When you start out in business, you soon realise that you have to perform many roles in order to get things done. These include: administration, marketing, IT helpdesk, finance, PR, website, technical help, etc. It can soon feel very overwhelming with everything that you do need to do.
Doing everything yourself is fine to begin with, but if you really want to build your business and take it to the next level, you need to learn to let go of some of the routine tasks, to give you time to focus on more important ones.
This is where building a support team comes in. There are many people you can include in your support team. The sooner you build yours, the sooner your business will start to show improved results.
Your support team can assist you in your home life as well as with your business activities. Anyone to whom you can delegate tasks that take up your valuable time each day should be added to your team.
Here are some ideas for building your own dream team:
A virtual assistant (VA) is a self employed professional providing administrative, secretarial and creative services on a remote basis. Working from their own fully equipped offices, VA’s work with a variety of different clients helping them in their businesses on an ad hoc, regular or individual project basis.
Outsource your routine administration so that you can focus on product creation and marketing activities to build your business.
This doesn’t need much explanation!
As busy mums, we have so much ‘stuff’ to do for our family, never mind adding a business to the mix. Getting a cleaner may sound like a luxury but i say it is essential as it will free up a lot more time than you realise so you can get your business moving.
If you don’t want to get a cleaner, at least get somebody to do your ironing. I have a local lady come to collect and deliver mine every couple of weeks so I know exactly when she is coming so that everything is ready for her.
I always tell my clients that childcare must be the first type of support you need to bring on board as you need some dedicated no child zone time to work on your business. Even if it is only a few hours a week, it is something that you need to look at quickly.
Your action plan
Who do you need on your support team? Who are you going to bring on board first and when?