TSS025_Building a team. A power remote team

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Series: Outsourcing

Episode 3: Building a team. A power remote team

Cohosts: Warrick and Michaela from ‘The Tradies Business Show’

In this series of Toolbox talks, I’m joined by our friends Warrick and Michaela from The Tradies Business Show, where we’re talking about Outsourcing. I asked them to join me on this series because they both formally ran a company called Tradies VA, which was a business that helped trade based organisations leverage the use of assistants, so that the business owners could free themselves up to take care of the more important areas of their businesses. Waz and Michaela both a wealth of knowledge in this field and I’m sure you’ll learn a bunch from what they have to say.

Episode 1 recap:

In episode one, Waz, Michaela and I talk about the power of discovering what your business strengths are within your business, so you can spend your time doing what you’re good at and not all the other things that can be delegated. So often, we find ourselves wasting time in our own business, but doing things that others can do so much better. This is a great podcast that drives home the point that if you waste time doing what you’re not great at, you’re doing more damage than good.

Episode 2 recap:

In episode two, we spoke about how having business processes in place, allows you the freedom of being able to step away from certain tasks, knowing that they’ll be done your way by someone else in your organisation. It ties in nicely to this episode, where we talk about having people remotely following your processes.

In Episode 3, we’re talking about building a team remotely.

Nothing of any significance has ever been done alone, which is why it’s so important for you to be building a team around you. This might not only mean in the field, it could be in the office, it could be remotely, it could be a combination of all of the above. The old saying, “if you try to be everything to everyone, you’ll end up being nothing to anyone”, has a lot of merit. In this podcast, Warrick, Michaela and I talk about putting the right people in the right place so that you can collaborate and grow, by leveraging the power of a team. More to the point, how you can build a team that’s remote, meaning you can save on all of the traditional expenses that come as part of the package with full time local staff. This podcast is the perfect segway from the last, where we were talking about creating systems and processes that empower your staff to take over tasks that you should not be doing.   That wraps up this series on Outsourcing with Warrick and Michaela. i want to say thanks a bunch to them both for taking the time to come on the show and you’ll be seeing more from our collaboration moving forward. If you have not already, make sure you head across to iTunes, or Soundcloud where you can subscribe to the Tradies Business Show podcast. It’s a fantastic show and if you enjoy The Site Shed, you’ll enjoy their show too.

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