Valuing Your Time As A Business Owner

Valuing your time is essential.  Running a business is not easy. It requires you to be spinning a lot of plates at any given time; it needs you to have your mind on every aspect of your business and to know what is going on at all times. But, running a business is also about the correct management of it.  The way you do things in your company can often mean you are busy.  There comes a time where you need to value your time over the need to do everything in your business.  So I thought I would share with you some of the things you could consider delegating or outsourcing. Start valuing your time at what it deserves.


Creating your website might have been something that you left for the experts, but what about the development and management of it moving forward? Do you have the right skills and coding knowledge? Could you decipher your customer demographics?  Ensure your website is on search engine results? The thing is, website development is more than just creating the site and then handing it back, it is a flying machine that requires you to keep things ticking over, which is why it could be worth outsourcing it. SEO especially can be complicated if you don’t know what to do.


Social media is a funny one. On the one had it pays to be present on their and express your personality regarding advancing your business. But, on the other, do you have the time to create the right sort of posts as consistently as needed?  It is when outsourcing the regular social media updates could work in your favour. Enabling you to do the fun stuff and share your personality and all the other bigots to do with your business.


Another thing business owners don’t necessarily have the time would be the accounts side of things and the accounting.  It can be extremely time consuming, and so it is worth ensuring that you outsource stuff like this. Companies and websites like XERO bookkeeper could prove informative and useful. Sometimes with things like this, it is worth considering having experts who deal with this sort of thing on a daily basis do a more professional job in half the time.


Finally, you can’t always be the customers best friend. Sometimes it is difficult to keep tabs of every customer relationship your business develops, which is why it is worth having a dedicated team to look after your sales and customer relationships. Of course, in the early days, this could be done to you, but as your business grows your expertise could be better suited elsewhere. Using customer relationship management software can also help you to keep tabs on things from afar.

I hope that these tips help you to see that sometimes the value of your ice far outweighs some of the tasks that your business requires.  Helping you utilise your time effectively.  Collaboration.