At some point in every entrepreneur’s career, they have to make the shift from start-up to growth phase. An essential part of any business is growth, very rapid growth can prove catastrophic but steady growth allows you to scale up, hire well, and focus on the financial details.
When running a small business, you are often the employee, boss, worker, admin, billing specialist, customer service, product maker, and everything in-between (trust me I know it!) When you can’t spare a second in your day between all of these different roles, business strategy and growth often falls to the wayside.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with holiday orders, customer requests, invoicing, or anything in-between? The holidays are a wonderful time of year, meant for celebrating and spending time with your loved ones, attending social events, and enjoying festivities galore. However, for many entrepreneurs, the holidays are often the busiest time of the year thanks to deadlines, work shortages, end-of-year planning, and an influx of product orders. In times like these, it can be incredibly helpful to have a right-hand person to pick up extra tasks and make sure things are getting done so you can get the most out of your holiday season.
Here are our top five ways that a VA can help you take some stress out of this Holiday Season:
Regardless of profession, it’s a safe bet to assume that almost all of us will go through an interview or two in our lifetimes. As a virtual assistant, interviewing is often a regular part of the job as you rotate through projects and clients. This article shares some of my top tips and tricks for mastering interviews and landing the jobs you want.
1. Appear Professional
Now I know this might sound pretty obvious, but the importance of looking professional cannot be overstated. This doesn’t just refer to physical appearance and clothing also refers to your surroundings and the environment you present yourself in. So avoid the temptation to get too comfortable as a work-from-home employee: put on a professional outfit that makes you feel confident, set up your work space with a nice backdrop or pre-set your background filter, and make sure everything looks clean and tidy.
2. Show Up Early
We all know how important being on time is, right? I always recommend showing up to any interview or meeting with a client at least 5 minutes early. Plan this extra time out beforehand to make sure you have a good internet connection, your links are working properly, and eliminate the possibility you will be rushing or appear unprepared.
Author: Camryn Pickworth
As the head VA and owner of The First Pick VA Group I have found such great joy in sharing my experiences and top tips with other freelancers and aspiring VA's. I hope that our blog can service as a great reference for VA's and Clients alike!