A well-functioning team can’t function well if what’s important isn’t established. As a business owner, it is important to relay the goals that you want to meet in the New Year with your virtual assistant or your virtual team.
Clear communication is the key to having a successful virtual team. Schedule a conference call or Skype with them this month. This kind of strategic communication allows your virtual assistant to fully understand your expectations and can alleviate any unnecessary confusion about your virtual assistant’s role in your plans. You want to be clear about tasks you need help with and ask them for input on where they feel they can help you. Don’t forget that a virtual assistant’s role is to support you by accomplishing tasks that will help move your business forward. If you VA isn’t privy to your business goals, than their professional input will be limited.
So, schedule an hour to talk with your virtual assistant or virtual team and let them know the goals, and the expectations that you have for making 2014 a prosperous year.
“I have a small budget – how can I decide what to have a VA do for me?” I hear that question all the time. My answer is “whatever will be the biggest bang for the buck”.
For some people it could be having the VA help with things that will bring revenue into the company.
That could include:
Helping with marketing.
Finalizing an informational product that you will sell.
Doing customer service tasks.
Adding items to an online shopping cart so customers can purchase more from you.
For others it’s freeing up time so THEY can make more money for the company.
Those tasks are usually admin related and include:
Whatever it is that you decide to delegate to a VA be sure and let us know if we can help you find the right VA that will give you the best bang for your buck.
Every business owner knows that decisions affecting your business have to be made pretty much every day. There are easy decisions, and then there are those harder decisions that show up and create sleepless nights, stressful days and self doubt. These are usually the decisions that are necessary to keep your business moving in the right direction.
For many business owners, the biggest challenge isn’t making the right decision, it is doing or implementing it. I love the quote by Tony Robbins, “ A real decision is measured by the fact that you have taken a new action. If there in no action then you haven’t truly decided”.
Think about how much time is wasted or lost making decisions that don’t ever come to fruition.
So, what are the main causes of decisions not being implemented?
Lack of Time?
Lack of Resources?
Lack of Motivation?
Lack of Finances?
Every business is different and every person handles decision-making differently. If you’re finding that more decisions are being made than are getting done, it’s time to pause, reflect, reorganize, and re-evaluate your processes your resources and your time-management skills.
Let me know if you struggle with getting your business decisions moving from an idea to an action.
My VA has literally changed my life! Thanks for running such a valuable service. I have referred you often!
--Kristi Hedges, The Hedges Company