OK. It’s the end of the week. I’d like you to take a look at your schedule this week, business owners. How much of your time is taken up with activities that don’t create new products or services, drive more sales or find new customers?
If the answer is a lot, it’s probably time to think about offloading some of your chores so you can concentrate on what really matters. For instance, are you cleaning counters or writing Web copy, when what you’re really good at is inventing, selling or servicing customers?
Here is a list of the top 10 tasks creative solopreneurs should outsource, says Kevin Reeth, CEO and co-founder of the accounting-software firm Outright.
- Technology Setup
- Data entry
- Creative work outside your specialty
- Anything you don’t enjoy
Personally, I think that No. 10 there should come first on this list. Things you don’t enjoy take forever to do, naturally. So what that amounts to for you is a major time-waster.
What are your favorite tasks to outsource at your business? Leave a comment and let us know.