As an entrepreneur or small business owner it’s common to feel like you have too much to do and not enough time to do it. It’s your business, it’s important. It’s not just what pays the bills it’s part of who you are and what you do. You do everything in your business from the marketing to the sales and the accounts.
In reality, trying to do everything yourself and keep a dozen plates spinning is likely to be doing more harm than good. When you have too many things on your to do list, things drop off the end. Things get missed, overlooked or down graded in terms of importance.
Let go to grow!
If you continue to try and keep a firm control on every single aspect of your business you’re going to start dropping plates, damage your business or worse still make yourself ill.
Handing some responsibility over to someone else might give you the chills or you might think it’s more effort than it’s worth after you’ve explained all your systems and processes. Outsourcing can be incredibly valuable to your business. Picking the right Virtual Assistant can save you both time and stress and enable you to grow your business and make more money.
How can a Virtual Assistant help me?
I’m so glad you asked. By handing one or more tasks over to a VA, allows you to spend more time working on your business rather than in it. What do I mean by that? How many hours do you lose everyday in crisis management or fire fighting when your time and focus could and should be spent on growing the business and increasing revenue?
Top time stealing culprits that can be handed to a VA
- Email management – how many times a day do you stop working to check and reply to emails?
- Invoicing – Why are you doing this in your business? This is a function that can be performed by someone else.
- Tracking and recording expenses – are you really the only person who can do this in your business? Is entering receipts into a spreadsheet the most valuable use of your time?
- File management and organisation – being process focussed is great in terms of being efficient and performing to a high standard but unless you make money developing those processes once you’ve established them you can hand them over to someone else to manage.
- Liaising with clients – it is important that as the face of the business you start and nurture your client relationships but sending reminders and thank you’s, that doesn’t need to be you.
You started a business because you had a dream. That dream might have been to make a lot of money, have a better lifestyle, more freedom or doing what you love. It is unlikely that dream included burning out, having no free time and not having the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of all your hard work.
Outsourcing work to a Virtual Assistant does not compromise the control you have over your business. Rather it gives you greater control over the growth and success of your business. Being able to focus on your area of expertise, working on the business rather than in it, gets you back to doing what you originally set out to do.
If you are ready to let go and hand some of those tasks over to a pair of trusted hands, invest in the services of a Virtual Assistant. They’ll even be able to book that much needed holiday for you.