What Is An Online Business Manager?

An Online Business Manager (OBM) is a professional who provides comprehensive management services to businesses operating in the digital space.

Think of an OBM as a high-level virtual manager who takes care of your online business’s day-to-day operations, project management, team coordination, and strategic planning. Here’s how an OBM can transform your business:

  • Strategic Operations Management: Our OBMs oversee the daily operations of your online business, ensuring everything runs smoothly and efficiently. From workflow optimization to systems management, we handle the intricacies so you can focus on big-picture goals.

  • Project Management and Execution: Launching new projects or scaling your business can be daunting. Our OBMs expertly manage projects, ensuring they are completed on time and within budget, aligning with your business objectives.

  • Team Leadership and Coordination: An OBM acts as a pivotal point of communication and coordination within your team. By managing staff and resources, we foster a collaborative environment that boosts productivity and morale.

  • Data-Driven Decision Making: In the world of online business, data is king. Our OBMs analyze key performance indicators and metrics, providing insights that inform strategic decision-making and help pivot strategies as needed.

  • Customized Strategy Development: Every business is unique, and so are its challenges and opportunities. We develop customized strategies that align with your specific business goals, whether it’s increasing revenue, expanding reach, or enhancing customer engagement.

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Project Management

PM requires a certain set of skills. An OBM possesses excellent PM skills and will help you ensure a proven system is put in place. Our PM systems allows us to keep track of multiple tasks and which will allow us to see each task through from start to finish completing your projects on time and within budget.

Business Planning

An OBM wouldn’t necessarily be the right person to create a business plan for your business, but more so help by improving a business plan.  Again the OBM, like you, is a business owner and has many years of experience adjusting to real-world business situations.  An OBM will give you perspectives from their view which will help you make calculated decisions. 

Operations Management

Operations make up a business’s ongoing, repetitive activities, such as accounting or compliance. Many of these processes can go unattended because of projects, sales, or simply not enough time in the day to achieve everything a business requires.  An OBM can identify the holes in a system, and patch the holes with implemented processes which can be handled by an employee, or one of our talented team members here at AVA.

Resources Management

Resource management means being able to understand a project or business goals and optimizing all aspects of each process with maximum efficiency.   An OBM can take over this role by streamlining your processes and resources.

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The biggest difference between an Online Business Manager and a standard Virtual Assistant is that the OBM has always been a decsion maker, while a VA follows instructions.

Sometimes business owners needs someone to help make decisions and execute versus someone waiting to be told what to do.  

Having an OBM will create and add value to your business and free up time for you to work on other areas of your business or directly with clients.

An OBM is your digital partner, that will help you move your business forward.