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An Entrepreneur's Handbook to Getting More Done Every Day For a growing business, time is a precious asset that can't be wasted. Here's how you can save time and be more productive.
Wasted time can lead to missed opportunities. Missed opportunities mean you're not seeing the best results. If there's something that can help a business owner and their team work smarter, not harder, then it's surely a valuable asset.
Ambitious entrepreneurs are always on the lookout for tips, tools, and strategies to get their companies working more efficiently toward their goals. With that in mind, here are several actionable ways small-business owners and their teams can get more done every day.
Entrepreneurs often have such a strong vision and passion for what they're doing, it can be difficult to allow anyone else to do some of the work. Smart entrepreneurs learn early on, however, that they aren't superhuman. To set and accomplish big goals, you need a top-notch team and the ability to delegate.
The most important outcome of delegation is giving you, the business owner, the time and space to focus on doing what only you can do to grow your business. You cannot grow your organization if you are in the administrative weeds. Being willing and knowing how to delegate tasks also goes a long way in developing the kind of employees and leaders that step up and help enable you, them, and your business to grow.
Save time with a virtual assistant.
When it comes to delegation, many administrative tasks waste time that's better spent focused on bigger projects. That's where utilizing a virtual assistant can be a gamer-changer.
At BELAY for instance, their network of professional virtual assistants can help your business accomplish more and juggle less. A virtual assistant can help with everyday tasks like coordinating projects, scheduling appointments, sending emails, and making travel arrangements. This can free up precious hours each week for you and your employees to focus on things like generating revenue, providing exceptional customer service, and so much more.
Allow someone else to manage the bookkeeping.
Let's face it, bookkeeping and other accounting responsibilities typically aren't in an entrepreneur's wheelhouse. But managing your bottom line is the difference between success and failure, so it needs to get done! Many business owners either waste time trying to figure it out themselves or waste money hiring someone on staff to manage it full-time.
While you're relying on a virtual assistant, it wouldn't hurt to use a virtual bookkeeper as well. Your finances are not the place to be experimenting, holding your breath with fingers crossed and hoping for the best.
BELAY's Virtual Bookkeepers allow organizations to procure the financial support needed to fulfill their bookkeeping and payroll needs without burdening their staff with those duties. An experienced remote bookkeeper can provide accurate monthly and annual reports of financial data for your business. Meanwhile, you can then leverage that data to better analyze operations and help inform all business decisions. It's a win-win.
Lean on a social media strategist.
Social media has in large part leveled the exposure playing field, and its opportunities are endless for businesses to increase brand awareness and new customer gains – all without paying-to-play like in the traditional advertising media days of yore. If your business isn't taking advantage of the benefits of social media, then you're missing out.
But anyone who has dabbled in social media marketing knows that it goes way beyond likes and follows. It's not a set-it-and-forget-it system. Managing a brand's social channels requires a lot of time and energy.
Instead of trying to manage this on your own as an entrepreneur or assigning social to someone else on staff who might not know what they're doing, simply let a professional handle it for you. An experienced BELAY Social Media Strategist will work with you to identify your target audience, determine which social channels are best for your business, and develop a plan for creating and optimizing content to post.
Additionally, you'll get monthly analysis and a continual feedback loop to help reach your social goals. A virtual social media strategist can help you build a strong online presence and get you back to what you love most: Running and growing your business.
Make the most of your time.
Busy happens, even to the best of us.
But when leaders delegate, they benefit from the powerful, multiplying effects of entrusting others to do that for which they were hired. As you delegate, you not only free yourself from a busyness mountain of your own creation, but you also, in turn, develop the kind of employees and leaders that allow you, them and your business to grow.
Click here to learn more about how BELAY can help your business get more done every day.