How to Build An “A” Team

Build Your Business Team

You really can’t do it all alone. No small business becomes a big business with a single person at the wheel. It takes a team of experts to scale your efforts. The problem is, building that team brings its own stress. How can you know who to trust? Where will you find the time to train? What if you can’t afford to outsource? These and other questions are what prevent entrepreneurs just like you from turning a good business idea into a 6- or even 7-figure empire. Here’s …

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Roles & Tasks: How Many Hats Are You Wearing?

Business roles

It’s inevitable. As a small business owner, you will wear many hats… often switching between various roles & tasks several times a day. Marketing manager Project manager Bookkeeper Content developer Coach Technical support staff Administration extraordinaire While this type of juggling is to be expected, you have to be aware that not all of your hats are created equal. Marketing outweighs bookkeeping, for example, because without marketing, there will be no cash to manage. Not only that, but you have to consider how much time you’re spending in …

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Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring Your First Virtual Assistant

Hiring a Virtual Assistant? Avoid these mistakes.

If you’ve got more tasks in a day than you can sanely handle in your business—especially after automating everything that can be automated—then you really do need to consider hiring a virtual assistant. Before you go hiring a virtual assistant though, here are a few mistakes I see business owners make in the process. My hope is that, in reading this post, you can be mindful of the common pitfalls of the new VA relationship, avoid them, and keep the associated time/stress levels as low as possible. Here …

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Hiring a Virtual Assistant? Do These 5 Things

The Case for Hiring A Virtual Assistant

I have a pet peeve. I don’t like the phrase ‘virtual assistant’. It feels like there is this big misconception that virtual assistants are temporary solutions… that we are simply a stop-gap for low-level administrative tasks. We can be so.much.more. I still work with my very first client. We’ve been together as long as I’ve been doing this, and my work with her involves some administrative bits, but it’s mostly the happy dance-worthy, interesting stuff like website/SEO audits, Google Analytics reporting, content distribution, course creation! Big ❤. For simplicity sake …

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Knock Hours off Your Work Week – Over 100 Tasks to Outsource Today!

Over 100 Tasks to Outsource Today!

One of the biggest reasons entrepreneurs struggle to grow their business is they just wear too many hats. Rather than outsource some of the load, they try very hard to manage all the moving parts in their business on their own. And without considering an alternate way of working, this can turn into a dangerous pattern of shifted deadlines and unmet goals. As an entrepreneur, your time is an incredibly valuable commodity. As soon as you use it for something that is not value-adding or to do something …

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5 Must-Haves for a Successful Relationship with Your Virtual Team

Virtual Team Must Haves

Struggling to keep up with the momentum your business has gained? Congratulations! That is an awesome place to be. Going from being a solopreneur to a team leader, even if that team is a virtual team of one, can be equal parts exciting and nerve-wracking. No matter where you are in your hiring process, here are five things you must have (or be prepared to have) for an engaged and productive relationship that will work for you now as well as into the future.   5W’s Before building …

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