Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or Three Kings Day, the holiday season is far from “business as usual.” With company parties and holiday vacations, it can be crunch time for small business owners who are already understaffed and overworked.

If you are a solopreneur or a Fortune 500 executive, you are likely already overloaded with administrative tasks. You’re all too familiar with how simple tasks rapidly grow complicated and things that should take 15 minutes take several hours. 

Keep Up With the Holiday Workload With a Virtual Office Assistant

Here’s the good news. Virtual office assistants and live receptionists are perfect for the holidays. That’s because virtual office companies have plenty of firepower built-in to help you keep the business wheels turning during hectic holiday seasons. And their services are customizable, so you can use them only when you need them (such as during your “busy season”).

Additionally, virtual office assistants can help take the pressure off so you can enjoy the season without stress. Your clients and customers can sense when you’re under a lot of stress, and it can be bad for business. Instead, a virtual office assistant and live receptionist can spread cheer and goodwill. That way you can avoid burnout and embrace everything the season has to offer with family and friends—and pass on the good tidings to your customers, too. 

The one-two punch of live receptionists and virtual office assistants is a great strategy for tackling the hectic holidays. Live receptionists can answer your telephones while you are noshing on holiday goodies at office parties, and virtual assistants can keep the ball rolling while you’re taking some much-needed family time.

Best yet, a virtual assistant can make a positive impact on how a business is run and perceived at a fraction of the cost of hiring, training, and employing full-time staff. Skilled virtual receptionists and virtual assistant services offer a real person to manage administrative tasks, including:

 

  • Front-of-house customer service 
  • Calendar management, including scheduling, reminder calls, & follow ups
  • Basic updating of company websites and other business tools
  • Distribution of information via email
  • Organizing meetings and booking meeting rooms
  • Call screening and answering questions
  • Administrative support such as producing documents, presentations, copy typing, invoicing, etc.

 

Instead of trying to squeeze a few work hours in at home during the holidays, consider letting a virtual assistant step in. Virtual support services can handle just about anything you could do from home—where you should be enjoying time with family and friends. Learn more today.