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Ep #11: How to outsource and delegate in your microbusiness

In episode 11 of Micro Entrepreneur: the magic of thinking small I speak with Joanna Pieters who is passionate about helping independent professionals to build and grow their business through using brilliant freelancers & tools.  She specifically helps people who are overwhelmed and overstretched and works with them to identify what they love and what they’re best at, and find ways to allow them to focus on it through her business Time Wizard

This week’s guest

About Joanna Pieters

Joanna has over 18 years experience and an MBA from one of the UK’s top business schools.  She has run and grown a series of successful six, seven and eight-figure businesses, with big teams and small teams, in large corporate and small private companies. During that time she set and delivered business strategy,  turned around failing businesses and has taken successful ones to even greater heights.  Now she helps small businesses and individuals grow by building their own brilliant teams, with her company Time Wizard.

In the intro

In the intro I shared a new book that I have been reading by Jim Rohn called Seven Strategies for Wealth and Happiness.  I highly recommend it.

What we covered in the show:

We started out by talking a lot about delegation and outsourcing tasks to freelancers before getting into the big reasons that your business isn’t growing.

  • How to get over delegating in your business
  • Key questions that you can ask yourself to build your business
  • Mistakes that you can make when delegating
  • How to find the right person
  • Where to look for people to work with in your business
  • What to do when you don’t have much money
  • How to choose your virtual team member from a virtual resource website
  • How to get the most value out of working with your outsourced team

Useful links

www.fiverr.com

www.peopleperhour.com

www.elance.com

www.odesk.com

Please also check out Joanna’s article that she wrote for us on other resources to find experts to work in your business.

Great Quote

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

About the Podcast

The Micro Entrepreneur Podcast is your place to come and hear me talk about all things business for the micro business owner.  I speak with experts, authors and other micro business owners and what they are doing to build and grow a successful micro business.

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About Julie Hall

Hi, I'm Julie Hall, the founder of Women Unlimited. Which is my 4th business. I've had a business as a headhunter, a consultant, a new media agency and now finally Women Unlimited. I've learned lots of lessons - many of which could have been avoided. I hope you find the articles and stories on this website useful, and feel free to get in touch, I'd love to hear from you.

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