Barbara is like many entrepreneurs. She had a desire, but quite frankly…stumbled into the opportunity. But there is a very valuable lesson Barbara shares as she describes how the opportunity presented itself.
Barbara Turley, the Founder, and CEO of The Virtual Hub. They have virtual assistants that can help businesses all over the world to free up time, mainly through digital marketing type tasks. They have 150 staff and are rapidly growing at the moment.
Key Points in the Conversation with Carey Rome of The Caged Vision Podcast:
- How Barbara Turley started The Virtual Hub
- The Challenges that Barbara went through when starting her business.
- Why Barbara chose the Philippines for her Business
- How Barbara Turley Knew when to Pivot
- When to hire a Virtual Assistant
- The Challenges that The Virtual Hub went through in the face of Covid 19
“You have your own vision, you know, it’s there. And it’s deep within and it’s the the trusting and the knowing and taking that step off the off the cliff and trusting yourself that you’re going to fly”
“How was I successful at what I’m doing? If you think about it, I’m actually just trading supply and demand all day. Really, it’s global supply for, you know, offshore people, digital marketing, what types of people are they looking for, and then supply of talent that needs to be trained and honed”
“The main thread that ties the businesses together that we work with is that they are doing things in a digital footprint way”
“I had a moment in time where I said, “Right, if ever I was going to do my own thing. Now’s the time”. And I still don’t think I had a good enough idea of what that was gonna look like. But I was able to, I was able to have the freedom at that point to say, let’s open this door”