Having a business is supposed to be a very exciting time for you. Watching your business materialise right in front of you … the concept, the logo, the brand colours, the services or products, it’s such a proud moment for you and extremely rewarding considering all the hard work you have put into it. There is just one BIG thing that could dampen this excitement. Read on to find out what that is.
You are doing absolutely everything yourself
Everyone knows that when starting a small business, there are two crucial aspects that are extremely difficult to get past: 1) Delegating to anyone that you may not even know or trust, 2) Having to budget to get help in your business, but here’s the problem… when you are burdened with tasks such as, arranging your own meetings, typing documents, processing and sending out of invoices, keeping track of business expenses, following up with clients, keeping important documents in order, making sure there are actually systems and processes in place in order for your business to function properly, you are completely unable to focus on any other “profit-based” tasks. This could truly be diabolical to the success of your business.
How to delegate
Dave Ramsey once said … “Delegation requires the willingness to pay for short term failures in order to gain long term competency.” A truer word has never been spoken. The feeling of letting go and entrusting someone with your tasks is almost too much too bear for most of us. What if they mess up, what if they have ulterior motives, what if I can’t trust them, what if, what if, what if … I completely understand, your business is your baby, your blood, sweat and tears and to have someone else actioning tasks in their own way and possibly not the way you would do them is scary to say the least! But there is a saying that is hard to hear, but exceptionally true … “done is better than perfect“. When you are drowning in your business, the best thing you can do is start handing over tasks that you don’t need to be involved in to someone who can manage it for you.
Who to delegate to
Of course delegation is done a lot easier when it is been delegated to someone who is competent and reliable to manage things for you. The right person for the job … a Virtual Assistant! Not just any Virtual Assistant, one that is experienced, more than competent and professional.
What to delegate
Believe it or not, this is the easy part. My suggestion to manage this part of the VA hiring process:
- Make a list of everything you do in a day
- Now highlight which ones you really don’t like doing and then which ones you feel you really don’t need to be doing
- The list you are left with, is the list you can most certainly discuss with a potential Virtual Assistant
Things you can delegate to your Virtual Assistant:
- Your email inbox
- Your meetings and schedule
- Proofreading your documents
- Typing and formatting of documents
- Processing invoices and doing financial follow-ups
- Coordinating and management of your team
- Here is a full extensive list of services a Virtual Assistant can offer you
How to find a good Virtual Assistant
Look no further … I am an experienced and qualified Virtual Assistant ready to have a chat with you about your business. Click this link to find out how to get started.