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Finding Virtual Help For Your Business to Scale Beyond Your Dreams - with Barbara Turley

Having a virtual assistant is almost a necessity for today’s budding entrepreneur. You know that you simply cannot do it all alone, but you may not be profitable enough in the beginning to hire more staff members. A virtual assistant could be the perfect answer, but the process is not without its challenges. How do you find the right person? How do you train them for what you need them to do? How do you know what to delegate and what to handle yourself? We’re covering all these questions and more in today’s show!
Barbara Turley is an inventor, entrepreneur, and founder and CEO of The Virtual Hub, a business she started mostly by happenstance. Her business exploded in the space of 12 months to become one of the leading companies to recruit, train, and manage virtual assistants in digital marketing and social media space for businesses. If you have a business where you need to free up your time and energy so you can go to the next level, then this is the episode for you! Getting the right support as an entrepreneur is critical, and Barbara is on a mission to eradicate small business overwhelm with a new virtual assistant model. In this episode, Barbara shares the art and science of using VA’s to scale your business, why outsourcing with VA’s is the new lean business model, when you should fire your VA, and the top 5 reasons someone can fail with a VA, and how to fix it.
Key Points in the Conversation with The Business Power Hour with Deb Krier:
  • How Barbara came into the VA business by accident
  • Barbara’s path to The Virtual Hub
  • How Barbara helps her clients with their first, second and third problem
  • How to know if you’re ready for a VA
  • Why a VA and a project manager are not the same
  • Using a VA to scale your business
  • The new lean business model
  • The driving force in Barbara’s work
  • The new superwoman
  • Learning to lead teams
  • Advice on handling conflict
  • How to fire someone
  • Negative feedback
  • Fem Five