It's holiday season! Great for morale, not so great for business.
Wize, as always, has the solution! Here are our top do’s and don’ts of dealing with holiday cover!
DON’T try to take on the work yourself
You might think you have the time, but if you had to hire someone in the first place, chances are you’re already busy enough. A virtual assistant can be paid per call or by the hour so you’ll only be paying for what you need.
DON’T pass work on to other departments
As above, if you have separate employees for separate tasks then there’s probably a good reason for it. If you pass work onto someone who doesn’t have the time or expertise to get the job done quickly and correctly then you’re wasting money and will be making both your team and customers unhappy. Which leads us to….
DON’T hinder your customer service!
Getting stressed because you’re taking on extra work can leave you short tempered and prone to mistakes. You may also find yourself missing calls, be late in responding to emails and find your standard of work slipping.
DON’T spend time training temporary staff
Spending your valuable time training up temporary employees can be a huge drain, but with a virtual assistant, you don’t have to worry about training someone from scratch as they will already be well versed in call answering etiquette and a wide range of administration tasks.
DO hire Wize Virtual Admin!A virtual assistant from Wize Virtual Admin is the perfect solution to your holiday cover woes. Unlike other virtual assistants, Wize has a diverse and dedicated team who specialise in different areas. So whether it’s call answering, bookkeeping, diary keeping or social media marketing, we’ve got you covered!
Give us a call on 02921 202 130 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
The standard fine for using a smartphone while driving is £200 and six penalty points on your licence, but if your case goes to court you could face a £1,000 fine.As a small business, we understand the need for entrepreneurs and small business owners to keep themselves fed and watered, and paying at a drive thru using your smartphone may seem like second nature.
Following the news that she has been shortlisted as Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the Entrepreneur Wales Awards , Cariann is delighted announce that she has been named a finalist in the Entrepreneur of the Year category for a second year in a row at the Caerphilly Business Forum Awards!
The Caerphilly Business Forum Awards are considered one of Wales’s most hotly contested and prestigious business awards. Rewarding success and recognising business excellence within Caerphilly County Borough over the last 12 months, the Awards are open to businesses of all sizes and from all sectors who can compete for one of 9 coveted titles.
On being shortlisted alongside fellow Welsh ICE members , Founder Gareth Jones and DW Studio David Wiffen, Cariann said:
“It’s always an honour to be shortlisted for an award, but especially so when I can share the night with the amazing entrepreneurs working out of Welsh ICE. I’m proud to be part of the growing business community in Caerphilly and look forward to celebrating on the night with friends and family.”
The Caerphilly Business Forum will be celebrating the 15th anniversary gala awards dinner on Friday 18th November 2016 - hosted by BBC Wales TV Presenter Jamie Owen at Bryn Meadows Golf, Hotel & Spa. Sounds like it's going to be a good night!
With only two months to go until the end of the year, you might be thinking about getting that paper work under control ready for the New Year or finally starting that business card database you've been putting off since January. Problem is -all these little tasks have a tendency to pile up and you can easily end up getting swamped and compromising your time with more important work.
One of the biggest mistakes an entrepreneur can make when starting out or growing a business is trying to wear too many hats. Trying to run every aspect of a business alone is a sure fire way to start missing deadlines and lose that all important work-life balance.
A lot of people may be put off by the thought of hiring a personal assistant to deal with the smaller (but essential) tasks of running a business as they can’t afford to hire someone full time, or even guarantee what hours their PA will be getting each week.We can offer an alternative. Wize offers a great way of outsourcing some of those smaller tasks to relieve your workload as you can give us as little or as much work as you want and know you’ll get be getting the tasks done quickly and efficiently by a skilled team.
Some of the tasks we can help with are: