As your business grows, you will quickly learn that you need some support to maintain and grow your business. Your first thought may be to hire a VA (virtual assistant), but then you hear the title OBM (online business manager) floating around the internet and you start to wonder: what’s the difference between a VA and an OBM? 

 

What does a VA do?

 

  • A VA completes specific tasks that are assigned to them
  • A VA supports the business owner, but still requires assignments or tasks
  • A VA implements the pieces of the tasks that have to be done

 

What does an OBM do? 

 

  • An OBM sees the big vision of the business and helps break the vision down into actionable pieces
  • An OBM can help a business owner by keeping a team on track and all moving towards the same goals
  • An OBM helps set up systems, standard operating procedures, and can help the business owner by either picking out a team or having a team of his or her own to further support the business owner.

 

Your business may not be ready for an OBM yet. If there are specific tasks that just take you too long to do, a VA may be able to seamlessly step in and take those tasks off your plate. A VA can free you up, as the business owner, to do those things that actually make you money. 

But if you’re not quite sure how to accomplish the big goals you have, an OBM may be the next hire you need to make. The right OBM can join in on your vision and help you reach your goals. 

If you have questions about whether adding an OBM or a VA to your business is the next right step, book a free call with me and we can discuss where you are in your business and what your vision is for the future of your business.