Your project plan is one of the most important steps in any business strategy. So why do you make it harder than it needs to be? Learn 4 ways you may be making this step unnecessarily complicated (and how to make it easier).
Forgotten tasks in a launch don’t just frustrate you and your team. They can literally cost you. These are the most common overlooked to-dos that I see in online launches. Add these tasks (and plenty of time for them!) in your next launch plan to start out ahead of the game.
I talk with women who own creative online businesses literally every day, so let me tell you—if you’ve said to yourself, “I know I need to hire a Virtual Assistant, but…” believe me. You are NOT alone. There’s no shortage of ways you could finish that sentence. That...
Often, organization doesn’t feel easy for creative online entrepreneurs like you. When you’re multipassionate, trying to corral those exciting and brilliant ideas can feel like herding (mental) cats. Let me ask you a question: does managing your business feel more...
I've been thinking a lot lately about Buffer Time. White Space. Unscheduled Time. Whatever you want to call it, it's something I'm a little bit obsessed with right now (because I'm kind of hoarding it, but that's just where I am ATM.) pretend the ring is free time,...
If there is one professional piece of wisdom I can bestow upon my clients in this lifetime, let it be this: In order to be successful in your launch, you need a project plan. Sure, it’d be nice if you committed the “why” to memory (partly because I outline it so...
There’s no such thing as stupid questions, only fear-based insecurities that can sometimes come with your first business launch. Hey, it happens. Being a business owner or entrepreneur comes with a lot of firsts, and you might spend your first year(s!) reinventing all...
Hey, look at you go. You’ve put in the work. You’ve put in the time. You’ve put in the energy. You have a shiny new offer or service just dying to be scooped up by your incredible clients and you can’t wait to spread the good word! Maybe you’re even toying with a...
“Kate saves my sanity as I run my business.”
Kate is a super-multi-talented and versatile VA. There’s nothing she can’t do, and if you know you’re going to have different assistance needs, she’s the person to hire. Kate set up the entire flow and design for my online course. The course documents are beautiful and the client flow is easy and intuitive. What’s special about Kate is that she can fully organize the tech side of your business AND create aesthetically pleasing graphics and PDFs. And she’s a dream to work with.
– MAY FLAM, THE “HEAL YOUR WORK LIFE” COACH
“I trust and rely on her as my right-hand lady.”
Kate is like an angel from the heavens. She’s just *so good* at what she does and cares *so much* about the quality of her work – and the results I see in my business! – that I’m going to make her work with me forever. She’s always looking to lighten my load, making my launches, processes and systems both easier and more impactful than anything I can do on my own. I really trust and rely on her as my right-hand lady.
– MICHELLE WARD, THE WHEN I GROW UP COACH
“With her support i market more consistently and spend more time focusing on clients.”
I was at a point in my business where if it wasn’t urgent, it wasn’t happening. Tasks would roll-over on my to-do list month after month until I ended up with a huge backlog of things to catch up on. Enter Kate. With her support I market more consistently, spend more time focusing on clients, and have help when special projects come up. I love knowing that when a new thing comes up I can file it under “Kate can handle that.”
– LAURA SIMMS, YOUR CAREER HOMECOMING
“I could not have made it happen without her.”
Kate helps me clarify my goals, brings new ideas and expertise to my project, and assists me in settings deadlines and tasks in a way that made a project that felt like a pipe dream into a reality. It is not an exaggeration to say that I could not have made it happen without her.
– TINA CAHALAN-JONES, SLAVES TO SOLDIERS PROJECT
“She helped me not just plan…but helped me feel even more excited about my project.”
I appreciated how enthusiastic Kate was about my project. She helped me not just plan my tasks and set deadlines, but helped me feel even more excited about my project. I would enthusiastically recommend this service to other creative entrepreneurs.
– CHRISTEN MCGEE, CURIOUS JOURNALS
“Kate is top notch in both the image i want to create for my shop and in providing the service that i expect to be delivered.”
Kate is top notch in both the image I want to create for my shop and in providing the service that I expect to be delivered. She looks for ways to improve my business, makes suggestions and doesn’t wait for me to give her directives as she takes the initiative herself. I wholeheartedly wish she could work for me full time!
– ANNE HENDERSON, EWEBIQUITOUS FIBER ARTS
“I’m on a roll and super focused thanks to Kate.”
Thanks to a brilliant couple of hours with Kate Hutcheson, I have a whole re-organized set of packages that I’m REALLY excited about. I’m on a roll and super focused thanks to Kate. Feels so great to be going into November with a clear head and an organized business!
– Emily R. Halpern, A Creative Consultancy
“I’m charging more, giving myself more time, and feeling much more confident and relaxed!”
Working with Kate helped me figure out that I was basically short-changing myself by about 3-6 months on my client contracts. Now I’m charging more, giving myself more time, and feeling much more confident and relaxed!
– Natalie DeGoey, ndg creative
“I feel like I have a clearer path.”
I feel like I have a clearer path. Kate is a thought partner who helps you realistically lay out the groundwork that’ll help you be successful and complete your launch with a clear direction!
– Marietta Gentles Crawford, personal branding strategist
“Because of our planning session, a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders.”
Before my session with Kate, I had these looming things that I needed to do for my business and I was feeling the weight and guilt of my inability to get them done. Kate was able to take these giant projects, define them clearly and break them down into steps so that I knew exactly which step to take next. Because of our planning session, a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders.