A Research Guru Always at Hand
By Mary Mateus // Virtual Hero
Looking up for information, organizing data, and generating reports can become repetitive duties. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to streamline these processes while ensuring that everything is properly handled. Through a combination of guidance and commitment, our virtual assistants (VAs) can facilitate your research tasks with a fraction of the hassle.
In this edition of our blog, we’ll discuss some research essentials and how to get you started with having these quality tasks managed by our VAs.
Research at different levels is always a must.
When it comes to research, entrepreneurs often find themselves juggling multiple tasks at one time. Below are some examples of how a virtual assistant can be of great help to carry out different kinds of research.
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IDENTIFY POTENTIAL INVESTORS FOR AN UPCOMING EVENT
The planning of upcoming events including the finding of potential investors can become an arduous task. With a careful revision of organizations and companies, a VA can make research efforts a true asset to your business. To accomplish this they search for organizations, compile important information regarding potential investors, refine the findings to create reports, and reach out to investors via email.
SCOUT FOR TALENT DURING YOUR NEXT ROUND OF HIRING
Recruiting and selecting the right staff members at your team is always a big challenge. Our virtual assistants can post job announcements via Linkedin, revise profiles and curriculums of candidates to make sure that they meet the profile’s criteria, select the best candidates, contact potential candidates, set up interviews, provide reports on the best candidates, assist with employment paperwork, support you on the onboarding process.
IDENTIFY CLIENT PROSPECTS BASED ON TARGET CUSTOMER PROFILES
One of the ways for businesses to be on constant growth is to get new customers. This means developing different marketing strategies and campaigns to find and attract them. Our team of virtual assistants plays a key role in this process by revising target customer profiles, looking for different organizations and people that might be interested in your products and services using particular databases (e.g., Linkedin, Instagram), and compiling findings for you into the format of your preference.
FIND OFFICE SPACE AND CO-WORKING FACILITIES
Are you relocating and looking for new office space? Do you often travel and enjoy working on co-working facilities? Whether you are a leading professional or a business person, our VAs can assist you in that process. They can go through databases to check office spaces making sure to choose the ones that meet your personal criteria, reach out to companies to find the best deals available, research coworking locations in any city you are visiting, and check their fees and policies to find out what the best options are.
PREPARE RESEARCH REPORTS AROUND INDUSTRY AND MARKET DATA
Does your business need to make decisions around particular industry activities or market data? There are plenty of key metrics that a VA can help you to track. They can compile all the data necessary to create reports, organize the information accordingly, analyze the necessary information to provide conclusions, check new sources to compare information, and come up with detailed reports to track progress over time.
SOLICIT PRICE QUOTES FROM MULTIPLE VENDORS FOR ANY PROJECT
The development of any project or event demands the effort of different members of a team and external partners. Our VAs will help you perform these detailed activities. They can research different websites to find the best options available, create spreadsheets to organize the information collected, get in touch with vendors to discuss their proposals, and provide a detailed summary of potential vendors.
No matter what business you are in, research at different levels is always a must. Although research entails a set of repetitive activities, the processes and strategies employed by our team of VAs can significantly ease the process as a whole and free up your valuable time.
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