A Virtual Team Always Has Your Back
By Gail Doby, ASID
CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University
No matter how talented or hard working you are, there’s only so much you can accomplish on your own. If you want your business to grow and flourish, at some point you’re going to need help. The question for a small business owner is, what type of help will most benefit you?
When I started my first business, the only options I had were to hire a part-time employee or use a local professional service. In today’s gig economy, business owners can take advantage of a wide range of services and experts available through the internet and social media to get the help they need when they need it. By putting together a virtual team of individuals who have the skills and expertise that will complement your own, you can outsource important tasks you don’t do well yourself or don’t have time to do, giving you more time to focus on the talents and abilities you bring to your business – those things that bring in clients and revenue.
Virtual assistants can perform a range of tasks within areas such as administrative duties and office management, web and social media presence, or marketing and brand management. You are not limited to whoever is available locally, and you don’t have to invest in a lot of onboarding time and training. Plus, you don’t have to expand your physical space to accommodate additional personnel or incur additional human resource costs.
Trivinia Barber, whose firm Priority VA matches entrepreneurs and owners struggling to scale up their business with highly skilled virtual assistants that will best fit their specific needs, says its important to first determine which tasks or duties will most benefit your business through outsourcing and then to carefully select individuals or services that have demonstrated skills in the areas you need assistance with. I highly recommend doing an internet search on Priority VA to locate some of the many interviews she’s given on these topics. They are loaded with valuable insights.
Today’s technology makes it easy to keep in touch with your team any time, any place, and reduces the amount of time you need to spend on oversight and management. Once you have your virtual team in place, you can concentrate on doing what you do best, knowing that meanwhile those other tasks that are essential to your business’s health are getting done.
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