Omaha, NE (PressExposure) July 11, 2008 -- Technology. Environment. Recession. These are three of the most influential factors in today's business world. Advantage Virtual Assistant, which opened its virtual doors on July 1st, will incorporate each of the three issues into one solution for small businesses, solo practice attorneys and sole proprietorships. By providing administrative support services using today's online technology, Virtual Assistants are part of a booming industry and proving themselves to be a vital player on the small business team.
Keeping in contact with clients by email, phone, and fax allows April Jones, owner of Advantage Virtual Assistant, to work from her home and allows her clients to save the time they would normally spend on administrative tasks and the money they would spend on hiring an in-house office assistant on a full time basis. Because Advantage Virtual Assistant operates as an independent contractor and not an employee, clients are released from paying employment expenses such as insurance, taxes, paid time off and office space. Business owners will then have more time and money to invest in the growth of their business or spending time with their families.
Rising gas prices and concerns about the environmental affect of commuting prompted Jones to research the work-from-home or telecommuting revolution. "With my education and experience as both a legal assistant and an office manager", says Jones, "becoming a Virtual Assistant just seemed like the perfect fit. Its a win-win situation for both myself and for my clients."
With many businesses, including law firms and solo attorneys, switching to paperless document storage and electronic filing, Advantage Virtual Assistant has the ability to meet client needs from across the state or across the country, providing many of the same services as an in-house legal assistant.
In addition to duties specific to the field of law, Advantage Virtual Assistant also performs general administrative duties including travel arrangements, correspondence and calendar management, and marketing services to other professions and businesses.