Saving $$ with SOPs

When you’re an entrepreneur, there’s nothing better than getting more done in less time. Every business has tasks that are necessary. Things that can’t be eliminated, but have to get done by someone. Somehow. The single biggest issue I hear from my clients is the lack of time to get everything done. Incorporating the strategy…

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“The true measure of the value of any business leader and manager is performance.” – Brian Tracy   Quick refresher on SOPs: SOP stands for Standard Operating Procedure, and it’s just what it sounds like. It’s a document that details the steps to accomplish a certain task in your business. You should have an SOP for…

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You’re a successful entrepreneur, so you probably know all about batching your work tasks. I’m probably preaching to the choir here.   However.  When was the last time you examined your batch working techniques? Have you implemented any new tricks lately? Have you taken on any new tasks that are still running around on their own…

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One of my favorite things about late August through mid-September is that back to school vibe. There’s a slight crispness to the air that signals the end of summer and the beginning of fall. There’s a newness that’s different from the newness of New Years.  

All the shiny new school supplies. New clothes. Excitement and growth.  

Whether you liked school or not, back to school time probably still conjures feelings of endings and beginnings for you.  

Even as adults, and especially if we have kids, back to school can still feel a little strange, even though we usually aren’t the ones going to school!  

Parents are scrambling to buy new clothes and school supplies and get their kids ready for the school year, but why should the kids have all the fun? Your business deserves a back to school boost too! 

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Whether you’re new to outsourcing or you’ve worked with professionals before like virtual assistants, graphic designers, copywriters, or web designers, you might be wondering what kind of help you need in order to take your business to the next level.

Most business owners get to a point where they wonder if they need a VA (or a few of them) or if they need to bring on an online business manager or project manager to handle some of the bigger managerial tasks in their business.

First of all, let’s look at what an OBM does and how are they’re different from VAs.

An OBM, or online business manager, takes on the role of manager in your business. They help put your big plans into action by organizing and delegating tasks, and supervising business operations to make sure stuff’s getting done. They monitor to make sure everything is being taken care of along with making sure it is organized so you don’t have to.

They can also provide accountability, which can be a business game changer all on its own.

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Ah, burnout, that dreaded feeling that lurks on the edge of every entrepreneur’s mind. Almost all of us have felt that awful feeling when you’re exhausted, unmotivated, and you know you’re about to burn out.

If you’ve been in business for more than a year or two, there’s a good chance you’ve experienced burnout, or that you’ve come close. If you’ve been at this for longer, you may have been through burnout several times.  

Maybe it’s something entrepreneurs just have to deal with sometimes.  

OR maybe we’re doing this all wrong!  

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“Time off? What’s that?” 

All joking aside, I see this mindset all the time in entrepreneurs, no matter what kind of business they’re running. There’s way too much hustle and burnout and not enough rest, rejuvenation, and strategy.  

Yes, you need time off.  Here’s how to use your time off so you can come back strong. 

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What’s the most valuable asset in your business?

I hope you responded with a resounding “I AM!” because you most definitely are.

You’re the moneymaker, the golden goose, the headliner in your own business. You can’t afford to burn out or to be anything short of your very best. Like anything else you value, you need to take care of yourself!

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If you’ve been an entrepreneur for more than a couple months, you know that business isn’t all sunshine and roses. Sometimes it’s just hard. We lose touch with why we started. We can’t seem to muster up that same joy and drive that fueled us in the beginning.

So how do we fall back in love with our business when it feels like everything sucks?

Here are some things I do when I’m just not feeling it.

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