I was at a networking event recently and I met a great local businessman. We chatted for a while and he complained about how he was doing everything in his business – from running the office to booking the appointments to then providing the services he is in business to provide.
I responded “well, I hate to get ‘salesy’ on you, but that is what I do for a living – I’m a Virtual Assistant. I help small businesses with their admin so they can concentrate on their areas of expertise.” His response was: “I don’t know what I would give you to do”.
I was puzzled by this. I had just listened while he had complained about how many plates he was spinning, but he genuinely couldn’t see what he could delegate or how someone like me could help him grow his business.
If you’re in a similar position - you know you are ready to get some help but don’t know where to start - here are some questions to ask yourself:
1. What areas of your business would you like to see specific improvements in?
2. What do you hate to do?
3. What takes up too much of your time and detracts from other aspects of your business?
4. Keep a notepad handy for a few days. Write down tasks you do outside your area of expertise and ask yourself: “did I personally need to do this?
You should start to get some ideas of tasks you can look to delegate and get the most value from a Virtual Assistant’s services. Thanks for reading!