Kathy Carrington, CAP-OM
The Birth of an Online Business Manager
The first decade of my career, I served in administrative roles in education, manufacturing, healthcare, printing, human resources, software development, and information technology. When I learned all there was to learn in one job, I chose a new job based on the learning potential. This strategy allowed to me to acquire a wide-ranging skill set.
My insatiable desire to grow and an entrepreneurial spirit led me to starting a business of my own.
In June 2001, with a carefully crafted business plan, I launched Executive Virtual Assistance. Within six months I replaced the income from my corporate job. For more than a decade I provided executive-level administrative support to small business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals throughout the United States and Internationally.
Organic Evolution Doing Work I Love
Over the course of working closely with entrepreneurs, professionals, and small business owners (now for more than 2 decades), it became second nature for me to know the areas in which a business needs to improve in order to achieve its goals.
I relaunched my business as Carrington Business Services in 2017 with the objective of providing online business management services. That’s where I can provide the biggest impact with the knowledge I’ve acquired from 20+ years in the business office.
Why You Would Hire Me
- You’ve been flying by the seat of your pants working without a clear, concise business plan and have gone as far as you can without one.
- You’d like to take your business to the next level but you’re already working so hard you couldn’t possibly stretch yourself any further.
- You are an expert in the field for which you started a business but you’re not so great at the business end of your business. PLEASE do not judge yourself for this. It’s very common and it’s why you’d hire someone like me to help,
Bottom line is, you’ve gone as far as you can go alone. At a certain point, you cannot function as the captain of your ship while doing the work of the first officer. This results in going off course, leaving thousands of dollars on the table, or suffering burn out.
So put on your captain’s hat and we will set the sails for accelerated business success. I will see to it your business plan is executed and all the details necessary are put in place. You’ll know we’re headed in the right direction as you watch your financials improve and as your shipmates carry out all the details. Meanwhile, you’re doing what you do best, which is why you started your business in the first place. It’s full steam ahead!
On the personal note, I live in a small town in Ohio. When I’m not working, you’ll find me at home relaxing with a good book (probably geeking out over learning something new), tending to indoor plants or outdoor flower gardens, going on a nature walk or hike, getting in some fitness, or binge watching shows I didn’t watch when they were actually on TV. And, of course, spending time with my family and friends.
Yes, I’m a happy home body. I love being social and I’m the one you hear laughing out loud in a social group. However, I recharge in solitude and happen to enjoy my own company. An important part of balance for me is nurturing my creativity. I love writing and have a goal of writing a book or two, take art classes, listen to music, and I love yoga.
My most beloved event is family game night. I am fortunate that my grown children (and grand-children) live nearby. We gather for a home-cooked dinner at my place and it’s an evening of catching up, laughter, and friendly competition. Life doesn’t get any better than being with the people I love most.
If I had a manifesto, it would to stay open to change, face challenges with courage, say yes more than I say no to new things, and live more mindfully every day.