4 Ways a VA Can Assist Your Construction Company
Posted on 2nd September 2021 at 14:22
How can a virtual assistant work with your construction company?
If you work in construction, you might find that your day-to-day operations quickly start spilling over into evenings and weekends. Between drowning in paperwork and trying to organise multiple projects, the workload that comes along with running a construction business can seem endless.
You may feel put off by the idea of hiring full-time staff. After all, construction is not typically an office-based industry.
But virtual assistants are a valuable (and often underrated) resource for construction businesses. A VA could provide the kind of flexible helping hand that will work perfectly alongside the ebb and flow of your company.
Here are 4 ways a virtual assistant could support your construction business.
Running a construction business is nothing if not unpredictable. The opportunities for construction companies can fluctuate with the economy, the housing market and even the seasons. Your business may go through quieter and (significantly) busier periods.
It may not make sense to hire full-time staff when you won’t be needing full-time assistance. The construction industry is founded on flexibility, so your staff need to be flexible as well.
Hiring a VA could give you the ability to delegate during busier seasons without taking on the expense of full-time staff. You only pay for the time that you need and for the workload that you currently have.
A VA is there to lend a hand when you need it most!
Seeing as most of your day-to-day operations are on a specific site, it may not be feasible for you to have in-house staff to run the admin side of things. You may not have a main office or somewhere for administrators to work.
The appeal of a virtual assistant is that they can help you and your business from anywhere. No matter which client or job you are working on, a VA can still provide support for your business. Between phone calls and online apps, you can easily keep in touch with your VA and save money on renting office space!
A lot of construction companies gain new clients through word-of-mouth and recommendations, but if you are looking to scale your business, having an online presence is fundamental. Almost everything is moving online, and the construction industry is going with it.
Having a well-kept website ensures that your business keeps growing and reaching new customers. It also provides existing customers a place to leave glowing reviews of your work!
If you are running a construction business, building and maintaining a website might not be in your skillset or you just might not have the time. A virtual assistant who specializes in website maintenance and/or social media can ensure your business keeps up with the times. A VA works seamlessly in the background of your business, so you can rest assured knowing that your online presence is in good hands.
Working in construction usually involves spinning a lot of different plates. It can be difficult keeping up with new projects and manage existing ones.
A virtual assistant can not only provide help in organising your workload but can also streamline the process, making things more manageable.
Sometimes it is difficult to see the bigger picture of your business when you are so heavily involved in it all. A VA could help you see things from a new perspective and perhaps lend a hand to make things more efficient. This will save you time and money in the long run.
If you'd like to learn more about how virtual assistants can help you organise your business, we can also recommend our blog called 'Why Use a Virtual Assistant?'. Click here to give it a read!
ExecProVA provides a no-obligation chat to help you decide if a VA is right for your business. With an experienced group of skilled virtual assistants, our VAs work flexibly as part of your team.
Get in touch via the ‘Contact’ section of our website to find out how we can help!
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