What exactly is a Virtual Assistant
A virtual assistant is an independent contractor that provides administrative, project management, and creative support to business professionals remotely.
What do you mean by "A virtual assistant is an independent contractor"?
An independent contractor is self-employed and contracted to provide services that have previously been agreed upon. Generally speaking, independent contractors control their own time and how the work will be performed. This person is NOT an employee.
For Employees -- Employers must "withhold income taxes, withhold and pay Social Security and Medicare taxes, and pay unemployment tax on wages paid to an employee" (IRS.Gov)
Why should I hire a Virtual Assistant?
Why should you NOT hire a virtual assistant? :-) There are so many tasks to complete and goals to meet within your business. Wouldn't it be nice to have someone that is dedicated to helping your business thrive? Hey! You may be able to finally take that vacation that you've been putting off due to your massive to-do list. If that's not enough motivation, here are the top 5 reasons why we believe you should hire a VA:
Who doesn't like to save money? When you hire VYA, you only pay for the hours that you need. Plus, you will save a substantial amount on overhead, employee benefits, and new hire expenses.
We all need an accountability partner. Your Virtual Assistant can help you stay on top of your tasks and deadlines.
Free Up Time
Whether it is time to work on bigger projects or time for yourself, your VA has you covered!
Here at VYA Solutions we pride ourselves on providing your company with top-notch virtual administrative services with professionalism, efficiency, and precision in mind. Our whole existence is based on providing you with quality work.
If you do not have well-documented processes in place yet, a VA can assist in creating these processes.
Can I have my Virtual Assistant sign a non-compete agreement?
No. Often times non-compete agreements cannot be enforced against independent contractors because it would cause a forfeit of profit. For example, if you hire VYA Solutions to create a logo for your restaurant and a non-compete clause is involved, VYA Solutions could not design a logo for another restaurant. This could impede our ability to secure sales.
By having your VA sign a non-compete agreement, you would also risk the possibility of re-classifying them as an employee. This could subject the company to penalties, overtime pay, and workers compensation insurance.
Instead of non-compete agreements, we recommend nondisclosure, non-solicitation or confidentiality agreements.