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  • Writer's pictureJoanne Butcher


Are you feeling burnt out from working long hours before or after your summer holiday?

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Work with a VA to avoid burnout this summer

Running a small business can make taking time off feel like more trouble than it's worth.

You may find yourself with a lengthy to-do list before you can switch off and relax, and even when you're away, you're still thinking about what you'll have to do to catch up when you return.

This is not what a holiday should feel like.

Luckily, there's a solution to this problem: working with a Virtual Assistant (VA). A VA can provide you with the back-office support you need to make sure your break is both relaxing and stress-free. Teaming up with a VA will give you the reassurance that essential tasks are going to be dealt with while you take your much-deserved break. They can work for as many hours as you need, as and when you need it, without the added cost of employers' taxes.

Here are four secretarial services a Virtual Assistant could offer you over the summer months:

Email Management

Returning from your holiday to an overflowing inbox can be overwhelming. A Virtual Assistant can keep your inbox organised by filtering out the important messages and clearing away the junk. They can even respond to the important or urgent ones and save read-later ones for you to go through on your return.

Diary Management

If you need to have appointments booked into your schedule for your return, a VA can manage your diary in your absence. They can make sure your calendar is up-to-date and appointments are booked, so you can hit the ground running when you return.

Tackle Your To-Do List

Summer may be a quieter time for your business, making it the perfect time to tackle some of those tasks you never get around to. A VA can take care of these tasks, whether it's getting your inbox down to zero, organising your digital files, or updating your social media profiles.

Social Media Scheduling

While you're away on vacation, a Virtual Assistant can schedule your social media content for you so that you don't have to worry about dropping off the radar. They can also manage any social business pages or groups you have, and respond to any comments from your network.

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Relax and enjoy your holiday

With all of the above taken care of, you can finally relax and enjoy some quality downtime. And when you return home, feeling refreshed, you won't have to worry about what's waiting for you on your desk.

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If you are going away for a holiday, I can help you with all the tasks above and more. Take a look at the secretarial services I offer and see all the ways I can help with your business over the summer.

Or get in touch to find you what I can do for you.

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