Every great time management book or article you read has a primary rule-delegate, delegate and delegate! However, these articles as well written as they are, are aimed at large corporations or departments with what seems to be an overabundance of staff. They make it seem so simple to just grab the nearest person and delegate an assignment or project over to them to handle. But… what do you do when you are a single operation department or a small business owner or any department with a very limited staff to choose from.
First rule of thumb- stick to being who you are and do what you do best, after all this is what allowed you to be in this position and to make money which allows you to be your own boss.
Now-let’s get to the point and delegate some duties to free up your time so you can get back to the first rule of thumb above. OUTSOURCING or in this instance called delegating. Struggling (spending too much time) with book keeping – hire a third party CPA. Need marketing assistance – look for a summer college intern. Thinking that these resources resources may cost you too much? Look for a retired book keeper who simply wants to get out of the house a couple days a week. The opportunities are endless if you get creative, use what resources are actually out there which in turn allow you to get back to rule number one – doing what makes your business successful.