It is hard to believe that December is here and we will be welcoming in the New Year very soon. Many of you still have a list of things to do before changing the calendar to 2014 that can be outsourced to a virtual assistant.
Here are 5 things to outsource for the end of the year push.
Website Review. Make sure all the information on your website is updated with new business testimonials and photos, so that the website is refreshed and ready for visitors in the new year.
Email Organization. Many of you should start the new year with an inbox that isn’t cluttered. With proper guidance from you, have your virtual assistant purge both your active or reference-only emails and create folders to stay organized.
Follow-Up Help. The end of the year is the perfect time for you to have your VA check on any open proposals, invoices and projects that you are working on, and make sure there is a plan in place for revisiting them after the holidays.
Tax Preparation. A VA with expertise in this area, can organize receipts, research end of the year charitable donations, or just look over business expenses.
Marketing. Make sure you have a plan in place for the new year. Have your VA create an editorial calendar for blog posts, social media and print ads to help keep you organized and accountable.
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.
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--Kristi Hedges, The Hedges Company