Christmas. It might be the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be pretty bloody stressful at times! Especially if you’re a business owner. There is so much to do and mountains of tasks to stay on top of for your personal and home life in the run up to the Christmas break, it’s enough to make your head explode. But fear not! Your VA is here to help. After all, your VA is there to make your life easier – and that includes Christmas! Here’s a few things we could do to help.
Organising Christmas Gifts
Corporate Christmas gifts are a wonderful thing to do, and there are a lot of advantages to sending them. From improving customer relations and brand loyalty to converting prospects and even reaching a new audience – they’re often on the to-do list. But many business owners never get round to actually sending them because there is simply too much time and energy that goes into getting it all organised. This is where a VA is worth their weight in gold, because they can handle it all for you. Sourcing ideas, finding suppliers, creating recipient databases, paying invoices and arranging postage – you don’t have to worry about any of it. Instead, just give your VA a budget and relax knowing your corporate gifts are taken care of.
Manage Your Diary
The end of the year should be your time to relax, recharge and reflect, giving you the space to start planning for the next. But Christmas parties and festive gatherings keep coming, and the diary can fill up very quickly. Before you know it, you have no time left at all! A VA can help you mange your diary over the holiday season, arranging and booking both business meetings and family functions using their organisational skills and making sure you have that ‘you time’ booked in as well.
Arrange Your Christmas Party
Who doesn’t love a good party? Christmas is a time full of them, and they’re a great way to show your appreciation to your clients and your employees alike. But they can be time-consuming to organise, and the number of options out there can make your head hurt! Enough that some business owners avoid doing them at all. But we firmly believe in the festive spirit, and the best way to get on board is to let your VA handle it. Ask them to send the invitation, track RSVPs, book a venue, arrange the menus and more. This means your party will run smoothly, and allows you to focus on other tasks while knowing that your company Christmas bash will be a blast.
Responding To Emails
Want to take a nice long break, but worried about how your inbox will look when you get back? Or just want to make sure you don’t miss something critical while you’re away? We know the feeling! But a big part of a VAs job is keeping an eye on your inbox, and this includes over the Christmas period. A good VA can monitor your inbox, keep your social media accounts updated and reply to emails on your behalf, so you can enjoy a relaxing Christmas break and come back to a clear inbox and a good start to the new year.
At Your Admin Hub, we know it can be difficult to turn off from work when it’s your own business. But you really need to – it’s the only way you can come back in the new year recharged, with lots of new ideas and plenty of energy too. So give yourself a break, and enjoy some well deserved time off! If you’re worried about how to do that, get in touch with us and see how we could help you make Christmas easier this year.