Today’s featured article on executive assistants comes from Ryan Westwood, CEO of Simplus, author, speaker, and experienced entrepreneur.

As an entrepreneur, you put a great deal of thought in surrounding yourself with talented and dynamic people who add to the success of your business endeavors. Yet there is one position often overlooked by the most ambitious and successful entrepreneurs. No, it isn’t your VP or manager. It is your executive assistant.

 The abilities and contributions of your team often determine the overall outcome of your project.

The abilities and contributions of your team often determine the overall outcome of your project.

I’m not referring to someone who spends the day merely opening mail, pouring coffee, and answering the phone. I am talking about an individual who, if well placed, can enhance your productivity and brand ten-fold by compensating for weaknesses, enhancing professionalism, expanding productivity, and increasing the organization of your company.

While some entrepreneurs utilize current software or mobile devices to help with their administrative tasks, nothing compares to the benefits of a skilled executive assistant. Here are 4 reasons why hiring an executive assistant is a great idea.

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