Why Hiring In The Summer Is The Right Time

Riding the Summer Wave: Why Hiring a Virtual Assistant Makes Perfect Sense

It’s summertime, and if you’re a therapist or clinic owner, you likely know, this sunny season can bring a dip in therapy client traffic. Whether it’s due to vacations, sun-soaked adventures, or just a general slowing down, summer often spells a little breathing room in our busy calendars. So, what’s the silver lining to this seasonal lull? It’s the perfect time to consider hiring a virtual assistant (VA), and here’s why.

Investing in Future Growth

Now, I know, I hear that little voice in your head saying, “Hire extra help when business is slow? Really?” But stay with me for a moment. This is all about investing in your practice’s future growth. Summer may be less busy, but we both know that come September, that’s likely to change quickly. The autumn rush will soon be here, and that’s when you’ll be glad you have extra administrative support.

Tackling the Admin Wave

Think about the time spent on managing emails, scheduling appointments, updating client records, and invoicing. These necessary tasks can pile up like a looming administrative tsunami. It’s not the best use of your time and certainly isn’t why you chose a career in therapy. You’re in this to make a positive difference in people’s lives, not to juggle phone calls and paperwork.

A virtual assistant can take on these administrative chores, leaving you free to focus on what truly matters – your clients. Plus, with your VA handling the back-office tasks, you can devote more time to professional development, expanding your practice, or just getting some well-deserved rest.


Making it Rain (in a Good Way!)

Hiring a VA isn’t just smart; it’s cost-effective too. Your VA is an employee at Timely, which means no need to worry about payroll, taxes, or office equipment. You only pay for the hours worked.

By using a virtual assistant, you essentially convert fixed costs (like a full-time salary) into variable costs that can be increased or decreased as necessary. This flexibility is fantastic for balancing your clinic’s finances, especially in quieter periods.

Preparing for the Future

Summer is a great time to review and revamp your clinic’s processes. Your VA can help streamline your administrative systems, organize client records, and improve overall efficiency. They can also get up to speed with your specific needs and tools during these quieter days, so they’re already a vital member of your team when things get busier.

Hiring a VA in the summer isn’t about trying to fill quieter days with more work – it’s about preparing for future success. When the waves of appointments come rolling back in, you won’t be scrambling to stay afloat. Instead, it will be smooth sailing with a well-prepared VA by your side.

In the therapy world, we often encourage our clients to take proactive steps for their mental health. Now it’s your turn to be do the same with your clinic’s health.

Hire a virtual assistant this summer and get ready to ride the waves of your most successful seasons yet!

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