How to Increase Productivity with a Virtual Assistant with Laura Renner, USAFA ’01

Sep 26, 2017 | USAFA

“Part of the reason I’m not in the corporate world is because of the culture where being busy is good and being busy is successful.  I don’t really subscribe to that.  I really try and build systems in my business where I don’t have to do as much to accomplish the same amount.”  Laura Renner, USAFA ’01

Laura Renner graduated from the Air Force Academy in 2001 and is the managing director at Freedom Makers. At Freedom Makers, Laura provides freedom for small business owners by providing virtual assistance. Their assistants are military spouses who also gain freedom because they can keep working no matter when or where the military moves their family.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How to outsource tasks and become less busy
  • Delegation strategies to increase productivity
  • Tips for overcoming fear when starting a business

Words of Wisdom

While working as a recruiter, Laura noticed that small business owners needed help finding qualified workers.  She also noticed that the traditional hiring process wasn’t always the best option for the small business owners.  So she created a service that allows business owners to outsource tasks that can be done remotely by connecting them with military spouses with different skill sets.  Win – win!  When starting a business or negotiating a sale, it’s always best to create win-win solutions.

Connect with Laura

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Special thanks to Laura for joining me this week.  Until next time!

-Scott Mackes, USNA ’01

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