Business Tips for Entrepreneurs

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Ready to begin working for yourself as a virtual assistant? We would love to meet you! You can learn more about us and begin the application process when you visit our website. www.rocksolidassistants.com
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Understanding Self Employment
The virtual work world is growing, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon! Many positions are moving over to being contract-based, which is very different from being an employee. Learn more:
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A simple way to give your customers and clients a great experience over the holidays is to share your hours! Letting them know what to expect will help them plan for last minute requests, rather than letting them be truly last minute. Bonus Tip: Delegate this communication to your virtual assistant! They will help cover all your bases while you plan for your time off.
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What Should I Delegate?
Let’s think about all the things you COULD delegate. Then, identify what you NEED to delegate. Put a star by any tasks you love. Put an “x” by anything you know you hate. Are these tasks that you could train someone else to accomplish?
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Is It Time to Hire A New Team member in 2023? — Rock Solid Virtual Assistants
As the year comes to an end and we review wins and lessons learned, you may be looking at your schedule thinking “How do I keep it all going?” We want to share my 2023 hiring checklist to help you decide what kind of hire is right for you.
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How To Hire New Talent
We handle the recruiting for you! Check out our top 7 signs it's time for a virtual assistant.
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Learn How To Communicate With a Team
Virtual teams can be difficult to communicate with! Here is what we have found...
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Learn How To Delegate
We love delegation over here! It's key for business success. Follow the link for some of our favorite tips.
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Leadership Challenge
We created a leadership challenge to help you do just that!
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Virtual Team Tips
So how do you actually communicate with your virtual team? Should it be daily, weekly, maybe just monthly? Learn the answers to this question in our blog!
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Communication Tips
One of the biggest issues we’ve seen virtual teams face is the uncertainty around how to communicate. The options are endless, and most of them are unfamiliar!
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Fix Micromanaging
Hand it off. Again. For real, this time. Have systems in place and ensure that communication is on point.
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Fix Micromanaging
I had to admit that I was indeed the problem in this situation. I tossed out an assignment and immediately exhausted myself holding on to it! Admitting this error came with apologies for sure!
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Fix Micromanaging
Are you being told where things are, what parts of the project are still in progress, and updates on the projected outcome? If not, it’s time to communicate your need for a daily rundown!
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Fix Micromanaging
Are you using a project management system so that you can see where progress is being made?
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Have you let go?
Have you clearly stated your expectations, provided all the resources needed to complete the task, and then backed off?
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Fix Micromanaging
Are you delegating things, and then wondering why you end up doing them anyway? Micromanaging may have slipped into your leadership...
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Save Time and Money
Delegation is one of the best things you can do for your business. Tap to learn more for your business!
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Work From Home Tips
Here are 7 of our most helpful tips for those wanting to work from home!
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Time Management Tips
Learn how to track and manage your time effectiely.
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Work From Home Tips
Creating a routine that can change with your week to week needs is essential. Read more on our blog!
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Write Your Expectations
It takes time, but it's worth it.
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How To Trust Your Team
The first step to good leadership is trust.
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Plan To Meet
Great meetings don't happen by email.
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How To Delegate
You have to know what you expect before you delegate - learn how!
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Leading Virtual Teams
It's tough - here's what we've learned.
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How To Give Feedback
Good feedback can be powerful when it is productive, measurable, and solution-oriented!
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Add Value as a Virtual Assistant
Bring your heart to your client! Learn how:
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Scheduling Tools For Entrepreneurs
Learn how time blocking can organize a crazy schedule to keep your team, your family, AND YOU happier
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Take Control Of Your Schedule
Here's how time blocking can transform a crazy schedule AND truly work for you and your business!
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Virtual Assistants Need To Learn Quickly
We have found that proactivity, communication, ability to be a self-learner, attention to details, and heart are traits possessed by highly successful virtual assistants. Which one do you value most?
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Feeling Disconnected?
Do you feel disconnected from your virtual team? We have seen businesses rise and fall at the hand of their communication! In this blog, “How To Communicate With a Virtual Team,” we’re sharing how to establish great communication with your virtual team!
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Three Ways to Become a Better Leader
We are doing a leadership development series for entrepreneurs and business owners. Read all about how to become a better leader.
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Ways to Become a Better Leader
Read on for 3 ways to become a better leader. As an entrepreneur and a business owner, we need to continue to work to become better leaders.
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Setting Expectations as a Business Owner
Setting expectations as a business owner is so important. Let's talk about some ways to set expectations.
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Expectations as a Business Owner
Let's talk about expectations as a business owner. When expectations are clear within the team, we are all able to see the big picture, evaluate each piece, analyze the priorities, and proactively execute each needed step.
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Learn how to be a Better Leader
Being a leader requires a lot, especially as a business owner. Read on for the top 3 ways to become a better leader.
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5 Easy Ways to Show Your Assistant You Appreciate Them
Need ideas for how to show your assistant that you appreciate them? Read on for ways to show your virtual assistant your appreciation!
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Time Management for Business Owners
How are you doing managing your time as a business owner? Here are some way to help you be more productive and manage your time.
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Ways to Show Appreciation to your VA
Needs ideas for thanking your virtual assistant? Read on for 5 ways to show appreciation to your VA.
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Want to know how to spring clean your business?
Here are some amazing ideas for spring cleaning your business. Every virtual assistant/entrepreneur could use this!
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Should I ask for a Timesheet each week?
Are you a business owner with an employee(s)? Do you know if you should be asking for a timesheet each week? #entrepreneur, small business owner, virtual assistant, productivity, obm, executive assistant
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Should I ask for a timesheet each week?
Are you a business owner with a team? Should you be asking for a timesheet each week? #entrepreneur, small business owner, virtual assistant, productivity, obm, executive assistant, timesheets
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Increase Your Productivity in 5 Days
If you are ready to increase your productivity as a business owner, you will want this challenge! #entrepreneur, small business owner, virtual assistant, productivity, obm, executive assistant
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Using timesheets in your business.
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Kingdom Entrepreneur, you need rest!
When our mindset shifts, we begin working with a mindset of rest, and our work then becomes an act of worship. Trust and obedience in the Lord now drives us rather than striving for results. We trust and obey as He leads, we lay down the unbelief-driven, overwork mindset and declare that God is our Provider. The results are now in God’s very capable hands and THAT is dependable.
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The missing piece for business leaders: REST!!
If we’ve read all the things and are still creeping up on the last stage of burnout, then something isn’t working. Maybe it’s about more than “self-care” or “work smarter, not harder”? Perhaps we’re learning that the “hustle-and-grind” mindset only looks good when we’re scrolling by social media posts. If we are working long days and into the weekend, it may be a sign we need to shift our mindset and learn to work from a place of peace, rest, and trust.
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Rest - The Missing Piece to Entrepreneurship
If we’ve read all the things about rest and are still creeping up on burnout, then something isn’t working! Maybe it’s about more than “self-care” or “work smarter, not harder”? Perhaps we’re learning that the “hustle-and-grind” mindset only looks good when we’re scrolling by social media posts. Let's fix this and be the leaders we were created to be!
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Work from a place of REST
Working with a REST mindset is not results-driven. It is obedience-driven. Simply put, it is an act of worship. Overwork is a form of unbelief or doubt. Consider where you've tripped over this thing. Say it out loud. Discuss it with God in prayer, repent, breathe! Follow Him.