Can you believe we are nearing the fourth quarter already? With all the happenings that we are experiencing because of the pandemic, we still hope everybody had a good and productive Summer and had an opportunity to recharge to prepare for Q4!
We all know that the market has shifted and now more than ever, you need to use the power of leverage and utilize your virtual assistant. It is important to stay competitive and, more importantly, relevant in the “new normal” market. And we at Virtudesk will help you to stay afloat and prosper even during the pandemic.
Step by Step Guide to Hiring and Training a Remote Assistant
Due to the recent events, lockdowns, and quarantines, the way we live our lives has changed and so is the way we run our businesses. Many companies have moved their operations to Work From Home (WFH) and Online Platforms. The employees are now all remote and can be located anywhere in the world as long as they have great internet speed. Needless to say that during the tough times in order to stay afloat, it’s important to reduce costs and maximize global talent.
In this article, I’m going to walk you through the process of hiring and training a Virtual Assistant and share some specific tips and tools to help you manage virtual staff effectively.
5 Reasons for Outsourcing for Main Street Businesses
The pace of modern technology allows small businesses to enjoy what used to be available only to big companies only a decade ago. It is a fact that 10-15 years ago only Fortune 500 companies were privileged to outsource their workforce to other countries in order to save on overhead and leverage global talent. Now it is time for Main Street to take their businesses to the same level without enormous investments in infrastructure and huge start-up costs. Despite the stigma often associated with outsourcing and delegating, it is widely used for a variety of business functions. The smartest small businesses and entrepreneurs farm out the functions that aren’t their core expertise, which adds value and saves money.
5 Reasons Agents Don’t Hire Help When They Should
Running a real estate business is actually running a small business. However, since a lot of agents actually come to the industry from “9 to 5 mentality” they do not have a mindset of a business owner when it comes to hiring and operations. In order to run the business effectively and to grow you need to hire help and some of them realize it, but still are hesitant on pulling the “hiring” trigger. Why is it happening and why agents have this mental freeze on bringing the help they need?