  • What are some scenarios where I may need a Virtual Assistant?
  • Why not hire a temp or regular employee?
  • What if I only need your services occasionally?
  • What if I need something that is not listed under your services?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS



Q: What is a Virtual Assistant?

A: A Virtual Assistant (VA) is an independent contractor who provides administrative and business support to clients in a collaborative and professional manner. Virtual Assistants usually work from home or remote offices, utilizing today's technology such as email, online communication, telephone, fax, mail and courier services.


Q: What are some scenarios where I may need a Virtual Assistant?

A: Scenario #1 - You are an entrepreneur and/or small business owner. You are spending more time on administrative tasks than you are on finding new clients, new customers or working on new projects than you anticipated when you first started your practice or business. This is costing your business time and money.  Beacon Virtual Assistants will take care of your administrative tasks while you focus on revenue making functions.     

Scenario #2 - Your budget report is due. While you concentrate on numbers, Beacon Virtual Assistants can assist with the spreadsheets and presentation preparation. This is one less thing you will have to worry about.    

Scenario #3 - You want to send out a newsletter to your clients or customers, but your database is non-existent or not up to date. Beacon Virtual Assistants does database maintenance on a regular basis or for crunch time projects.    

Scenario #4 - You need administrative assistance but do not have the budget for a full time employee or the office space to accommodate a temp. Beacon Virtual Assistants is a contractor who works from a remote location, which saves on employee benefits and overhead.


Q: Why not hire a temp or regular employee?

A: Virtual Assistants are independent contractors who work in their own fully equipped offices at a remote location. Because a Virtual Assistant is not your employee, you save in the following ways:
       Pay only for time worked
       No costly employee related taxes
       No need to provide expensive benefits
       No extra equipment or office space to allocate
 
With a temp agency, you may receive a different temp every time you need help. Not only do temps need office space and equipment, they may need time to adjust and/or training in office procedures. When you contract with Beacon Virtual Assistants, you get the same reliable service every time. Because we are partners in business, rather than employer/employee, we have a vested interest in the success of your company.


Q: What if I only need your services occasionally?

A: This is not a problem. We customize your plan specifically to your needs. Each plan is individual so you are not paying for items that aren't needed.


Q: What if I need something that is not listed under your services?

A: This is simple, just ask! If there is something that does not fall under our expertise, we will refer you to a qualified VA that can provide you with the service. Remember, our business is about making yours better.

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