We work with business owners across many varied sectors and for many business owners, a common question is… am I in a position to hire staff?
Employing people can be a costly exercise, you need to be sure that you can sustain the ongoing costs involved, and comply with the red tape that comes with employing staff.
With that in mind, it is worthwhile considering the value of hiring a virtual assistant to bridge the gaps of a growing business. As you grow, your business will encounter peaks and troughs, and your requirements will change. This is where the value could outweigh the cost depending on your situation.
A virtual assistant is often the extra body you need in the office without having to recruit, train, and equip them. They will come with a varied skill set and an ability to hit the ground running. Essentially, if you consider the time required to hire a new employee versus the one off fee of a virtual assistant, it’s a no brainer.
It may seem like an expensive way to solve temporary staffing issues but while some will work on retainer, others allow you to work on a pay as you go basis, only paying for the work that is required, and typically with an ability to work to strict deadlines and diversify – your money is well spent.
The right solution?
You will need to consider whether or not someone is the right fit for you?
- Can you work with them?
- Do they understand your product or service?
- Will they represent you appropriately?
- What is their skill set?
Ultimately, what is the cost of hiring a diverse virtual assistant versus the cost of hiring, and training staff and what are the benefits?
How can we help you?
So let’s explore what you could outsource to your accountant?
At Avanti, you can take on the services you require and pick ‘n’ mix them to suit your business development. You can outsource your bookkeeping, company secretarial duties, and even just payroll to us.
With our payroll bureau, we can help you to navigate the complexities of PAYE, SSP, SMP, Holiday Pay and ensure that you are compliant with HMRC.
Avanti’s experienced bookkeeping team will not only complete your bookkeeping, they’ll advise you on their findings, giving you a proactive service that will help to move you and your business forward.
Company secretarial is complex, and time consuming. To find out how Avanti can help you, read our case study.
If you are bogged down in bookkeeping, confused by company secretarial, or experiencing problems with payroll – give Avanti a call today (08000) 388 799. You don’t need to take all of our services, just pick ‘n’ mix the burdens that you want to offload.