… and how can one help me?
A virtual assistant, or VA, is an individual or business offering out-based office and secretarial services. A virtual assistant usually works remotely from their customers, liaising generally by email and phone and for this reason does not need to be local to their customers.
Outsourcing to a virtual assistant has a number of benefits:
- Experienced assistance without the need for recruitment
- No extra employee overheads such as tax or holiday pay
- You only pay for the work you need, when you need it
- Less time spent on routine and administrative tasks frees up more time to spend on the core business.
Maggie Berney Office Services was set up in 2005, initially providing transcription services but since then the business has grown to encompass a wide range of services and clients. Maggie’s background is in science but before setting up as a virtual assistant she spent nine years working within the railway engineering industry providing technical, administrative and secretarial support.