When I first started running my own small business…do you know what the toughest part was?
Running the whole business:
- Customer Support
- Generating ideas
- Learning new things
- Technical side
- Creating Products
As a small business owner, I quickly discovered I couldn’t do everything myself unless I was willing to work 20 hours a day, 7 days a week.
So this is what I did…
I believe we all have natural strengths. Some of us are good with numbers, some good on the technical side and others on generating ideas…and so on.
When you are doing something that comes naturally to you and you love doing it. When working within your natural strengths, you are much more productive, energized…happier!
As mentioned above there are many tasks to complete when running your small business and you cannot be naturally good at all of them.
The best advice I can give you, the small business owner:
Work on the tasks that come naturally to you (might be the technical side, might be the creative side) and outsource as much of the rest as you can.
A method that 99% of small businesses owners don’t do. They try and do everything themselves and often fail.
Why don’t they outsource?
It could be that they cannot afford to. Of course, when first starting a small business, it can be difficult to justify the cost of outsourcing.
But there are other business owners who have the money to invest and still don’t outsource.
Because they cannot let go. They think no one can do the work as good as them. They don’t trust someone else to do the work..
But I think you should start to outsource as soon as you’re financially able to. Stick to using your natural strengths (you working day will be much happier) and outsource some of the tasks you don’t like…you know the ones you procrastinate over!
If you are serious about running a successful small business, then outsourcing is the key to getting things done.
If you would like to outsource any of the technical or blog writing side of running your on-line business, check out my business blogging services.
What’s your view on outsourcing?
Tried it and it worked?
Tried it and it didn’t work?
Never tried it? Why?
Please share your views in the comments below.