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IF WE HAVEN’T MET YET…

Hi! I’m Annie

I help service-based businesses scale their systems so that they can spend less time hustling and more time living.

Three years ago, I started this wild, entrepreneurial journey as a Virtual Assistant. My clients needed help climbing out of the seemingly endless mound of emails, to-dos, and backend WORK that was keeping them from focusing more on the big picture for their business, and I eagerly stepped in to help take a few things off their plates. 

But the deeper I got into their businesses and the more I took off their lists and put onto mine, I couldn’t help but think that

everything just felt HARD.

I found myself sending the same emails over and over for them, and constantly reaching out to pick their brains for the inherent things about their businesses that THEY JUST KNEW (but had never documented). I couldn't measure consistency because there was no process in place to make sure I was checking all the right boxes for each of their clients. And there wasn’t a simple way to communicate internally to make sure we were on the same page and that projects were continually moving forward.

Details were slipping through the cracks. Nothing was automated. Everything took hard work, manual effort, and WAY more time than it should have. 

AND IT WAS EXHAUSTING.

It was then I realized… The success of the business was completely dependent on the owner. Hiring a VA or growing their team would never be the thing to “fix” the issue, because it was only masking the real problem…

THEY NEEDED A BETTER SYSTEM. 

 
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Without a foundation of systems to support the business, only the owner knew the answers to the questions clients asked. Only the owner could make decisions to move the business forward. Only the owner held the keys to the kingdom. 

And as a result, the owners I worked with were chained to their businesses. They couldn’t truly remove themselves from the day-to-day operations. They couldn’t step away. And that needed to change.

Fast forward to now… Three years later, I’ve worked with more than 50 creative businesses - spending countless hours, elbows deep in their operations, perfecting their systems (and my own!) so that the dream of FREEDOM and flexibility is finally possible.

And that starts with making sure that your foundation of systems is set up to support you as you grow and scale.

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 MY FAVORITE THINGS

I think you know by now that I believe life is a balance - a little bit of work + a little bit of play. So here are a few of my favorite things to help you get to know me outside of my business (because #spoileralert, around these parts, we encourage 4-day work weeks, lots of travel, and lots of freedom).

 
 

MY CORE VALUES

 

When you choose me to support you and your business, you're hiring another human, a real person, someone who will be in your corner. So with that, it's important for you to understand not only my business philosophy but also what values drive me as a person and fellow business owner.

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SIMPLICITY

I believe that our natural tendency as business owners is to overcomplicate things - we’re too close to the field to see it objectively. I also believe that in most cases, the simplest solution IS the best solution, and I promise to always challenge you to find the simplest way.

SERVICE

At the end of the day, we all have bills to pay. But if we’re constantly chasing the next dollar, it can cloud our judgement and skew our priorities. I make it my priority to serve my clients well, and I will always push you to approach your business systems with a servant’s heart. Because when you put people first, the money follows.

APPRECIATION

This will not be a thankless partnership. I make it my priority to let my clients know how much they are appreciated, both in our business relationship and in what they are giving to the world. And I value the same in return.

 
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FOLLOW-THROUGH

This is in me to my core. I will follow through on my promises to you, always, every time. With that, I appreciate + work best with people who have the same level of follow-through - both to me and to the promises they make to their clients.

TRANSPARENCY IN COMMUNICATION

This is a no-fluff zone. I will always be upfront with you regarding challenges, timelines, deadlines, and expectations on both sides of our relationship. And I collaborate best with people who appreciate the same level of direct, honest communication in return.

 
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AND ABOVE ALL ELSE… FREEDOM.

Freedom to pursue big ideas, freedom to create, freedom to step away from your desk, freedom to live your life. I want this for you (+ for me!)


 

MY SMALL BUT MIGHTY TEAM

 
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ME! OWNER + FOUNDER

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KATIE: WRITER + PROJECT SUPPORT

 
 

You already know me, so let me introduce you to the other half of our little team, Katie.

 

Katie is my literal bestie, and doing this biz thing together is definitely the college version of us living our “what if” dreams. We’re pretty much opposite humans. She burnt out a space heater in our shared apartment bedroom once because I would sleep with a window open and a fan on (in the middle of the winter).

She’s the cold to my hot. The type B to my type A. The wild curiosity to my straight and practical. I helped her harness her fine-art-focused talents and she helped me realize the insane creativity that was hiding under my business major. Together, we’re basically the perfect pair.

In her work, Katie is driven by her love for words and her desire to write in a way that makes people feel something. And she uses all that to help our clients’ voice be heard. Her curiosity makes her a quick learner, so she takes on projects of all shapes and sizes to help the Efficiently Annie brand reach and help more people.

Katie likes sitting outside on hot days with her dog and drinking coffee until 4 pm. She’s annoyingly passionate about grammar, and not-so-annoyingly passionate about adoption, gardening, yoga, and wine. She married the nice guy from our college friend circle and together they share the joy of raising a fiercely-spirited little girl.