Entrepreneurs are busy. They want more time. They desire to be focused and more productive with the precious minutes they have. Similar to a “Honey-Do List” at home, many owners have a “when I get a minute” list. John, the CFO of a small business in Milton, GA, had project lists. He utilized our services to tackle them. When Home Depot bought up small businesses to form an Interiors Division, I worked with businesses to branch and streamline processes among the acquisitions. Unlike John’s case, many of them did not have lists at all. They didn’t even know where to start!
Our experience with project and process management can help you start wherever you are in the process of a project. The biggest hurdle is knowing when you need to get help completing the projects. Often, we hear business owners that have lists of things to get done, but they do not enlist help. WHY? Because they "can do it."
We helped John tackle his to-do list one step at time. First, we determined the priorities on the list, then planned for capital and resources that were needed to complete the projects. For you, one of those resources may be a Your Right Hand part-time professional project manager, 5-10 hours a week, for six months, with the sole focus of managing a virtual project database software of your choosing. Phone and email communication, along with weekly status reports and conference calls, kept John in the loop. Before we knew it, John was able to complete his list and move on to growing his business. Our goal is to help small business owners transition from busy bee to business owner!
Ability to complete the task is not usually in question. Adequate time and focus is the real issue. At some point, our never-ending to-do list affects our sleep, relationships and overall health. Do your loved ones and yourself a favor, entrepreneurial friend: Get help! Find a great outsourcing partner like Your Right Hand to help you focus on the bigger picture. We'll help you find the work-life balance.
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.