Over the years we’ve worked with lots of different clients, across a wide range of industries and sectors. When they come to us, one thing they all have in common is that they’re struggling.
It might not necessarily be financially, though we have seen that too. More often than not they’re struggling to get everything done. The business owner, who might actually be the only person involved in the business, is left to do everything. That means they’re stuck on a hamster wheel, jumping from doing the work, to sending out quotes, chasing new clients, following up on leads, and managing the invoices.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll never stop saying it: you can do anything, but you can’t do everything.
Something always has to give.
When it comes to sole traders and small business owners, the thing that tends to give is their leisure and family time. Which can cause problems at home, not to mention adding a huge amount of stress to the entire situation.
And whilst they’re busing working in their business, these individuals aren’t working on it. The reality is the one thing your business needs to be successful, is you. You are the only person who can take your business to the next level. It’s your ideas and passion that have got it this far, and if it’s to go any further, you need to be the one directing it.
You can’t do that if you’ve got your head buried in Facebook Ads, or you’re tied up on the phone all day. It just doesn’t happen.
So, instead you keep doing what you’ve always done. Which means you’ll always get what you’ve always got.
How then do you make a change? Maybe you need to take on your first member of staff, but you’re worried about how much time that will eat up, and how much it will cost. It’s not an easy decision to make, and people can have huge reservations about it. Understandably.
An alternative, of course, is to outsource. A Virtual Assistant is a great way to manage that; however, there are numerous services you can outsource to a professional who has the skills you don’t.
Why not hire a bookkeeper to keep on top of your accounts? Maybe it will cost you £20ph, but how much time will you save, that you can focus back on your business?
If you need a website, you’ll no doubt look for a website designer. I know plenty of people that have cobbled together their own websites (and with WordPress etc it isn’t that complicated), but if you want something bespoke, you wouldn’t try to do it yourself. It would take you hours and hours to try and learn how to do it, and then muddle through.
Why would you be sensible when it comes to a website, but not when it comes to other things that zap your time?
Outsource your weaknesses to Time Saving Heroes, and we’ll let you concentrate on your strengths, so your business can go to the next level.
Call us on 0161 883 2024 or email firstname.lastname@example.org – we’re always happy to have a chat to see if we can help you.