Are you an entrepreneur running a creative business? Said any of these things lately?
"I need help delegating tasks to my team."
"I'm an IDEA person! But I get stuck when I try to make those ideas reality."
"I could take on more clients if I didn’t spend so much time on these back-end tasks.”
(Psssst! Guess what? You don't have to take on everything for your creative business!)
I'm Kate, and I've been helping small businesses run more efficiently, meet big goals, create better content, and have more productive days for over 10 years.
Editing and proofreading
Research and analysis
My technical skills and expertise:
Client Support and Outreach (Dubsado, ConvertKit, Mail Chimp, etc)
Photography / Adobe Photoshop
Design / Adobe Illustrator
Training and Coaching
Workflow, processes, and operations
Light HTML/CSS coding
Task & project management software (Trello, Asana, Wrike, Teamwork, etc)
Some of the work I can tackle for you:
Team delegation and management
Onboarding, administration, and support for clients
Dubsado support and maintenance
Editing, proofreading, and formatting your content (blogs, social media, e-courses, launches, you-name-it)
Research, data metrics, and reporting
Strategy and streamlining operations
"Kate saves my sanity as I run my business."
"Her quick turnaround allowed me to take my project live earlier than planned."
I'm Kate Hutcheson, a Project Manager and Virtual Assistant with years of professional experience helping small business owners and corporations reach their business goals. I want to help you have more time for the work you love.
"It is not an exaggeration to say that I could not have made it happen without her."
"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 helped me not just plan my tasks and set deadlines, but helped me feel even more excited about my project."
"Kate Hutcheson from The Efficient/Creative is an absolute dream to work with."
Frequently Asked Questions
So which do you do: project management or admin?
I was a professional project manager for 5 years, but before that, I did web design, online marketing, editing, writing, photography, customer service, and admin (just to name a few). Because of my varied background, Virtual Assistance was a natural fit. So I love to take on those admin tasks, but I also do everything with an eye for productivity, workflow, and efficiency. I’m not just an assistant. I'm your strategist, your sounding board, your delegation specialist, your project manager, and the one who can tell you "Here's how we make that even better."
What's a Virtual Assistant?
A virtual assistant can take on a lot of the administrative work that tends to pile up and take a lot of your time. This is especially helpful for creative entrepreneurs who may be "ideas" people (and less "get things done" people). Virtual assistants typically work online.
Where I excel is in the fact that I can take on so much more than just administrative tasks. Because of my unique background (professional project manager with a certificate in web design and a B.A. in English), I'm able to take on a broad range of highly-skilled work, from editing to e-learning (plus all the administrative stuff).
Dubsado is a fantastic Client Management System. From leads to proposals, invoicing to questionnaires (and everything in-between), Dubsado is my go-to for pretty much everything you need to get and manage clients! They specialize in keeping every single thing that goes out to your clients ON BRAND and beautiful.
Who do you work with?
I primarily work with creative women entrepreneurs: coaches, crafters, and more. I know it can be tough to be both creative AND systematic about your goals. That's where I come in. If you're feeling stuck, aimless, or overwhelmed, I'm here to help. If you're a business owner who's creative (and a little bit quirky), girl, you've come to the right place.
I'm nervous about hiring someone to work remotely.
Before I begin working with any client, we have a 45-minute Zoom consultation chat, typically a video call. In this call, we can talk about your struggles and where I might be able to help. This call is totally free and you have zero obligation to hire me. It's just a good way to meet and see if we're a great fit to work together.
All of my clients have the option to receive weekly or monthly time reports that detail the work that I've done and the amount of time I've used so you can keep track of what's going on.
Communication is a really important part of this relationship. That's why I also have regular status meetings with all of my clients. We can touch base and provide feedback to each other about what's working well and what could improve. Having these meetings via video chat makes these conversations much easier and more efficient.