Written by Joycelyn Lewis on
Most business owners realise the importance of being efficient and increasing their productivity, but many have quite a ways to go before they can truly feel their business is operating efficiently. Oftentimes, this progress is blocked by the common entrepreneurial mindset that the business owner is the most appropriate person to take on each and every role. Of course, this creates a giant and overwhelming to-do list, often incorporating many background recurring tasks such as bookkeeping, marketing, social media, administration, website updates and more. Dealing with these tasks rather than the core business operations leads to a huge amount of wasted time, a loss of momentum, a bottleneck to productivity, lost opportunities to serve customers, stunted business growth and an overall reduction in potential income. Essentially, it means you need to spend longer at work to achieve the same outcome, regularly working unnecessarily long hours to make sure you get 'almost' everything done.
Putting in place efficient processes will keep your business running smoothly, whilst allowing you to focus on the most essential business tasks. Your business will then have a solid platform from which you can operate and grow. Here we share two key approaches on how you can become more efficient in the day-to-day operations of your business...
Approach #1 - Standardise Your Processes
Businesses of all sizes benefit from establishing and implementing standardised processes. This helps improve customer service, increases efficiency and saves a considerable amount of time, generally on a daily basis. As there's no need to reinvent the process each time you carry out the task, or the phrasing of communications every time you contact a customer, really think through your processes... which do you feel could be more efficient, and which could be replaced or bolstered by an online platform?
Approach #2 - Focus on Your Strengths and Delegate to Your 1nSourcing Support Team
Absolutely essential to developing a successful business that allows you freedom to also enjoy life, is to learn to delegate tasks and roles within your business. For many, growing their business means bringing in support, but all too often people wait until they're stretched for time and struggling before doing so. The real key to growth is to recognise your strengths, your core talents and focus on your role within your business - and for you to truly focus on those tasks that only you can do, serving your customers and delivering your product or service, whilst all other background tasks such as editing, bookkeeping, social media management and website updates, are handled by your incredibly efficient 1nSourcing support team.
This approach will help you to take huge strides towards operating a successful business - and quite importantly, one you very much enjoy running. Your awesome 1nSourcing support team doesn't just increase your efficiency and productivity, they inject creative ideas into your business too, improving your communications and customer service, and even providing you with the opportunity to finally focus on your core income generating tasks, all of which culminates in business growth, increased profits, not to mention getting your work/life balance back. You'll finally be able to reach both the income level and the degree of freedom you first imagined when launching your business!