Are you overwhelmed by the amount of different stuff you need to do as an entrepreneur?

You could hire an employee to make things easier but perhaps you don’t have enough work or money to employ someone.

Or perhaps you don’t have enough space to accommodate an employee and then pay for the office equipment and supplies they’ll need.

Outsourcing some work to me and my dog is another option.

Why Outsource Work?

“I don’t have enough money for an employee”

You pay me only for the work that needs to be done. You don’t need to pay for my breaks, holidays or medical expenses. You’ll only be charged (in minutes) for how long the task takes to complete. If a task takes only 10 minutes to complete, that’s all you’ll pay.

“there’s not enough work for an employee”

You don’t need to employ me full-time or even part-time. You just pay for however long a task takes to do. No employment contracts. No commitment. I’m here to help whenever you need, simply drop me an email or call when you have the next assignment.

“I know it’s important but I’m too busy”

Outsource tasks to me and focus on the stuff that you need to do to push your business forward. I can help you with your admin, marketing, website and copywriting needs. Or other tasks you hate doing.

Feedback from clients

David was quick to grasp the nature of my business, build an effective relationship with my co-ordinator and inject his technical knowledge which has significantly enhanced our marketing processes, as well as providing a lift in our customer care standards. His capacity to 'really tune in and hear', interpret your specific needs and then provide a fitting response is second to none.

Catherine RushforthDirector, Catherine Rushforth and Associates Limited, a specialist Safeguarding and Child Protection Service

David not only manages minor admin activities for me - such as scheduling meetings, compiling presentations and handling our email campaigns - he is a key member of the team - programme managing one of our largest programmes; making sure all our associates stay up to date with client communications; reconciling cash flow for one of my businesses and generally contributing fresh thinking and ideas to my projects and initiatives in a way that enhances overall quality and client value.

Ishreen BradleyDirector and Founder, Bizas Coaching & Consulting

Over the years that David MacGregor has worked for me he has skilfully combined functional component strengths (web development research, analysis etc) with an intelligent approach. This means my jobs always are completed to a high standard and the process has been fully thought through. Unlike other remote consultants David MacGregor is able to spots the gap in what I am asking for and comment, for example, "it sounds like you are trying to achieve X, have you thought about Y?" which greatly enhances the result. Equally, he is content to just take a task, complete it and send it back.

Verena CornwallArts and Heritage Senior Manager, Circus Futures, reviewashow.com, Circus Development Network

I contacted David as a temporary measure to help keep my business running while I was away on honeymoon. I've hired various virtual assistants in the past from different locations around the world and have been unhappy with the outcome. The thing I like about working with David is I never need to check what he has done for me. If anything HE checks what I have done! His grammar and writing abilities are excellent. It is great to know that I can give him a process to follow and he will reliably implement it.

Rob DrummondCopywriter and Trainer at Maze Mastery and Story Copywriters

David has been invaluable by taking a variety of tasks off my hands, freeing me up to focus on my business. The quality of his work is very high – he instantly understands what is necessary – and consistently delivers on time.

Sarah BedellFounder and Director, Aspirational Arts Partnerships

"We have been working with David for some time now and his excellent work with dealing with many administration matters has allowed us to free up a lot of non-fee-earning time and generate significantly more business. David works seamlessly and we have had excellent feedback from many of our clients as to the efficiency and professionalism that these aspects are now being dealt with. David has become a hugely valuable asset to our business."

Simon HarrisFounder, Unique Property Company

"David is an ongoing asset to our business and we find more work for him to do so we can concentrate on new business... [his service is] personable, good value, high integrity."

Lawrence BentFounder, New London Property

I highly recommend David for his creative simple designing ability. David has an ability to understand the context very quickly even in a different cultural context. David is professional and works efficiently. Most people who volunteered and support us only do so when they have time and they do not try to meet deadlines since their services were free. But David did not work as if he was a volunteer, he always did his best to finish the work as soon as possible and the according to his level best.

Roshan SamarawickramaProgramme Manager, Equality-based Community Support & Training

Neutrality, integrity and independent thought are three very important traits in a creative environment. David combines his neutrality with attention to detail and is thorough in his research and approach - he listens carefully and makes recommendations based on the information in front of him. He is meticulous in being able to interpret what is needed. Whether it be a job application, board appointment or a project tender. David is able to deconstruct the keywords and concepts in our conversations, focus on these and respond directly. He doesn’t use jargon, his language is clear, specific and to the point. David has a unique ability to bring out the best in people - he identifies this through a series of conversations and interviews. He asks questions and then more questions, he then checks that he has understood what's being offered. I would highly recommend David to self-starters and individuals looking for support in advocacy, communication, profile and project development support. I would also highly recommend David to SME’s who require an outside eye, precision and detail for reports, tender docs, and for senior management/founders looking to tell their story. In a fast-moving age, patience is a virtue and David has patience in abundance.

Ajay ChhabraCEO and Co-Artistic Director of Nutkhut, Actor and Ambassador on the Mayor of London's Cultural Leadership Board

David has added freedom and ease in my working life. From the moment we started working together, I gained more time and peace of mind due to his efficient and calm approach to everything I ask of him. David is fantastic - reliable, accurate, fast, intelligent and versatile. Without the stress I previously experienced, I can now focus on the bigger picture. David is an essential part of my external team and is total value for money. It's an absolute pleasure to recommend him.

Mel LarsenSmall Business Coach I Audience Development Consultant

Monkey Business

I’m fascinated by the way we and other animals communicate. I spent ten years studying our primate cousins: the monkeys and apes. I chased chimpanzees through the riverine forests of the East African Rift Valley; I observed red-tailed monkeys leap through the tree canopy in Western Uganda and I followed olive baboons as they stomped through the jungles of Eastern Nigeria.

I began using my research, writing and organisation skills to support business owners as a way to fund my PhD on communication. Now I do this full time.

I work with business owners in real estate; marketing; arts; business coaching; training and consultancy; mystery shopping; complementary therapy; safeguarding children and young people; custom furniture design; theatre; and promoting circus artists.

I’m also a white paper writer. My white papers cover new technology that’s emerging in the environmental science industry – GreenTech (e.g. clean meat, insect food, renewable energy).

Getting Started

Small businesses can benefit enormously by outsourcing tasks.

  • Avoid paying a full-time employee when there’s not enough work for one.
  • Avoid paying employee benefits and office space overheads.
  • Avoid boring and tedious tasks.
  • Give yourself more time to focus on your business.

If you’d like to learn a bit about me before getting in touch check out my work history, my client testimonials and my blog.

Then if you’d like to talk to me about what it’s like to work together, please fill out this form.