Spend Less Time Doing The Business Tasks You Hate

Two of the focuses of my blog are Financial Literacy/Money and Business/Entrepreneurship. When starting any business enterprise, it’s important to be able to effectively manage your time so you can focus on the tasks that need your attention the most and not spend time tasks that don’t need it. The following contributed post is thus entitled; Spend Less Time Doing The Business Tasks You Hate.

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Whilst there are certain to be tasks within your job that you enjoy doing, there are also likely to be tasks that you dread – this could be anything from accounting to making phone calls. Fortunately, there could be ways to make these tasks easier and less daunting. Here are just a few ways to spend less time doing the tasks you hate.

Delegate them

If you have employees, one way to deal with these tasks could be to simply delegate them. Obviously, you want to ensure that your employees are capable of doing these tasks – if they’re not trained in this area or if they’re just as busy as you, delegating this task could be unfair and could result in it being done badly. There’s an art to delegating and the best employers know how to get the right balance. You should treat employees by giving them tasks they want to do from time to time. At the same time, you should also take on some of those difficult jobs to inspire your employees to do the same – if you’re not prepared to get your hands dirty, your employees may start to wonder why they should be expected to do so.

Outsource them

Another way to free up these tasks could be to outsource them to a professional that isn’t an employee. This could mean parting with a little extra cash, however by hiring a professional, you’re certain to get the job done competently. You can outsource practically anything nowadays. A few common tasks include office cleaning, marketing, accounting, IT support and legal support, however you can also outsource other tasks such as planning business trips, making phone calls and even answering emails. Always read testimonials and reviews before choosing a company to work with so that you get the quality service.

Automate them

Some tasks may be able to be performed by software. For example, it’s possible to build rotas and monitor work progress using software. It’s also possible to use software to automate invoices and bills – if you click here you’ll find one such programme. Such software may require paying a subscription fee, but this could be worth the added efficiency. You should always do your research before choosing software – this could include reading reviews online, attending software demos or downloading free trials.

Consolidate them

There could be tasks that can be streamlined to make them easier. This could include storing all your information in one place such as choosing one insurer with an all-in-one business package or going paperless so that all your files are digitally stored in one location. Whilst having lots of different options may save you money, it can sometimes make life confusing and could be making various admin tasks more gruelling.

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct Examiner.com, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.

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