As a business owner and successful entrepreneur, the chances are that your time is extremely precious to you. You may have uttered the words that there is simply not enough hours in the day for you to complete everything to the best of your ability, so something has to give. But what you don’t want to do is sacrifice as aspect of your business, so I thought I would share with you some of the innovative ways you can increase the time you have.
Get rid of the admin
It can be daunting to overcome admin, but as it forms part of your business there really is no getting away from it. Letter,s statements and invoices, they all require your attention to keep your business moving forward. This is when websites like physicaladdress.com could help. Enabling you to have an address for mail, which then directly gets sent to your inbox. This sort of feature allows you to stay on the move with your business, while still ensuring that the important admin gets done. You could also think about a paper reduction system to make your business greener. Asking for email rather than physical post, for example.
Schedule in your social media updates
If you don’t have the time on your hands to be present online in real-time then consider using scheduling tools to do the job for you. Investing time once or twice a week to add in updates for your social media platforms across your network enables you to share the information you want, allows you to double check your work, and publish at the optimised time for the best engagement and reach on that platform. If you are unsure on timings, then websites like coschedule.com could help you out.
Use time blocking for certain activities
Perhaps you should consider time blocking techniques to ensure that all you need to get done, gets done in a timely manner. This is a great way to tackle long lists of things to do, as you can schedule in time to focus all of your energy on that activity. Whether you schedule in the time to do social media updates, time to pay off outstanding invoices or balance the books, and also scheduling time in to promote your business and brand or visit customers and clients, knowing that you are dedicating the time to the task, often means that it gets done.
Outsource some of the areas of your business
Finally, you can’t always handle every aspect of your business. So it may be worth thinking about other ways to manage it more effectively. This is when outsourcing certain aspects of your business could be the way forward. Accounts, IT manage turn, and even digital agencies to handle social media or your website could free up more time for you to dedicate to other areas of your business that require your attention.
I hope that this helps you to increase the time you have for your business.