For the last few months, I’ve been really pondering about my virtual assistant business. I’ve been doing this for more than four years and I really think it’s now time to up my game and work on growing the business. My dream is to have a multi-VA setup, a virtual assistant team if you will, to help support my clients’ growing needs.
However, I’ve allowed myself to be daunted by the complexities of setting up a virtual assistant team. There’s just a lot of things to do and consider. What kind of business model do I follow? What services do I offer? How do I add people to my team? Do I hire people or just subcontract work? What systems and processes do I need to make?
These things really baffle me and I’m not ashamed to admit that I NEED HELP. And help came in the most unexpected place.
LYSB is a collaboration between Janine Ogg and Jo Foster, two creative and passionate business consultants based in New Zealand. It exists to empower women entrepreneurs everywhere to unleash purpose, creativity and wealth into their lives and businesses.
I encountered LYSB while looking for business planning blogs for women. I subscribed to their newsletter and signed up for their webinar, Build a Rock-Solid Business Strategy That Does Good in the World. Three hours before the webinar, around 5AM here in the Philippines, I receive an email with instructions on how to enter the scholarship to their Online Business School. I entered and waited three more hours to join the webinar even though I stayed up all night to do the work.
As it turned out, it was a good decision on my part. It seemed like the world heard my cry for help and whispered to Janine and Jo to chose me as the winner of the scholarship! With their coaching and guidance, I believe that my business will indeed grow by leaps and bounds. And I hope that you’ll be there to support me.
If you would like to find out more about Janine and Jo’s online business school, please click this link to the Mad Biz School 2012.