You know how some restaurants have big menus and serve all kinds of food, while others, like your favorite barbecue spot or pizza place, are just focused on a few items?
As a business owner, especially a small business owner, you’re like the restaurant with the big menu – you have to handle all kinds of tasks, you have a wide scope of responsibilities.
And you have to be capable and knowledgeable about all the parts and pieces of running your business. To put it another way, you’ve got a closet full of hats and you wear them all day, every day.
But unless you’re a solo operator (and hats off to you, if you are. . .), you have an employee or two or ten that assist you in certain areas of your business, they take specific tasks off your plate.
Your employees are like the pizza place or the BBQ spot – they usually only wear one or two hats and they become specialists in their departments.
One of your main challenges, as a business owner, is deciding what tasks to delegate and who you’re going to delegate those tasks to.
That’s where HireSmart Virtual Employees can really help you out.
We spend our time finding great virtual employees and we know exactly what skills they have and what tasks they’re prepared for, or capable of learning how to do.
We know all this because our hiring process has written tests, verbal tests, personality tests and we even train & certify every virtual employee for forty hours before they start working with the client.
When you contact HireSmart Virtual Employees to make a new hire, or inquire about our services, we always start with some version of this simple question – what tasks and responsibilities do you want to take off your plate?
Once we answer that question and get down to the nitty gritty, we’ll send three candidates your way who are specialists and who are capable of handling those responsibilities, plus a whole lot more.
I realize you might be new to the world of virtual employees and not even sure what’s possible to delegate.
These are just a few of the time-saving tasks our clients' delegate to their virtual employees:
Any task that can be completed on the computer or over the phone can be handled by a virtual employee with the right set of skills. If you have an open position or realize your time can be better spent by delegating a portion of your tasks to a virtual employee, click here for a free consultation.
The community association management industry is facing a serious drought: qualified community management professionals simply cannot be found. They are overworked and underpaid and yet still somehow cost management companies a small fortune whenever a new hire does come on board. But there is a solution. This series will cover the roles a virtual assistant can easily and affordably take on to help your staff take back their workday! This article will talk about why a HireSmart Virtual HOA Management Assistant could be the best choice for your management company.
Community Association Managers (CAMs) are the face of your management company. For many boards of directors and community members, the manager is the sole representative of your management company that they see day in and day out. And that’s why the burden on your community association managers is so high.
As the primary representative of the management company, all duties, and deliverables for the communities they manage are funneled through them, from accounting issues to violations, to maintenance coordination, to coordinating multi-million capital improvement projects. Even for the items they can delegate, there is still a LOT on CAM’s plate:
It’s no wonder that managers get burned out!
Alleviating the burden on your community association managers isn’t as simple as just hiring more managers. Even if you can find and hire new people to manage a portfolio of communities, it takes time and effort you don’t really have to train them and get them up to speed with all of the issues facing the community associations they will be managing.
Instead of hiring new managers, consider adding HireSmart Virtual HOA Management Assistants to expand the capacity of your existing management team. Keep your existing management team as ‘executive managers’ with boots on the ground in your community, while your team of virtual employees assists them remotely.
Remote management assistants can take some of the burdens from your community association manager’s shoulders and help them put out fires before they become a raging inferno.
Your virtual management assistant can take on your manager’s bulging inbox to help identify and handle or delegate tasks as needed, such as:
With a HireSmart Virtual HOA Management Assistant, you can expand the capacity of your existing community management team and your community association managers can take back their workday to better represent your management company.
Help your managers stop fiddling with the small things and focus on the big picture stuff that their community really needs. HireSmart Virtual Employees is here to help. Book your 30-min discovery call today to start the process of getting paired with your new HOA Management Assistant.
Remember in that movie from way back, Jerry Maguire, when Cuba Gooding Jr. was always saying “Show me the money!”
If you’re like me and love a great deal, it’s more like saying “Show me the savings!”
Some people get fanatical about trying to make money, and I mean, count me in.
But there’s something about making a great deal and saving big money that just, I don’t know, makes me feel smart.
Wall Street is full of smart people, making money, knowing about how all the markets work. For me, though, I’m from Main Street and I grew up knowing that a penny saved is a penny earned.
Any type of savings has a better return on investment than the stock market. That’s because when it comes to savings, your investment is 0$.
And while it does take money to make money, it takes no money to save money. It’s literally an off the charts return on investment.
Here’s why I call myself a money saving expert. At HireSmart Virtual Employees, we save our clients between $25k and $30k per year for every employee hired through our agency.
Judith, a managing partner at one of our long term clients, gave us this quote:
"The hiring process and training that Anne provides is the best we have found. We have saved over $26,000/year PER Virtual Employee that we have hired. This has been a game changer for us and our business.”
Let me ask you something real quick – what other line item in your budget has that kind of potential for saving money?
If you could save $25k per year on, say travel expenses or equipment, that’s a no brainer, right? As long as the quality is the same or better, as long as your experience using the product is the same or better.
Our value proposition at HireSmart Virtual Employees is all about saving you money on labor costs while providing the same or better quality staff you might find anywhere else.
When you use HireSmart Virtual Employees to hire a full time staff member, you’ll have an extra $25k in your bank account. Where it belongs.
The stock market can give you great returns, but not those kinds of returns.
If you’re thinking about making some staff changes or adding a new employee to your team and you love getting a great deal that saves you money, click here to set up a free consultation.
I can promise you, we’re way more fun to talk to than a Wall Street stock broker.