A Virtual Assistant for next winter season cover

Now that the festive season is over, it’s back to business as usual as companies and public services resume their typical hours and steady pace. But each year as the holiday season comes around, changes in things like the availability of staff and opening hours can impact how well your business is able to function. This is when a Virtual Assistant plan with Time Wise VA will keep your business moving forward during the holiday seasons.

Christmas and New Year means a period when many people like to take time off with their families. Children have school holidays, while the more sporting among us like to take off to the Alps or the Rockies for some winter skiing.

Set against this, many businesses in the service industries, such as retail and hospitality, need to continue to run at full capacity. For such businesses, the winter festive period can be a time of year when business is at its peak, demanding all hands to the pumps and there is an opportunity to maximise revenues, as clients enjoy meals out, Christmas parties and the like.


If you rely on other companies for your supply chain, you need to be aware of any major hiccups in normal service. The construction industry, for example, typically has a two week closedown over the Christmas and New Year period. Weekly and daily services, from couriers to waste collections, may be impacted by public holidays during the period, leading to cancelled or delayed deliveries or collections.

 

So, how can you prepare for your business to thrive through the period? Plan ahead, to avoid surprises. Work out what you will need to do, in order to provide continued support for your clients or customers over the period. If you are considering times when your offices and phone lines will be closed, have you reflected on whether those times suit your customers? What happened last year – did you miss out on business, or did you staff an office open when nobody called?


If you might lose business as a result of office closure, perhaps it is worth discussing cover with a virtual assistant. A VA can look after incoming enquiries, handle them or alert key staff to anything that is urgent. And that means you can put all your team on the tills or the front desk, to handle peak seasonal demand.
A virtual assistant plan with Time Wise VA can also cover times when key staff are off, providing support across a range of administrative tasks that can get done when they are needed. Imagine the contrast, compared with the regular situation where paperwork is simply left backed up for the return of a member of staff.

How do you get started with a virtual assistant plan from Time Wise VA? Simple, just pick up the phone and get in touch. You’ll only pay for the time you use, and so our VA service is highly cost-effective. 

To find out more about how a Virtual Assistant Plan with Time Wise VA can help you and your business, please call 0161 211 9837 or email enquiries@timewiseva.co.uk For more information, or contact us here.

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