With today’s technology it makes it easier to create your dream business from home. Especially as a mom you want to be there for all the important events of your children. To watch them grow and succeed at what they do.
Having your own business though can sometimes mean almost the same hours or more as working for someone else if you decide to do everything on your own.
You may think “I do not have space for someone to help me”, “I do not have the hours or money that would require a full time or even part time person”, or even “I am not sure what I need help with”.
This is where a Virtual Assistant can step in and help you. They are a business owner as well and their purpose is to help you succeed in your business. As a business owner you are not required to pay any taxes, CPP, EI, vacation pay. There is no holidays, time off, lateness that you need to deal with. They have all the equipment needed to provide the support you need and they do it from their home. The Virtual Assistant only charges you for the time spent on doing your business.
There are various focuses for Virtual Assistants so you need to pick the one the suits your needs and that you can build a rapport with. The Virtual Assistant is in it for the long haul and wants to establish long term business relationships.
How do you work with someone virtually? There are many programs out there, both free and paid, to do just that. From as simple as emails, texting and Skype, which is like communicating side by side, to using file sharing/screen sharing programs, computer sharing programs, and programs like GoToMeeting, if there are a few people to communicate with. The technology bridges that distance gap so it is like you are working side by side not thousands of miles away.
This may not be your solution, but it is definitely a thought if you find yourself stressed out from trying to do everything in creating your business. I know, I did the same thing and found out there are just some things that I needed help to get me over the hurdles.
by Nancy Lynch, owner of Virtual Nancy’s Business Support, provides administration and marketing support in Edmonton. With an extensive administration background and an out of box thinker, you have someone who can take your ideas and make them a reality.