It’s challenging to grow a small business − considering the number of hours you need to put in, not to mention the energy you must give out. It can feel like an ongoing and uphill battle. However, independence, more so entrepreneurial independence, as the goal is the ultimate reward. You will gain various mini successes as you reach and pass the many milestones on your journey. To make your life easier, imitate successful entrepreneurs who delegate tasks. Delegation is a strategy that will permit your company to grow, especially if you are scaling your business, and onboarding additional help – delegating tasks is only logical. Yet, for many first-time delegators this process can feel threatening if not confusing. In this brief article we therefore explain how simple this process really is.
Time to hire more help
Hiring an assistant can reduce your time wasted, making you more productive and more organized. Most important is that you will gain a better work/life balance. In other words, you will reduce stress, and be able to focus on your core work. However, the first step is to delegate.
When is the right time to hire a virtual assistant?
The best time to hire your first remote assistant is when you can identify with all these points: You do not have sufficient time to complete all your work; you are behind in your organizing and this is slowing you down; you are turning down new opportunities for lack of time; your business vision is being sidelined as you lose your energy; you are spending too much time on admin work; and your personal life is feeling the distress. If you answered yes to any of these points, then it’s time to hire and delegate tasks to a virtual assistant.
Ascertain your problem areas
Take a step back. You need to pinpoint the areas where help is most needed. Therefore, make notes of all the tasks you usually cope with daily. After you have listed these, separate the ones you love from those you don’t. Also, mark how much time each of these tasks takes. This will be useful when you are ready to hire, since you will know how many hours must be covered. Decide which tasks you want to let go and delegate to a great virtual assistant. To help you – keep your mind focused on your end goal: more time for yourself and what you like doing.
Work out prospects for growth
You have your list ready. You know which tasks you want to delegate. But keep in mind – you also want to grow your company. Therefore, you should also know the opportunities available to grow your business further. You can consider the different business phases you might want to develop, so that you exploit all your options. These could be anything from adding more stores, to adding more services or products to the current offering.
What will make the largest impact?
Numerous ideas might have by now popped into your head. With a limitless budget, you could use assistants in every single part of your company! Unluckily, in the real world we are limited by our budget and our time. Therefore, we need to be truthful about what support will have the best effect on you in the present. The wisest tasks to delegate will typically come down to those that will save you the greatest amount of time. Your time as a founder is often the main asset you have. Spend your time wisely. That is why offloading tasks that are admin, unrewarding, operational, and repetitive can be the most effective way of developing your venture. Delegation frees you up for your core tasks rather than spreading you thinly in trying to doing everything, yet not getting it all done. More so, you can refocus and grow your business more rapidly.
Hire the assistance you need
Ready to claim your independence? You have done all the planning, and know where you want to take your business. Aristo Sourcing is here to help you on this journey. No matter what tasks you want to delegate, Aristo Sourcing can find you the best virtual assistant to take your business to the next level. Schedule your free consultation now with our outsourcing expert.