The time has come. I’ve had an assistant before, but man I need it more than ever now.
I’ve been an assistant to a small business owner 3 different times and I loved it. The relationships I made with my bosses and the skills I learned were invaluable to the business woman I’ve become. I learned what it was like to wear many hats, as small business owners must do. I learned about how important it is to support other small businesses. The most important thing I learned, however, is that relationships are the key to any success story. No one can do it alone. I loved working with my bosses. Why? Because they cared about me. They understood the idea behind life/work balance and found it very important. I wanted their business to succeed not only for the sake of my job but also because I cared about them like they cared about me. Those business owners also taught me to create the same respect for people that I work with, to vendors, and to clients.
I’m in a place where I’m in over my head. And as each passing day goes by I’m falling farther and farther behind. I’m dropping the ball more times than not, and I’m forgetting tasks before I can even get it into my to do list. I think this is my mind’s way of saying, “SOS! You’re a sinking ship, call for help!” So because of that, I’m hiring an assistant! I want to instill the same work ethic that my bosses imparted upon me to the next generation of budding small business owners. That being said, here is a little bit about the position.
I am an entrepreneur that runs multiple businesses, specifically the stationery, real estate, and food industries. Unrelated, I know lol! I’m looking for someone to help with administrative tasks so that I can focus on continuing to grow all the businesses. Responsibilities include:
- Basic social media
- Project coordination
- Email correspondence
- Answering phones
- Responding to press inquiries
To be honest, all of the above can be taught so having no experience in some or all of the above is ok! I taught myself how to do most of the things above and have no problem training the right candidate. I love working with people and developing minds. The skills/personality traits/compatibility are what is most important to me. Are you/do you…
- Willing to learn
- Highly organized
- Detail oriented
- A go getter
- Like to watch TV (a good TV binge never hurt anyone :P)
- Like to be active
- Like to try different foods
- Have an affinity for coffee/tea
- Like a more casual but fast paced work environment
- Like to work independently
- Love dogs
- Interested in learning about the lifestyle of a small business owner
Question: Do those red dot notifications in the corner of your apps on your smart phone drive you mad? Do you hate having unread emails in your inbox? Do you feel a sense of pride and accomplishment when you check something off of your to do list? Then we’ll get along just fine lol!
The position is part time 20-25 hours per week, must have a flexible schedule as I have an unconventional work week. Must also have reliable transportation as I work out of my home office as well as my main office.
Is this you? Do you know someone that is interested? You can have them email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!