6 Reasons to Hire an “Awesome” EVA

Are you a small business owner, entrepreneur or the owner of a non-profit organization? Do you need help, but you’re just not ready to hire permanent full-time administrative support? Did you know that the right Executive Virtual Assistant (EVA) can handle everything from making travel plans, scheduling appointments, organizing emails, to developing your social media marketing strategy?  We will demonstrate 6 reasons why it’s time for you to consider hiring, not just any virtual support person, but an “AWESOME” Executive Virtual Assistant (EVA) of your very own.

  1. Flexibility & Value – There’s a great degree of flexibility with an EVA, which makes hiring possible for business owners.  Once you’ve established what your needs and your budgetary allowances are, check out the various payment options Harlem World Palm has to offer.  The overall advantage and value is the following:
  • You don’t have to incur costs for benefits or other employee-related expenses
  • You don’t get locked into a long-term contract and
  • EVAs are administrative professionals used to supporting senior-level executives and will work on projects and establish a routine which is conducive to your busy schedule.
  • The most important value an EVA will provide to you and your business is “Time!” We take away those repetitive & time-consuming tasks, allowing you the time to concentrate on your bottom line & enjoying life with family, friends & loved ones.
  1. Different Levels of Expertise – Executive Virtual Assistants (EVAs) may perform basic and specific projects like data entry, email management and marketing. They may also handle higher-level support, such as a Virtual Business Manager capable of consulting you on organizing & creating processes and forms that would benefit the expansion of your business.
  1. Stay Connected with Customers – There are two critical and time-sensitive tasks that must be present in any business, large or small, 1) responding to customer communications and 2) having a social media presence. You must dedicate necessary resources necessary to stay on top of both. Some consumers still forward complaints via snail mail or email, but most consumers will reach out to you in a post on your company’s social media page. Nevertheless, it’s important to have a quick response time to resolve complaints quickly.  Having a person dedicated to being your “Social Media Eyes & Ears,” can help you protect your brand and stay responsive to your client base.
  1. Increased Efficiency & Productivity – Some EVAs have specific areas of expertise such as legal, communication, marketing, content writing, technology, social media, etc. General EVAs may have experience composing & managing emails & correspondence, appointment setting, client follow up, basic administrative tasks, etc. When hiring an EVA, it’s important to do so with an understanding of the experience, abilities & skill set you’ll need most to ensure they will be a good fit. Be realistic; while you may get lucky with someone who may be highly skilled, it’s not likely you’ll find one person to do the job of several people.
  1. Delegate, Delegate & Delegate – Entrepreneurs & Small Business owners are used to being CEO’s (Chief Everything Officers), doing everything themselves. This strategy wears thin very quickly, especially when you’re putting in 100-hour work weeks. Although working with an Executive Virtual Assistant (EVA) will require an initial investment of time, thought and training, it will be worth it in the long run. Start by developing a “thorough” job description. The clearer you can state your needs, the more successful the experience will be for both of you.
  1. Growing Your Business – Did you know that in the early stages of this profession, EVAs were known as Secretaries a.k.a. “Keeper of Secrets?” Although we are no longer referred to as a “Secretary,” we do value your privacy! At Harlem World Palm Consulting, we work with the highest of integrity & confidentiality. Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us to the point we’ve included verbiage in our service contract agreement. It’s imperative to build relationships and trust the people around you. In any relationship whether personal or professional, we recognize trust is “Everything!”  You may start an EVA with simple tasks, but as time goes on, you will become more comfortable delegating additional responsibility. This is a great way to test-drive support staff and identify trustworthy people who can develop into key players in your business going forward.

I hope this series has provided you with a better understanding of the role of an Executive Virtual Assistant and the value we bring to your business and your life!” To learn more or if you’re ready to grow your business & “Simplify Your Life,” visit us at www.nangeladolberry.com and click Book Now! Don’t forget to 👉🏽Follow👈🏽 @HarlemWorldPalm on all social media networks… Virtually yours!

