VIRTUAL ASSISTANT…What is that, and How can it help my business?

This article was prepared by Tanya Hauser of Hauser Executive Virtual Assistant, a Burlington based administrative assistant company. 

I am sure you have heard the saying, “If you want something done right, do it yourself” This may seem like a good idea for certain situations, but ask any successful business owner and they will tell you that you can’t grow without delegating.  Sometimes it is not feasible to hire a full time employee, no office space, money, or you just need help a few hours a week.  This is where a Virtual Assistant can help greatly!  If you don’t know what a Virtual Assistant or a VA is or what they can do for you, hold on because this may be life changing!

What is a Virtual Assistant?  A highly trained remote worker who provides administrative support to business, executives, entrepreneurs…Simply a VA takes on tasks and processes that NEED to be done, but not necessarily by you!

How can a Virtual Assistant Help my business?  There are many different ways a VA can help you. Everything from general administrative tasks (such as client contact, word processing, data entry, email organization, internet research etc.) to specialized tasks (Graphic Editing, Design, Website Maintenance, social media postings) can be professionally handled by a VA and allow you to optimize your time to concentrate on what you love to do and are best at doing!

Why Hire a Virtual Assistant?  I believe the main reason to hire a VA is so you can focus more of your time on YOUR core business and less time on time consuming administrative tasks.  Here are a few other reasons:

  • Lower Overhead – No need to provide office space, equipment, payroll taxes etc…
  • Only Pay for Work Done – You are paying for the projects that need to be done, not bathroom breaks, lunch breaks, sick days etc..
  • Free up more time to do what made you successful in the first place – Your business will grow more if you are working in your sweet spot.  Dealing with admin tasks, and all the related interruptions that go along with them, will rob you of the time you need to do what only you can do.

Let’s talk and see where I can help you increase your productivity and minimize your admin stress.  I’m excited to serve you.
Tanya Hauser, Executive Virtual Assistant

Dean Paley

A graduate of Simon Fraser University, Dean started and operated an independent painting company while perusing a degree at SFU. After graduating from Simon Fraser, Dean entered the Certified General Accountants Program of Professional studies where he obtained the professional CGA designation. After a number of successful years as the head of finance for the Canadian operations in a global financial services firm, Dean moved into a marketing role and established and launched a tax, estate and financial planning support department and service to advisors and clients. During this time Dean successfully obtained the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation. Dean has been a member of the Canadian Forces Reserve spanning three decades serving in the Royal Westminster Regiment (B.C.), the Military Police and later as a commissioned officer in the Cadet Instructors Cadre in Hamilton Ontario. Dean Paley CGA CFP has been interviewed and quoted in major media such as the National Post, Financial Post, Toronto Star, Canadian Business, Money Sense and Investment Executive. Dean is married to his lovely wife Deborah and has four lovely children.