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Virtual Assistant feasibility

Should I consider hiring a Virtual Assistant for my new small business, rather than a regular employee? 
The services of a Virtual Assistant (VA) may or may not be less expensive than hiring a an employee, depending on how much help is needed. But there may be more efficiencies accomplished with this relationship, because it allows for specific payment to be made for incremental tasks assigned without a long-term employment commitment.

When properly engaged Virtual Assistand allows an organization to focus its precious capital resources more on core competencies, such as innovating, selling and networking, rather than the multi-faceted impact -- payroll, taxes, benefits, office space, furniture and equipment, etc. -- of an employment relationship. 
Brain Trust contributor: President and CEO of Team Double-Click, Inc.
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