Entrepreneurship at times can leave you feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Many small business owners make one common mistake — they try to do everything themselves. I presume most spend 70% of their time on the daily business operations.
In order to move your business forward, increase fulfillment and freedom, there are two main tactical areas that you delegate immediately — administrative and technical tasks.
After spending eight years in Corporate America as an administrative assistant, prior to starting my own business, I understood this concept very well.
Administrative operations are the nuts and bolts of your business — they keep your business running. From answering the phones, sending and checking emails, mailing important documents to on-boarding new customers or clients.
Admin tasks are essential, but as your business grows it’s not something you should handle indefinitely.
Delegate Administrative and Technical Tasks
I run a home-based business with many virtual aspects, so it’s extremely important that I have the right support. Or else I run the risk of wasting time on tasks that don’t directly produce revenue.
There are several administrative tasks that can be delegated to a virtual assistant, intern or administration services company: research, business phone redirect for an assistant to answer calls, email filtering, business operations manual developments to create simple systems as you grow your team, sending information and answering FAQ’s from customers.
The second most important administrative role to delegate as soon as possible includes technical tasks. Find experts to manage your back-end systems, website, email marketing, e-commerce shopping cart, help desk setup, etc.
How many times have you had to sit and read manual or stay on hold to get systems set up correctly? Could that time have been spent more effectively on income producing tasks? Most likely, the answer is, “Absolutely.”