Centreville, MD (PressExposure) March 25, 2011 -- In a typical day, there are more tasks than any business owner can realistically do in eight or even 12 hours: bookkeeping, e-mails, phone calls, data entry, customer service. The list goes on-and it's all in addition to the business owner's actual, revenue-producing work. But not many small businesses can afford to hire employees to take over those tasks, much less provide office space and equipment for them.
Now entrepreneur JB Burnett, founder of World Wide Assistants, has a solution: Virtual Assistants, or VAs. A VA is a subcontractor, working remotely from his or her own office, who performs specialized tasks for small business owners. Those tasks include just about anything that can be done remotely via telephone, text, fax or the Internet, such as handling correspondence, bookkeeping, scheduling, database/contact management, and even website design. Burnett's new site, [http://www.worldwideassistants.com], is a Virtual Staffing Agency connecting small business entrepreneurs with highly skilled, certified VAs that can help them maximize their time for the business of making money.
"When a business owner wastes precious time trying to complete tedious, day-to-day tasks, it takes away from the big picture," Burnett explained. "By using a Virtual Assistant, WorldWideAssistants.com allows business owners to outsource specific jobs to VAs with the correct skills to handle them. This is a much better approach than trying to find one personal assistant to help with every different aspect of a business."
For those struggling to justify the expense of hiring a personal assistant, Burnett points out one thing based on his own experience: "Do the math. If business owners spend hours every day on tasks like invoicing and database or website management instead of spending those same hours doing revenue-producing work, they're actually losing money and becoming less efficient. Hiring VAs for as little as $7 - $10 per hour frees up the entrepreneur's time to spend on profitable tasks that likely pay much more than the VA's modest hourly rate. (If an entrepreneur's time is worth $200 per hour, why should he or she handle routine tasks at that rate, when a VA can do so at $7-$10/hour?) "VAs can do the things you dislike doing or just don't have the time to accomplish." Burnett says.