An entrepreneur is busy providing a service; invoicing, networking and making marketing decisions. All that on top of managing clients and employees! They are time-starved small-business owners!
According to a small business owner survey performed by Gallup 49% of self-employed adults work 44 or MORE hours a week! That “MORE” includes those that work more 50, 60, 70 hours a week! Sure, you’re thinking, “who’s counting?” Well, all those extra hours result in stress and burnout, which means you are less productive! Usually, that time is spent putting out fires (being reactive in your business), rather than being proactive in your business.
Here’s an example: An entrepreneur decides she wants more clients. She spends a considerable amount of time and money on advertising. She gets many calls, BUT she didn’t think through what would happen when she got those calls. Now she can’t deliver because she doesn’t have the process and systems in place to handle the volume.
Outsourcing allows you to FIRE yourself from parts of the business. There are many reasons to fire yourself from parts of the business. Venturebeat.com wrote a good article about the reasons you can read HERE.
The main thing we want to help you understand today is that by outsourcing some of your back office, you WIN BIG!
Hilary understands what it is like to balance family, business, and purpose. She has a growing business, 3 kids, a marriage and is involved in her community. She wants to connect people to the right resources.