March 10, 2021

Founding a Business by Accident with Barbara Turley

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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. Barbara is also a mom (to her gorgeous daughter Ruby), wife to her best friend Eti and an adventure lover with a passion for horses, skiing, tennis, and spending time in nature.

Key Points in the Conversation with Roman Prokopchuk of Roman Prokopchuk's Digital Savage Experience:
  • Barbara’s journey to now
  • Why people fail with virtual assistants
  • Why an A player is not always the right person
  • What motivates Barbara Turley
  • The weaknesses of Barbara Turley which she turned into strengths
  • Barbara Turley’s advice for her audience

Key Takeaways:

“I think one of the issues is people still mix up delegation with abdication and people say that they just want to be hands off, they just want their people to do it. And you know, yes, you delegate a process. But you still have to have reporting, you have to have oversight”

“If you're really bringing someone in on a part time or full time basis, you want to treat them like an employee, even if they're not, even if they're just somebody contracting in. It's hard to get to that point but you really have to be serious about that if you want to get success with it”

“I'm competitive with myself. Like, I'm not really interested in being in a race with other people, I don't really care what anybody else is doing, but I like to be at the coalface of whatever I'm doing, I like to be the best that I feel I can be. I'm always kind of pushing myself to be a leader or to be at the top”

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