If your to-do list is overflowing and things just aren’t getting done, you might need help. But help doesn’t have to come in the form of a full-time employee. A virtual assistant could help with some of your back office tasks without the expense of an employee. In this week’s episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we’re chatting with a virtual assistant focused on helping creative businesses about what a virtual assistant is and how you can leverage their services to get more done.
About our guest:
Adrienna McDermott is a former bridal boutique owner and wedding planner turned virtual assistant. She is the owner of Ava And The Bee, a virtual assistant and social media managing company for wedding professionals.
Adrienna has been in the wedding industry for 10 years, 5 years working and managing bridal salons, and 4 as the co-owner of Ivory & Beau, a wedding planning, bridal boutique and florist in Savannah, Georgia. Over the last year, she has grown her virtual assistant company and now works full time with two team members.
With her fine arts degree from Savannah College of Art and Design and the experience of opening 3 business before the age of 28, she has acquired unique knowledge on how to start a business, flourish, and scale. Her work has been seen in print and online publications, including Savannah Weddings Magazine, Green Wedding Shoes, 100 Layer Cake and Ruffled.
Adrienna is also passionate about educating others to become freelance virtual assistants. Through her mentorships and course, The Creative VA Academy, she helps women create businesses of their dreams.
When she’s not working in her pajamas and top-knot, you can find her with a cup of iced coffee, living in central New York with her tri-pawd black lab Cooper, slightly overweight cat Brutus, and Army Veteran boyfriend, Frank.
In this episode, listeners will hear about:
- Adrienna’s background in the wedding industry and how she went from wedding dress shop owner to virtual assistant
- How to know if your business is a good fit for a virtual assistant
- The types of tasks that a Virtual Assistant can take off your plate
- Tips for working with a Virtual Assistant
- Free Outsourcing Guide download
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