Experienced business owners know they cannot manage all the roles and tasks in their biz AND expect it to grow. They delegate all tasks that are not a good use of their time. This frees them up to focus solely on the tasks they enjoy which generate revenue.
The above may sound like a no brainer – it’s not. The decision to delegate is a battle faced by many entrepreneurs. I know first hand because it’s the world I live in every day. I’ve been on both sides of the desk so to speak. Coaching entrepreneurs to let go and grow, being a part of their team and recruiting their team.
I’m often asked…
- ‘Sue how can someone other than me market my business? They don’t know it like I do.’
- ‘Sue how can a VA help grow my biz?’
- ‘Can someone else actually do this better than me?’
- ‘What tasks can you take over to get me out of the middle?’
- ‘How can I trust someone I can’t see?’
Today’s post will address points 2 and 4. In 10+ years of business I’ve been privy to many lightbulb moments with entrepreneurs. Many do not realize the immense amount of tasks a professional virtual assistant can take off their shoulders. The relief and joy I see in their faces when they say ‘You mean I don’t have to manage my calendar anymore or do my own bookkeeping?’ literally makes my day. A VA provides solutions everyday to the folks we care about and are committed to – our clients. Service and support is our chosen career.
The list of tasks virtual professionals provide our clients is extensive. For the sake of brevity for my readers I’ve created a short list. If you’d like to see more please click here.
- Calendar and Scheduling
- Concierge services
- Database management
- Editing and proofreading
- Expense reports
- Filter and manage emails
- Filter resumes
- Follow up telephone calls
- Manage teams
- Meeting and event management
- Newsletter coordination
- Post jobs on career sites
- Project management
- Office relocation coordination
- Send cards and gifts
- Social media posts
- Travel coordination
- Update websites