What is the biggest hurdle business owners face when trying to grow their business?
Is it the lack of a support team? Leaving you unable to get the tasks completed and continue to service current clients? When trying to grow your workload it can be a challenge to be able to balance the extra workload with additional employee costs.
The question of the chicken or the egg comes to mind, do you get the extra work and add to the stress of your existing team then look for additional team members, or do you put on an additional team member before finding the work and have to cover the extra expenses? There are pro’s and con’s to both options, but let’s look at this another way.
The ultimate outcome here is higher productivity of current team members, less stress and higher profit, which at this point seems unachievable, right? Wrong! It is more achievable than you might think, but you just need to think outside the square for a minute.
Why does everything need to be completed within your office? Why is all the pressure put on your team? What if there was an easier option. What if you could outsource the basic office tasks to allow you to utilise each of your current teams individual skills? For example why have a team member wasting time complete the mail when they should be focusing on your marketing plan?
This is where outsourcing to a Virtual Personal Assistant (VPA) comes into play. By taking all the mundane tasks, such as data entry, typing, mail outs etc. out of your team’s hair they are able to focus on your clients needs, and utilise the skills you employed them for in the first place. Which means that your team suddenly has all this room to focus on the growth of the business and you can develop marketing plans to suit your goals without worrying about where everything will fit in.
With a VPA when the work does flow in, you will have the capacity to manage the additional workload without blowing the budget. Then when you have the workload in place and the budget to look at more team members you can do so in a calm stress free state. And will be ready to repeat the whole process again.
Or maybe you will find with your VPA in place you don’t need the extra team member after all!