Entrepreneurship requires courage and resolve, and starting a business is an accomplishment in and of itself. But keeping a business sustainable is an entirely different thing. One of the most valuable lessons that an entrepreneur can learn is knowing when (and what) to let go.
It takes real strength to admit that you can’t know and do it all. If you want to achieve your idea of success, you need to make room for others to help you get there. Otherwise, you won’t have the time and energy for growth.
So what’s the next step?
Building the right team sets you up for success. Let’s be honest: We all could use some help, and support goes a long way in keeping ourselves healthy and sane. Running a business is a marathon, not a sprint. I’ve seen many people burn out way too early simply because they were taking on more than what they could handle.
That’s why I always recommend that people get help from sources such as virtual assistants.
I understand that learning to let go is a process, but virtual assistants are a godsend if you run a business. They help keep the wheels turning, and they have the skills you need to grow a successful business. If you need help with customer service, social media, or digital marketing, they’re your go-to person.
I’m more productive
My virtual assistant handles a long list of tasks crucial to keeping business running. They can set appointments, write copy, design graphics, do research, and the list goes on. Since they take on the jobs I’d rather not do, I get to focus on tasks that I actually enjoy doing. Not only am I more productive, but I also have more time to focus on growing my business.
I save more money
The beauty of hiring a virtual assistant is you save a lot on overhead costs. I don’t have to buy new equipment and rent more office space since they all work from home.
That said, I think it’s important to think of virtual assistants as an investment in yourself and your business rather than an ongoing expense. Just think about all the things you won’t be able to do if you didn’t have support.
I get more downtime
We all need to take a breather. While dedication and a good work ethic are essential to success, you won’t go far if you’re running on empty. A virtual assistant can certainly help if you’re stressed and you’re dealing with too much work, and I personally enjoy not having to worry about the little things all the time.
I get to help people
The reason why I chose to partner with iWorker is their social mission. iWorker is a virtual assistant agency that connects entrepreneurs to skilled remote workers from countries in crisis. They strongly believe in empowering people through the economic opportunities provided by remote work.
One of iWorker’s co-founders, Enrique Yervez, left his home country of Venezuela with his then-pregnant wife to move to Argentina. Venezuela faces crises on multiple fronts: hyperinflation due to economic mismanagement, escalating violence, food and medicine shortages. Earning an honest living was all but impossible for most people. Enrique, along with his business partners, founded iWorker with the goal of providing work opportunities for Venezuelans and other people who face a similar situation.
By hiring a virtual assistant from iWorker, you get to help talented individuals who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. I believe in iWorker’s mission and urge you to contact them if you need critical business support.