TIME IS MONEY.

so why spend it on things that don't matter to you?

You want the freedom to step fully into your roll as CEO and visionary of the incredible business you're building, but to do that, you need more than just hourly support.

You started a creative business because you love to create, because you want to make waves and create a life you love.

You're on your way... but something keeps tripping you up.

You've got a small, but mighty team of incredible boss ladies working alongside you to help you build your empire, make your mark, and do work that matters... but the more your business grows, the more there is to manage. Instead of spending your days casting the vision and leading your business like only you can, you're tracking tasks and following up on deadlines to keep the ball rolling.

you could spend your days continuing to do just that... but you and i both know that isn't where your heart is.

you need a right-hand woman.

Working with Sarah is an absolute dream. Her desire is to help you free up your time so you can focus on the things that matter, and this is exactly what she does. I trust her implicitly and I have full faith she will not only get everything done, but do it with the highest standard of quality. Having Sarah in my life has been a dream come true and I'm so grateful for her.

Working with Sarah is an absolute dream. Her desire is to help you free up your time so you can focus on the things that matter, and this is exactly what she does. Having Sarah in my life has been a dream come true and I'm so grateful for her.

brianne dossier

life + business coach at brightly & co.

I needed a right-hand woman — someone who could and would love to organize the chaos, handle the behind the scenes, brainstorm new ideas with me, and grow with me as my business grows. Sarah is the best woman for the job! She's fiercely passionate and organized. She keeps me in-line, on task, and excited about my business.

I needed a right-hand woman — someone who could and would love to organize the chaos, handle the behind the scenes, brainstorm new ideas with me, and grow with me as my business grows. Sarah is the best woman for the job!

devan danielle

brand + business coach at devan danielle

y'all are so sweet

I believe there are four things only you can do for your business.

1

that thing you do

Photography, designing, copywriting, event planning, coaching, etc.

Only you can create or provide your service or product like you.

2

more of that thing you do

Only you can create additional services & products that align with where you want your brand & business to go.

3

Since your brand is a representation of you and your heart, only you can define its voice.

Your brand's voice is your voice.

define the voice

4

Without a vision, a business flounders.  In the same way only you can define its voice, only you can cast the vision for where you want your business to go.

cast the vision

It might seem like a total pipe dream, but it's not.

You can get back to that thing you loved enough to start a side hustle or jump the 9-5 ship completely.

You can spend your days only doing what you're best at, instead of managing projects and team members, and tracking deadlines and tasks.

How would it feel if that was all you had to do for your business, unless you wanted to do something else?

it is possible.

and i can get you there.

you see, I'm a firm believer that you should spend your time doing the things that light you up and outsource the rest.

So I come alongside you to handle the business side of a creative business, allowing you the freedom to focus on the things you were put on this earth to do.

This means you get to spend more time...


doing what you do best
DELIGHTING THE HECK OUT OF YOUR CLIENTS
growing your business
hanging out with your favorite people

And way less time on the parts of your business that make you think...

"ughhhhh. i don't want to work today."

give me the low down, sugar

You're probably thinking this all sounds amazing, but what exactly does a business manager do? Glad you asked! While every business is totally unique, business management support includes:

1 | inquiry

You fill out a contact form and let me know a little more about who you are, what your business is, where you're struggling, and how I can help.

2 | consult

We hop on a call to discuss things in more detail. This allows me to get the full picture of where you're at in business, where you're struggling, and how I can help.

3 | proposal

If it seems like a good fit, I send over a proposal with all the nitty gritty about the kind of support I think would be best for your business and current situation.

4 | party time

You accept the proposal, sign the contract, pay the invoice, and then we toss the confetti because it's time to get this party started!

$1900 per month

business management starts at

let's get this party started

Ready to get the ball rolling?

project management

operations management

content management

brainstorming & feedback

team management

Planning, assigning tasks, tracking deadlines, and making sure it all goes off without a hitch.

Task delegation, follow up with team members, coordinating meetings, etc.

Systems, workflows, clients, and all the other fun day-to-day stuff that keeps your business in operation.

From content plans and editorial calendars to organization, strategy, and overall management.

