What Is Your Next?

What Is Your Next?

Friday, February 02, 2018

Holly Kile

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  1. 27 Feb, 2018
    Systems and Money: How to Systematize Everything from Invoicing To Tax Preparation
    Here’s an all-too-common scenario: A seemingly successful coach (or service provider) is hard at work growing her business. She’s working lots of hours, and her hourly rate is respectable. But her cash flow is dismal. Why? Because she’s working so hard that finding the time to actually take control of her money is impossible. Invoices don’t get sent on time. Past due balances are ignored. Taxes aren’t done. And maybe worst of all, she’s got dozens of recurring payments that go out
  2. 20 Feb, 2018
    Networking Systems and Strategy: How to Network Like a Ninja
    You know it’s critical to your success, but are you doing it with forethought and a solid strategy in place, or do you just “wing it?” Admittedly, most of us are squarely in the winging it category, but there are some quick and easy changes you can make that will put even your most important networking tasks on autopilot. Outsource the research: First step, hire a VA who can find and connect you with potential JV partners, affiliates, guest interviews, and all the other marketing options at
  3. Want To Know How To Delegate?
    15 Feb, 2018
    Want To Know How To Delegate?
    As a Virtual Assistant firm, we work with business owners who are all at some stage of overwhelm. Sometimes they know exactly what they want to get off of their plate and sometimes we have to talk a bit to figure out what "help" looks like for them. If you don't have a clue what to ask for, don't worry, you're not alone. In fact, you may even be in the majority. Delegating isn't as easy as people make it sound especially if you've been doing it all by yourself for a while. Truth be told,
  4. 13 Feb, 2018
    Your Automated Sales Force
    Ever wish you could hire a team of savvy sales people to stay in touch with your prospective clients and encourage them to buy? When you put a few simple systems in place, you can easily replace an expensive sales force with automated tools that allow you to keep your products and services in front of potential clients. You’ll not only make more money, but you’ll do it completely hands free. All that’s required is a little forethought. Your first must-have tool? An autoresponder. Simply put, an
  5. Create Brand Value Before Brand Visual
    10 Feb, 2018
    Create Brand Value Before Brand Visual
    I was in a recent Facebook group where a woman new to business was asking about branding. She was concerned about hiring a branding specialist to help with her logo, website, and other visual collateral. She expressed fear because of the money. The truth is, figuring out what your brand value is and showing that is much more critical than the brand visuals. Now, don't get me wrong. I'm a HUGE proponent of having a professional visual brand manager. I have one. However, I'm also at a point in my
  6. 06 Feb, 2018
    When Good Systems Go Bad
    You did the work. You put systems in place. Then why in the %$&#!@ is it not working like it should. You have a system malfunction. A system failure. Just like a mechanic would do for your car, it’s time to run a diagnostic. The first thing to do is to identify what specifically isn’t working. Don’t just say “I’m not getting sales”. You have to be more specific than that. This is a critical step in fixing the problem. Next, determine if it’s not working because there isn’t actually a system.
  7. 30 Jan, 2018
    What Systems Should Your Business Have?
    There are literally 100’s of systems your business can have but I’ve categorized them into 8 basic types: Product/Service Creation and Delivery Communication Client Management Prospect Conversion Marketing Plan Team Management Sales Management Cash Flow Every business is going to have some different nuances with each but to make it easy to start evaluating your systems, here are some questions to ask for each one: Product/Service Creation and Delivery System Includes the creation of any
  8. A Tiny Thing With Big Impact On Your Inbox
    27 Jan, 2018
    A Tiny Thing With Big Impact On Your Inbox
    Email. You can't live without it but it can be a huge stressor for many people. Over 120 BILLION business emails are sent PER DAY! (some days don't you feel like you received every single one of those?!?) As a VA, I receive and send a ton of emails from clients but I also have email accounts (often more than one) for each client that I manage. In total, I currently have 14 inboxes I manage for business purposes. I definitely get overwhelmed with it all sometimes. Recently, I decided to get a
  9. 23 Jan, 2018
    You Don’t Always Have to Hire
    Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve talked about making sure that you know the value of your time and that you are getting the most bang for your buck. I wanted to be sure that you know it doesn’t always have to mean hiring someone.  Sometimes, it just means you need to have a better process. Systems are the backbone of every successful business. We can get all worked up over that word – systems. It seems a bit daunting but it’s really just a process. How do you get from A to B with everything