Too much to do?
Bogged down with the “little stuff” of business?

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You can get your time back.  You can really “buy time!”

An administrative assistant frees up your time to do the work that only you can do – the profitable work of the company.

It’s Simple…

Do what only you can do and what you like to do, and then outsource the rest.

You become super-productive, get to enjoy peace of mind with a manageable work load, and you get to see your income and profits go up!


Working with Maria and Shared Hands has been a great experience. Maria is a skilled assistant who is willing to take on any task and see it through to completion. I appreciate her professionalism, attention to detail, willingness to learn new skills and positive attitude. I’d recommend Maria and Shared Hands to anyone who wants a reliable assistant to take over some of the work they know they should be delegating!Kristen Rampe, Grand Rapids, Mi

What can an administrative assistant help with?

  • Respond to emails and phone calls
  • Schedule meetings and transcribe minutes
  • Organize managers’ calendars
  • Perform bookkeeping tasks
  • Book travel and accommodations
  • Manage contact lists
  • Write and distribute email, correspondence memos, letters, faxes and forms
  • Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports
  • Prepare customer spreadsheets and keep online records
  • Create presentations
  • Perform internet research

Our Team

Meet the Shared Hands Team


John Verbrugge
Founder & CEO
Maria Stapert
Lead Administrative Assistant
Olivia Ritsema
Administrative Assistant

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Are you ready to find out how to get relief from being overwhelmed?
Use this simple form or give us a call at 616-607-6668



Q & A Feature

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