As freelance personal assistants we get to meet lots of business owners and we certainly don’t rule out working with businesses of all sizes. But when speaking with small businesses, especially sole traders, we often hear how, whilst they might be struggling with a mountain of admin and an overwhelming to-do-list, they don’t think they are big enough to outsource.
So we’re here to tell you, once and for all, that size doesn’t matter!
In fact it’s often smaller businesses that need most help as they are trying to do everything themselves. Just because you can turn your hand to everything doesn’t mean you should. Outsourcing gives busy businesses owners the breathing space to focus on delivering their product, provide outstanding customer service and essentially do what they do best.
Undoubtedly, administration can be a drain on time. But whilst it might be mundane it is also crucial to a growing business. Good business processes and systems help day-to-day activities run smoothly and keep you ahead of the curve. So when it’s crunch time, such as the end of the tax year, you’re not left scrambling for receipts in the early hours of the morning. And on a positive note, during the busy times you have an efficient back office, freeing you up to concentrate your efforts on your customer…or even generate more new business!
Likewise marketing your business can also seem like an overwhelming task. Where do you start? What will it cost? Will it be value for money? All good questions and another reason for putting it off for another day. But in this faced paced world of social media and as your competitors are being seen and heard, it’s important to have a cost effective and sustainable marketing plan.
These are all things Queen Bee PA can help with – whether virtually or as a temporary part of your in-house business team. At £25 per hour for administration and £30 per hour for marketing support, we can tackle all those jobs that would make your life easier. Sometimes it just takes a professional to prioritise that to-do-list and have the techniques to shine a light on your business.
And, once some of these systems and plans are in place it’s just about maintenance. So don’t be afraid to ask for help – it just makes good business sense.