by Ray Hayes

Virtual assistant (VA) technology has come a long way from simple email management. Today VA tech can answer phones, schedule meetings, and even perform follow up tasks to keep you on the ball with both potential and current customers . What makes VA tech so valuable is that most of the basic tech is free! With so many tech solutions on the horizon, The Week has listed a few upcoming trends that all small business owners need to watch for in the future:

  1. According to a study from TINYpulse, “… 91 percent of remote workers feel they’re more productive at home.” VA is helping to increase this productivity by handling daily operations that were once necessary to perform in the presence of others. VA technology is growing close to the point where much of a small business operation can simply be automated.
  2. The cost of employing a VA is cheap when compared to a human. In addition to a decrease in salary and taxes on the payment, companies also don’t have to worry about other issues like Social Security and Medicare.

If you are interested in learning more about the remote worker’s experience and how to get the best out of the remote workplace, well look no further than the Remote Worker Report from TINYpulse.

TINYpulse is an employee engagement platform that gives businesses online tools to measure and improve company culture. Over 1,000 companies use TINYpulse to engage and develop high-performing teams, including Michelin, Stitch Fix, HubSpot, Deloitte, Airbnb, and Brooks Shoes & Apparel.

The benefits of virtual assistants (VA) for small businesses

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