On Own It! The Podcast 145, Nicola’s guest for the third of five shows during Judith’s August holiday is Susan Weeks, and she brings today’s challenge to the podcast, all about working effectively with outsourcing and project management and teams.
In the Show…
Nicola’s co-host, Susan, has just returned from a week in Tenerife with her teenage son. Nicola’s enjoyed a holiday-type week too, although she’s been working in a heatwave. She’s been out and about enjoying some Greek music called Repetikos which she is looking forward to sharing with her DJ son Nelson when he visits Stoupa.
Client Challenge of the Week
Nicola and Susan debate the challenges and opportunities, the traps to avoid and the positive things to do instead when it comes to working with an online project manager, a VA or more than one, and anyone who will help you grow your business. They advocate you stop trying to do everything yourself, particularly things you are not good at and they explain how you are robbing your business of profits by so doing.
The frustrations and delights of outsourcing are many and various but surmountable with a little understanding and joined-up thinking, the sort an organised pro brings to your work instead of you or alongside you and working together as a team. Susan talked about finding a qualified VA at VAClassroom.com