"Ask Me What I Do" | Lauren Gall - VaVa Virtual Assistants
This week we have Lauren Gall, chief and owner of VaVa Virtual Assistants
And you already KNOW we asked her, “what do you do?”
Hello Lauren, thank you for talking to all us networkers today. Let’s go ahead and tell us about your brand Va Va Virtual Assistants .
VaVa Virtual Assistants is a virtual assistance provider, serving clients of all sizes worldwide. Our U.S. based team specializes in administrative and marketing needs. We offer efficient and expert-level assistance via telecommuting, at a fraction of the cost of employing an in-person staff. Our goal is to allow time back in your day to focus on revenue generating tasks while we handle the back-office support.
How did you start and get interested in starting a virtual assistant business?
When I first graduated from college I started a job in sales, selling virtual receptionists and e-fax solutions. Most people I spoke to were small business owners and they all had a need but either didn't have the funds to hire someone in-house or they didn't need full-time support. I thought it was a unique approach that we could provide value to owners and save them time and money because they would pay a fraction of the cost of having a full-time employee. Not only that, they get time back to focus on building their business. With that, I ran with it and now 8.5 years later we have been serving clients worldwide with their Administrative and Marketing initiatives and providing value to them daily.
Out of all the small business owners you’ve met and talked to, is there anyone you’d like to work with?
We would like to collaborate and work with the business owner that has been in business for more than 3 years, know the value that outsourcing can bring to their business, and are ready to scale their business. We would also like to work with business coaches, speakers and consultants as that is our niche and we have been able to serve them well over the years.
Lastly, do you have any advice to give any other entrepreneurs that want to start their own business but struggle with networking?
I would say just try and put yourself out there as much as you can. Your business can only grow if you get your name out there, so go out on a limb. There are going to be many things that are hard about being an entrepreneur, however perseverance will be your best friend.
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