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.
Use a tool such as Xero – it can automatically link to your bank accounts, PayPal, etc. and allow you to keep on top of your accounts.
Tasks to Outsource
Social Media content
Are you spending precious time trying to come up with regular content to share on social media when you could be on holiday? You’ll be surprised how quickly it can be done by an expert, and it’s the sort of thing Pink Spaghetti PAs do all the time. We can help with automation too, and give you more time to concentrate on the important things.
If you want to get away and really relax, you don’t want to be checking your phone constantly for missed messages. Your Pink Spaghetti PA can monitor and respond to calls for you while you take a break.
Any kind of research is time consuming and can eat into your day, especially when you’re trying to get organised in anticipation of taking time off over the summer. A Pink Spaghetti PA can shoulder this burden for you and leave you free to tie up loose ends before your break. We can even research holiday options and organise your getaway for you if the demands of your business mean this remains at the bottom of the to-do list!