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She is AMAZING. I have nothing but positive feedback to share on her. In fact, I've been thinking about getting another one if you can find more like her.
Jason Shapiro
Founder at eighty2i
My assistant is great. She's hard-working, smart, diligent, and creative in problem-solving. We've also really enjoyed her personality and friendliness.
Taylor West
Chief of Staff at New Approach PAC
I'm a startup with unpredictable, mostly-urgent needs, and a limited budget. Through Persona I can hire talent that I know will be smart, trainable, diligent, and affordable in a matter of weeks without any of the normal hiring and employment hassle. The core team is also super responsive. Persona is a no-brainer.
Maddy Nguyen
Founder of TalentDrop
I'm not saying this because I was asked to give a testimonial... I'm saying this because it's true: The Persona process has provided tangible value for remarkably low effort and great value. We essentially plugged in a top tier team member with a phenomenal effort and output in a few days.
Gardner Loulan
Cofounder of REACH
My assistant has exceeded our expectations in every respect. We tell her what we need and she just figures it out and gets it done without any handholding. The value we are receiving is incredible.
Chris Olin
Head of Finance, NVE Experience Agency
Persona has been game-changing for us! We now hire all of our remote administrative roles through them because the quality of the talent is so much higher than when we try to recruit for these roles ourselves.
Julie Nguyen
CEO of Methodology
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What Are Startup Generalist Virtual Executive Assistants?

Startup Generalists are professionals with a diverse skill set and broad knowledge base, capable of handling various tasks and responsibilities within a startup environment. Their versatility and adaptability make them invaluable assets for startups, as they can address a wide range of challenges and contribute to the overall success and growth of the business.

Many startups attempt to manage these challenges by multitasking or hiring multiple specialists, which can be costly and time-consuming. A virtual executive assistant (VEA) can provide a more efficient and effective solution by offering a wide range of skills and expertise tailored to your startup’s needs.

What Are The Benefits Of Hiring A Virtual Executive Assistant For Startup Generalists?

Hiring a virtual executive assistant with startup generalist expertise can lead to improved productivity, efficiency, and overall success for your startup. They can handle a wide range of tasks and responsibilities, allowing you to focus on core business functions. Here are some specific benefits:

1. Cost-Effective Solution

Virtual executive assistants are a cost-effective alternative to hiring multiple specialists or full-time employees. You only pay for the hours they work, and there are no additional expenses for office space, equipment, or benefits.

2. Time-Saving

A VEA can take on various tasks, freeing up your time to focus on strategic planning, networking, and growing your business. Their expertise in managing multiple responsibilities efficiently ensures that your startup runs smoothly.

3. Flexibility and Scalability

Virtual executive assistants can adapt to your startup’s changing needs and scale their services as your business grows. They can easily adjust their working hours and tasks to suit your requirements, offering a flexible solution for your startup.

4. Access to a Diverse Skill Set

VEAs with startup generalist expertise possess a wide range of skills and knowledge, making them capable of handling various tasks and responsibilities. This versatility allows them to contribute to multiple aspects of your startup’s success.

5. Improved Focus on Core Business Functions

By delegating tasks to a VEA, you can concentrate on core business functions such as product development, marketing, and customer relations. This focus will enable you to drive your startup’s growth and success more effectively.

How to Leverage a Virtual Executive Assistant for Your Startup

Utilizing a virtual executive assistant for your startup involves employing their diverse skill set and expertise to address various challenges and tasks. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you leverage a VEA for your startup:

Step 1: Identify Your Startup’s Needs

Assess your startup’s current challenges and requirements to determine which tasks and responsibilities a VEA can handle effectively.

Step 2: Set Clear Goals and Expectations

Establish specific goals and expectations for your VEA, ensuring they understand their role and responsibilities within your startup.

Step 3: Delegate Tasks and Responsibilities

Assign tasks and responsibilities to your VEA based on their expertise and your startup’s needs. These tasks may include administrative support, project management, research, or marketing.

Step 4: Establish Communication Channels

Ensure clear and open communication with your VEA through regular meetings, progress reports, and feedback sessions to maintain efficiency and effectiveness.

Step 5: Monitor Progress and Adjust as Needed

Continuously assess your VEA’s performance and adjust tasks, goals, and expectations as your startup grows and evolves.

Frequently Asked Questions about Startup Generalist Virtual Executive Assistants

Here are some common questions and concerns about hiring a startup generalist virtual executive assistant, along with clear and concise answers that emphasize the value and benefits of working with a VEA from Persona.

What tasks can a Startup Generalist Virtual Executive Assistant handle?

A Startup Generalist Virtual Executive Assistant can handle a wide range of tasks, including administrative support, project management, research, marketing, and customer service. Their diverse skill set and adaptability make them invaluable assets for your startup.

How does a Virtual Executive Assistant from Persona differ from a traditional assistant?

A Virtual Executive Assistant from Persona works remotely, offering a cost-effective and flexible solution for your startup. They possess a diverse skill set and expertise, enabling them to handle various tasks and responsibilities efficiently and effectively.

Can a Virtual Executive Assistant help my startup scale and grow?

Yes, a Virtual Executive Assistant can help your startup scale and grow by taking on various tasks and responsibilities, allowing you to focus on core business functions. Their adaptability and expertise enable them to adjust their services as your startup evolves, contributing to your overall success.

Qualities we look for in generalists talent

World class problem-solving ability
Strong organizational and project management abilities
Reliability and attention to detail
Superb communication skills and writing ability
Professionalism and good judgement
Great collaboration skills
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Persona is a flexible talent solution

In our experience, the best assistant/client relationships are the result of close, consistent work. We find that having a full-time, dedicated assistant results in the highest satisfaction rate for our clients. Therefore, we only offer full-time, fully dedicated assistants.

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