What does PREO stand for?
Do you provide short-term, one-time services?
YES. You can have a one-time contract.
If I want ongoing services, do I have to commit to a certain amount of
NO. What you need is what you get. Your contract can be specific to
a project. You can detail what exactly you need.
Do you provide reception services?
Not right now. PREO is expanding all the time. If there is enough
demand, we could incorporate such services.
Do I have to sign a new contract every time I want a project done?
No. PREO offers an open-ended contract option. Each invoice will specify
Will you come to my home or office if I need?
YES. PREO aims to be as flexible as possible. See our “services”
to view a list of on-sight options.
Why should I choose PREO?
Your satisfaction is our number one priority. We assure this by providing the
best service available. Below you will find some qualities that set us apart from
- Quality - PREO
provides superior administrative support by utilizing a wealth of experience and
resources. We recognize our vested interest in your satisfaction and success and
strive to exceed your expectations with every project.
- Personal Attention
- We realize each client has a unique set of needs and expectations for his/her
business. Each client is given equal and individual attention; we take the time
to understand your business. This allows us to effectively work as an extension
of your business, rather than just another pair of hands.
- In forming ongoing relationships we learn to anticipate client's needs. We are
also able to provide insight into ways our clients can grow and improve their businesses.
- Network - Although
you will be working closely with one individual PREO takes advantage of a vast alliance
of dedicated professionals. This allows us to provide exceptional service
in a variety of fields. It also enables us to expedite large projects and
ensure your needs are met.
- Turn-Key Solutions
- We offer full service solutions from general clerical tasks to in-depth consultation
services. Clients can be as involved in the administrative aspects of their business
as they choose, and are given flexibility in doing so.
How does PREO communicate and work with clients from a distance?
There are a number of methods available to communicate with clients. We
use email for a majority of interactions as it's almost instantaneous and available
for viewing at the clients’ convenience.
Depending on your needs you can also reach your assistant by
telephone, instant messenger, or fax.
Today's technology closes the distance between our office and yours. Email,
remote access programs, and file transfer offerings allow for easy project exchange.
Traditional mail remains an option for some items as well.
All these options can seem overwhelming to some. We will gladly work within
your comfort zone, and tend to all the details in setting up a system that works
well for you.
I’ve heard the term “Virtual Assistant” (VA).
What is it? Is that what PREO does?
Yes. PREO provides some VA services (remote) and some on-site services.
There are many definitions of what a Virtual Assistant is.
PREO subscribes to this definition… “A Virtual Assistant is an independent
entrepreneur contracted to provide administrative and creative services based on
their experience and skill set. Utilizing varying modes of communication and data
delivery a professional VA assists clients in their area(s) of expertise from a
How do I know if remote (virtual) services are right
Most likely you've realized that you're spending more time on administrative and
marketing tasks than you would like to and this lost time dramatically reduces your
availability to generate revenue. You also likely see growth in the future,
but don't have the means or desire for traditional staffing. Next you need
to assess your personality traits and skills.
Here are some skills that are vital to a successful remote relationship:
As the majority of services are provided remotely it is helpful if you're comfortable
using email and other forms of technology to communicate. It is even better
if you're interested in using / learning new technologies to facilitate business
efficiency and communication.
Being able to articulate your goals allows us to develop an in-depth understanding
of your operation, its’ needs, and any projects at hand.
You must be able to delegate key tasks. Micro-management is not possible with
this type of a relationship.
It is important that you are well organized. PREO services multiple clients
so we may not be immediately available. PREO will always do our best to accommodate
you if a "last minute" situation does arise, but it creates much less anxiety if
the frequency of these emergency tasks is limited through organization and planning.
If organization is not your strong suit, PREO is glad to help!
Once you're sure that your personality type is one that will allow a productive
remote relationship, the final step is making sure the company is right for you!
Choose a company or individual you feel comfortable with and that is experienced
in providing the support you're likely to require. This skilled professional
will seamlessly transition you into your custom support plan.
How do I pay for services provided by PREO?
PREO receives cheques, PayPal, money orders, bank draft or email money transfer (TD) for payment of services
What are the benefits of using remote or VA services?
There are innumerable benefits to partnering with a VA.
Some to consider include:
- Receiving high quality services economically
- no overhead, payroll taxes, or personnel issues as our services are provided off-site
on a contract basis.
- Freeing up additional time to spend on revenue
generating tasks that are necessary for long term business success.
- Gaining an additional perspective on ways
to improve your operation, increase your bottom line, and reach your goals.
- Minimal training (if any) is required.
- A variety of service plans from long term
help with "the big picture" to one-time projects.
- Increased efficiency - you pay only for actual
time on task.
- For additional information please visit our
What are your confidentiality / ethics policies?
PREO was founded on honesty and integrity. All our service agreements contain
extensive confidentiality provisions as we understand the importance of your privacy.
At no time will we knowingly participate in any action that conflicts with our
clients' best interests.
We guarantee that all services will be performed by personnel deemed competent
by industry standards.
How do we arrange service?
Simply complete our contact form and we will be happy to schedule a convenient
time for your complimentary phone consultation. After we have discussed your
needs and designed a custom tailored service plan to address each of them we will
present you with a service agreement. After the agreement is accepted and
any required deposit is made we will begin service.