Juggling a small business and the school holidays can be difficult for parent entrepreneurs, and hopefully you’ve planned some holiday time for yourself and your family. But do you check your emails on the beach? Are you tweeting as you sightsee? Do you fret about missed opportunities while you’re trying to relax?
Many people start their own business to improve their work-life balance, then find it impossible to switch off and enjoy the downtime. The good news is that you can outsource many tasks and automate others to keep things ticking over while you’re away.
Tasks to Automate
Social Media posts
Are you spending all day posting on different social media sites? It’s important to regularly connect with your customers, particularly on platforms such as Twitter where frequent posting is essential, but there are tools such as Buffer, Hootsuite and Tweetdeck which enable you to schedule posts in advance across multiple platforms.
Why not set up an automatic follow up to enquiries? We find that Mailchimp can take the strain out of your email marketing, and your Pink Spaghetti PA can always help you by setting up a template.