Run Your Business – Don’t Let It Run You
Posted by admin on Apr 12, 2013
Do you run your business or is your business running you? If you have it backwards, like many do, it’s time to consider what you can do to turn things around. It’s easy to put your business in auto pilot and have more time for what’s important to you.
Streamline Operations and Get Your Life Back
If you use time tracking software, why not use one that automatically generates an invoice? Freshbooks offers such services. You create the task, clock the time, and generate an invoice when you need it. It couldn’t be simpler.
Part of making your business life simpler is knowing what needs to be done and not depending exclusively on your memory. Create systems to further simplify your business.
Prepare a checklist of everything that needs to be cared for. Note any deadlines that must be met. Add the checklist to a project management system, and you’ll easily see what needs to be done.
Automate Your Email
Everyone dreams of an organized email box, and it’s well within your grasp. If you fail to have an organized email system in today’s business world, important information, meetings, dates, and tasks will go undone.
Create filters for your new email to be moved to folders and sub-folders where you can clearly see what needs to be read. Read each email, or mark the unimportant ones as read as they come in. Then all you have to do is look at the folder and see if anything has come in.
Delete any unimportant emails immediately or at least once a week. It’s easy to schedule 15 minutes on Friday or Saturday mornings to clean up your email accounts.
Get The Extra Help When You Need It
There are times when you need extra help. It can be temporary or permanent. Either way, it’s possible with a virtual assistant. Employment options like this can help you to further simplify your business.
By choosing to use someone else to care for tasks that you can delegate, you will have more time to focus on your higher priority projects.
Take Breaks – Reboot
Give yourself 15 minute breaks twice a day. Do whatever you want to do during that time, but keep this commitment. This will give your mind a chance to relax and refresh – kind of like rebooting your computer.
Can we help? We have been able to help real estate agents and business owners alike to stay on track by helping them care for tasks and projects that they simply didn’t have the time for or didn’t care to do.
Don’t let your business run you, let’s talk about how Real Estate Virtual Support might be able to help.