In this episode of the Driven Female Entrepreneurs Podcast, I speak with Rebecca Newenham, the Founder of Get Ahead VA - Your Virtual Agency.
Much as she loved her job as a retail buyer for large high-street stores, Rebecca took a career break when she started her family. However, when her youngest daughter started school, she was ready for her next challenge. Having grown up with an entrepreneurial Mum, Rebecca has seen that there was a flexible alternative to returning to corporate life, and decided to start out on her own.
After researching business opportunities, Rebecca saw that in the US virtual assistants were doing well. She saw that the option offered the flexibility she was looking for and decided to jump in. Knowing that she didn't want the business to be all about her, she started her business as an agency from the beginning and hasn't looked back since!
Listen to this episode to discover how Rebecca built her Virtual Assistant Agency, the challenges she's encountered along the way, and her best advice for women wanting to outsource tasks to support their business growth.
Everyone starts a business for a reason. But often find themselves busy doing everything. The first step in outsourcing is to track your time. Then you can see which activities play to your strengths. - Rebecca Newenham
In this value-packed episode you'll learn:
- A highly effective, and low cost, way to attract your first clients.
- The importance of keeping an open mind so you can find exciting new opportunities
- Where to start when you building your first team.
- How to identify the right tasks to outsource.
- How to get greater balance in your business.
- How to find the right virtual assistant for you and your business.
- What to consider to successfully hire a virtual assistant.
- How to learn through your experiences.
- The power of hiring a business coach to help guide you along your journey.
...and so much more!
I love it when you see a client find the right Virtual Assistant so they can stop juggling, and shift in how they feel about their business. - Rebecca Newenham
About Rebecca Newenham
Rebecca Newenham founded her virtual agency Get Ahead VA back in 2010. After a career in corporate buying, she was looking for flexible employment that would enable her to work around her 3 daughters. 10 years later, Rebecca runs an award-winning team of over 40 virtual assistants and franchisees.
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