VA Help for Start Up Businesses

Every small business needs a helping hand at times and a start up business could probably do with more support than others. So what and how can a Virtual Assistant assist a start up?

Research
If you are in the research phase of your business idea then a Virtual Assistant can help you carry out market research to help you collect valuable data. We can conduct customer questionnaires, mail shots, direct marketing and personalised telephone calls and emails. We will present our findings in an easy to read document to enable you to target specific market areas/potential suppliers and understand your customer base, consumer trends and what areas are likely to be the most profitable.

Connections
At Red Desk we have spent many years building up a trusted network of connections based on our own experiences or those of clients, and also visits to networking groups. If you are looking to work with or hire a certain person then we can help you find the right connection. We recently helped a client pull together a team for charity grant applications found via our various networks.

Company Set Up
Having set up our own company (and assisted others with rebranding), we know what steps you need to go through in order to start trading. From registering at Companies House to finding the right business name, we can help you get on your feet.

Start UpsWebsites
One of the main ways clients will find you is via your website. We work closely with website designers to ensure your website is up and running in a timely fashion. We can also recommend graphic designers and manage your social media and SEO in-house.

Admin
In the early days of your business, you will be focussing on developing your product/ideas and building leads. A VA can be in the background supporting you by ordering your business cards, inputting sales leads into a CRM or designing your invoice template. We would suggest regular catch up meetings and we can suggest other tasks we could take on as appropriate.

Recruitment
Once your business starts to grow, you will want to take on new staff. Red Desk can help with the preparation of job descriptions and candidate criteria, advertising roles, CV review and selection, interviewing candidates, obtaining references and verifying documents plus other HR tasks as they crop up.

Setting up a new business is an exciting journey, and we’d like to be part of it. Contact us today to discuss any aspects mel@reddesk.co.uk

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