3 tips to free up your time running your business
When you’re running a small business, it may seem like having some free time is impossible. In fact, you probably always say there are not enough hours in a day.
Although it can be quite overwhelming, running a small business doesn’t mean you have to be always ‘on’ all the time. There are things you can do to ensure you have enough time to finish the tasks and have some quality time for yourself.
Here are our top tips to help you.
Know what you can do
You know your business inside and out. You know what needs to be done, what schedules need to be followed and so on. Focus on those things. Reassess every now and then to see which tasks can be done more efficiently. Is something taking up a lot of your time? Are there areas you are having issues with? What things can be improved? When you’re doing the jobs that you know how to do, your time will not be spent climbing a learning curve. Concentrate on your strengths and where you add the most value, and outsource your weak points. This is where the second tip comes in.
Know what you can’t do
It is better for you to realise early on what areas you are having a hard time with. For instance, if your head already hurts thinking about cash flow projections, Business Activity Statements, tax deductions and so on, then hire someone who can help you with these things. The same with specialist areas like marketing, social media engagement, website maintenance, online set up and so on. You may have some idea about how it works but if you want it done right, you’ll need to hire a professional to do the job.
Stick to your schedule
Make a schedule and stick to it. Sounds easy right? Not so much but having one is a good start. When you’re creating a schedule, make sure you learn how to delegate even though this initially means finding the time to train someone to do the job. Make sure you also tackle the hardest tasks first. Only focus on the task at hand so that you won’t get distracted. Dealing with one thing at a time means you finish the task faster with little to no errors. Also look at the available technology out there. There are a lot of great time-saving tools and apps that can help you complete your tasks more accurately and efficiently.
Do you need help with freeing up your time? At Acvisory, we are a passionate team who look to help businesses free up time and earn more. Contact us for a free consult.
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