Small business owners are known for wearing many “hats.” In a single day, you can be a CEO, CFO, marketer, administrator, customer service rep, and even a delivery person. With so many daily duties, it can be difficult for small business owners to find the time to focus on growing their company. If you’re looking for more time in the day, check out these time saving tips for business owners.
Eliminate time-wasting distractions
Distractions can come in many forms. Are you constantly checking your business’s social media pages or your email accounts? Maybe you’re easily distracted by the sound of your cell phone notifications or can’t seem to finish one task before starting on another. The best way to determine where your time is wasted is by actually keeping track of how each hour is spent. You will quickly realize the “time wasters” that distract you from your job and can adjust your schedule accordingly.
Many small business owners struggle with micromanaging their employees, which leads to wasted time. Avoid this problem by hiring people you trust– and then actually trusting them. Give your employees throughout training when they start and you’ll feel confident enough to let them take the lead while you devote your time to other tasks.
As a small business owner, you have enough on your plate. Once your small business really starts to expand, you may find that you don’t have the capacity to do certain tasks in-house, like packaging, fulfillment, or warehouse storage. Just because it’s your business, it doesn’t mean you have to do it all alone! Outsource these tasks to a trusted third-party, like Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries. We have decades of proven experience handling growing small business’s packaging, shipping, and fulfillment needs. Contact us for a free tour of our facilities and to learn more.