Need that go-to gal to bounce ideas off of? Feedback on your latest big idea? I'm all ears!

here's the what the process looks like

we'd work great together if...

you've got just a little bit of left brain to go with your right brain

you love exclamation points, emojis, and GIF dance parties

you believe time is a valuable gift and want to spend it well

your business is about people first, always

you love to celebrate wins, no matter how big or small

the tech specs

(aka the systems & tools i'm familiar with)

ADMIN

microsoft office
google suite
dropbox
evernote
ZAPIER
SLACK
ACUITY
CALENDLY

project & task management

trello
asana
17hats
honeybook
dubsado
tave
shootflow

social media

facebook
twitter
instagram
pinterest
snapchat
hootsuite
buffer
smarterqueue
tailwind
later
planoly
patreon

finance & commerce

quickbooks
freshbooks
wave
etsy
big cartel
shopify
paypal
stripe
square
kajabi
teachable

CONTENT & DESIGN

BLOGGER
WORDPRESS
SQUARESPACE
SHOWIT
MAILCHIMP
MARKETO
CONVERTKIT
ADOBE PHOTOSHOP
ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR
ADOBE LIGHTROOM
IMOVIE
CANVA


ADMIN

microsoft office
google suite
dropbox
evernote

ZAPIER
SLACK
ACUITY
CALENDLY

content & DESIGN

wordpress
squarespace
blogger
showit
MAILCHIMP
MARKETO

CONVERTKIT
ADOBE PHOTOSHOP
ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR
ADOBE LIGHTROOM
iMOVIE
CANVA

Project & task management

trello
asana
17hats
HONEYBOOK

DUBSADO
tave
shootflow

social media

facebook
twitter
instagram
pinterest
snapchat
hootsuite

buffer
smarterqueue
tailwind
later
planoly
patreon

finance & commerce

quickbooks
freshbooks
wave
etsy
big cartel
shopify

paypal
stripe
square
kajabi
teachable

the tech specs

(aka the systems & tools i'm familiar with)

Because I'm both left and right-brained, I'm able to think like a creative, but act like an administrator.

When you hire me, you don't just get a left-brainer who can manage and organize your business but shudders when they think about a "free spirit" or "going with the flow." Instead, you get someone who knows her way around the Adobe Creative Suite just as well as she knows her way around Google Drive.

You get someone who can help you brainstorm and organize those big ideas.

You get someone who knows the difference between vector and raster files and how to adjust white balance, ISO, and her f-stop.

You get someone with an A+ GIF game who will send virtual dance parties or virtual hugs — whatever the situation calls for.

Most importantly, you get someone whose desire to love and serve others is woven into the very fabric of her personality and would love nothing more than to see you delighting others by using your gifts and talents.

so darling, shall we?

let's get this show on the road

I wrote a whole post that digs into the differences in a bit more detail, but the long and short of it is this: a virtual assistant is someone you can hand tasks off to, but ultimately you will need to direct and manage yourself, whereas an online business manager is a right-hand woman who will help you manage your business and could, quite literally, run it for you if necessary.

There are a lot of different elements that go into deciding what kind of support you should hire for your business and it starts with some questions. Think through things like what you want to outsource, your goals in outsourcing, how much control you want to maintain over your business, how hands on or off you want to be, and what your budget’s like. Also keep in mind that if you hire an OBM without already having a VA, she will need to be willing to bridge that gap and function as a hybrid VA/OBM until you bring on additional team members. You can read more here.

It depends a little bit on the business, but as a general rule, no. In order for me to really step into my role as manager within a business, I need the freedom and flexibility to focus on the big picture, while others handle the details and implementation. This doesn’t mean I won’t step in and schedule social media or create graphics when necessary, but it’s not the norm.

The short answer is as much as you want me to be! But seriously, part of an OBM’s role is to have the ability to legitimately run your business for you, if necessary. I believe there are a few things only you, as the business owner can do the way you do them, and the goal is to get your business to the point where those are the only things you’re doing.

As a business manager, my primary role is to manage your business on a day-to-day basis. This means I don’t handle typical VA tasks like inbox management and response, graphics creation, content scheduling, or any other day-to-day things that can easily be taught to a VA or other team member.

I am also not a bookkeeper or accountant, so I don’t do any finance related things beyond planning and strategy.

Yes and no. I’ll work with your team, but when you add me to that team, it’s just me, myself, and I. Ultimately, I believe your business is your business, so while I am happy to provide recommendations for other creatives you may want to add to your team, I believe you should have the final say on who has that much access to your business.

where to next, darling?

choose your own adventure

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