Are you a Jane of All Trades and Master of None? Well if that’s the case, you’re going to have to drill down to the basics and ask yourself, why did you start your business? Was if for financial freedom? To be your own boss? To escape office drama? Or did you just want to help people?
These are great reasons and they’re admirable. But there is only one way to reach your goals and that is to stay focused and to keep the main thing the main thing. This only happens when you focus on your mission and not day-to-day administrative tasks.
For the Jane of All Trades Who Feels Like You Need To Do Everything, I’m Talking to You…
Am I talking to you? Are you the entrepreneur that feels as if you need to schedule your own client appointments, answer your own emails, handle all your customer service issues and do your own booking? Then turn around and do all of your marketing tasks to attract your ideal customers and grow your customer base too.
Well, if you focus on all of these things constantly working in your business, then how much time can you really dedicate to helping your clients? How much time will you be able to focus on generating money? The money in your business is when you work with your clients and help them grow. You can’t do that if you’re constantly working in your business. When you first start out and you’re bootstrapping it, then this is okay. But as soon as you start generating income, you must begin to delegate tasks. We know this is easier said then done. Plus you’re probably wondering exactly how do you do that and which tasks should you delegate first?
Delegating Tasks in Your Business
One of the first tasks you should delegating are the financial tasks. Hire a certified Business Financial Accounting professional. Why? Because it will force you to really dig into your business and see where the money is. Numbers don’t lie. People do. If you hire an accountant or a bookkeeper, they will confidentially keep an accurate record and help you organize your finances so that each month you can get financial reports. Not only will you begin to understand the financial health of your business, but it’s also good for tax preparation. If you don’t feel as prepared, then maybe it’s time to enroll in tax planning courses.
The next person you will want to hire is a virtual assistant. This could be someone who works remotely or someone who works with you locally. They can help you organize your calendar, schedule appointments, update your social media profiles and book speaking engagements (like executive speaking training which is perfect for business meetings) for you, if you would like to organize your company yourself, then consider using something like an intelligent asset management program.
You can make this a smooth process by recording each tasks that you perform and create a library that becomes your standard operating procedures. This way you don’t have retrain new people every time. This will save you time and money. It will also assist you with moving through bad VA’s and will help you find the right VA.
When hiring your team, make sure to be clear about what you want and what skills you require your team members to have. Go through a stringent interviewing process and ask for references. This will help you to weed out duds. Doing this will make you a happier and more balanced female entrepreneur and that’s what we want for you.
Helping Female Entrepreneurs Clean Up Their Messy Businesses, Focus on Generating Income and Growing Their Business
I am opening the doors to a brand new Network for Women in Business. We are introducing female entrepreneurs to a new online platform that will allow them to clean up their messy businesses and focus on the things that will help them grow their businesses and generate income. This platform is beneficial to the small business owner with a few employees or solopreneur who finds themselves doing everything for everyone. This program will focus on showing you how to delegate, automate and eliminate tasks so you can feel happier about your business and focus more on doing the things that inspired you to start your business in the first place.
The mission of the Network is still the same, which is to train, connect and advance women in business. Our motto, We EDUCATE to ELEVATE female entrepreneurs is also still the same. But here’s what’s different. Each month we will deliver directly to your inbox, new Business Growth Kits. These kits are like individual mini courses that have been created to guide you to success. We will take you on a guided journey to small business success, starting with getting clarity and focus, then moving into generating passive income. The first modules and months of the course will focus on the Focus. Finish. Promote & Profit (F.F.P.)Strategy. After these modules of monthly Business Growth Kits, we will focus on marketing and promoting your business on various digital platforms as well as how to incorporate value added kit elements like Podcasting to your business.
Each Business Growth Kit can and will be offered and sold as individual courses. However, when you join as a member of the Network for Women in Business, you will be able to get access to this content as well as, monthly business coaching, discounts on networking and live training events all for a low monthly price. Click here to learn how to get started as a member and get ready to grow your business and live the life you’ve always imagined.