6 Ways a Virtual Assistant can take the stress out of Christmas

For busy entreprenuers the run up to Christmas can be the most stressful.

Whether it’s your busiest period, or you’re just trying to fit everything into a short month, there’s a lot to do before New Year’s Eve.

Here are 6 ways a Virtual Admin Assistant can help over the festive period and be ready to start the New Year with an orderly to-do list.
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1. Send a Newsletter

Need to tell your customer about your last minute offers, latest news, or regular top tips? Your Virtual Assistant can send out a seasonal newsletter to your mailing list for you. Wish your clients a Happy Christmas and let them know your plans for next year.

2. Holiday research

Are you already thinking of next year’s holiday? Your VA can research and book flights, hotels, car hire, holiday childcare or plan your diary so you can fit in that short New Year break.

3. Social media

Are you looking forward to closing the doors over Christmas, shutting down your laptop and switching off from work for a couple of days or weeks, but you still need to be active on social media! Your VA can schedule some festive content for you so that you keep continuity while you relax.

Have you updated your social media or website with your Christmas and New Year opening hours? If you’re closing early or having reduced hours then make sure you tell your clients in advance.

4. Debt Chasing

Still have few outstanding payments due from earlier in the year? It can be a difficult conversation for some when invoices are going unpaid.  Now’s the time to chase them, so all loose ends are tied up before the year-end. Your VA can help with sending out reminders or follow clients up further to avoid bad debts.

4. Office Management

How is your office at the end of the year? With personal tax returns due and GDPR regulations maybe your office systems just aren’t working for you.  We can help with organising, filing and archiving paperwork.

Avoid the stress of tax preparations, using your VA to organize your receipts and prepare a spreadsheet of income and expenses to get you ready for the bookkeeper and accountant.

5. Planning for 2019

Are you ready to start planning your strategy for next year? CotswoldColleague-Christmas blog -virtual admin assistantConsistency is the key with social media and having a plan is what puts it all together. Your VA can help review your leads from last year,  create a marketing calendar and assist with implementing your marketing plan.

Looking at doing more on Facebook next year? Maybe setting up Instagram account? A Virtual Assistant can help you put those plans into action.

6. Get ahead!

Make a start getting next year’s calendar filled up. Setting reminders for meetings, seasonal marketing, trade fairs order deadlines can be planned into your online calendar.

A Virtual Assistant can help you start 2019 feeling supported, organised and ready to make it your best year yet! Contact Cotswold Colleague to see how we can help.