by Charlotte L. Hanna CMO/Director of PMR/CMBS Global
Virtual Assistants (VAs) are broadly defined as independent entrepreneurs providing professional administrative, secretarial and clerical, creative, managerial, technical, business office and/or personal support services. CMBS Global Virtual Assistants provide clients "at-the-office productivity" supplied by qualified staff, without the overhead of a physical building or costly equipment, while adhering to a strict code of integrity, honesty and due diligence.
Most VAs offer support for other online entrepreneurs via a variety of skills in technology, software and programs that keep the day-to-day operations of an online business running smoothly – otherwise known as Back Office Services. Some also provide Online Business Management, attending to administrative tasks for the business owner. Virtual Assistant companies may also include creative services such as graphic design, content writing, proofing and editing, web design and development and SEO…all major contributions to setting up, growing and maintaining a successful online business.