Your to do list gone!
Louise Berkhauer, Freelance PA offers a Freelance PA service (or Virtual Assistance) to businesses based in Bournemouth and the surrounding areas. Virtual Assistant Bournemouth
More commonly known as a Virtual Assistant, I work remotely or from your office space, assisting you with all the tasks that an employed Personal Assistant or Secretary would do.
What is a Freelance PA or VA? How does it work?
A virtual assistant (VA) is an experienced professional PA who is able to offer flexible regular or adhoc business support when it is required. Using a freelance PA provides you with the assistance you need, as and when you need it, without the requirement for a full time employee and the financial commitments that go with full employment of a professional administration and operations support team.
Working remotely in most cases, so I don't take up your valuable office space, I operate completely under your business brand, working in partnership with you to deliver your business as you require it.
It is vital for you to trust the people you work alongside who are involved in delivering your business to your customers. It is important to conduct a face to face meeting so I am able to fully understand your requirements and we can agree that I am the right ‘fit’ for you and your business.
Using a freelance PA guarantees you consistency in service delivery for both you and your clients without the problems which can be associated with hiring temporary staff. The best thing is your clients will never know that you have a Virtual PA if you don't want them to - they simply think you are fantastically organised and efficient! Virtual Assistant Bournemouth
The list is quite endless here although there are a number of services which I am able to assist with, providing you with the time and space to achieve your business or personal goals:
Business soundboard - discussing your business ideas & brainstorming strategy; one of my most popular services. Great for sole traders and small business owners looking to test or discuss business plans and seek advice on how best to implement them.
Marketing Assistance - creative ideas, strategy creation and implementation. I class myself as "the marketing stepping stone!" when you need to market yourself but your business cannot afford a full consultancy at this stage.
Events Management - ideas, planning, implementation and supervision. Born with a keen eye for detail and loving a lengthy to-do list be prepared for a "wow" event!
PA/Secretarial/Administration - database update, meeting minutes, copy typing, report writing, filing - the list goes on. All those bits that you hate doing or don't have time to do but need to be done to keep your business ticking over efficiently.
Web Content - updating your website & blogging for your business. Regular website updates help keep you current and improve your google ranking at the same time.
Operations & Systems Analysis - is your business not operating as smoothly as you would like? I can help assess your business operations and systems for ways to improve efficiency and working practices ultimately saving your money and time.
The list above is far from exhaustive so if you have an idea of what you would like to release from your business, get in touch to see if I can help.
What my customers say...
"Louise continues to support my business with no task being too much trouble. I now have the time to focus on my business, become more efficient and more importantly profitable".
Sam Ross, Professional Watersports Coach & Trainer
"Louise is the consumate professional and is passionate about the Chamber. Flexible, responsive to our needs and always ready for a challenge, I would not hesitate to recommend her services".
President of Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce
"Louise supports our business with a variety of tasks that we simply do not have time to do. She is highly professional, with a complete understanding for the need for confidentiality due to the natute of our work. We trust her entirely with sensitive information and to deal with our customers in a professional manner - we would not hesitate to reommend".
Anonymous legal services client, Bournemouth
"As a growing business I could not afford to recruit a full time member of staff as have no premises or budget to do so. Using Louise as a flexible staffing option was the perfect fit. She is my PA but without the permanent salary expense!"
Confidential Client (Personal Trainer), Bournemouth
I am fully insured!
Why is this important?
Your business, office space and data are protected because I am. Accidents do happen - it is crucial that whoever you outsource to, that they are insured to protect your business.