Momtrepreneurs are defined as women who set up and run their own businesses whilst also looking after their families and raising their children – which in itself is a full-time job!
These inspirational women are incredibly skilled multitaskers and excel at problem-solving. But running a business and caring for your family can be overwhelming. The time, energy and dedication needed to make your business thrive and grow, especially when coupled with homemaking and childcare responsibilities, can be challenging.
To say being a parent is time-consuming is an understatement. Before 7am, they have usually made lunches, checked homework, and responded to numerous emails. Even when the kids are at nursery or school, the days are full, leaving little time for anything else.
When you add running a business into the mix, and the endless list of time-consuming tasks to get through every day, such as clearing your inbox, keeping on top of paperwork, and the day to day running of your business – it can feel like the wheels are constantly coming off. But it doesn’t need to be like this. Why not hand over some of these tasks to a virtual assistant?
As virtual assistants, we love to help others manage their lives more effectively and efficiently. We enjoy taking those everyday errands off your hands so that you can focus on your business, and switch off when you’re with your family.
Here are some ways you could benefit from working with a virtual assistant:
Working parents often complain about not having enough time to do anything properly, but when they hire a virtual assistant, they are often amazed at how much time they get back and how much more organised their days are.
By delegating those time consuming and repetitive jobs, such as confirming appointments, responding to emails, and filing documents, you can recover valuable hours in your day. We can also help you with your family admin like running errands, booking appointments, and researching travel destinations.
There are many components to running a business and looking after your family. We know that finding the right work/life balance can be a struggle, which can ultimately impact both your business and home life.
A virtual assistant can offer the balance that lots of busy parents need by managing your business and private admin tasks, allowing you to be more present and less stressed when spending time with your family.
By handing over those time-consuming tasks, and the admin that you don’t enjoy doing, this will enable you to focus on the more important parts of your business that need your attention.
Not only will this give you the freedom to work on the parts of your business that you love, but it will also allow you to feel less guilty about spending time growing your business and help you work more effectively to reach your business goals faster
With a virtual assistant supporting you, you can step out of your business for meetings, or to spend time with your family, knowing that you have someone on hand to respond to emails or requests that may come in and that any tasks left in your absences will be undertaken on your behalf.
A virtual assistant can bring a broad range of skills to your business. Not only are we accomplished communicators and organisers, but we can assist in many specialised areas including account management, project management, and social media management, to name a few.
We have strong IT skills and are experienced with working across a variety of platforms, packages and software to ensure we support you in the most efficient way.
Having a virtual assistant is more cost-effective than hiring an employee. By using a virtual assistant, you will have no overhead cost, such as pension, sick pay or PAYE. Most importantly, you only pay for the hours you use, and can book support from as little as one hour, and on an adhoc basis.
Perhaps you haven’t started your business yet? We can help you set up your business. From registering your business name to setting up your bank account, email and insurance, we have the business acumen to assist with getting your business up and running and to help you grow.
With a virtual assistant supporting you, your office and home will feel more organised. You will find that you have more time to spend with your children when they come home from school and more time for yourself. This will enable you to be a much more relaxed, and present mum, and a more focused business owner.
To find out more about The Online Assistants, and how we can support you, please do get in touch.