Modern entrepreneurs have so much to think about, and it can be pretty overwhelming as you grow and scale your business. Though we’re not saying that we’ve got all the answers right here, we have put together some things that can make your life that little bit easier…
Schedule regular days off
It can be so tempting to spend every waking moment working on your business, but the truth is that you need time off to focus on other tasks like looking after your family and having some me-time. If you’re working all hours God sends you, you’ll soon burn out and won’t be able to perform at your best. Aim for at least one or two days off per week to fully recuperate.
Okay, here’s the big one: no matter how hard you try, you can’t do everything. Knowing when to take a step back and hand over the responsibility to another person or business can be tough, but it’s a lesson you’ll need to learn. From finding a freelance marketer to assist with your social media to choosing a facilities management company to help with cleaning and maintenance, it pays to outsource tasks to free up your time/keep your business running.
Use a payment service
One thing that successful tradespeople have in common is that they use a payment service to manage their invoices, ensuring that clients pay for their projects in advance. This means that they don’t have to worry about chasing for late payments or dealing with those who don’t pay at all, significantly reducing their administrative duties whilst increasing their cash flow.
Have a company phone
If you’re struggling to switch off and separate your work life from your personal life, then it could be time to invest in a company smartphone. You can give your clients your work number and be able to turn off your phone or silence it on an evening, reducing the number of enquiries you have to deal with and keeping a clear line between two parts of your life.
Work with real professionals
One of the biggest headaches business owners face is staffing and finding the right people for the job. It can be so tempting to hire friends and family to work on your projects, but the truth is that they’re unlikely to be the best person for the job. Work with a recruitment agency who can understand your brief and help you find professional and competent candidates that will save you time and help you take your firm to new heights. It pays to invest in top talent!
Have a mentor
Hiring a mentor can give you clarity and ensure you’re making the right decisions as you grow and scale your business. Knowing that you can depend on someone who’s been there and done that will give you peace of mind and you can learn from their lessons in business.
Do you have any tips? Share them in the comments and check back to Happy Factory soon.