How To Plan For Your Best Year Ever In Business Part 4

How To Plan For Your Best Year Ever In Business Part 4

2020 is here and you’re ready for your best year ever in business.

You have a vision that inspires you and clear goals to help you bring your vision to life.

You’re excited and ready to go, but before you leap into the new year, there’s one more key I’d invite you to remember.

This is your business, but you don’t have to do it all alone.

Often, we actually achieve faster success, with greater ease, when we’re willing to reach out for support.

The type of support that you need throughout the coming year may vary. Not sure where to start?

Here are a few ideas to help you begin:

Are you ready to work with a business coach?

If you’re ready to take your business to a new level and aren’t sure how to get there, you might be ready to work with a business coach.

A coach can help you see things in new ways and create a plan to move towards your goals. A coach can help you move past your blocks, prioritize what matters most, and take consistent action to achieve your goals.

With a coach, you’ll still be doing the work in your business, but you’ll have someone to help you plan and follow through with a clear path forward.

If you’re ready to work with a coach, you might begin by reaching out to some of your business friends or colleagues to see if they have recommendations. You might also choose to talk with a few coaches before hiring one, to make sure you choose the coach who is the best fit for you.

Are you ready to work with a virtual assistant?

If you know what you need to do to move your business forward, but have more to do than time to do it, you might be ready to work with a virtual assistant.

With a virtual assistant, you’ll be in charge of what needs to be done in your business, but you’ll be able to delegate specific tasks and responsibilities.

It does take a bit of time to train your V.A. and make sure she’s handling tasks as you wish, but with clear communication and a bit of patience, you’ll find that even having support for a couple of hours each week can free you up to focus more on the work that only you can do.

If you think you’re ready for a V.A., begin by clarifying which tasks you’d like to hand over first. Once you know which tasks you want to hand over, begin documenting your process (if at all possible, record yourself doing each task) so that it’s easy for her to take over. At the same time, you can begin reaching out to business friends or colleagues for recommendations.

Give yourself time to interview a few candidates to make sure you begin with a virtual assistant who seems to be a good fit for the type of support you’re seeking. Remember that you can start off small and add on additional tasks later on down the road.

Are you ready to work with an Online Business Manager?

Even if you have a virtual assistant, there might be a time when you realize you’d rather focus your energy on the work you love to do and let someone else handle the backend of your business.  In this case, you might be ready to work with an Online Business Manager.

You can think of an OBM as a sort of partner in your business. You bring the ideas and vision, then your OBM figures out the details of what needs to get done in order to make it happen.

Your OBM will be responsible for managing and delegating tasks required to run the backend of your business. This can include tasks such as managing your team, business operations, social media and email content, revenue streams, and launches.

While your OBM will be in charge of managing your business, she’ll delegate the doing of tasks to team members. These can be members of your team or she might have a team of her own. Hiring an OBM can be a big step for business owners, but you’ll also be taking your business to a whole new level as you’ll free up time and energy to focus on the work that matters most to you.

This is your business, but you don’t have to do it all alone. Take some time to review your vision for 2020 and the goals you’ve set to bring your vision to life. Then check in with yourself and see if it might be time to look into hiring support so that you can reach your goals with greater ease.

And if you’re ready for support with the backend of your business, let’s talk.

Schedule your free Business Lifeline Call right here.

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