Summer is right around the corner, and most of you probably have your summer vacations planned or are in the planning stage. What will happen to your business while you are gone? Does your business go on vacation
when you do? If so, you are losing valuable leads and momentum. Your business should be able to run without you. What if you or a family member is sick, do you still work? With today’s technology and the numerous types of assistance available you should not
have to be a ‘hands on’ operator. Your business should keep running in your absence.
The key is to find a system that will maintain consistency. If your business is dependent on when you are working it will never grow. Using assistants, whether virtual or in person is necessary to grow your business
and maintain a personal life. Vacations and time off from work are necessary to clear your mind and recharge your body. However, your time off will not be relaxing if you have to
play ‘catch-up’ when you return or work twice as hard to find clients because your business stopped.
Here are some processes that can be implemented to run your business smoothly.
It is an investment in your business.
If you don’t have enough work to keep them busy, share your assistant with another agent in your office until you have enough work to support them.
Hire a Virtual Assistant to work on an as needed basis.
Keep files in a secured cloud environment so you and your assistants both have access.
Use a shared schedule for business appointments.
By implementing processes, your business will run without you. This will allow you to take time off but will also give you time to work ON your business instead of IN it. This is necessary to grow the business and be successful. If you
are still working independently and doing all the work yourself, look at the agents who are the top producers in your company or market area. How do they become a top producer? They have a team that helps them get there.