Now that we’re all back at work, fresh from the holidays (you did take one, didn’t you!!), it’s time to get serious about those business projects you mulled over during the break.
You might have thought about introducing a new product or service, opening up your business to exporting or maybe even recruiting a couple of new team members. However, if you are really serious about making headway in your business in 2018, it’s best to understand the lay of the land before you race in and invest your precious time and money willy nilly.
But before you go investing in a new staffer, think about where that resource will serve your business best. If it’s just a general admin you’re thinking of, you might consider an outsourced VA. Or if it’s having your staff waste their time answering the phones that’s a productivity drain, a virtual receptionist might allow your staff resources to focus and produce better results. Best to save your precious financial resources for revenue-producing people – which, over time, will allow you to build a business that requires less and less of you.
And once you’re in a position where your business doesn’t require you in a hands-on way day-to-day, then you’ll be better able to take it in whatever direction moves you. Here’s to a fruitful 2018!
Roland Farrugia, Virtual Services Advisor, Serviced Offices International