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4 Steps to Prepare to Grow Your Business With Virtual Assistants

A common misconception about being an entrepreneur is that working 16 hours is sexy, fun or cool. Labeling this as a badge of honor is something that needs to be steered away from. During the first couple of weeks of being an entrepreneur, you might feel like you’re Elon Musk or Steve Jobs while they were building their empires, but in reality, for 99% of us, working like this is simply not sustainable.

Like many before me and many sure to come after me, I fell into this exact same trap. I was working tirelessly from the moment I woke up until the moment I went to bed, wearing every hat in the business that you could imagine.

It wasn’t until it got to the point where I was no longer able to see friends and missing family dinners that this became a real problem, and I knew things had to change. This is when I decided to hire my first virtual assistant (VA). Fast forward nearly 8 months and a team of 3 virtual assistants later, it is safe to say this was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. If it’s your first time bringing on a new team member, it can be scary. You don’t know if they can do things the same way as you, or you worry about them making mistakes. Trust me, I’ve been there. But if you truly want to scale your business, you need to have a great team. If you’re not sure where to start, here are 4 things to do before hiring your first virtual assistant.

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