In a regular office setting, you’ll find an office manager who handles all of the office needs. This may include ordering office supplies, phone calls, managing employees, and a lot more.
Most of the time, an online business doesn’t have an office manager to help with all of these tasks. There isn’t a person in the same office as the business owner to help with all of those things. With all of that being said it, doesn’t mean there can’t be a business manager to manage certain parts of the business.
Depending on the size of the business and the number of employees or outsourced hands, a business manager can take care of all those things. They can manage all of the people the business owner works with and oversee all of the work that’s done allowing the owner to handle the critical tasks that only they can handle.
A business manager can use a program like Basecamp to manage your team or outsourced hands. It can also be handled through email, instant messaging, or phone calls. No matter what method you use, be sure to use the way that works best for you. Set up a system that is compatible with your way of doing things and let the OBM take over once it’s in place.
Business managers also have the ability to handle your shopping cart, project management, blog and website maintenance, social media, schedule management, email, brainstorming, marketing and the security of accounts. Security management would include changing passwords and making note of them in order to know what they were changed to so you don’t lock yourself out of any of your accounts.
As a business owner you have important things that only you can do. When you do these things, you’ll see growth and reach your goals. The only way you’ll see those results is to take the time to make them happen. You won’t see results or reach your goals if you don’t have the time to work on them.
If running and managing your business takes more time than you can spare, consult with an Online Business Manager today. Let someone else do all the managing, while you do what you do best!