Our services help companies to keep on top of work that needs to be completed, while still taking care of incoming calls for sales, services and products. So we know a bit about when and why people outsource certain tasks.
Other people also understand that micro managing every little detail is not the road to success. From Entrepreneur contributor Corey Ferreira @ entrepreneur.com:
“The biggest struggle among unproductive entrepreneurs is learning what daily tasks can be outsourced and figuring out how to outsource them.
Virtual assistants (VA) can be a valuable asset to your business and a great way to buy back time. How much money are those tedious and repetitive tasks costing you?
If you’ve considered outsourcing some of your work, but don’t believe there’s anyone competent enough to do your work other than you, you should consider at least testing a VA before settling on that conclusion.It’s not hard to find a great VA if you are able to over-communicate what you need, and define clear outcomes.
If you have a team or partners, utilize them. Don’t be afraid to delegate work and responsibilities to team members when you need to.
You don’t need to be the superhero of your business. Prioritize what’s important to you, and delegate the rest. It’s all about delegating the right tasks to the right people. This involves matching the requirements of the task you’re delegating to the abilities of the person you’re delegating to. At first, you might want to start with delegating smaller tasks to your team.
Once you’ve built up enough confidence in your team, you can begin delegating entire jobs.”
So often when we start our own company we get into the mind set that only we can do it right. Let’s face it, in the entire world there is at least one other person who can also do a competent job. Don’t be afraid to let some things go to another well qualified person. The stronger you make your team, the more time you have to work on the big picture items that are going to allow your company to grow!