If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you likely live with the belief that if you don’t do the job, the job won’t get done. While it’s good to have a hard-working, entrepreneurial spirit, it can certainly hurt your bottom line if you run yourself thin. In other words, you simply can’t do it all by yourself. This is especially true if business is going well. Answering every phone call, responding to every email and attending every meeting – it gets taxing and, quite frankly, near impossible to do.
If you’re one of those business owners who has what can only be described as an “insanely busy” schedule, you’ll need to take some steps to easing the pressure of your responsibilities.
Give yourself some extra time each morning to plan your day.
Sometimes, we confuse the word “busy” with being pressed for time. The simple act of knowing we have a lot on our plates can be overwhelming. However, when we set out a concrete plan to sensibly handle each of our daily tasks on any given day, they become easier to complete. Do yourself a favour and begin each day with the act of writing a to-do list. Set times and locations for each of your tasks and give yourself enough time in between to refocus before jumping from one task to the next.
“They say the early bird gets the worm,” writes Adam Griffin on FullContact.com, “I say the early bird gets to plan their day (not nearly as catchy). Wake up 20 minutes earlier than you normally would and map out your day…You’re not making yourself any ‘less busy’, but you’re mentally preparing for what lies ahead. This alone makes the day much easier to manage as it comes around.”
Hire an assistant to reduce your workload.
Obviously, you need employees to help your business to thoroughly manage its day-to-day operations. With someone else answering your phones and responding to your emails, you’ll be left with more time to address the serious matters that your company is faced with. Furthermore, you can focus on what it is you’re the expert at.
This is especially true for business owners who live and work in major cities, like Synergy Merchants’ hometown of Toronto, Ontario. “Anyone that lives in a big city understands the pain of trying to do ANYTHING more than 30 feet away,” says Griffin, “Traffic jams, headaches, and f-bombs abound. That’s why you should pay someone a small fee to do it for you.”
Secure a merchant cash advance.
At Synergy Merchants, we are proud helpers of busy business owners all across Canada. In many instances, our clients have utilized our unique merchant cash advance program to hire new staff members. By doing so, they lessen their daily workloads and spread important responsibilities around the office. This inevitably leads to greater productivity as well as adequate stress management.
For more information about our merchant cash advance program or to speak with one of our licensed funding specialists to get a free, no obligation quote, simply call Synergy Merchants at 1-877-718-2026 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.