FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 23, 1999
Contact: Janice D. Byer - Owner
Email: Janice Byer
VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS HELPS
CALEDON EAST, ON. - Your business is growing, which is good, but you're overwhelmed with
administrative tasks, which is not so good. Being so bogged down with so
many assignments can take your focus away from the most important
projects. This type of scenario is becoming all too common in today's
marketplace. So, what can you do to alleviate the workload, and some of
the pressure while you're at it?
The solution is a simple one: hire an
off-site or virtual assistant.
What is a virtual assistant, you ask? Well,
in short, a virtual assistant is one that assists another with their tasks
but isn't physically present when performing the work. This type of
business relationship is becoming increasingly in demand, especially with
the ease of today's technology.
Hiring a virtual assistant to help with the
administrative tasks provides a multitude of benefits for the busy
First, and foremost, it gives the client
access to help when it is needed without having to go through the whole
hiring and laying-off process each time their workload gets a little out
of hand. Having assistance, only a phone call away, gives the client the
peace of mind that all is not lost (probably under a pile of paper).
Second, and probably the most beneficial to
small businesses in particular, is the fact that outsourcing your
administrative tasks to an off-site assistant can cost less than hiring a
full-time, part-time or temporary employee. There is no need to spend the
money hiring and training someone new. There is also no need to supply
office space in your office to house an employee or the additional
equipment. For that matter, there is no need to acquire that additional
equipment that an employee would have to use. And, of course, there is no
need to worry about source deductions, benefits, vacations or losing
valuable hours due to sick time.
Other benefits include saving time that it
normally takes to do these routine office tasks while more important
tasks, such as pursuing new clients and finishing a vital assignment, sit
on the back burner. Also, having a professional handling some of the
paperwork will allow the client time to concentrate on running their
businesses more smoothly and efficiently.
So where do you find such an assistant?
Well, one such company, located in Caledon
East, is Docu-Type Administrative Services. Docu-Type specializes in word
processing, desktop publishing and website development, all the areas that
can overwhelm a business owner.
Janice Byer, founder of the company, brings
over fifteen years of experience in both the small business and large
corporate sectors. Of those fifteen years, she spent five running her
father's successful lawn care company, so she knows what it is like to run
a small business and all the setbacks that can occur.
"Running my father's company" she
said, "allowed me to see how you can get bogged down and how it would
be helpful to get a few extra hands every once in awhile. There were
certain times of the year when I was working from 7 am to 10 pm, every
day. I wish I had a virtual assistant during those times."
This type of scenario is all too common in
today's business environment, especially in the small business sector.
There just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day or enough hands to
get all of the work done.
"Our company offers help to those
clients that may be feeling overwhelmed by the amount of office tasks that
need to be done. We take some of the workload off of their shoulders which
allows them to free up time to spend pursuing new clients or concentrating
their efforts on other more important projects. And as we are not a
permanent, in-house employee, the client saves a tremendous amount of
money compared to if they had to hire, train, provide office space and
equip a full-time employee. All in all we offer the perfect solution to
overloaded business people."
Although Docu-Type is located in the
beautiful, small town of Caledon East, Ontario they have a client base
that spans locally from Brampton to Bolton, and as far as Orangeville.
They also have a website (http://www.docutype.net) which allows them to help clients all across North America.
For more information about Docu-Type,
please visit their website or email
Janice or by phone at (519)941-9523.