What do small business owners put down as their New Year’s Resolutions? I spent a few minutes Googling “new year’s resolutions for small business” and I was astonished by what came up.Read More
When you are a small business owner, you spend a fair share of your day sifting through your inbox trying to decrease the number of emails in it. It is a very big part of your daily routine and the one you might feel you need to have the most control over.
However, if this aspect of your business is eating away at your already limited (and precious) time, it’s best to start thinking about relinquishing some control.Read More
In this blog post I have decided to recap a few useful posts from the past to help anyone using a virtual assistant (VA) to quickly find some help on the area they need to improve.
When it comes to virtual assistants, the two main questions I get asked are:
What can a Virtual Assistant do for me?
How can I work better with my Virtual Assistant?
Having a successful blog and creating compelling and engaging content are some of the most effective marketing tools today. As such, they do require a lot of your time which, it is safe to assume, is already probably quite scarce.
When it comes to content creation, the job might seem straight-forward and not so challenging. However, as with any job this one comes with many routine elements which can easily be outsourced.Read More
Working with a Virtual Assistant is a learning curve. The world is small and has never been better connected but widespread remote work is comparatively still in its infancy. This challenging area of business brings about new demands but none of them is insurmountable if it is done properly.
So let’s focus on working with a virtual assistant and how to avoid the most frequent mistakes.Read More
Running a successful business can be very strenuous and time-consuming. At times it might feel like there aren’t enough hours in day to get everything done, and as a result, your business might suffer.
Luckily, you have the option to outsource some of the tasks that don’t require your immediate attention so that you aren’t spreading yourself too thin. Choosing what to delegate can be a challenge, so take a look at some of the tasks you can outsource and come up on top.Read More
Feedback is one of the most important steps to take when delegating your work to someone. It is crucial to building a good working relationship with your virtual assistant and ensuring great communication.
Criticism wrapped in praise can be very tricky and we, as people, tend to focus only on the negative. This can in turn affect your overall communication with your virtual assistant.Read More
As any business owner knows, time is your most precious commodity. To run a successful business, you need to invest quality time in it. However, trying to do everything by yourself may not reflect positively on your business or your own well-being so delegating your time wisely is of the utmost importance.Read More
If you are a bizee.co client you can now earn 25% off your monthly fees when you refer a friend to us.
Working with a VA, as many successful entrepreneurs do, means you have made the sensible business decision to delegate work and free up your time to grow your business and learn more. So why not spread the word about your wisdom?Read More
Perhaps you feel you are the only one with the skills to complete your work. Perhaps delegation can feel like more trouble than it's worth. However by doing so effectively you can make a huge difference to your productivity.
Delegating well means finding that balance between allowing people to use their abilities whilst maintaining an oversight and supporting, to ensure the job is carried out in a successful way. Successful delegation is also vital to growing your small business.Read More
You may only want to hire a Virtual Assistant for a few hours a month but nevertheless you will also invest your time in this person so it pays to be vigilant. Hire as if you were hiring a CEO... as the old adage goes.
With this in mind here are my 10 recommendations for the questions you should ask every VA firm you consider hiring from.Read More
Every time a new client signs up with us we send out a series of onboarding emails and judging by open rates the one about Communicating is by far the most popular. So I decided to share it again with the whole world.
So, without further ado, here are 10 Tips on Communicating with your VA…
Most articles of this kind will simply reel off a list of tasks a VA can do for you. However what is less often looked at are some compelling reasons you need a VA beyond the execution of tasks. In other words what leads you to hire a VA and are you the type of person who needs to use a Virtual Assistant.Read More
I didn't drag you all this way just to remind how much cleverer Tim Ferriss is than me. No, instead I want to show you another useful little hack for ensuring things are absolutely clear to your VA. And that is "screen recording" (you can see an example at the end of the post).
With a screen recorder it is easy to capture and then share footage from your desktop…Read More
Do you remember the commercial Pepsi made ages ago where they tried to ridicule Coca Cola? A boy approaches a vending machine and inserts some coins. He then pulls out two Coca Cola cans, puts them on the ground and steps on both of them, so he can reach the Pepsi button.
He then takes his Pepsi can and leaves satisfied.Read More
Here you are, finally.
You did everything you possible could to launch your business. Everything was running smoothly and the next logical step was to become a true online conquistador. After some time and few strong discussions with your business partners, your website is finally up and running. Again, everything seems to be working as it should, your promotions did the trick and you’re getting a lot of visitors. The traffic is there, sky high, but for some reason, your visitors are not buying.Read More
It was the day your great business idea was born. You decided to do a little market research and it turned out to be pretty optimistic. You moved on to your finances; it looked promising. You would have to set some money aside, but all in all, you would have a solid backing there in a relatively short period of time. And as time goes by it’s getting harder and harder to shake off that overwhelming feeling you’ve reached a turning point in your life. You’re not just thinking about it, you’re actually doing it. You are starting your business.
Ok, you think I am mad now, but hear me out.
Winning an award can bring your small business some really good PR and expose your brand to the right kind of audience. It can really help you to grow your reputation and enhance credibility.Read More
In the second instalment of this PR series I am discussing examples of networking and how a Virtual Assistant can help.
As in any form of business creating a network serves two purposes. Firstly it is useful for contacts, for getting your name out there and for helping you to find (and give) help.Read More