Love is certainly in the air as Valentine’s Day approaches this weekend. The shops are full of roses and hearts and inspiration for all the different ways we can show our husbands, wives, boyfriends and friends … and even the dog how much we care. But do we show our businesses enough love?
Sometimes as a small business owner it can feel like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders. If you work alone, then you are responsible for everything – bookkeeper, sales person, admin, marketing as well as delivering your products and services. If you employ others then there is the added pressure of paying wages and other people depending on you. Your business can start to feel like a burden and a constant source of stress.
But perhaps this Valentine’s day is a great opportunity to take a step back and show your business some love.
Instead of getting bogged down by the day to day challenges, think about the 5 best things about your business – and the 5 best things about running your own business. This could be the freedom of being your own boss, of being able to work flexibly and work your job around your life, rather than the other way round. It could be the ability to put your ideas into action and try things just because you think it might work, not because you have had to write a 20 page risk assessment and justify it to the board.
Your business could be the best at what you do. It’s easy to worry about competitors, but if you actually give the best service, or have the happiest customers, then that really is something to be proud of.
Perhaps you have won awards, giving you external recognition of what your business has achieved, or been featured in the press, demonstrating that other people think your achievements are noteworthy. You may have been successful at winning new clients, launching new products or building customer loyalty – all achievements that can fill you with positive emotions towards your business.
If you are still feeling overwhelmed and struggling to feel the love for your business then hiring a virtual assistant might be just the right next step.
Our team of highly experienced VAs take on the tasks you don’t have time to do, don’t have the skills to do, or simply don’t want to do.
We can add value to your business on an hourly, project or ongoing basis, enabling you to get back to what you do best.
Please get in touch on 01483 332220 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how we can help. We pride ourselves on being the staff you don’t see but the difference you do.