I’m contacted daily by small business owners and solopreneurs whose businesses have undergone rapid growth but they’re not sure if now is the right time to outsource some of their administrative work.
Let’s take a look at some telltale signs to determine if your small business would benefit partnering with a Virtual Assistant:
YOUR DROWNING IN ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
Do you find yourself buried underneath a never ending pile of administrative work?
Small business owners and solopreneurs go into business for themselves because they are passionate about their product or service and want to spend their time with their customers. This often results in a backlog of administrative duties that must be attended to, or you run the risk of it affecting your business.
Are you struggling with client retention? Building up a strong network of clients is crucial for small business owners and solo entrepreneurs, in order for your business to thrive and prosper.
I’ve received many calls inquiring about my services, from small business owners and solo entrepreneurs who are distraught that their biggest client just walked and they don’t know what happened.
After further discussion it seems that they were either too preoccupied with:
- keeping up with administrative duties to provide the personal attention that they had been giving previously.
- they were spending all of their time with their customers and the administrative duties fell to the wayside. Regardless of the cause, the damage is done and a plan must be created to move forward.
NO BUSINESS GROWTH
Has your growth stalled because you are stuck working on all of the administrative business rather than income producing activities?
In order for your business to grow, you must find a way to spend the majority of your day on income producing activities, while balancing your administrative tasks. When in doubt, delegate!
OVERFLOWING EMAIL INBOX
Feeling overwhelmed by your email inbox?
Is your email inbox inefficient? Prioritizing and responding to email is an important part of running your small business. However, many small business owners struggle to balance responding to emails, and working directly with customers.
TOO MUCH TIME MARKETING THE BUSINESS
I know, this sounds like an oxymoron, how could you possibly be spending too much time marketing your business?
You’re right. You do need to market your business in order to get clients, it’s a fact of small business. However, without a plan you can waste countless hours on social media, creating/proofing ads and throwing a bunch of quickly produced, non-brand representing flyers into the wind hoping for something to catch.
NO WORK LIFE BALANCE
Are you burning the candle at both ends? Feeling burnt out?
When your business is your passion, it’s often difficult to create the separation of work and home. There’s always work to be done and it’s easy to fall into the vicious cycle of working 24/7. In order for you to be effective and your business to flourish, it’s important to dedicate time for you that is spent on non-work activities.
BILLS ARE LATE ARE LATE OR NOT GETTING PAID AT ALL
Proper bookkeeping is an essential part of all business and it’s important to set up an Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable so that you can keep track of your small business finances.
How did your business measure up? Is now the right time to partner with a Virtual Assistant so that you can redirect your focus and attention on income-producing activities?