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April 13, 2021

Virtual Assistance with Barbara Turley

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Barbara does an amazing job breaking down how to go about thinking of your business and really deciding what it is you need to grow and how to choose the right person, how to delegate comfortably and how to be realistic with it all. 

Barbara Turley is an investor, entrepreneur, and Founder & CEO of The Virtual Hub - a business she started by accident that exploded in the space of 12 months to become one of the leading companies that recruits, trains, and manages virtual assistants for businesses who need to free up time and energy so they can go to the next level. With a strong focus on customized training and ongoing career development, Barbara ensures that her team is trained in cutting-edge programs (like Hubspot, Ontraport, etc.) to best meet their clients’ unique needs in digital marketing, social media, personal assistant services, and administrative support.io


Key Points in the Conversation with Tanya Fox of Fox Talks Business:
  • How Barbara Turley started The Virtual Hub
  • The Virtual Hub’s success stories
  • How to let go in order to grow your business
  • What you should expect when hiring a virtual assistant
  • When should you fire your virtual assistant?
  • Why choose The Virtual Hub
  • How to work with people in a different time zone to you
  • What does it mean to “feel the fear and do it anyway”


Key Takeaways:

“The job of a business owner is to build the business. And a lot of people get confused about what their actual job is when they're running a business. And that's the whole technician versus business owner conundrum. But you first have to get your head around before you're going to realize the solution to your problem is to actually delegate and hire people”

“A VA can do some of the tasks, quite a lot of the tasks, but somebody needs to lead the entire project and that's where I see people really falling down. They want to just call the VA every three weeks and check in and go, how's it all going? Has everything been done? And that's just not how it works because they're an assistant, they're there to assist you”