Hi guys! It’s Sophie here from Resource Worldwide. I just wanted to share with you this blog as we approach the end of a turbulent, and unpredictable year. I’ve been spending some time thinking about and reflecting on our businesses. Over the course of this year, not only have our businesses grow, but we’ve been fortunate enough to see our clients’ businesses experience significant growth in both revenue and team size. 

Unfortunately, according to a study completed by King’s Business School in October of this year, it looks like the stories of success our clients have shared with us are the minority. The study stated that in the UK, 6 million small businesses were at risk of closing down in the next 12 months as a direct result of the COVID pandemic. Now, personally, I usually default to being optimistic in most situations, but to be frank, this number terrifies me. 

I am passionate about helping business owners build their businesses, increase their revenue and free up their time. I love nothing more than seeing our clients running incredible businesses that they are so proud of, and spending their time doing the things that they love to do. So, I find the thought of so many businesses, which were no doubt set upon these same foundations and beliefs at risk of being shut down, absolutely heartbreaking. 

I just want you to know that if your business has been affected at all by COVID, there is an alternative and cost-effective solution, to not only getting your businesses back on track but also to actually see it grow and thrive in these challenging and unprecedented times. 

By working with highly skilled virtual experts in this last year, our clients have been able to reach out to more customers, provide a higher level of customer service, execute focused and relevant sales strategies, and overall have the resources to just be better than their competitors. As virtual assistants are so cost-effective compared to other staffing solutions, our clients have had extra budgets to put towards marketing, product development, and bring onboard additional team members so that they’re able to get in front of more potential customers, with better products and services, instead of being forced to pull back like others have had to.

Instead of spending every minute of their time trying to save their businesses, by delegating out to virtual assistants, our clients have actually had extra time to do the things that they love to do. So much so, several of them actually chose to spend the last lockdown overseas. They got the confidence that there are skilled and experienced virtual experts who are going to look after their businesses. 

If you need any support in your business or have been impacted by the pandemic, then, please visit our website and get in touch. We would love to have a chat, and see how working with our virtual expert teams can do the same for you!

Sophie
Resource Worldwide
resourceworldwide.co.uk