How to get your business ready for a helper! 3 things to do before hiring.

How to get your business ready for a helper! 3 things to do before hiring.

Should you hire help?

In most cases, the answer is ‘absolutely’! As solo entrepreneurs, we often feel the need to keep everything to ourselves and to wear all of the hats in our businesses. But then we find that this doesn’t leave us with any time or energy to do the things that can help our business to actually scale and grow.

So what’s it like to work with me?

So what’s it like to work with me?

Just over a year in business and I finally feel like I’ve hit my stride. I know who my ideal clients are (solopreneurs women). I have most of my systems and processes set up. Most days I find time for self care and ‘balance’. My impostor syndrome rears its ugly head less often. And I have some genuine connections with other awesome business owners. Not to mention I have the best clients in the world!

So what’s it like to work with me?

#SolopreneurStruggles Solved: Real Stories, Real Solutions (Part 2)

#SolopreneurStruggles Solved: Real Stories, Real Solutions (Part 2)

Solopreneurship offers the incredible opportunity to call your own shots and answer to no one (except maybe your clients). However itdoes create a unique set of struggles that other types of entrepreneurs don’t always have to face (or at least have to take on alone). I’ve been speaking with other solopreneurs to discuss some of the biggest pet-peeves, struggles and challenges they face. Are you running the same sticking points in your solo business?

#SolopreneurStruggles Solved: Real Stories, Real Solutions (Part 1)

#SolopreneurStruggles Solved: Real Stories, Real Solutions (Part 1)

As entrepreneurs, we know that working for and by ourselves can be like a dream come true. It allows for the flexibility we crave to grow your business as you’d always imagined. But solopreneurship does create a unique set of struggles that other forms of entrepreneurs don’t always have to face (or at least have to take on alone).

I’ve been speaking with and working with solopreneurs to discuss some of their biggest pet-peeves, struggles and challenges as solopreneurs. Are you facing the same difficulties running your solo business?

4 Super Inexpensive Tools My Business Can't Live Without

4 Super Inexpensive Tools My Business Can't Live Without

As a VA it is essential that I am flexible and knowledgeable about as many tools as possible to meet my clients where they are and take their to-do list stress away. There are loads of absolutely incredible software options out there and I’m a firm believer that there is a system out there for every working style.

That said, I have my most favourite tools that I could not live without. These are the ones I’ve become dependent upon and use absolutely every single day.

6(+1) Months of Running My Side-Hustle (& the hard lessons along the way)

6(+1) Months of Running My Side-Hustle (& the hard lessons along the way)

At first, I put so much pressure on myself to climb the entrepreneurial learning curve and get to the same level as some of the more established people in my industry. I thought that I immediately needed to learn who my ideal client was, what my niche should be, how to write the most effective copy for my website/blog posts, etc. because that’s what all the business books and podcasts I was inhaling told me I needed to do.

25 Things You Can Delegate to a Virtual Assistant

25 Things You Can Delegate to a Virtual Assistant

It's all too easy to think "if you want something done right, better do it yourself". This mindset leads to feeling overwhelmed, overworked and burnt out from the burden of juggling everything it takes to run a business. The delicate balance of serving clients, keeping up a social media presence, networking, building an email list, and the never-ending learning in order to become the very best at what you do. The fact of the matter is no matter how hard you try, you simply cannot do it all AND grow as a business (let alone find time to enjoy friends, family and life outside of entrepreneurship).

Make the Most of Your Boring Business Trip

Make the Most of Your Boring Business Trip

In organising business trips for myself and for clients, I’ve found that while planning a business trip is typically less intensive than booking holiday, it’s just as important to spend time planning and organising the details to ensure that the trip goes smoothly.  

You want to make sure you build in time for travel delays, at least one great meal, and to ensure that the purpose of the business trip is successful.