Do you spend a significant amount of your work hours on mundane social media tasks at the detriment to your growing business? If the answer is yes you need a social media virtual assistant. Sometimes it really does pay to hire an expert.
2020 has been challenging, to put it lightly. In fact many businesses might refer to it as an annus horribillis. In uncertain times, corporate gifts are even more important to reinforce relationships. Maybe we could all do with a little festive spirit to cheer us up!
Brendan Cluff – Director of Buy Time, talks about how long it took him to realise that delegation and learning to let go is imperative if you are committed to business growth. Successful entrepreneurs need to delegate work that they are not good at or things that don’t really add value.
When you’re running a small business it’s easy to let financial admin slip while you’re busy with the day-to-day tasks of growing your business. Having a clear picture of your business finances is imperative in order for you to make informed and accurate decisions.
It may surprise you to know that multitasking, task switching or serial tasking as it is sometimes referred to, is not as efficient as you might think. If you want to consistently produce high quality work in less time then you need to embrace single tasking.
Most businesses understand the importance of emails in their business marketing. Far from dying in the wake of social media emails are here for the foreseeable future. Email marketing has moved on a pace and if you’re serious about growing your business you need to be serious about slicing and dicing your data
Business partnerships have always been of importance to us at Buy Time. In our mind there is no better approach to providing the most diverse range of services than the famous saying “No man (or business) is an island” (John Donne). Now however it is more important then ever.
Hiring a virtual assistant during lockdown can empower your business productivity and organise your home life. With the ability to flex up and down to meet your business requirements they offer a cost effective solution without the financial burden of a permanent employee.
We are facing challenging times with uncertainties on how Coronavirus will impact our families, our lives and our businesses. Businesses are bracing themselves for staff shortages due to the illness spreading and increased numbers of people needing to self-isolate.
Juggling day care for your kids can add to the stress of general life. Although still in a minority there are some coworking spaces that have embraced the need for childcare. It’s a concept still in its infancy but for freelancers, part-timers and workers from home this could throw a life-line, both practically and financially.
Workplace stress is on the rise at an alarming rate and excessive workloads and tight deadlines are cited as one of the main causes. Running a small business is one of the most stressful things one can do and it’s vital to minimise the issues causing stress for you and your team.