Are you just starting out in business or have you been around awhile and are ready for a change? Pay attention to these important steps no matter where you are on the road to success:
• Know your goals and objectives (What do you want?)
• Write a business plan and modify as necessary (It’s okay to change your mind)
• Design a system for qualifying new ideas (Don’t chase every bright, shiny object)
Advances in technology have transformed our lives forever. They’ve also changed the way we do business. New world trends have introduced us to a global marketplace and placed all kinds of prospects at our virtual doorsteps.
There is, however, one thing that hasn’t changed: businesses still need the foundation of a solid business plan and marketing plan. Neglect this and your business may crumble to the ground, taking all of your great ideas with it.
Most of today’s entrepreneurs find themselves overwhelmed just keeping their businesses afloat. Why? Because they try to do everything themselves. They don’t know how to delegate and instead of doing things that will move their businesses forward, they get caught in a mire of tasks that pulls them back down.
In the attached video, entrepreneur Tracy Walker describes how a 123Employee VA performs tasks that free her time so she can focus on doing the things that help her business grow. Like many, at first she had no idea how to work with a 123 Employee VA, but soon discovered how valuable this would become.
We all have items on our to-do lists that can be delegated to others, such as social media, email marketing, maintaining our data bases and more. A VA (virtual assistant) works remotely to perform the tasks delegated by business people. Until we assess our task lists and duties we often don’t realize how many things can be outsourced to a trusted virtual assistant.
Try this exercise: take out a blank piece of paper and draw a line down the middle. Title the section on the left, IGAs (Income Generating Activities). This refers to tasks that have a direct impact on generating profits in your business. Example might be, meeting with prospects, attend networking events, create online products for sale.
At the head of the column on the right side, write the word Tasks. Now think about your business and what it takes to run it. Think of the things you do day to day. Most people have several tasks listed under the Tasks heading. These are duties that by outsourcing you can free yourself to spend more time on the IGAs and increase profits.
Watch the video and see what Tracy has to say. You too can learn how working with a VA will help you grow your business and increase profits. Please contact us at http://www.123Employee.com
Daven Michaels is a New York Times Best Selling Author and CEO of premiere global outsourcing company, 123Employee, http://www.123Employee.com. The company employs hundreds of young bright individuals on three continents. His International event, Beyond Business Live! http://www.BeyondBusinessLive.com. inspires entrepreneurs to meet challenges head-on in with revolutionary new theories and systems allowing them to design the business and personal lifestyles of their dreams.