The Best Time to Get Business Help Was 6 Months Ago… But Now Works Too!
Ah, the end of the financial year (EOFY). Perhaps as you frantically sift through mountains of paperwork, trying to make sense of everything, you realise that you should have reached out for help months ago. But that time has passed, so the
second-best time is now.
One of the major objections from business owners to getting extra administrative help is feeling too busy, overwhelmed and swamped to even consider having to onboard and train someone to relieve their burden. And I get it. I only recently took on a business manager, and I readily admit that I resisted doing so for far too long!
Here are the things I do know;
Timing is Everything… Sort Of
They say hindsight is 20/20, and that’s never truer than during the EOFY frenzy. Looking back, you might wonder why you didn’t seek help earlier. But life happens, and sometimes it’s better late than never.
One of the worst things you can do is bury your head in the sand and try to ignore the ongoing issues that need attention. This approach never works in the long-run and leads only to more stress and worry. Overwork and a non-existent work/life balance never magically transform themselves.
The Administration Agency tip: The most enquired-about package we have is email management. Many of our clients get a sense of dread even opening their inboxes as they are greeted with thousands of unread emails. And rightly so! Our advice is to start fresh. You can create a new folder marked “Pre [month, year]” and then simply move all your emails from your inbox to this folder. They don’t get deleted and are all available if needed, but look at that inbox now! This is sometimes the breathing room that clients need to feel a sense of control over their days.
Relieving the Burden, One Task at a Time
We get it. As a business owner, you wear multiple hats and juggle more responsibilities than a circus performer. But that’s why we exist – to lighten your load with our expert assistance. Even if it feels like the world’s weight is on your
shoulders, trust us when we say we’ve seen it all.
Sometimes business owners think with an all-or-nothing mindset. They feel they have to hand over ALL of their administrative tasks to us all at once.
But this isn’t the case.
By offloading just one or two small tasks, you’ll experience a wave of relief. And guess what? That relief has a sneaky way of multiplying. Before you know it, weeks have passed, and we’ve taken even more work off your hands. This is the magical snowball effect.
Sometimes, you don’t know exactly what you need, and starting off with a couple of small tasks gives your VA or OBM a chance to get to know you and how your business operates. This helps them understand the business needs and gives
valuable insight into what they suggest the next steps could look like.
Not sure what tasks a VA can help you with – click here to find out!
Expert Help, with a Side of Cheerfulness
Now, let’s address the elephant in the room – reaching out for help can be intimidating. But here’s the thing: we’re experts at this. We’ve mastered the art of relieving the burden in the least stressful way for you. We’ll bring our expertise,
experience, and a sprinkle of good humour to the table. And we never judge. We’ve had clients come to us, finally, filled with shame that they have tens of thousands of unread emails. We never shame anyone for the tasks they need help with. Running a business is hard work, and our goal is to come alongside business owners to work
with them to see them grow their business.
We’ve encountered countless businesses in the same whirlwind of overwhelm, and we’re skilled at navigating the delicate balance between relieving you of operational tasks while not adding to the overwhelm.
As the EOFY chaos consumes us all, remember that the best time to get business help may have been six months ago, but don’t let that discourage you. Reach out, even if it feels overwhelming because we’ve got your back.
Together, we’ll conquer those daunting tasks and bring back a little sanity to your business. So, take a deep breath, pick up that phone, and let’s start your journey to reclaiming your time and business passions – one task at a time. The second-best time for help is now – and we can’t wait to make your business life a little brighter and much less stressful!