Remember why you started your own business? It might have been because you’re a creative person and you recognised that you should be making a living from your talents instead of letting them stagnate. Or maybe you wanted the freedom to flex around the needs of your family, improving your work/life balance and being there for the people you love best. Perhaps hobbies or voluntary work are important to you and you wanted to be able to choose how you spend your time. Maybe it was just plain old maths – you realised you could make more from your profession if you worked for yourself than if you worked for someone else.
Whatever the reason you started working for yourself, it’s probably time to review the situation. Look back on that reason – your “why.” Then – if you’re feeling brave – compare that with reality. Be very honest and ask yourself some frank questions. Is running your own business giving you what you originally wanted from it?
Your “why” remains important – that’s what keeps you pegging away at your business, it gets you up in the morning and it is supposed to keep you focused. But if it’s getting lost in the drudgery of actually running your business, it’s time to find a different way of working.
Outsource to a VA
That’s where we come in. Outsource the tasks you don’t like doing, or the ones that take up too much time and keep you away from your core business. You didn’t become a graphic designer so you could spend your time cold calling possible clients – let us drum up your business for you! You shouldn’t stop baking with your kids because the phone rings – outsource your phone answering instead. And why are you messing around with spreadsheets when you should be engaging directly with clients? Ladies and gentlemen, there is a better way! By outsourcing, you can run your business in the way you always dreamed of. You can gain all the advantages of working for yourself and let a VA deal with whatever was holding you back.
Reconnect with your “why”
You know why you started your business and it’s time to get back to that “why.” Don’t let disillusionment take hold – instead, look to a VA to help you work more efficiently and even save money. At GetAheadVA, we have a huge team of VAs so whatever the task is that you need to outsource, we probably have a VA who can help.
Don’t know where to start?
If it’s all getting on top of you and you don’t know whether it would be more helpful to outsource your accounting or your social media, don’t worry – we can help. We’ve worked with many businesses over the years and we are very experienced at identifying what would help your business most.
To find out how working with VAs can help you reconnect with your “why,” running your business more efficiently and getting back all the advantages of working for yourself, talk to us today on 01483 332 220.