Those of us who are small business owners may have some things in common with big business, but we face challenges that are unique to us. Our resources are more limited, and as the boss we tend to wear a lot of different hats. Of course, VersaTel Solutions can help you outsource jobs like bookkeeping or provide you with Process Management Services. Letting us handle those duties will make your business run more smoothly. But, all of us can use some ideas to help our businesses do well. The website smallbiztrends.com spoke to entrepreneurs from the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), and asked them for the “best productivity tip for helping small-business leaders succeed?” We’ve narrowed their responses to the four we think are the most helpful.
Create a Streamlined Set of Processes “Create a streamlined set of processes for your staff — something easy to follow and mold without over-communication. Assigning regular activities to your staff members will set clear expectations on a weekly and monthly basis, freeing up some strategy and creativity time for you as a business leader. Growing startups often struggle with management, and refining this process will help you scale further.” ~ Mario Peshev,DevriX As we’ve noted before, VersaTel Solutions offers a Process Management Service that can accomplish this for you.
Leverage Your Flexibility “Small businesses have a huge advantage in that they are nimble and can change quickly to adapt to market demand and trends with little to no consequences. Use this to your advantage. For example, as a small business, you don’t have to pick your niche from day one. You can allow niches to develop and then determine what strategy would be best to capitalize on the individual opportunities.” ~ Ryan Meghdies, Tastic Marketing Inc.
Prioritize the Most Important Tasks “Each day, make sure each team member is focusing their attention on the task that will move the needle the most for your business. That task should be the first thing that gets completed each workday. Keep chipping away at the most important tasks. Small businesses don’t have the resources available to get caught up doing noncritical tasks.” ~ Diana Goodwin, MarketBox
Hire an Assistant “I give my assistant free rein to schedule meetings and events for me so that it’s one less thing for me to think about. You’d be shocked with how much time I have saved by getting that one task off my plate. Small-business leaders don’t always hire an assistant, but it can be invaluable for increasing productivity.” ~ Jennifer A Barnes, Optima Office, Inc
Small businesses face different struggles than their larger counterparts. At VersaTel Solutions we will work with you to make sure your small business succeeds. Contact us, and we’ll work with you to lead you on the road to success.