As a VA I offer admin and bookkeeping support but what does that mean for you? All my clients need different support from me because no two clients are the same and every client’s business is different therefore every client needs different support. What could working with a VA like me mean for your business and how can I explain it?
What are your strengths?
Everyone has weaknesses and strengths including me, I have a client who thrives on her To-Do List and religiously ticks things off this keeps her on track, helps her strive towards her goals and improves productivity
Another client does write a To-Do List but never really gets round to ticking things off, however, she thrives on her financial goal that we set and this keeps her on track and wants it to be up to date at all times this gives her the motivation and determination to reach her goal
Some business owners know exactly what money is coming in and also what money is going out so they have a good idea of the basic income needed to keep their business afloat. unfortunately, there are others who have absolutely no idea what money is coming into the business or how much money is going out. Some think because they’re so busy being busy that that means that they must be making a lot of money sadly this is the reason a lot of small businesses fail.
So how do I work with my clients?
I get to know my client and understand their business
I get to know what they are struggling with, what their weaknesses are and the problems they are struggling with, and we talk about how I can help resolve these.
More importantly, how can they use their time more wisely and what tasks can I do that give that client back the time to actually do the business and what they have chosen to do, most business owners are quite capable of doing their paperwork, but it is time consuming and uses up time and energy when they could actually be earning an income
I offer accountability by working as a team, setting up a plan and goals.
I help them set up a structure that works for them encouraging habits and routine
I will tell them what I need from them in order for them to stay on track and grow and what I need in order for me to support them
I sometimes pull my “really” face just roll my eyes and say excuse me but where is ABC that I need from you? Laughter can help loads too, running a business is tough and demanding and sometimes clients just need that support to lighten the mood as well as the load.
Working together like this builds trust and good working relationships make growing the business achievable and helps your work-life balance to return.
What do I get out of it?
For me what do I achieve? I do work I enjoy, seeing my clients happier, less stressed and having family and leisure time back brings me joy. I see their business growing and a more sustainable solid cash flow allowing them to enjoy the success of their hard work.
I know that I’m doing my role the best I can.This makes all the effort and hard work worthwhile.
What could a VA do for you? Get in touch and let’s find out!
Ann Hunt is a fabulous VA; I should know, she manages to keep me organised and that’s no mean feat! She lives and works in Leicestershire.
You can find out more about Ann and her services by visiting her website.