Executive assistants are essential to a company’s daily operations. They are the conduits to your customers. They give the first impression and convey your company’s message, which is key for your new brand’s image. For every company, especially a startup, customers are extremely important for the future of your business.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS MATTER
In Micah Solomon’s article “Leadership is Swell, But Your Receptionist Makes or Breaks Your Business” he claims a “clueless receptionist today, a bankrupt business tomorrow”. His article provides the example of the Ritz Carlton Hotels rigorous training for their receptionists. This customer service focused approach is based on their belief that every single employee is a representation of the brand. Solomon believes that the “first and last impression creator is among the most important positions in your enterprise.” At Officense we share Solomon’s belief when training our Executive Assistants.
COST BURDEN OF EXECUTIVE ASSISTANTS
Now, I understand that a startup business may not always have the means to provide rigorous customer-service training for their employees. Or perhaps, even have the time to hire or train new employees at all. In an interview, a first-time business owner gave tips to make a successful startup company. Her #1 tip was to “Keep a Lean Team and Spend Wisely,” where she advises avoiding unnecessary hires and spending every dollar intentionally. This cost efficiency is what all startup business owners can connect with. As a business owner, having an executive assistant would allow you to use your time adequately. But there is simply not enough time or money to hire and train these employees. Minimum wage in Maryland is increasing and not to mention shelling out for benefits like healthcare, parking, and retirement. Keeping a full-time Executive Assistant may not fit the budget or be your best option.
OUR EXECUTIVE ASSISTANTS
Having professionally trained executive assistants who exude your new brand’s image, without having to spend time training, while staying on budget. I know what you are thinking- this is not possible for my business. Well, with Officense it is! At Officense you will have a team of executive assistants, both in office and virtually, who tailor services to your company’s needs. Our team comes at a fraction of the cost of hiring an assistant on your own. Finally, you gain a fully trained staff that will give your startup the great first impression it needs.
We have executive assistants to answer your calls, greet your clients, follow up with leads, schedule appointments, and much more. We also provide high-end business facilities with fully furnished dedicated and a la carte office space, as well as live 24/7 call answering services. Give Officense a call at (410) 814-7500 to meet your new staff and tour your new prestigious business location, today!