For every small business, there’s a challenging stage in growth that needs to be overcome to continue getting bigger. If you’re a company comprising of one or two people, you’ll likely need to expand at some point. But, there will be a period where this is impossible. You’ll be getting too much to deal with by yourself, but not enough to hire more staff. This problem can ruin a new business, and can even make the business owner sick; being far too overworked and stressed isn’t good for anyone. These problems can be overcome, through the use of some clever tools and services. This post will show you how!
If your company operates a customer service system, you probably already have to invest a lot of time into it. This will continue to grow with your business, and will only get easier once it’s handled by someone else. Hiring someone to work on something that doesn’t directly increase revenue is difficult to justify for a new company. This makes it almost impossible to find a solution. Thankfully, though, companies like yourvirtualofficelondon.co.uk have got you covered. They can handle your customer service phone calls, and keep the hoards of customers at bay! You can also setup a mailbox with organizations like this, allowing you to have a professional address instead of your personal one.
If you’re company handles large projects for clients, and you’re struggling to keep up with the workload, you can lose customers who are ready to pay you. To get around this, depending on the work you do, you can outsource your workload. Using a website like freelancer.com, you can find affordable workers to do a single job for you. Just be careful who you hire, and make sure that you account for extra time in the project completion.
You can also outsource the internal work you need doing. Whether it’s admin or web design, there’s skilled workers just waiting to be hired. You have to be willing to work with people from other countries. Of course, this doesn’t affect the quality of the work, but it may make it harder for you to communicate with them. Read any proposals you receive in detail, and look up the worker’s credentials, before you agree to anything.
The bulk of the work you do for your business will be everyday tasks; that only take a short amount of time. Usually, these areas of a business go ignored. But, think about it. If you spend fifteen minutes a day, over around two hundred and sixty working days, that’s almost 4,000 minutes. That’s two and a half days worth of work. Now, if you were spending two days solid a year on something like social media posts, you’d want to cut that time out and make it more efficient. Most of the little jobs can be handled for you. Just figure out the tasks that take the most time, on the most regular basis, and look for ways to automate them.
Hopefully, this will give you an insight into the creative ways you can save time, and stress when it comes to running your business. Good luck, and keep on working! Those bucks won’t make ‘emselves.
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