I support entrepreneurs with growing businesses doing meaningful work in the world.
Each business that I support has different needs, and I show up to meet the unique needs of YOUR business. I understand the value of your work and that coupled with my impeccable skills at organization, optimization, and business systems make for grounded business support.
As your consultant, I bring together the to-do list completion of a VA and the big picture vision of a business manager. I am here as your cheerleader, your confidant, your extra eyes and ears, and your grounding force.
Here are some examples of what I can take off your hands so that you can focus on your zone of genius and the parts of your business that light you up:
Organization ~ whether it be your inbox, Google Drive, Dropbox, or data in a spreadsheet I am your girl. I love creating digital homes for files, data, and emails and putting them where they are easily accessible.
Retreat/event planning and support ~ Research, planning and coordinating are my jam. I love taking a big vision and mapping out the execution. My skills include setting up logistics and booking travel before the event to providing logistical and emotional support to the participants and facilitator during the event.
Scheduling & Calendar Coordination ~ My favorite tools here are Google Calendar and Acuity. I love looking at a beautifully color coordinated calendar :)
Community Management ~ Loving up and welcoming new members to your community. Being present in email and Facebook groups to handle any inquiries or concerns that are outside your zone of genius. These are likely technical or administrative in nature.
Screening and Onboarding ~ We come up with a process so that you do not have to field every request for an interview or potential client that comes to your inbox. I do the screening process based of your big YESes and then take them through the onboarding process once we know that they are the right fit.
Send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
I am always up for a new challenge and love to expand my tools.
Tools I use regularly for this work:
Project & Team Management: Asana
Business Management: Dubsado
Website: Squarespace and Wordpress
Email: Mailchimp and Convertkit
Video: Vimeo, Youtube, and iMovie
Social Media: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite
File Organization: Dropbox, Box, Google Drive
Scheduling/Calendars: Acuity (more than a scheduling system) and Google Calendar
Payment Systems: Moonclerk, Paypal, Stripe
Video Conferencing: Zoom and Skype
*I quickly learn new systems
I hired Ava as my Business Manger in January of this year (2017), and couldn't be happier with how her presence has helped me to feel truly grounded, supported, and nourished within my work.
With Ava's support, I am able to spend more time on what fully lights me up - creating for and interacting with my community.
- Elle North, Drawing Within Design
Hiring Ava is one of the best decisions I've made for my business in many years -- I was constantly stressed about keeping up with posting on social media, but now, I'm not. I was often anxious about the organization and upkeep of the backend of my courses -- no longer. Not only is Ava amazing at supporting me technically and with administrative details, but she has been invaluable in helping me plan my time and stay focused on what is most important in my business.
Nona Jordan, www.nonajordan.com