Life as a virtual assistant can often look like a virtuosic balancing act. We create our own schedules and are always looking for more space in the day to help our clients propel their businesses forward. We use tools like teamwork, zoom.us, and Google drive to keep us all on the same page, share information and ideas, and keep documents organized. Each of us has our own ways of balancing our everyday schedules but there are a few consistent habits that everyone on the Done By 5 team uses to stay on track and organized. Here are some:
People use the new year as an opportunity to update and renew, which is why we make resolutions. We recognize that we need changes, or to take risks to make our lives better, so we can live happier, healthier lives. I had set my resolutions, but this change was beyond just a resolution, it was necessary for me, my business, and the small business I work for. I needed to create my ideal workspace.
2017 has been an amazing year for Done By 5, its’ team members, and clients. It has been a year of growth and change but most importantly, it has been extremely rewarding. First, we rebranded and built this new beautiful website and expanded our reach through our blog and social media, utilizing the skills we already do for our clients into our own business.
Here at Done by 5, we have created a series of blogs called “Done by 5, Done in 5.” These blogs will not only address the nitty gritty side of running your small business like how to prepare business letters and invoices, but also give tips and tools of the things we like or have helped us aid the small businesses we work with. They maybe “how to guides” or must have apps or maybe some great gift ideas for clients. The greatest part, it will be 5 steps, or 5 tools, or 5 likes.To kick off our first Done By 5, Done in 5, we thought we would give you tools on how to, well, be Done By 5.
Our role at Done By 5 is to make the lives of small business owners easier. Often what that means is finding ways to create high quality work swiftly.
Social media is one of the biggest challenges for many of our clients and a project that we're often asked to take on and lead. If you have any hand in business (big or small) these days you know how important a social media presence is.
I've worked with Michelle for years and known her even longer so I can attest to how awesome she is. But I thought it would be fun to interview her about her life outside of work, why she started Done By 5, and her favorite thing about helping small businesses thrive, so that you could get to know the power woman behind DB5. Hope you enjoy!
At Done By 5, we know that starting and running your own small business is no small task. We’re running, not only our own business, but helping more small businesses operate at the their best potential. From our experience behind the scenes, in the back offices, and on the ground getting our hands dirty, we’ve noticed patterns of where stress comes from in a small business and how to minimize it and get high quality work done efficiently.