One thing that every business could do more with is time. Time gives your staff the opportunity to be more productive, get on with their job and push for more sales. If you can find ways to save time, you’ll be saving the business money too. Here are four great ways to do it.
Ensure time is delegated properly
Many owners of small businesses or managers of departments can find that they overload themselves with tasks. While you know that doing the work yourself will ensure it’s done properly, it’s important to understand the benefits of delegation. It makes no sense to have some members of the team with a much smaller workload while others are finding it difficult to cope. If you or your team are struggling for time, take a look at your list of tasks and ask which you really need to do, and which can be delegated elsewhere.
Utilise call handling services
Handling incoming calls is something that every business has to deal with. But for smaller business they can be a huge drain on time, especially when your team might not necessarily have the skillset to deal with them as professionally and efficiently as possible. Having a professional call handling service deal with as many calls as possible can allow your staff to spend more time doing their job.
Outsource website content
Your website is probably one of your most important marketing tools. However, too many businesses attempt to create their own websites, including writing all of the content. While this might seem like something simple, it can be enormously time consuming to write quality content. Equally, getting page content right can make a huge difference to your search engine rank as well as improving your ability to sell your product or service. Whether you use a freelance writer or a digital marketing agency, this can really save you a lot of time.
Track your time
Many businesses dislike the idea of having their staff record their time, but for others it is common practice. It is gaining popularity firstly because it allows you to see exactly how long certain tasks take but equally it allows for a fair division of the work to ensure it gets done on time. Tracking time can result in gaining back many productive hours.