As a small business person, your time is precious and should be spent adding value to your company rather than doing menial tasks. To help keep you focused on only those activities that matter most to your bottom line, let’s look at some things you should be outsourcing right now.
With remote access, a virtual assistant from a service like Zirtual can screen and prioritize emails, organize your company inbox and respond when appropriate, forwarding you only the most relevant messages. Provide your virtual assistant clear guidelines and templates for responding to help avoid any problems and add a reminder to your calendar to periodically spot check their management of your email.
Whether it’s market research or vetting a potential employee, outsourcing research is critical to freeing you up to run your business. Services likeElance are a great way to find qualified research assistants who can provide you with the information you need to make smarter decisions without taking a lot of time or money.