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  • Writer's pictureAmy Stephenson-Yankuba

6 Things Your VA Can Do For You (If They're As Good As We Are 😉)

Updated: Dec 14, 2023

Organised calendar. Social media popping off. For the first time in 3 years, you have guilt-free free time. You’re off on your dream holiday and you didn’t even have to book the flights or hotel.


This could be us, but you playin’.

We all get by with a little help from our friends - and what’s a virtual assistant other than a hyper-organised, resourceful, reliable, encouraging bestie?


When you’re running your own business and it’s all getting on top of you (not in a fun way…), it’s hard to know where to turn if you’re not in a position to hire a full time assistant, or you don’t want to keep palming things off onto your employees.


Enter: The Virtual Assistant.

They’re like a housekeeper for your brain. NAY, a House Manager for your brain and your business.


Here is a list of 6 things that a good VA can do for you.



1) Book your perfect holiday. 🌴

At Manton Executives we’ve had requests all the way from ‘I want to stay in a 4 star hotel with a spa in central London during the busiest shopping weekend of the year’ to ‘I’d like to take my kids to Lapland next week to meet Santa.’


We are used to finding solutions on the double, and holidays are no exception.


A good VA should be able to find you the cheapest and most convenient flights, a beautiful hotel with all the amenities your heart could desire and to boot, some recommendations on what to do and the best places to eat while you’re there.



2) Turn your calendar from a minefield into a smooth ride. 😎

This week, you have 27 online meetings, 3 after school clubs to ferry your kids to, 2 business lunches and the gas man says he can only pop round Wednesday at 3pm. How on Earth are you going to fit that all in?


Simple answer: You don’t have to.


Well, you do have to do all the aforementioned stuff, but you don’t have to figure out how to balance your time (and honestly, that’s the tricky bit).


One of the most popular requests for any VA is calendar management - and we’ve got it on tap, baby.


Not having to organise your life takes the pressure off a lot of entrepreneurs who have so much to get through, they’re just dealing with things as they come across their desk.



3) Your social media manager. 👩‍💻

Social media is a mystery to you. You might use it every day, but you don’t have a clue about algorithms, SEO or thumbnails that will get you clicks.


We know when to post, which hashtags will get you seen, what’s trending - and the fabulous VAs that we are, we’ll do all that for you.


Note: Not all VAs offer social media management, but if it takes another thing off your plate then it’s something you should definitely be looking for!



4) EVENTS. 👏

Having a launch party for your new product or service? Hosting a speaking panel? Need to find the best vol-au-vents this side of the English Channel? Your personal, virtual assistant will usually know what’s up. They might even be the ones sending out email invitations or marketing it for you on socials.


Not to brag, but we have not one - but TWO former wedding planners on our team. They can tackle any event themed crisis, find you the best venues, book the vendors and find you a pair of shoes that look good but also don’t rub your feet to smithereens??? Impressive.



5) Financial management. 💸

Maybe you’ve forgotten to send out that invoice. It’s been 2 weeks, Barbara! You also need to pay that freelancer, make sure that you have enough funds for your kitchen refurbishment and you must remember to set some cash aside for that client lunch…


Budgeting and money management can really sink you, fast. That is, if you’re struggling to keep track of it.


Don’t stress, luv. Your VA will provide you with helpful reminders to pay things on time, or they’ll do it for you. At Manton Executives, we’re no stranger to bookkeeping and expense reports, either.


When it’s something as important as cash - you need to stay organised!



6) BONUS (If they’re reaaally that good) - Anything at all. 🤯

An important thing to remember is that a lot of VAs can do much more… you just have to ask and they’ll find a way to make it happen.

If you’re looking for a magician/hype-man/efficiency aficionado, you know where we are. 😉


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