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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8 Signs a Small Biz Owner Need An Assistant

Hey, I’m a Communication major 📚not a Mathematician but I do know that when it comes to the partnership between a Small Biz Owner & an Experienced Administrative Consultant/VA, 1+1=3. How you asked? Well, because we are so much better at scheduling, organizing, marketing, creating, managing social media and prioritizing your life which would allow you to do what you love, Grow your Biz!

As a Small Biz owner, you’re probably doing it all. You’re the CEO (Chief Everything Officer) of your company but the day will come when you’re going to need some help. After all, no one’s ever been able to squeeze more than 24 hours out of a day, and your hours are literally too valuable to waste on anything that’s NOT directly generating revenue for your company. Outsourcing Administrative tasks is the key to maximizing your business and here are 8 tell-tale signs that you need help:

1. If you’ve realized that we are so much better at scheduling, organizing, marketing, creating, managing social media and prioritizing your life, then you might need an Administrative Consultant/VA!

2. If you’re a Small Biz Owner having trouble keeping track of meetings, deadlines and appointments although you’re setting alarms and using task-maker programs, “You might need an Administrative Consultant/VA!”

3. If you’re turning down clients—but still spending hours on administrative tasks, then yeah, you need an Administrative Consultant/VA ASAP!

4. Are you avoiding necessary tasks like sending out invoices, following up with clients or filing and organizing paperwork just because you hate dealing with it? Um, that’s a major problem and you definitely need an Administrative Consultant/VA because those are tasks that can have a negative impact on your business.

5. If you know that performing administrative tasks is not one of your many strengths, outsource it as soon as you can afford to even if it’s just a few hours a month. You definitely need…. yeah you know!

6. If you’re too busy to be creative & market your biz online, you need an Administrative Consultant/VA to manage it for you. Social media can make a huge difference for small businesses at a low marketing cost and is crucial to your marketing efforts.

7. If you just “Don’t get the whole social-media thing,” you need an Administrative Consultant/VA. No matter what service or product you’re providing, you need to have an online presence. Your website, your blog, your Facebook, your LinkedIn, your Twitter—these are things that serve as marketing, that drive people to your business.

8. If you’ve identified with any of the “8 Signs,” then you need an Administrative Consultant/VA! You CAN afford it. If you need to start slow with just a few hours a month and build from there, it is still better than nothing.

Harlem World Palm have many monthly packages available to satisfy any budget. Perhaps you have a one-time task you need help with? We can assist you with that as well!

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