Name: Linda Hansen
Company: Paperless VA (Virtual Accounting)
Mission & Purpose: to help you free up time to do what you do best. My Success is defined by the success of your business.
Phone: 707 217-3962
Contact me here.
What is a Virtual Assistant (VA)?
A Virtual Assistant provides tech skills often needed in smaller companies and performs tasks that can free up time for company leaders to focus on growth and expanding sales and services.
A VA is a professional like your accountant, executive coach or plumber and may perform services ranging from administrative to marketing. Linda Hansen, Founder of PVA, works as an independent contractor, requiring only a 1099-Misc at tax time.
5 Reasons to Hire a VA (Me!)
Less expensive for your company than hiring a full or part time "employee"
A VA supplies their own office space, supplies and equipment
No Payroll, Tax Withholding, Workers Compensation, Unemployment
No paid time off, health insurance, or other benefits
VA business services, software and fees are completely tax deductible
6 Ways to Partner with PVA
Someone to keep an eye on your bottom line; Bookkeeping, spreadsheets, financial goals and scorecard, charts and reports
Website/Blog design & management to help your customers find you
Help with implementing new technologies; stay ahead of the pack and free up time to do what you do best
Social media marketing to develop and maintain relationships with customers
Built-in business coach and fellow entrepreneur
Someone who "has your back" while you're away from your desk
Linda Hansen is a Certified ProAdvisor for Quickbooks Online, as well as having several years experience with Quickbooks Desktop, Freshbooks and Wave. Please see my bookkeeping page for more details about about financial services and pricing.
Contact me to set up a discovery call and see how we might work together. If we're a good fit, I'll review your financials, determine the state of your books and create your personalized Scope of Work document and quote.
Websites and Social Media
Small businesses with limited advertising budgets can get broad exposure with a simple website, some social media marketing, and an engaging blog.
PVA can help by:
designing and managing websites (Wix, Squarespace, Wordpress)
posting client blogs and videos
broadcasting email announcements
designing and distributing newsletters
scheduling social media posts
proofing and editing blog content
expanding current services and reach
maintaining email list
These activities help build a solid customer base with whom the client company maintains an ongoing and mutually beneficial relationship. This is NOT old-style telemarketing or unsolicited mail. Social Media Marketing is a two-way street where you're providing valuable information, education or advice, and your followers are responding with interest, trust and engagement in your company.
Why the name Paperless VA?
While working in healthcare, I helped implement environmentally sound, sustainable purchasing practices. Aside from sustainable food and farming practices, much of what we were able to accomplish had to do with reducing the office paper and single-use plastic supplies used in the health system.
To continue the work on my own, my goal for Paperless VA is to create an "environmentally friendly" business, which partly means striving for a "Paperless" office. Don't worry, I won't force my views on you, but if you're interested in making a difference, you, too, can have help save the earth by:
Printing to PDF file vs. Paper (no more messy file drawers)
Proofing/editing documents on screen
Marking up documents on screen
Sharing documents via Dropbox or other Cloud services vs. print
Scanning documents to file vs. copying/printing
Providing free cloud storage/backup for clients
Using email vs. snail mail
Going "Paperless" at all banking and billing sites
Shredding & composting sensitive documents
Recycling all other office paper that can't be composted
Encouraging others to think twice before printing!
Best of all, my office is entirely run on clean, solar electricity!
Online Bookkeeping and Accounting
Social Media Marketing