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Hiring a Virtual Assistant, with Dave Braun
Episode 83rd August 2022 • Addressing the ELEPHANT in the Room® • One Light Ahead®
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At, Dave helps people to reclaim their business freedom through hiring and thriving with virtual assistants via multiple courses and a community, as well as a White Glove service that finds amazing VAs from the Philippines.  He also partners with Larry Broughton, CEO of broughtonHOTELS on not only HireMyVA, but on several projects and businesses, including coaching and masterminding, and has consulted with hundreds of entrepreneurs these last few years, including many businesses run by military veterans. Finally, at Pro Website Creators (PWC), Dave loves to work with clients to help their websites be the hub of their marketing wheel! He's invested years learning the technical aspects of WordPress web design, e-commerce, as well as writing copy to help make client's messages clear and not confusing. PWC’s mission is “Helping super-busy entrepreneurs who value growing their business over figuring out the technical stuff.” 

Prior to all of this, Dave worked at a semiconductor company for almost 30 years, led teams across multiple continents and holds six patents. He also has co-created several iPhone apps. Dave enjoys spending time with his wife, working out, attending Mariners Church in Irvine, CA, bringing inspiring messages into the inmates at the Orange County Jails, and is a certified John Maxwell team coach. He's married to his amazing wife of 39+ years, Cheryl, who recently retired from being Chief Program Officer at Irvine Public Schools Foundation, and has two grown sons, one daughter-in-law, and one amazing grandson!

What you will learn in this episode:

  • Hiring a VA actually requires that you address two major elephants: lack of trust and fear that you lack experience
  • Trust is always a requirement when bringing someone new into your business, so it’s important to have systems to verify that they’re trustworthy
  • Many business owners don’t realize their vision is actually impossible to achieve on their own; a true business requires a team. “A business is a profitable enterprise that works with or without you… if it’s dependent on you, then you have a job.”
  • Why Dave started and how it helps address a challenge that many business owners face 
  • How to maximize your Virtual Assistant experience using a 3-step approach


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