Location: Company HQ – Reading Time: 5-6mins Number of Days in the Office: 19, Total Number of Employees: 214 This week has been crazy! In fact, the entire month has been pretty mad! As my quest to become a Full Time Virtual CEO continues, I am making more and more moves to make sure I not only hit the target and achieve the goal, but more importantly, that my company will be in ‘good hands’ on a day-to-day basis when I do ‘disappear’, so to speak! One of the big aspects for me to achieve my goal is in alleviating the stress of daily business management, whilst still focusing on growth. So, this month saw a new hire. Our new Business Development Manager will be taking a lot off my personal plate, in regards to working with prospective clients and our internal marketing team, too. Up until recently this has been ALL ME. As she becomes more comfortable, she will also be strategizing with our existing clients, and helping them grow their accounts with us, too. I am really excited about this hire. …
Archimedes Would Have Liked Outsourcing – Seriously!
Location: Company HQ – Reading Time: 8mins
This is a Guest Post by Adrian Swinscoe of AdrianSwinscoe.com, where he writes excellent articles all focused on Growing Your Business and making it as an entrepreneur – I sincerely suggest you check him out at his blog, after you’re done reading this one and commented here!
“Give me a lever big enough and I’ll move the world” – Archimedes
Entrepreneurs tend to be visionary in that they are able to spot an opportunity to solve a particular problem and find a market for that solution.
Entrepreneurs are known to be the ones who do whatever it takes to get something done and they don’t give up.
However, there is more to business than having a good idea and being determined.
In building a business, very little of the hard work involves coming up with the idea. Most of the effort goes into developing the key systems and processes that go into delivering the entrepreneur’s vision and making a business successful. Marketing, finance, project management, new product development, customer service and customer relationship management, all of these things are key to the entrepreneur’s ability to scale and replicate the business.
April 2010 “Virtual CEO Goal” Monthly Report
Location: Home Office – Reading Time: 4-5mins
Number of Days in the Office: 14, Total Number of Employees: 179
This month went by faster than I realized… Hence the slightly late post! My Virtual CEO Goal is still moving along nicely, and again, I feel like I am getting closer and closer to it with every passing month. I have a plan in place, written down, and I am working that plan. It’s a 12 month plan of action including everything from automating certain aspects of my business as well as hiring of important, key employees, that fundamentally will ultimately allow me to remove myself from the business on a full-time basis. I have no doubt this year will end with my mission being accomplished.
We brought on board 3 new virtual assistant clients this month, and they have been going really nicely so far. One of our clients even sent greeting cards to his VA at the companies HQ, which put a massive smile on her face upon receiving them!…
Quick Video Post: My Company’s Latest Expansion Revealed!
Location: Company HQ – Reading / Viewing Time: 4mins
Hi everyone! First up, I’d like to thank you all in advance, for continuing to tune into the Virtual Business Lifestyle blog here in it’s infancy (we’re about 6 weeks old!) and helping to spread the word slowly, but surely. The ReTweet’s, Comments, Emails and such are a continued inspiration and I promise to continue to do my best to create as solid content as possible going forward.
Today I got into the office and inspected the latest expansion wing at the Live2Sell offices, which was just finished. It adds an additional 50 seats for our outsourced staff to work from, with clients around the world, and I am particularly proud of this expansion as it comes just 3 months after our last one. We’ve all worked very hard, and it seems to be paying off.
The reason why I shot this very quick video was because I wanted to point out how important it is to look into other options to be able to automate and streamline, as well as grow and expand, your own businesses this year. 2009 was a tough year for a lot of people. However, the true entrepreneur is a fighter – someone who might get knocked down, but always jumps back up again. unveiled …
How to Utilize Online Technology to Make Yourself Look Bigger, More Professional and More Experienced!
Location: Company Offices, Reading / Viewing Time: 10mins
Got a real treat for you guys today – this is one of three videos that I shot with good friend and fellow entrepreneur, Sanjay Maholtra, on my recent visit to San Francisco. For those of you who don’t know Sanjay, he is a angel investor and tech start-up MADMAN from the Bay Area, who amongst other things loves $5.00 pizzas (wait to the end of the video for an explanation on this!).
Although this video is a little longer than most here at Virtual Business Lifestyle, its a goodie. We go into how small companies, and even solopreneurs, can make themselves seem bigger, better, more professional and generally more capable when approaching new prospective clients (of all sizes), by using online apps and technology partners… plus much more!
The resources that Sanjay mentions in this post should definitely be checked out by every one and all of you who are wanting to ‘paint the picture’ of a slightly larger, older, more experienced company or entity to be able to bag clients either domestically or across the globe….