Finally, Business Process Outsourcing For The Small- to Mid-Sized Business
By Gayle Buske, President and CEO, Team Double-Click®
For years the big guys have known how to cut costs and have known about business process outsourcing or BPO. Now, even small businesses can take advantage of what is essentially business process outsourcing. Cloud-based virtual administrative assistants are BPO for small businesses! The big guys have been talking about and doing business process outsourcing to save money and grow even bigger for nearly three decades. Isn’t it time your small business gained the same advantages of business process outsourcing by utilizing cloud-based virtual administrative assistants to their fullest potential?
According to Wikipedia, Business Process Outsourcing is “a form of outsourcing which involves the contracting of the operations and responsibilities of a specific business function to a third-party service provider”. That is exactly what cloud-based virtual administrative assistants and virtual staffing agencies do for the small and/or home-based business. Cloud-based virtual administrative assistant staffing agencies, like Team Double-Click®, work with the client to assess their staff needs, and match the right cloud-based virtual administrative assistant(s) for the job(s).
Cloud-based virtual administrative assistant staffing agencies have access to cloud-based virtual administrative assistants, which have been interviewed, skills-tested, and trained. From this pool of quality-tested cloud-based virtual administrative assistants, a virtual staffing agency can place as many or as few cloud-based virtual administrative assistants with the client as needed. This allows a small business owner to simultaneously obtain help in areas such as reception duties, online marketing, customer service, and accounting without hiring full-time employees for each position. The company pays only for the time used by each cloud-based virtual administrative assistant.
This allows small businesses all of the benefits of having an employee (or many employees) without having to hire actual employees, which come with added expenses like health care, worker’s compensation, sick time, maternity leave, FICA, Social Security, and vacation time. Hiring cloud-based virtual administrative assistants through a cloud-based virtual administrative assistant staffing agency allows the business to avoid all of these extras and simply focus on the tasks that need to be done to grow the business.
Many small businesses are utilizing cloud-based virtual administrative assistant staffing agencies and cloud-based virtual administrative assistants very strategically in order to grow their businesses while simultaneously saving thousands of dollars a year. As the business’ tasks grow beyond what the owner can reasonably manage themselves, the small business owner often brings on a single cloud-based virtual administrative assistant to answer phones or perform minor customer service tasks. As growth continues, the owner may bring on a cloud-based virtual administrative assistant to assist with research or even internet marketing. This pattern repeats with other strategic positions as the business gains more and more clients. The result is a full-fledged virtual staff without the overhead of a bricks-and-mortar staff or a bricks-and-mortar office.
Cloud-based virtual administrative assistant staffing agencies can also help the small business become a much larger business. The cloud-based virtual administrative assistant staffing agency acts as an outsourced human resources department for the small business. They don’t charge for their time managing the cloud-based virtual administrative assistants, nor do they charge for interviewing, testing, or matching those same cloud-based virtual administrative assistants to the business client. Rather, their profit is earned from the ongoing work performed by the cloud-based virtual administrative assistant. So all the small business owner need do is work with his or her representative at the cloud-based virtual administrative assistant staffing agency to determine which positions they need to have filled and the cloud-based virtual administrative assistant staffing agency goes to work locating the right candidate and making that match. This allows the business owner to focus all of his or her attention on growing the business.
Through the services of cloud-based virtual administrative assistant staffing agencies, it is entirely possible for a small business to grow into a much larger company, even in tough economic times. In fact, in these tough economic times, cloud-based virtual administrative assistant staffing agencies have access to even better talent than ever before due to mass layoffs by the big guys.
So why not save your company a significant amount of money and grow your business at the same time by hiring a virtual staffing agency to staff your business? Why not spit in the eye of recession and show the big guys that growth really is possible in this economy?
About the author:
Gayle Buske is the co-founder, president and CEO of Team Double-Click®. As the head of a virtual staffing agency, Ms. Buske is uniquely qualified to aid small business owners in their growth and development through virtual administrative assistant outsourcing. Clients across the country look to Ms. Buske and her organization to supply quality cloud-based virtual administrative assistants.
Team Double-Click®, the country’s foremost staffing agency for trained cloud-based virtual administrative assistants – Matching Top Virtual Workers with Top Companies! Visit www.teamdoubleclick.com or phone 888.827.9129 for a variety of full-service virtual staffing options.
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