Delegate, Focus, and GROW Your Business

Name Five Things That You Didn’t Get Done Last Week

It happens even to the most industrious and organized business owners. There just is not enough time in the day, week or month to get everything done to run your company. This is especially true for small business owners that are trying to manage all aspects of their business while trying to stimulate growth in their company. If you look back at last week, what things were on your to-do list that did not get crossed off by COB Friday? Were there five or more? If so, maybe it’s time to delegate some of those tasks to a Virtual Assistant.

Tasks That Can be Delegated to a VA

No one can run your business the same as you can; you know every aspect of your business and are invested in it’s success. However, there are tasks that may be eating up your valuable time that do not necessarily need to be handled by you alone. Your time is better spent on higher level projects that need your expertise. If these are some of the items that are consuming your time or are left undone each week, consider moving these off your plate and onto your VA’s:

  • Full inbox. Is email taking up one or more hours each day of your time? Your VA can manage your inbox, organizing and prioritizing emails to make it easier for you to respond to only the critical correspondence.
  • Customer care. Responding to customer concerns or following up with clients is important; however, your VA can handle many of these customer service tasks for you. This includes answering customer service calls, online chat, and emails.
  • Scheduling. Need to confirm, schedule or change appointments throughout the week? Your VA can manage your schedule and calendar so you can focus on being where you need to be.
  • Social media. Social media only is productive as a marketing tool if you are able to respond and connect with customers that are following your business. Let your VA manage your social media to ensure you are getting the most out of every social interaction.

Our VA’s have a well-rounded background of business expertise skills from administrative duties to marketing initiatives that can make your life easier and more productive. Give your VA a chance to prove their abilities by delegating some of those time-consuming tasks to him or her. It can free up your time to work on those projects that need your expertise and are vital to growing your business.

photo credit: AllieKF

Posted on October 20th, 2014 by Rachel Braam, Office Manager

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