Business entrepreneurs can sometimes feel like there isn’t enough time in the day to accomplish all the tasks written down on their to-do lists.
Between keeping up with the filing of paperwork to making sure the accounting books are accurately balanced and up to date, it can get very overwhelming very quickly.
However, there is a solution to the problem – and it comes in the form of outsourcing various tasks to other people.
So, what are some of the things that should be outsourced in order to make your entrepreneurial life a little bit easier and less stressful?
When you run a business, you can expect that your customers are going to call or E-mail you with questions that they want answered in a timely fashion.
Yet, most days you may be so busy with other responsibilities that you can’t give those customers the turnaround that they expect – which may cause you to lose their loyalty to you in the future. And then the situation can grow worse if those disgruntled customers in turn tell their friends and colleagues about how you couldn’t get back to them within a reasonable period, because you will lose their future business as well.
This is where outsourcing your customer service duties comes into play for your business.
All you have to do is find someone who can take care of the incoming E-mail inquiries from your customers, and answer the phone to help those who call in with their questions and concerns.
And because the industry standard for turnaround time is between twenty-four and forty-eight hours, the person that you hire does not have to work a full forty-hour week. So, a plus for you is the ability to save time and money by having a part-time employee handling your customer service for you!
Social Media Maintenance
Social media can be quite aggravating and time consuming for the entrepreneur because there is so much to do to stay on top of things.
From posting on Facebook one or more times per day to keeping up with Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram Snapchat, YouTube, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Google Plus, and more, an entire day can fly by where nothing but social media duties were accomplished.
Rather than falling into the time trap that is social media, outsourcing the job to someone else who is an expert is the way to go.
The hire a social media agency or person that can help to manage your various profiles, create and post the content that will go on each social media channel, advertise on each network, and respond to anyone who interacts with the posts.
Content Creation For Your Website
Creating content for your website is a task that can seem very daunting, especially if you don’t consider yourself to be the best writer.
On top of strong writing skills, you have to follow the rules that the different search engines such as Google set forth if you want your articles to be found by customers who are actively searching for your products and services.
But, content creation is something that can very easily be outsourced as there are tons of freelance writers out there who want nothing more than to see their work published online. As such, they will grab up the opportunity to work for you and do a good job at the same time.
So if you find that you don’t have the time or ability to write your own content, it is wise to outsource the job to someone whose specialty is writing for the internet!
Recruitment For New Employees
Finding the right employee to hire for your business can either prove to be very fruitful when you stumble upon the right person, or completely frustrating and a colossal waste of time if you interview several candidates who just don’t fit the bill.
And on top of everything else you are trying to get done, you just may not have enough hours left in the day to fit employee recruitment duties into your schedule.
However, outsourcing this particular task may prove to be just the solution you are looking for.
When you choose to let someone else who is experienced in recruiting do the hiring for you, it allows you to find the talent you need without interfering with your more pressing business tasks – and you can have a more productive work day as a result. Not only that, but executive recruitment agencies have large pools of candidates that have already been assessed for their skills and could be a great fit, meaning you spend less time searching.
Human Resources Tasks
Human resources tasks usually encompass writing employee training manuals, documenting complaints from both employees and customers, keeping up with payroll and employee benefits, performing background and reference checks, maintaining spreadsheets, scheduling job interviews, setting appointments, arranging meetings, and making sure all company records are up to date.
Yet the sheer volume of this administrative work can prove to be a drain on you and your business if you are trying to take care of it all in-house.
In order to be able to stick to your daily agenda without having to deviate to take care of human resources duties, a good solution is to outsource it all to someone else to handle for you. And, the good news is that there are many companies that specialize in human resources responsibilities who would be happy to help.
Thus, your day will be freed up and you can successfully complete your list of things to do.