Hiring a virtual personal assistant can save business owners and executives more than 30 percent on their support staff budget
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Mitchellville, MD (PRWEB) December 14, 2006
Handy Business Solutions, LLC (HBS) has begun to provide virtual personal assistants services to companies looking to reduce overhead and payroll by hiring outsourced office staff. A virtual personal assistant is an independent contractor who works out of their own office to provide the business with administrative tasks, office management and/or technical services on a contractual basis while using e-technology capabilities.
“Hiring a virtual personal assistant can save business owners and executives more than 30 percent on their support staff budget,” says Trenell A. McCauley, President and CEO of HBS.
According to a 2001 article in Entrepreneur.com, “the explosion of the Internet and the global economy has produced not only the virtual organization, but also a new business opportunity: the virtual assistant.” An April 2006 edition of Law Practice Today also explores this issue with an article describing why many lawyers are now turning to VAs to provide their staffing. To see the Entrepreneur.com article go to http://www.entrepreneur.com/magazine/homeofficemagcom/2001/february/36580.html and to view the Law Practice Today article go to http://www.abanet.org/lpm/lpt/articles/mgt04062.shtml#bio.
There is no longer any need for business owners/executives to hire “temps” to handle overflow work or to fill in when a secretary is absent, McCauley remarks, or to hire full-time employees of their own. When hiring a VA through HBS the client no longer needs to worry about paying taxes (payroll taxes, state and federal, unemployment taxes; Medicare); leave (vacation, sick, personal, holiday); insurance (health, retirement, workers’ compensation); or supplying that person with office space and office equipment. In addition, because HBS is a contractor and their success is determined by the owners/executives’ success, they can always be depended on to provide dependable, high-quality results.
VAs are capable of doing such things as maintaining a business’ calendar or acting as an office organizer, appearing at client functions and/or traveling as needed, handling personal needs, as well as editing documents, sitting in on meetings and taking notes, coordinating vendors, answering phones, responding to e-mail, composing and editing correspondence, opening and responding to mailings, copying and faxing, and more. A complete list of what they can do is available at http://www.handybusinesssolutions.com/ .
Among those who find its services useful are accountants, architects, artists, associations, attorneys, churches, authors, construction companies, business owners, executives, entertainment industries, companies, coaches, event planning/catering companies, consultants, governments, designers, financial institutions, doctors, foundations, investment companies, exhibitors, musicians, law enforcement agencies, law firms, real estate agents and restaurants.
About Handy Business Solutions, LLC (HBS):
Handy Business Solutions got their start in 2004. HBS specializes in providing virtual personal assistants to small and medium sized operations and is now in the process of expanding its services. Currently, HBS’ customers primarily consist of small and medium businesses but they hope to draw larger-sized clients as well. By utilizing e-mail, Internet, fax, telephone, instant messenger, and online cooperative means (e.g., intranet) HBS virtual assistants interact proficiently and efficiently with clients. HBS’ mission is to provide prompt and reliable virtual personal assistance to business owners and executives to allow them to minimize costs while seeing the growth of their enterprise, and maximize their ROI (return on investment).
About Trenell A. McCauley, President & CEO
Ms. McCauley has over 10 years of experience in the support services (legal, commercial real estate, non-profit organization, construction, entertainment, and association), contracting, event planning, human resources and bookkeeping. She has worked with a few of the largest Law Firms in the country, such as Venable, Crowell & Moring, and Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP specializing in General Practices, Securities, White Collar Crime, Health, Natural Resources and Patent and Trademark. With such a diverse background in office administration, Ms. McCauley has the experience along with a wealth of knowledge that is unparalleled in this profession. Her dynamic career path has allowed her the advantages of experiencing many areas of business and has cultivated her expertise. Ms. McCauley has received her GVA designation by completing a comprehensive program that included how to produce virtual “work that matters” for their clients using the latest technology and expertise. Graduate Virtual Assistants (GVAs) are an elite group of professionals who have achieved the highest standards of integrity, experience, training and ethics.
For more information about Handy Business Solutions, LLC, please visit http://www.handybusiness.net or call 1-888-714-2777.
12138 Central Avenue, Ste. 475, Mitchellville, MD 20721
Ph: (888) 714-2777; Fax: (866) 304-4095