If only we could clone ourselves!
There comes a time in every small business where the owner is wishing they could clone themselves. With lack of the proper technology to do that, they need to reach out for help. This can be overwhelming because thoughts of revenue, available hours, enough tasks, performance, and location all seem like huge roadblocks. This is where it helps to find a consultant or a business coach to help answer these questions. Ready for the next step? Let's walk through a few of these to find out.
The first issue you need to solve is pay. Do you have enough revenue? You may be at the stage where you can’t afford not to free up some revenue for help because you hit a bottleneck in your business. It is a good rule of thumb to have three times the revenue it would take to pay someone. Most in-house employees would like to work at least 25 hours a week. Seem daunting? Keep reading.
Can't afford to offer someone 25 hours a week in work in-house?
Don't worry. There are still options available. Offering fewer hours in house can limit your options on talented and reliable employees. However, entertaining virtual assistance opens up a world of amazing candidates to help support your growth to full-time in-house staff. There are advantages to virtual assistance, especially when the work coming in varies from week to week.
Scheduling an in-house employee means that you have someone staffing your location whether you have clients and customers or not. By choosing a VA, you only pay them when they are doing work for you. When work is a little slow for you, it might be busy for another of their clients. This doesn't necessarily work if you need a cashier or a sales associate, but it can relieve some of your marketing, back-office, accounting, and management needs. A virtual assistant can handle almost anything you need if you don't have a brick-and-mortar location.
Don’t let the size or location of your business fool you into thinking you are not ready for help. If you are trying to do it all, it is time to look for help. This is a great opportunity for a VA since they do not typically work from your location. You can find someone to help with everything and not have location as a worry.
If you are not sure if your business needs help, we are happy to book a free Do You Need A VA call.