What is Your First To-Do as an Entrepreneur? Hire a Personal Assistant
Updated: Feb 17
As a business owner, it is important to know when and what you should delegate. But not only when and what but also to whom you can charge with duties. Maybe you have a team in place that will take care of the small details. But what if you’re a one-person show, wearing all the hats? CEO, CFO, COO, CMO, CTO?
While it is essential to not only know the when and what of the delegation but whom you delegate to is just as important. One of the most significant time-sucks for business owners is the administrative and personal tasks that, if left undone, can wreak havoc on your success. Consider how much time you spend filing, fielding calls, data entry, travel reservations, or numerous others. Then consider your personal obligations and errands. All those tasks, and others not listed, take away time away from job one. Determine the functions that do not require your personal attention and delegate those tasks.
Personal Assistants often double as Business Assistants as well. We will not only man the front desk, do your data entry, and document business processes, we will also pick up your dry cleaning, restock your home fridge, wait for the AC repair-person.
With hiring 1099 contractors, you are not required to offer benefits, withhold taxes, pay Social Security and Medicare taxes, or pay unemployment.
A few of the services I have performed for my business clients include:
· Mailings via USPS or email
· Answering phones and handling the reception desk
· Following up on warm leads.
· Collection calls
· Process documentation
· Delivering documentation
· Wait service (waited for delivery in home and offic)
· Workspace organization
· Scheduling meetings
· Calendar Management
All of these duties can be delegated so you can focus on moving your business forward.
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