Today’s Lessons in Entrepreneurship brings us Jessica Proffitt, owner of Proffitt Virtual Executives, a virtual support agency, and the amazing virtual assistant for April Ray Creative. She is a wife and mother of 4 (18, 16, our little angel, and 5) and she loves spending time with family and friends in her down time.
I’ve been working with Jessica since the start of 2021 and while my business has grown, my stress level has decreased all because of the amazing work she is doing for my business! She is truly an asset to this business and allows me to take a break now and then (which she talks about in this post!)
Read on to learn:
- Why she wants to be your VA Bestie
- Why you need to take time for yourself to be successful as an entrepreneur.
- Her advice for new or struggling entrepreneurs.
What is your main product or service and why are you so passionate about it?
WOW, so I don’t currently have a main service that I provide. I just want to be your VA bestie that is there to help make your business operations run smoothly, efficiently, and effortlessly. I am passionate about this because I want to see everyone succeed in life and in business. We all make it when ONE makes it.
We all make it when ONE makes it.
What is one trait of a successful entrepreneur?
The trait of a successful entrepreneur is that you have to know when it is time to take a quick break. I am not saying stop your business in its tracks. What I am saying is that you have to listen to your body and hear what it is saying. You are no good as an entrepreneur if you are tired and burnt out. Take time for self rejuvenation.
You are no good as an entrepreneur if you are tired and burnt out. Take time for self rejuvenation.
What is your favorite free or inexpensive resource that has made the biggest impact on your business and why?
My favorite free resource I offer is my knowledge and excellence. This has been an impact in my business because other business owners want to deal with someone who is knowledgeable in a particular area that they aren’t quite knowledgeable in. Now the excellence piece speaks for itself. As a business owner, operating in excellence is practically the only way to be. No one wants to work with someone who half-ass their work and produce mediocre results.
What is your morning routine?
My morning routine consists of dragging myself out of bed to get the ‘RingLeader’ off to school and then home to get my day started. That can be from eating breakfast to fixing me a cup of coffee before I crack open the laptop to get down to the nitty gritty of business.
How are you currently marketing your business?
I am not currently marketing my business which isn’t good. I know I should be. When I am marketing my business, I use social media outlets to post and engage in the groups that I am in. (This is actually how I found her! – April)
What is a piece of advice you’d give someone new or struggling in business?
The piece of advice that I’d give someone new or struggling in business is to NEVER give up. It may seem like things aren’t going the way you expect them to go but things will get better. Find a group of like-minded people who will help and/or encourage you along the way.
Find a group of like-minded people who will help and/or encourage you along the way.