How many times do you decide it would be quicker to do it yourself than explain it to somebody? How often do you find yourself flipping from one task to the next at the speed of light and have that little nagging feeling in the back of your mind that you’ve missed something?
Maybe you think you can do it best, but can you do it all? Should you do it all?!
Many small business owners often find themselves running the whole of their company with no other input or assistance. While it’s not unusual to want to micro-manage every aspect of the job, it’s not healthy and, in the long term, not wise.
The answer? Delegation.
The result: Freedom to grow the business, solidify your offering and investigate new opportunities. Even just an afternoon on the golf course can be hugely beneficial to your heart and mind.
The problem? Maybe you feel that you don’t have the time to train someone else or to show them the ropes, or perhaps you just don’t believe that anyone else can do the job as well as you. However difficult you may find it to relinquish control, the fact is that there are other people who are capable of helping you run your business and in order for your business to grow, it will be necessary to outsource some of your tasks.
The solution: Hire the right people. Especially now there are many, many skilled and experienced people out there looking for opportunities, full- and part-time. If you have tasks that would be better suited to a skilled expert but you don’t want to take on an employee, then outsourcing could be a good alternative.
If you are concerned about the cost of outsourcing, think of it in terms of an investment. Every task you take on stops you from doing something else – potentially something that creates an income. Consider how much money you could generate or be making if you focused just on the things you do best, and left the rest to others. By outsourcing, you will free up your time, reduce your stress levels and ensure someone better suited to it is concentrating on completing the task in hand. In the long run it will allow you to focus on the areas of your business you really enjoy working on.
Don’t let your business stall for want of a necessary pair of hands.
So tell us, what tasks are you delegating in your business? We would love to hear from you!