Episode 271: Why Every Construction Business Owner Needs a Virtual Assistant

Are you tired of doing neverending, less urgent administrative work?

As we all know, small business owners wear a lot of hats – bookkeeping, responding to emails, and posting on social media, to name a few.

These tasks not only take a lot of time but also keep you from doing things that matter. And that’s what we’ll talk about in this week’s episode.

I sat down with two construction business owners – Kevin Franklin and Nathan Spearing – who found a great solution to their neverending to-do list and after-hours work.

Read on to find out more.

Construction Business Owners’ Problems

Kevin Franklin of HomeMatters Alliance and Nathan Spearing of Transform NC are proof that small business owners truly wear many hats. And boy, it isn’t easy.

In the case of Kevin, he already got a project manager, a sales coordinator, and a selection coordinator to run things that aren’t fieldwork. But there’s always work, although it wasn’t urgent, that sometimes is essential to projects that didn’t fall into anybody else’s responsibilities.

So he ended up picking up those pieces like payroll, ordering materials, research, and other information work.

And this rings true not just for Kevin but mainly for all small business owners who often spend their time working IN the business instead of working ON the business.

Why Hire a Virtual Assistant?

Think about your time as a business owner is worth $1,000 an hour. 

If you can find somebody else to do those mundane administrative work for $50 or $75 an hour, you’re still $925 or $950 an hour ahead.

And imagine all the other things you can do to grow your business when you free up your plate.

You can now spend time planning strategically on how you’d want your business to grow.

Or be able to book a meeting with someone to collaborate with or promote your business.

That’s not it. You’d also get to enjoy a good work-life balance.

Come to think of it, instead of bringing your work home and burning the midnight oil; you now have the time to spend your nights with your family or pursue a hobby that gives you satisfaction.

As Nathan said, “Freedom is mostly measured in time now”.

If you’re tied down to your business 24/7, then you’re missing a thing or two. And hiring a virtual assistant could be one of those.

Training a Virtual Assistant

But some business owners are reluctant to hire a virtual assistant.

The topmost reason they’d usually say is that the thought of sitting down with someone to walk through everything there is to know about the business is already a pain.

Luckily, Belay Solutions does the vetting process up front and truly brings in someone best aligned with what you need for your business. 

What then is needed from you is just a few hours to sit down and train your virtual assistant on the tasks that she’ll be doing.

And there is always Zoom to make it a breeze for you.

Even if your VA isn’t physically with you, you can share your screen, or she can share hers, so it’d be easier for you to show the whole process.

Do you want to learn more about what a virtual assistant can do for your business? Listen to the full episode above, or watch it HERE.


Additional Resources:

– FREE online training workshop: Get Out of Your Construction Business: How to Make it Run Without You here 

– Learn how to recession-proof your business here 

Work with our team to systematize your business here  

– Visit our website here

– Hire a virtual assistant through Belay here

– Connect with Kevin Franklin here

– Connect with Nathan Spearing here

– Listen to Nathan’s Life on Target podcast here

The Construction Leading Edge Podcast helps construction business owners maximize their revenue, eliminate chaos, systematize their work, and win back their time.

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