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of using a VA?
People who start a small business
inevitably handle all aspects of the business themselves. At some
point, businesses reach the stage where more time is spent on administration
than on generating income. A VA can assist on an 'as-needed' basis
to relieve this burden.
A VA offers businesses a full
range of office support services at a fraction of the true cost
of a temp or employee.
A VA can perform time-consuming
admin chores enabling you to concentrate on core tasks or on expanding
A VA can provide business support
without invading the privacy of your home.
A VA can ensure that the
small business based at home has access to the same office support system
as a large company - without adding to the payroll. Whereas a temp
is employed by an agency, the VA works with you. If you employ a
succession of temps you will have to train each one to follow your own
VAs can provide a presence
in a foreign country for international companies. Use a VA abroad
and you have a mailing address and a phone number without the overheads
involved in setting up an office. The VA is an offshore office -
from address to accent.
IBSS can relieve you of the
paperwork, time, commitment and expense of establishing, equipping and
running an office. If you use our services, there are no extras to
pay for. We don't expect you to provide us with employee benefits,
holidays, overtime, sick pay, bonuses, training, pensions, overtime or
even lunch breaks!
simply pay for the services provided or hours worked
The services of a VA are
extremely cost effective when compared to the real cost of hiring
a temp or an employee, which includes the overheads of running an office,
employee taxes, insurance, benefits and the cost of recruitment.
You pay only for the hours worked
or services provided
No need to buy additional office
No computer training necessary
Works only when you need a particular
No extra office space required
No loss of privacy
Parting is painless without
the legal responsibilities associated with an employee
AN EMPLOYEE / TEMP
You must pay employer PAYE
You must pay taxes and National
You may have to pay private
You may have to pay pension
You have to pay holiday pay,
sick pay, as well as offering lunch hours, coffee breaks
You must spend time and money
You may have to deal with personality
You must comply with any legal
responsibilities such as company and employee policies for minimum wage,
hours, sickness, pension, benefits, performance reviews, grievances, discrimination,
terminations and training
You have to employ someone to
administer the above - or spend valuable time doing it yourself
Please view my Testimonials
page to see how other clients have taken advantage of virtual working.