If you own your own business you will see that time is precious. You need it to push your business to new heights. You need it to deal with all of the different things going on in your world. Some will be spent with family and friends. You may soon realise there isn’t enough hours in the day. As a result, you should do all you can to save you some time. Saving time is a skill learnt through mistakes and experience. It isn’t easy. You have to be clever, and ever tactical. Your business is important. Yet to get the most out of it you need to spread your time in a logical and concise manner that enables you to address all the small issues. This article can help you save time. You may have thought about some of the time saving points mentioned, which is good, but check the other ones out and see if any are applicable.
A constant irk of many a businesses owner is having to open up letters. Many of which are junk. You can get around this time consuming activity by using a cheap virtual po box. You can then view all mail on an email or PDF format. Another way around this is by putting a trusted member of staff in charge of all letters. They can then do the sifting, separating letters of worth and then those that are simply junk. Certain letters may be sensitive so ensure they really are someone you think a lot of.
Sifting through email is also a pain and time wasting, especially if you get high volumes. Ensure you have a trash box for junk mail and try to ensure it is automatically deferred. You should also use filters to ensure you see those of importance.
Utilising your team to save you time is important. You need to bear in mind that there time is also important too, so spread the load evenly. Another time waster is the training of new starters. If you have a high turnover of staff it could be worth assigning this to just one person. It means you are less involved in the training process, but it saves you huge amounts of time. You could just pop in to meet them and leave the training to others.
Look to your HR commitments too. If you are spending long periods of time sorting out payroll then you could automate it. The same applies to time keeping issues. You can outsource this to HR companies that will ensure you pay is always right and accurate, whilst looking into things like time keeping and behaviour on your behalf. It can be an effective strategy and save you huge amounts of time. Sure, it will be a little more expensive, but your company will benefit from the expertise across the board. You don’t have to outsource it either, consider just allocating it to someone in your business, though you may need to recruit to do this. Weigh up the two against each other and see which not only is better value but which is best for your business overall.