Virtual Assistants – An Eco-Friendly Small Businesses Solution

How better to support the ecological global "greening" effort than to utilize the services of a professional that needs no SUV to commute?

Businesses choosing to hire vs. traditional employees are helping to reduce the negative environmental effects of greenhouse gases by eliminating the need for those professionals to commute.

The International Virtual Assistants Association defines a Virtual Assistant as “an independent entrepreneur providing administrative, creative and/or technical services. Utilizing advanced technological modes of communication and data delivery, a professional VA assists clients in his/her area of expertise from his/her own office on a contractual basis."

In addition to the pollution issue, Jill Chongva, an independent VA based in Canada, explains that the eco-employment movement supports the hiring of independent contractors as a way of reducing the necessity for larger and more energy-consuming offices.

According to her article on entitled "Virtual Assistants On Cutting Edge of Eco-Employment," studies have shown that not only are their significant financial savings associated with hiring virtual assistants vs. traditional employees, but productivity increases when workers are given flexibility as to when and how they work.

For more information on hiring a virtual assistant, visit the archives of this weblog. To read Ms. Chongva's article, visit this link…

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