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Secret Weapon for Small Biz Owners ~ #3

SECRET WEAPON FOR SMALL BIZ OWNERS #3

Did you know that according to recent statistics regarding social media from Small Biz Trends…

  •  44 percent of local businesses said they depend on social media to generate brand awareness, and 41 percent depend on it to drive revenue.
  • Almost 90 percent of marketers say their social marketing efforts have increased exposure for their business, and 75 percent say they’ve increased traffic.
  • More than 50 percent of marketers who have been implementing social media marketing tactics for two years have reported improved sales.
  • More than 1 in 3 Internet users say they go to social networks when looking for more information about a brand or product.

Having a presence on social media is crucial to build brand awareness and to scale your business but this task may not be the best use of your time as a Business Owner. Did you know you possess a “Secret Weapon?” All you need to do is “Activate” it and watch your business grow! Book a “Free” 30-Minute Consult today at http://www.nangeladolberry.com and Follow @HarlemWorldPalm on all social media networks!

Secret Weapon for Small Biz Owners ~ #2

SECRET WEAPON FOR SMALL BIZ OWNERS #2
When you return from a networking event or trade show, before you do anything else, its important to update your contact information by ranking order (warm leads, prospects, referrals, etc.). However, if you’re like most people, you have stacks of cards wrapped in rubber bands.

Without a good filing system, the information on those cards is useless. You need someone to retrieve those stacks of cards and develop an effective system of prioritizing, organizing, and making it easier for you to follow up with those contacts. There are a couple of ways to achieve an organized and efficient system for all the business cards you’ve collected recently:

  • The traditional way of keeping them in a card file or
  • The contemporary method of keeping contact information electronically

Although this is a very important task, it may not be the best use of your time. As a Business Owner, did you know you possess a “Secret Weapon?” All you need to do is “Activate” it and watch your business grow!

Secret Weapon for Small Biz Owners ~ #1

SECRET WEAPON FOR SMALL BIZ OWNERS #1
Are you tired of trying to do everything on your own? Would you like to scale your business but too busy being the “CEO” (Chief Everything Officer)? Did you know you have at least 20 Secret Weapons at your fingertips which you may activate at any time? Would you like to have the time to grow your business and do some things that you enjoy? Do you know one of the biggest secret of highly productive people is they don’t try to do everything themselves?

Follow Harlem World Palm as we will review some of the tasks you can let go of which are not a direct link to generating revenue although they are daily operating procedures that are extremely vital to the growth of your business. You will learn how to “Simplify Your Life” with just 20 Secret Weapons at your fingertips.

Please 👉🏽Follow👉🏽Like👉🏽Share… to discover 20 Ways Harlem World Palm can help you and others take your business to the next level. 📈 – https://youtu.be/tFPs1UXVAE4

Prospective Client: Q&A

20 SECRET WEAPONS FOR SMALL BIZ OWNERS

Prospective Client: “What makes you different from hiring someone overseas for a fraction of the cost?”

Response from Harlem World Palm: “Basically, you get what you pay for. It’s actually a personal decision whether or not you value “Quality over Quantity” vs. “Quantity over Quality!”

Since the explosion of Virtual Administrative services, there has been a significant increase in Virtual Assistants located overseas who provide a good service. However, Americans are used to a high standard of service and have great expectations. As an Administrative Consultant|Virtual Assistant, there are many backgrounds, skill sets & experience that qualify us with the ability to be successful in the online world. An integral part in a virtual relationship is the ability to effectively communicate with others, which oftentimes is a huge barrier when outsourcing administrative tasks overseas.

As a Communication major with a Paralegal Degree and an experienced Executive Assistant (https://hbr.org/2011/05/the-case-for-executive-assistants) with over 20+ years supporting senior~level executives, with the ability to stay abreast of new and upcoming technology, Harlem World Palm is qualified to be your “Secret Weapon!”

Still not sure just what are some of the tasks you can delegate in an effort to free up your time to grow your business? Stay connected as we will provide you with an upcoming Blog series titled, “20 Secret Weapons for Small Biz Owners.” In the meantime, 👉🏽 Like 👉🏽Subscribe 👉🏽Share this video & “Follow” @HarlemWorldPalm on all social media networks 📲💻