Excepting profitability, business growth is one of the biggest concerns of most business owners.
While very rapid growth can prove catastrophic, steady growth lets you scale up, hire better, and mind the financial details.
Of course, sometimes you're the sticking point when it comes to growing your company. If you can't find a spare second in your day for business meetings and you're drowning in mundane tasks, your business will stagnate.
You can solve these kinds of problems with help from a virtual assistant and grow your business as well. Keep reading for some ways that you can use a virtual assistant to support business growth.
One of the most common reasons any entrepreneur or business owner hires a virtual assistant is that they feel overwhelmed. As the business grew, so did their daily workload. Business growth stalls because the owner can't squeeze any more tasks out of their day.
Of course, many of those daily tasks don't require your personal attention. Filtering out important emails from basic inquiries soaks up your time with minimal benefit. Sending out and following up on invoices is an important task, but it's also a routine one.
Offloading these low-level tasks lets you apply your time to the high-level work that drives growth.
Different virtual assistants or virtual assistant services offer different options. Some provide basic administrative skills, while others specialize in particular areas. For example, some virtual assistants specialize in social media.
Social media provides lots of opportunities for driving business growth, but it only happens if someone minds your social media presence. For example, someone must post that you're running a sale on your e-commerce site. Someone must take the time to curate user-generated content.
You can hire a VA that specializes in an area you neglect, like social media, that makes a direct contribution to your business growth.
A serious bane in the life of most entrepreneurs is something called decision fatigue. In essence, it means the more decision you make, the worse your decisions become over time. Entrepreneurs, in particular, suffer from this problem because they must often make countless decisions over the course of the day.
When you offload low-level tasks to your virtual assistant, you reduce the total number of decisions you must make each day. Your assistant decides which emails require your attention or which phone calls you must field. That means you make more good decisions over the course of each day, which means fewer problems or mistakes.
Eliminating problems and mistakes help propel business growth.
You can't grow your business if mundane tasks consume your daily work life. They sap your decision making juices and prevent you from paying attention to growth supporting areas like social media. A virtual assistant can help free you up for the high-level work that supports growth.
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