Your Virtual Girl Friday to the Rescue

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Granada Hills based Virtual Assistant offers expert administrative assistance to businesses world-wide.

Your business is growing, which is good, but you’re overwhelmed with administrative tasks, which is not so good. Being so bogged down with so many assignments can take your focus away from the most important projects. This type of scenario is becoming all too common in today’s marketplace. So, what can you do to alleviate the workload and some of the pressure while you’re at it?

The solution is a simple one: hire an off-site or Virtual Assistant.

A Virtual Assistant, aka VA provides a variety of business support services from off-site locations utilizing today’s technologies - email, internet, fax, telephone and other virtual collaborative tools. Virtual Assistants are used by small, medium, and large enterprises, entrepreneurs, executives, and anyone else who needs an extra hand to accomplish tasks. Most VAs have spent a considerable amount of time in the corporate world and are quick to learn, have great attention to detail skills, and know how to ask the right questions. Services offered vary from telephone management, email management, paying bills, preparing invoices, creating databases, and even website design and development.

Start up companies, small, medium or large overburdened businesses, lawyers, doctors, authors, and real estate agents can continue to work their business with the help of an experienced VA. Virtual assistants own their own equipment, pay their own taxes, and only get paid for the time it takes to complete the task at hand.

The reasons for using a VA vary from client to client. Some like the idea of not having to pay employee taxes, benefits or insurance. Others have businesses that only require several productive hours of support each week, and can’t justify the expense of hiring another employee. Sometimes, seasonal or special project workloads require additional manpower. For most services, a VA can be located anywhere in the world, as most communication and data transfer is conducted electronically. Having assistance, only a phone call away, gives the client the peace of mind that all is not lost (probably under a pile of paper).

So where can you find a Virtual Assistant?

Well, one such company, located in Granada Hills, CA is Your Virtual Girl Friday. Your Virtual Girl Friday specializes in word processing, legal secretarial services, transcription services, database and mailing services, desktop publishing, administrative and office support.

Lisa Cody, founder of the company, offers over fifteen years of experience in both the small business and large corporate arenas. She brings also legal experience, having worked as a legal secretary in the litigation, corporate and patent sectors of law.

“Your Virtual Girl Friday offers help to those clients that may be feeling overwhelmed by the amount of office tasks that need to be done. I am your executive assistant, whom you might never meet, but wished you would have known sooner” states Cody. “I take the mundane administrative workload off of the client’s shoulders, thereby allowing them to concentrate their efforts on other more important projects.”

"Because of the virtual nature of this business,” Cody continues, “On any given day, I am able to support local, national, and international clients simultaneously without leaving my home office in Granada Hills.”

"The decision to use a Virtual Assistant is often based on practical, bottom line considerations.” Cody says. “Outsourcing administrative support allows internal staff to concentrate on priority business efforts. Often, managers simply can’t afford to pull their staff away from critical, productive roles to perform time-consuming administrative tasks like market research, mass mailings, or event management."

Today, as businesses are faced with smaller worker to task ratios, Virtual Assistants are filling the gaps. Technology has made the concept a reality.

For more information about Your Virtual Girl Friday, please visit the company website at: or contact Lisa via e-mail at

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