This blog post is short and to the point. As entrepreneurs we wear many hats and most of the time take on unnecessary tasks. You are the manager, customer service rep, warehouse picker, and cleaning crew but it doesn't have to be that way. A 2006 study found that the average entrepreneur works 52% more hours than the average employee. I can image that the number has drastically increased over the past 14 years but the premise is still the same. We work harder as business owners but are we working smarter? Don't mind my shameless plug here BUT if you take the 5-10 hours per week that you spend invoicing clients, trying to understand QuickBooks, processing payroll and paying bills on actually finding & closing new business...you'd be amazed at what you'd accomplish.
Don't go at it alone! Free up your time to actually focus on the reason you decided to become an entrepreneur.
Find a smart, reliable, knowledgeable and trustworthy person to assist you in growing your business. Do your research, shop around but understand that with the right person, the value will outweigh the cost. Smart entrepreneurs hire smart people, the SMARTEST entrepreneurs hire people who are smarter than them. Don't get caught up in a poverty mindset, where you only focus on fees (I'm not saying to blindly accept any price) but look at it as an investment and an opportunity to focus on growing your business.
Inventory your time over the past two weeks to one month. Are there tasks that you can outsource to another company or individual in a methodical way to free up your time?
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