Key Business Systems For VAs

Do you know the Key Business Systems you need for your business? Welcome to the third blog post in the Setting Up A Virtual Assistant Business Series.

Remember, if you’d rather listen to this than reading it please check out the podcast instead.

As I’ve said before a business is a system. A poorly designed system leads to poor and inconsistent results. That’s why it’s important to take the time to design, implement and document the right systems in your business.

Here the 4 key business systems you need:

  • Operations – running the business
  • Marketing – making your audience aware
  • Sales – getting clients
  • Delivery – delivering your services

Feel free to download a copy of the Key-Systems Infograph, it’s a great reference to keep handy.

Each one of these systems is necessary to have a thriving business. In fact, these are the same systems your clients should have in their own business. If not, you can help them design and implement them as a service. (That’s for another blog post…). Back to the 4 key systems…

Why You Need Systems

Systems are how you run your business and you should have a system for everything you do. A documented checklist or even a full-blown operations manual that lists the systems you use. Remember, No systems = No business.

You don’t want to re-create the wheel every time you sign on a new client or take on a new task. You need to have a system for everything you do in your business.

Too many people don’t take the time to design, implement and document their systems. Instead, they use hope as a tactic. They hope they remember the steps the next time they sign a new client. Hope is not a reliable tactic.

You must spend the time and energy when you’re setting up your Virtual Assistant business to create and implement your systems. Oh, and document them too! Systems work together which means they overlap. All of your key business systems work together to run your business.

What Virtual Assistant Systems do you have implemented in your business?

If you’re struggling to design and implement your Key Business Systems, check out my Virtual Assistant Action Plan. It’s a step-by-step action plan that walks you through the basic must-haves in an easy to follow step-by-step system. Or my Getting Started Training, if you prefer in-depth training, community, and coaching.

Feel free to post below and let me know what action you’re taking today to implement key systems in your business. I’d love to hear from you! All comments and questions are welcome.

The next blog post in this series is all about the day-to-day operations you need to run a successful VA business.

Thanks for reading – Susan

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Written by Susan Mershon

Susan Mershon started The Techie Mentor™ in 2013 to teach Virtual Assistants her no-fluff approach to the systems and skills they need to build and automate a successful business.

With a strong base in project management, Susan brings her love of systems and teaching to offer in-depth training and mentoring to new and experienced Virtual Assistants.

She’s taught over 5,000 students her unique systems and strategies that focus on offering high-end skills that give you the freedom to work when and where you want.

To learn more about The Techie Mentor™ and the systems and skills she teaches without all the fluff or hype go to The Techie Mentor website.

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2 Comments
  1. Emma Setterfield

    Thank you so much for providing all this information, very informative and gives me plenty to think about and work at.

    • Susan Mershon

      You’re welcome – so glad you’ve found it valuable. Thank you for taking the time to comment.

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