Being in small business is hard and you have to wear many hats! From bookkeeper, admin assistant, sales, marketing, CEO…the list goes on. There is a point when you simply can’t do everything, as a small business owner you don’t want to get caught up in not being able to work on your business when you could outsource the tasks that are bogging you down. Here’s our top 5 tasks to have outsourced
In the words of Elsa from Frozen, “Let it go, let it go.” This is one task no small business owner really wants to do. It’s worthwhile engaging a qualified bookkeeper to look after your accounts, especially one with BAS experience. Paying a bookkeeper for a few hours each month can have a great effect on stress levels!
You really don’t want to be messing with your finances.
It’s so easy to get bogged down in small tasks, and it’s just not an effective use of your time as a small business owner. Utilising the services of a VA is a great way to save on costs whilst getting the work done.
Whilst platforms like WIX do serve a purpose, your website is the face of you online. It needs to reflect your branding as well as be developed effectively and responsively. A website is not all about the design, there is a technical side to it so its best left to the experts.
This is not an area where you should try to save money by doing it yourself. Your marketing will revolve around.
If you’re looking to find businesses to market to in your area, statistics to add to a presentation or a new supplier, it’s often faster to have someone else do it. Don’t spend hours doing a task like this that takes you away from other important areas of your business.
When you’re starting out it can be enticing to try and design your own logo and marketing materials with the abundance of easy to use design tools. Bottom line is if you can’t afford a professional to design your logo and help with your initial branding development, then you shouldn’t have started a business.
It’s easy to spot a logo that hasn’t been designed by a graphic designer, it not only looks unprofessional but it gives the wrong immediate impression about your business.
Take a look at what your strengths and weaknesses are in business and outsource the weaknesses. Don’t make yourself crazy trying to do all this stuff by yourself in your small business.
There a plenty of things you can have outsourced, ask yourself:
- Am I procrastinating on this task?
- Do I like doing this task?
- Do I have the time to do this task?