Knowing when to hire a Virtual Business Manager means knowing the needs of your business.
Do you need someone to manage areas of your business? Someone that will own their responsibilities and manage others on the team? How about someone to manage projects or implement strategies? Here are a few differences between a Virtual Business Manager and a Virtual Assistant:
The focus on the Virtual Business Manager is on “management” – we are hired to keep an eye on the big picture and manage all the pieces (projects, team members, operations, expenses) to ensure that all projects are getting completed in a timely and efficient manner.
The focus of the Virtual Assistant is on ‘doing’ – VA’s are hired to perform specific tasks (i.e.: customer service, shopping cart maintenance, etc.) or complete specific projects (i.e.: setup a new member area or blog) and are the ones actually doing the work.
Level of Responsibility:
Virtual Business Managers are responsible for the success and smooth functioning of the entire business – no just their own individual work.
Virtual Assistants are responsible for their own individual tasks or work.
Measures of success:
A Virtual Business Manager is successful when everyone’s tasks and projects are being completed and delivered in a timely fashion. The team is happy and motivated. Systems are running smoothly and efficiently.
A Virtual Assistant is successful when their own tasks and projects are being completed and delivered in a timely fashion.