You may have heard of a virtual assistant but but you may not be familiar with an online business manager.
The official definition of an Online Business Manager or OBM is a virtually based support professional who manages online based businesses, including the day-to-day management of projects, operations, team members and metrics (courtesy of Tina Forsyth, .obmconnects.com).
I personally believe and have assisted business owners whose businesses are not online. One thing for sure is that an Online Business Manager works with business owners to achieve their business goals. This could happen in a number of ways .
OBMs handle the behind the team tasks of running business so that business owners can focus on their customers and clients. OBMs understand the needs of business owners since they are business owners themselves and can see the bigger picture.
Some business owners reach a point in their business where the day-to-day tasks begin to take over a greater amount of time. Administrative tasks can sometimes become overwhelming. This may be an ideal time to start looking for assistance. Not all businesses have the finances, space or equipment to bring on an in-house employee.
The great thing about an OBM is that you get a highly skilled and trained professional without the overhead costs of an actual employee.
If you are beginning to feel overwhelmed or have reached a plateau in your business, consider an OBM. It might be the right choice for you and your business.