28th July 2016
Outsourced PA services are a great way to save time and money. However, many businesses find it difficult to delegate tasks. We list just some of the jobs that you should start giving your PA below:
Bookkeeping is an essential task for all businesses; without a handle on your financial situation, you will not have the awareness necessary to promote the growth of your business.
Bookkeeping is one of the easiest and most popular to delegate to your outsourced PA. They will be able to complete tasks such as chasing outstanding balances and invoicing clients.
Busy business owners will know the need for an up-to-date diary. Ask your PA to schedule your appointments with clients, manage meeting requests and keep you informed of any changes. There are a variety of great online tools available that will give you both visibility.
Keeping social media channels up-to-date can be very time consuming. Tasking your PA with such activities can help you build your business’ brand awareness whilst saving you time.
Many outsourced PAs now offer call handling services. Considerable time savings can be made when calls are handled externally. However, make certain that your supplier can offer a customer experience that is aligned with your brand.
There are now a large number of online travel providers. The choice available makes booking a business trip easier and cheaper than ever. Your personal assistant will be a great resource for finding hotels, booking competitive flights and outlining travel itineraries.
If you have an important project or task that requires research, delegate it to your PA. Be sure to give your assistant any relevant logins and clear instructions they may need.
You may have an important presentation coming up but not enough time to create a suitable PowerPoint, the success of which may directly be linked to potential sales. Your outsourced PA will be likely to give this more time and attention than you can fit into your busy schedule.
Populating databases can be time-consuming but is an important part of collecting business knowledge. Be very specific about what you need your PA to do. Check that your assistant has experience doing similar tasks to reduce the risk of errors.