Do you remember when you first decided to start your own business? Maybe your love of helping people drew you to life or business coaching, or you decided to start your own law practice or use your expertise to teach others. Take a moment to recall the excitement and passion you felt when you finally decided to take that step and go into business for yourself. Does owning and running your own business still bring you that same excited, passionate feeling?
If you’re like many small business owners you’ll admit that the day to day running of your business has taken that ‘first love’ luster off your relationship with your business. For some it’s the tedious nature of vital tasks such as contact management, follow-up and marketing that’s the culprit. For others, the knowledge that they should be doing things like blogging, newsletters and social marketing to help their business grow, but don’t have the time or knowledge to implement them. Whatever it is that may be separating you from the passion for your business, a virtual assistant could help repair your relationship with your business.
By identifying the things that are keeping you from that excitement and passion you used to feel, you’re taking the first step to getting back to the reason you started your own business in the first place. But it also prepares you to work with a virtual assistant. The problem many small business owners have concerning working with a VA is the fact that they don’t have a clear idea of what it is that they truly need a VA to do for them. It’s worth taking the time to examine what you’re spending your time on instead of doing what you love. Make a list of the the things you don’t like doing and the things you put off doing. As easy as that, you’ve got starting point for not only finding the right VA fit for your business, but you have a clear idea of what it is you need them to do for you. If you need a little help determining just what eats up your time and keeps you from doing what you love, resources like “An Introduction to Virtual Assistance for Businesses” can help not only with the information it imparts but with the worksheets and forms designed specifically to help you identify where you can use the help. And help you fall in love with your business again!