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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Helping Small Business Leverage Time And Work Smarter

ProResource offers a toolkit that has 50 templates, checklists and worksheets that help small business owners hand off work to virtual assistants and freelancers.

It's called the Help Without Hiring Toolkit.

Here's some text from the press release:

The toolkit provides a system for helping any small business owner or self-employed professional:

• Decide what to outsource,
• Find a qualified person to do the work,
• Get that person up to speed quickly, and
• Ensure that the project is completed successfully.

The documents in the toolkit include a list of the top 12 projects that are most often outsourced successfully, project checklists, tips for writing a great job posting, interview questions, an applicant screening checklist, an ROI calculator, a project definition template, a training plan, a creative brief, status report templates, tips for giving constructive criticism, and a list of free software tools that improve long-distance collaboration.

The toolkit also includes instructions for seven “Easy Projects.” The business owner simply fills in the project worksheet and gives the instructions to a virtual assistant or freelancer. These projects are easy to outsource successfully and provide an ideal starting point for a new assistant.

To promote the toolkit, ProResource is making one of the documents in the Help Without Hiring Toolkit available at no charge each week for the coming year. You can download the free template from ProResource Free Template

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ProResource also offers a 4-week course to help get business owners started on the path to outsourcing work to virtual assistants and freelancers.

The course is called Outsourcing Fundamentals.

This course shares techniques, strategies, tools and templates developed over 16 years of being on both sides of outsourcing – from a company that provides outsourced services and delivers them by outsourcing to subcontractors.

It covers the 4 critical skills a business owner needs to master to get outsourcing to work. It includes dozens of tips, tricks, techniques and shortcuts that help business owners save time, get the most for their money, and avoid painful mistakes.

1 comment:

Judy Schramm said...

Thanks, Michael! I really appreciate you sharing this with your readers.

You offer a lot of useful information in your blog - it's a great resource!

Judy Schramm
ProResource LLC
A Better Way to Work