On 1st February 2016 I started my own company, Virtual Focus. I have a wide range of knowledge as a result of working in administration, IT and as a secretary for 20 years. I will use this knowledge to support busy entrepreneurs that don’t have the time or expertise to deal with certain tasks. They will have to get their own coffee though!
Windkracht-11 is a company that focuses on what they are good at. I help them enthusiastically to set up the training sessions. They won’t have to worry about the details, I’ll look after these. This way they can focus their attention on the customer. I look forward to working with them!
My point of view
Do what you are good at, what makes you happy and what energises you. Leave the other things to an expert. There are only 24 hours in a day, in which you also need to take time to enjoy the good things in life. It’s a waste of time to focus on things that drain you. Productivity is not doing loads of things; it’s doing the right things.
Discuss needs and requirements with customers. Run the office and see how things can be computerised or made easier using apps, software or creating a structure. Entrepreneurs need to be able to focus on their core business. The rest is secondary, but it still needs to be done.
Support entrepreneurs, my focus is on coaching. Connect people in my network that are in need of each other’s expertise.
In my role as an executive secretary I have supported several directors and managers. I’m not from an entrepreneurial background and I never before had the intention of setting up my own business. But last year I had the choice between remaining in employment or take a leap and set up on my own. The switch was easily made and now I enjoy the freedom of having my own business.