You know you need help, but you aren’t quite sure… do you need the help of a VA (virtual assistant) or is it time to hire an OBM (online business manager)? First, let’s take a look at the key differences between a VA and an OBM. Doing vs. Managing The role of a virtual assistant… Continue reading Do you need a VA or an OBM?
Every business needs two types of people – an Expander and a Container. The Expander is the one with the big ideas – the visionary. The Expander tends to live in the future, with visions of what is possible running through their mind and lots of ideas. This person is often the entrepreneur/CEO of the… Continue reading Are you an expander or container?
There are many benefits to hiring a Certified OBM, but I would say the main one is this: An OBM is IN your business with you. They are managing the day-to-day activities. They are a part of the team. They are rolling up their sleeves to drive projects and ensure that business goals are being… Continue reading An OBM is IN your business with you
Wondering if you should hire an Online Business Manager? Here are 5 tell-tale signs that it may be time for you to add an OBM to your team. 1. Your business is growing while your own free time is shrinking. I’m betting you started your business to create more freedom in your life. Freedom of… Continue reading 5 Signs That It’s Time to Hire an OBM
“Help me! I’m too busy and something needs to change…” I get it. Being ‘too busy’ isn’t sustainable and doesn’t serve you or your clients. It may even be getting in the way of you growing your business. The good news? It’s fixable, so grab your to-do list and ask yourself the following questions. Question… Continue reading 4 Questions to Ask Yourself When you are Too Busy
Yes, it’s important to hire. Yes, it’s important to delegate. Yes, the team makes all things possible. BUT there is something that many business owners aren’t prepared for when they start hiring. The management trap. Let’s first dig in and define what management is: Management is about planning – taking a goal and turning… Continue reading The Management Trap
An OBM is your success partner as you work towards your next level of growth, getting you out of the day-to-day running of your business and working with the team to turn your goals into reality. Your OBM is here to help you build a strong foundation for your business, including: Establishing a habit… Continue reading Success guide for the first 90 days with your new OBM
When it comes to hiring team members one of the biggest questions that come up is: “How can I afford the help I need?” It almost always will feel like a stretch when you are hiring – whether it’s your first VA or an OBM to run your business. You can look at hiring… Continue reading How to Afford the Help You Need
Imagine you want to grow a tree. First, you plant the seed. Then you spend time tending to the seed – giving it what it needs to grow. Every day that you tend to the seed it grows – a little bit at a time. You may not see the growth at the moment… Continue reading The #1 thing getting in the way of success