You’re proud. You’re stubborn. You’re entrepreneurs.
You’re always trying to do everything yourself, especially in the startup stage of the business. However, managing it all will have a detrimental effect on your business and your personal life in the long run.
Because the very entrepreneurial qualities that led you down this path — supreme confidence, fierce independence — can sometimes blind you to the fact that you really do need help.
You can easily become consumed with doing all the back-end work yourself, using up valuable time that should have been devoted to growing the business instead.
Enter the virtual assistant
For those not familiar with the term, a virtual assistant is a highly skilled professional offering business support services (administrative, creative, technical, legal, etc.) while working remotely outside office premises. The great thing about virtual assistants is how it allows business owners to outsource critical parts of their business without taking on the financial burden of a local, in-house employee: workspace, equipment, office perks, etc.
If you’re still on the fence about hiring a virtual assistant, you may want to reconsider your position if the following thoughts have crossed your mind more than once:
1. “I feel overwhelmed with my workload.”
As a business owner, you often juggle between multiple tasks. Having virtual assistants can give you a helping hand to lessen the workload and the stress.
2. “I need help digging out from the administrative pile.”
Business tasks like client follow-up or email management are recurring in nature. You can delegate them to VA’s to streamline business activity, leading to increased productivity.
3.“I’m not really sure of what I’m doing.”
You can’t be a jack of all trades, nor should you aspire to be. Accept your limitations and acknowledge the fact that others can do some tasks better than you.
4. “I could really move the needle if I could focus more on the important stuff.”
Engaging in mundane tasks gives you less time to focus on core business operations. Hiring a virtual assistant enables you to stay focused on the big picture.
Now that you have a feel for what a virtual assistant is and the benefits of using one, but you want to learn more about how to prepare your business to bring a virtual assistant into your team, click on the button below and we’d be more than happy to have that discussion with you.