Paperwork and other administrative tasks can include, written correspondence, bill paying, customer invoicing and bookkeeping, which all are an important part of any business and needs to be done regularly. Often the non-billable mundane tasks take away from the income producing side of the business. Sometimes hiring an in office administrative assistance is the answer, but many small businesses find the cost of hiring an employee is out of the question. Another alternative is hiring a Virtual Assistant like new business owner, Deirdre Cooke of Excellent Virtual Office Services.
A Virtual Assistant (also known as a VA) is an entrepreneur and independent contractor who provides various administrative services to businesses. Working virtually means the VA is working in her own office, using her own equipment and communicating via email, telephone, Internet, fax, remote access and other modern communication technology.
“Outsourcing or hiring a VA to handle your business correspondence, bill paying, customer invoicing and basic bookkeeping allows you to focus on the things you do best,” says Deirdre, “In addition, you do not have the extra costs and headaches of having an employee (vacation pay, employment taxes, etc).” Clients only pay for “time on task”, not idle time.
Deirdre Cooke brings over 14 years of administrative and customer service experience in a variety of industries; including printing, medical, financial, cosmetics, marketing research and nonprofit organizations. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Kennesaw State University in Georgia, and has a career diploma in Desktop Publishing and Design from Penn Foster Career School. Excellent Virtual Office Services provides an array of services including Desktop Publishing & Design, Office Management, Basic Bookkeeping, Word Processing, and Marketing Support; a more extensive list of services can be found on the company website.
Over the years Deirdre has developed a great passion and expertise using computers to create, do research and complete countless tasks and projects. When asked about why she started her business she stated, “I discovered the world of "Virtual Business" and realized I had the skills, experience and know how to own a virtual administrative services business. Helping other business owners to reach their professional goals is a very rewarding experience.” Excellent Virtual Office Services’ mission (excellentvirtualofficeservices.com) is to provide high quality reliable administrative assistant services, with the utmost integrity and trust.