My services are different from the more traditional secretarial pools working on occasional transactional projects. I work with my clients in an ongoing collaborative capacity to provide across the board administrative services. As a partner in business, I take on the administrative burden, which allows you more time to generate more income, relax and give you breathing room. I work with you creating systems and procedure to aid you in your business success.
This video from the Administrative Consultants Association explains it well!
Examples of Services:
- Calendar Management
- Client Relationship Management (ezine, newsletters)
- Database Entry & Management
- Social Media Management
- Reputation Monitoring (Online)
- Draft Correspondence
- Electronic File Management
- Internet Research
- Marketing Support
- Proofreading and Editing
- Word Processing
- Database Entry and Management
- Automate your processes to make things easier on YOU
These are just the “Hard Skills” that I bring to the table. Hard skills can be learned fairly easily. On the other hand, “Soft Skills” are those that are most valued and much harder to learn. And, ironically, easier to dismiss when doing a self-evaluation.
Below are some of the valuable, less tangible, “Soft Skills” that I readily bring to the table:
- Critical Thinker
- Problem Solver
- Able Minded
- Able to Grasp Complex Concepts
- Sense of Humor
- Self Motivated
- Great People Skills
One of the great things about working with others is the opportunity to discuss the business at hand – to brainstorm ideas. When you are a solo professional, you often need another viewpoint from someone that knows your business. That is just one of the many advantages of working in a collaborative relationship with an Administrative Professional. I get to know you and your business and how it is run. We can discuss ideas and I can offer another perspective, but always with your business in mind. Remember: When you succeed, I succeed.
I choose to work with a few select clients who pay a monthly retainer. Retainer packages are based on the value I provide and is individualized based on each client’s needs. However, the minimum amount of time I work with any one client is 10 hours per month. Anything less does not allow me to provide a truly meaningful level of value and support.
HOW IT ALL WORKS
You may be wondering how I can be of assistance without being in your office, or at least in the same town. The technology to work at a distance has been around for a number of years and much of it is very user-friendly. And because there are so many options, together we will find the ones that work best. Most of the time, however, it only requires emailing each other – it really is that simple!
In our consultation we will determine if we are a well suited to work together. This can be the make or break thing in any relationship. We will discuss what seems to be eating away at your time. I will want to learn a bit about your business model and what you hope we can achieve together. And finally I will want to know a little bit about you personally. I will also answer questions about myself and how I work to make your life easier.
Once we start working together we will conduct a work study. Don’t worry, it’s painless! It will help me to learn your business quickly and ascertain how I can be of the greatest service to you. The first 3 months are usually the adjustment period, where I get to know the specifics of your business and you learn to let go of the tasks that are eating away at your time.